Senate negotiators have until Wednesday afternoon to help further shape a reform blueprint crafted by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.), with an eye toward releasing a full bill in about a week's time.
“I asked my colleagues for specific feedback on my proposal by (Wednesday),” Baucus told reporters after a three-hour meeting with a small, bipartisan team of senators. Members of the negotiating group have until Wednesday morning to file their suggestions, Baucus said, adding that he hopes to have a more solid proposal prior to President Obama's national address later that night.
“That would be preferable, and I made that clear,” he said.