April 23, 2013
MAX BAUCUS TO RETIRE FROM SENATE. “Baucus helped guide President Obama’s healthcare law through Congress, but last week said he feared a ‘train wreck’ as the law was implemented. . . . He was angered this week by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) decision to bring an online sales tax bill directly to the Senate floor for a vote rather than first having it go through Finance.”
This business of bringing bills directly to the floor without the usual run of committee hearings is a disgrace.