CBO Senate Health Care Score Now Expected Early Next Week

November 13, 2009 6:06 a.m.

Sigh. Washington waited through a slow holiday week with bated breath for a CBO analysis of Senate health care legislation, which had been expected today. But now sources say the report won’t likely be ready until early next week.

The development calls into doubt the likelihood that the bill itself will be introduced on the Senate floor next week. Democratic leaders have vowed to post the bill online for 72 hours before moving the bill toward the floor, and in those 72 hours, they will have to corral all Democratic caucus members into agreeing to proceed to debate.

This week, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) suggested Democrats would be lucky to get the bill on to the floor before Thanksgiving recess. Looks like they’ll be pushing up against that deadline.

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