Feingold On New Senate Deal: “I Don’t Know Yet”


Sen. Russell Feingold (D-WI) says he’s waiting on the CBO numbers to come in before he takes a stand on the new health care reform deal in the Senate.

“I don’t know yet,” he told reporters today when asked if the new deal has what it takes to unite the Democratic caucus. “I have some concerns myself.”

He said he wants to see if the new plan saves as much money as the public option it replaces. Feingold said the CBO reported the Senate public option plan from the bill would save $25 billion.

Feingold said that even if the deal doesn’t have what it takes to get to 60 votes, the negotiations have given Senators “psychological momentum” to push ahead to a final bill.

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