Let’s call it “The New Openness”.
Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee have voted down an amendment to make a health reform bill available online for 72 hours before any vote.
The Democrats noted that unlike other committees, the Finance Committee works off conceptual language that describes policies — instead of legislative language that ultimately becomes law, and which the GOP amendment would have required.
Democrats accepted an alternate amendment to make conceptual language available online before a vote.
No telling what the “conceptual language” might be. Perhaps it will be somethiong along the lines of:
“Democrat health reform good. Two legs Republicans bad!!”