Senate Finance Committee Kills First of Two Public Option Amendments
The vote was 8 to 15, with five Democrats — Sens. Max Baucus (Mont.), Kent Conrad (N.D.), Blanche Lincoln (Ark.), Bill Nelson (Fla.) and Tom Carper (Del.) — voting against the measure proposed by Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.).
The committee has moved immediately to a second public option proposal, this one sponsored by Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.).
We are tracking all of today’s developments on our Senate Public Option Scoreboard.