Late last week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced the next week would be devoted to S.1776, the Medicare Physician Fairness Act. The $247 billion so-called “doc fix” was originally included in the massive health care overhaul being crafted behind closed doors. By moving the measure separately, the Obamacare will appear to less. It’s a classic Washington bait-and-switch designed yet again to hide the true cost of liberal programs.
Major Senate Floor Action:
The Senate will spend most, if not all, of next week on a 10-year “doc fix” which will not be offset by spending reductions. Instead, liberals led by the White House appear intent on borrowing yet another $247 billion from our children.
Major Senate Committee Action:
The Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold another global warming hearing, this one focused on allocation of billions of dollars of carbon credits.
The Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on executive branch czars.
The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold an important hearing on health care fraud. Perhaps that hearing should have taken place before the committees considered their health reform bills.