Author: Matt Wilson
Posted on January 11, 2010
Publication: Chattanooga Times Free PressAll four Republican senators from Tennessee and Georgia signed a letter this week asking for transparency in the process of putting together the House and Senate health care bills.
“Closed-door negotiations and unprecedented special provisions in exchange for votes do not meet the expectations of the American people,” the letter states.
The letter — signed by Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker of Tennessee and Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson of Georgia — asks that negotiations be televised on CSPAN.
Officials announced this week that final negotiations on the bill would bypass a traditional conference committee and would instead be done chiefly by Senate, House and White House leaders.