Gibbs takes shot at Finance Committee


White House press secretary Robert Gibbs criticized the Senate Finance Committee 24 hours before President Barack ObamaBarack ObamaWomen's march brings higher Metro ridership than inauguration Celebrity chef: Trump inauguration copied my cake for Obama Five takeaways from Trump's inauguration MORE is set to address Congress, questioning why lobbyists have a copy of the committee bill before the administration.

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Gibbs said it is "not surprising" that K Street lobbyists have the proposal, which does not include the controversial public-option plan, before the president does.

Gibbs demurred when asked if he was impugning committee Chairman Max BaucusMax BaucusFive reasons why Tillerson is likely to get through Business groups express support for Branstad nomination The mysterious sealed opioid report fuels speculation MORE (D-Mont.), one of Obama's closest allies on healthcare.

Gibbs said he was told that "K Street had a copy of the Baucus plan, meaning, not surprisingly, the special interests have gotten a copy of the plan that I understand was given to committee members today."

Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidThe DC bubble is strangling the DNC Dems want Sessions to recuse himself from Trump-Russia probe Ryan says Trump, GOP 'in complete sync' on ObamaCare MORE (D-Nev.) said he had not seen Baucus's draft either, when asked during a briefing at the White House after a meeting with Obama, Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden boards train home to Delaware after Trump's inauguration Overnight Tech: Meet the key players for Trump on tech | Patent chief staying on | Kerry aide goes to Snapchat | Uber's M settlement Biden's farewell message: Serving as VP has been my 'greatest honor' MORE and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).