By Sam Youngman - 09/08/09 07:18 PM EDT
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs criticized the Senate Finance Committee 24 hours before President Barack ObamaBarack ObamaObamas welcome Olympians to White House Overnight Finance: Lawmakers float criminal charges for Wells Fargo chief | Scrutiny on Trump's Cuba dealings | Ryan warns of recession if no tax reform Obama pushes to end solitary confinement; states led the way. MORE is set to address Congress, questioning
why lobbyists have a copy of the committee bill before the
Gibbs demurred when asked if he was impugning committee Chairman Max BaucusMax BaucusChina moves to lift ban on US beef Overnight Healthcare: Zika fight stalls government funding talks | Census finds big drop in uninsured | Mental health bill faces wait Glover Park Group now lobbying for Lyft 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 ReidHow the White House got rolled on the Saudi-9/11 bill No GOP leaders attending Shimon Peres funeral Overnight Regulation: Feds finalize rule expanding sick leave 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 BidenTop Dem: Cures bill funding cut to B Yes, this election will change America forever The FCC’s Privacy Problem MORE and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).