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 ObamaObama promotes new airline regulations Is Georgia turning blue? Five takeaways from money race 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 ReidHeck's rejection of Trump imperils Nevada Senate race Pelosi blasts GOP leaders for silence on Trump Latinos build a wall between Trump and White House in new ad 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 BidenHuckabee to Biden: Trump can land a 'face kick' The Trail 2016: Election night cliffhanger Armani, Batali among guests at White House state dinner MORE and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).