House Delays Debate On Transportation Reform Bill
By Meghna Chakrabarti (The Third Rail)
House speaker Robert DeLeo had promised his chamber would follow the Senate's lead and move quickly on a major transformation reform bill. The senate passed the bill last week. But today, DeLeo told reporters the House needed to have a "full appraisal in terms of what the Senate had done, make sure we have proper time to read it, digest it."
The bill runs to more than 500 pages. Bon appetit.
Whether or not the House can stomach tackling the revenue question remains uncertain. Reforms are on the front burner now, and DeLeo hinted there are ongoing discussions to determine if the House will work from the Senate transportation consolidation bill, or craft a new House version.
This program aired on March 31, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.