Crapo: COSTS, TAXES IN HEALTH BILL NEED SCRUTINY

Crapo, colleagues call for formal review by tax and budget experts

 

Contact: Susan Wheeler

 

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

 

Washington, DC – Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, a member of the Senate Finance Committee, continued his push for transparency and accessibility as the Committee moves toward a final vote on health care reform legislation. Crapo, who has long held that the present draft legislation is too expensive, raises taxes on middle and lower-income families and fails to cut health costs, joined with nine of his Republican colleagues in sending a letter to Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Montana), urging him to include the heads of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) before the Committee prior to any final vote on the legislation.