Reid presented the bill to his caucus at a 5pm meeting. Democrats are pleased that the legislation comes in under the $900 billion maximum Obama has mentioned and reduces the deficit.
Republicans, meanwhile, slammed the bill as a costly "experiment."
“While Americans have been clear about their opposition to thousand-page bills for new government programs, it’s now abundantly clear that Democrats haven’t been listening," Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) after the bill was released "This is yet another trillion-dollar experiment, but it is not what Americans bargained for."
Democrats hope to open debate on the bill as early as Friday, but GOP demands that the entire bill be read aloud could delay that until next week.
How do they debate something they haven't even had time to read?
I hope the GOP forces every single word to be read out loud. Then perhaps anyone voting for or against a motion to proceed to debate, will be doing so knowing exactly what is in this mammoth sized bill.