Under the Senate bill, the change would not have started going into effect until 2002.
Would the changes in the Senate bill make a difference?
But there is much in the Senate bill the industry does not like.
In other words, it was a lot like the current Senate bill.
One reason is cost: the Senate bill calls for $300 million.
Over all, the Senate bill would cut $1.1 billion, or 11 percent, from the current budget.
The Senate bill would save about $56 billion by 2002.
Under the Senate bill, the number would rise to 630,000 a year.
We have much common ground with the Senate bill and look forward to its progress.
A Senate bill would set an even lower limit of $125 an hour.