McCaskill still working toward goal of reading the healthcare bill

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) is still reading the 2,074-page Senate healthcare bill.

McCaskill has promised to read the bill in its entirety before it comes up for the amendment and final voting process, which is expected to occur after Thanksgiving.The freshman sentor also read Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee bill in preparation for August's town hall.

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"The goal is to read the bill over the next few days and to be ready to do it after Thanksgiving," said McCaskill spokesperson Maria Speiser.

When asked, Speiser did not say if McCaskill was digesting the legislation as a response GOP calls to read the bill. She instead said that McCaskill was undertaking the effort to fulfill a promise to her constituents.

"She did say to her constituents that she read the bill," she said. "She first said she would read the bill back months ago."