WASHINGTON (CNN) – Republican Sen. John Ensign would like a little more time to consider the massive spending bill currently working its way through Congress. But Ensign also said he thought the bill would pass sometime this week.
“We only got the bill at 11 o’clock [Saturday] night,” the Nevada Republican said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press."
“This is almost a trillion dollars. You don’t get do-overs with a trillion dollars. If you get this thing wrong . . . it isn’t like, well, we did it wrong, we’ll try it again.”
“We want some time to go through it, we want some time for the American people to be able to look at it.”
The Senate is expected to vote Tuesday on a compromise version of the stimulus bill that resulted from a tentative agreement reached in the chamber on Friday evening.