Vern Buchanan's day in the Sunshine
Congressman Vern Buchanan, R-Sarasota, introduced a measure today to force a vote on a resolution demanding open negotiations over the health care bill.
It could be futile -- closed-door discussions are winding down -- but he's making a symbolic point about a critical issue. Buchanan needs 218 House members to sign on to force a vote on the resolution. As of this afternoon, he had 86. Below, he speaks at a news conference and pays tribute to Florida's open meeting law.