Cardin Doesn't Have 'Any Idea' How Many of 10,535 Pages of Obamacare Regs He's Read

October 3, 2013 - 10:41 AM

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Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.)

(CNSNews.com) -- Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md) says he doesn't have "any idea" how many of the 10,535 pages of final Obamacare regulations he has read.

CNSNews.com: “The administration published 10,535 pages of final Obamacare regulations into the Federal Register. Have you read all 10,535 pages of that?”

Sen. Cardin: “I can tell you that we have read the regulations of interest, the ones, the areas that we are involved with, we’ve had inquiries about, we have read those regulations. We’ve commented on those regulations. I’ve been in phone conversations with…”

CNSNews.com: “How many pages of those 10,535 pages….

Sen. Cardin:  “I don’t have any idea.  But I can tell you that not only have we analyzed it, we’ve had discussions with the administration, we’ve disagreed with the administration on some of the provisions that they’ve included in the regulations, and we’ve been very open and vocal about it. And so yes, we’ve been engaged in the process.”

CNSNews.com previously reported that the 10,535 pages of Obamacare regulations published in the Federal Register is more than eight times longer than the 1,286 pages of the Gutenberg Bible.