Health Care

Republicans Threaten Snowe

Olympia Snowe, the Republican senator from Maine, could soon be a pariah in her own party: Senate Republicans are preparing to punish her, should she vote for the Senate Finance Committee’s health-care bill on Tuesday. According to the Hill, Republicans are threatening to deny Snowe the senior GOP post on the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, which is about to become open and which she is in line to take over. “A vote for healthcare would be something that would weigh on our minds when it came time to vote,” said one Republican on the committee.