On close reading, the real substance of this piece is just a bunch of legislators declaring to reporters that they had no real idea what was in the actual text of the legislation they discussed and voted on. It’s quote after quote from Official Important DC Smart People Who Sat On Committees saying stuff like they ‘never discussed’ and ‘never talked about’ and ‘never considered’ the thing that is, alas, at the end of the day, nevertheless, when all is said and done, in the actual text of the law that was passed.

from here