Senate Democrats are considering shutting down all business in the Senate next week to bring into the open the secret Republican health care bill.
Teddy Davis of CNN reported:
Senate Dems are weighing whether to bring the chamber's business to a halt next week in an effort to pry open deliberations on health care.
— Teddy Davis (@TeddyDavisCNN) June 17, 2017
Democrats need to shut down the Senate next week. They can’t wait until Mitch McConnell throws this bill on to the Senate floor to react. Democrats need to be proactive and make Republicans pay for drafting a health care bill in secret. When one-sixth of the economy and the health and welfare of millions of Americans is on the line, Democrats need to be taking all measures te deliver information to the public.
Senate Majority Leader McConnnel wants a vote on the bill before the 4th of July recess. If Democrats shut down the Senate next week, it will be impossible for him to meet the deadline. Republicans need to know that there will be consequences for their actions, and the first step in directly sending that message is for Democrats to shut down the Senate next week.