‘This Is A Red Siren Moment’: Democrats Launch Flurry Of Attacks Against Repeal Bill
The lawmakers are putting pressure on their moderate Republican colleagues to take a stand against the Graham-Cassidy bill. They also held the Senate floor for a four-hour talk-a-thon on Monday night.
Dems Rush Back To Obamacare Battle
Democrats hustled Monday to beat back the GOP’s latest Obama-care repeal push, leaning on moderate Republicans and mobilizing advocacy groups off the Hill to sound the alarm. The flurry of pressure tactics from Democrats comes as a new repeal bill remains very much alive among Senate Republicans, who have until Sept. 30 to ax former President Barack Obama’s signature health care law with a simple majority vote. (Schor, 9/18)
Senate Dems Hold Floor Talk-A-Thon Against Latest ObamaCare Repeal Bill
Senate Democrats held a nearly four-hour talk-a-thon on Monday night to protest the latest GOP bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare ahead of a potential vote next week. A bill, spearheaded by GOP Sens. Bill Cassidy (La.) and Lindsey Graham (S.C.), to repeal much of ObamaCare is gaining momentum as Republicans face an end-of-the-month deadline to try to nix the Affordable Care Act with a simple majority. (Carney, 9/18)
Schumer Threatens To Slow Down Senate Over ObamaCare Repeal
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) says Democrats are willing to jam up the Senate to stop the GOP's latest ObamaCare repeal bill. “We’re going to look at every possible way to slow this bill down," Schumer said during a Monday press conference. (Carney, 9/18)