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Sen. Durbin Challenges GOP To Hold Public Hearings On Healthcare Bill: What Are You Afraid Of?

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Sen. Durbin Challenges GOP To Hold Public Hearings On Healthcare Bill: What Are You Afraid Of?





Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is calling for Republican senators to hold public hearings on their rushed healthcare bill during a delay caused by Sen. John McCain’s surgery.

“Here’s a radical idea @SenateGOP: use the time that Sen. McCain is gone to hold a public hearing on your latest health care repeal bill,” Durbin tweeted.

“Call [the Congressional Budget Office] and experts from both sides to testify before we vote. @SenateGOP: what do you have to fear?”

“While John is recovering, the Senate will continue our work on legislative items and nominations and will defer consideration of the Better Care Act,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said in a statement.



The Hill added:

Two GOP senators — Rand Paul (Ky.) and Susan Collins (Maine) — have already come out against the revised healthcare legislation.

This is the second time McConnell has had to put off Senate consideration of the ObamaCare repeal bill.

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