Murphy, Senate Democrats Push Back Against Republican Health Care Bill

Hartford Courant

Sen. Chris Murphy spoke on the U.S. Senate floor Monday night protesting Senate Republicans' recent efforts on health care.

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Murphy joined several other Democrats who are speaking out against the emerging Republican health care bill.

The aim, Democrats said, was to draw attention to the secretive process Republican leaders are using to craft their bill and argue that the GOP proposals would hurt Americans. The Democrats lack the power to prevent a vote and they don't have the numbers to defeat a bill without Republican defections. So they are focusing this week on nonbinding protests.