Sen. Schatz Advocates for Open-Door Approach in Drafting Trumpcare
Yesterday evening, June 19, 2017, U.S. Sen.Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), Chief Deputy Whip of the Senate Democratic Caucus, led a group of Senate Democrats in holding the Senate floor to urge Senate Republicans to abandon their closed-door approach in drafting Trumpcare and show the American people their bill.
“The Republicans are going about this in a way that is so procedurally disgusting that it is an embarrassment to our democracy,” Sen. Schatz said in his remarks on the Senate floor. “They are hiding this bill because people will be outraged when they find out what’s in it. Republicans haven’t held a single hearing on Trumpcare. No one who knows anything about healthcare is allowed to say anything about this bill. They are not allowed to even see it. This is a violation of the way democracy should work.”