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Senate Dems to Hold Late-Night Protest Over Lack of Public Hearing For Obamacare Repeal

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In a protest against the refusal of Republicans to hold a public hearing on their effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, Democrats are planning to speak from the Senate floor until at least midnight on Monday, The Hill reported.

The protest is being organized by Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., who told the Washington Examiner, “People deserve public debate about the future of our healthcare system.”

Instead, Republicans formed a working group of 14 GOP senators that has been meeting in private to hash out ideas on the details of the healthcare bill.

The protest comes as progressive groups have been pressuring Democrats to become proactive in opposing the GOP efforts.

Indivisible, for example, put out a June action plan in which it advocated “a combination of filibustering and withholding consent” in order to slow down the running of the Senate, such as filing “thousands of amendments and keep them going until…

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