Senate Dem says GOP ‘legislating in the dark’ on health care

Sen. Ron WydenRonald (Ron) Lee WydenSenate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill Overnight Defense: Senate passes 0B defense bill | 3,000 US troops heading to Afghanistan | Two more Navy officials fired over ship collisions Finance to hold hearing on ObamaCare repeal bill MORE (D-Ore.) blasted Senate Republicans for not being transparent in their push to pass a healthcare bill.During an interview on CNN’s “New Day,” Wyden was asked why there haven’t more hearings on the GOP’s latest ObamaCare repeal bill.

During an interview on CNN’s “New Day,” Wyden was asked why there haven’t more hearings on the GOP’s latest ObamaCare repeal bill.

“You’ll have to ask the Senate Republican leadership. But it just doesn’t pass the smell test.” Wyden said.

“When you’re talking about 300 million Americans, one-sixth of the economy and the reality is the Senate is legislating in the dark.”

“When you’re talking about 300 million Americans, one-sixth of the economy and the reality is the Senate is legislating in the dark.”

Wyden said the Senate Republican leadership has “embarked on a frenzy of special deal-making and elbow-twisting in the middle of the night.”

“They’re trying to defend the indefensible, which is making so many vulnerable Americans pay more to get less coverage,” he said.

Senate Republicans on Sunday night circulated a revised draft of their bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare in an effort to win over key holdout senators.

The GOP is facing the prospect of failure with its latest ObamaCare repeal effort.

Sens. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainSenate’s defense authorization would set cyber doctrine Senate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill Overnight Defense: Senate passes 0B defense bill | 3,000 US troops heading to Afghanistan | Two more Navy officials fired over ship collisions MORE (R-Ariz.) and Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulSenate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill Overnight Defense: Senate passes 0B defense bill | 3,000 US troops heading to Afghanistan | Two more Navy officials fired over ship collisions Lawmakers grapple with warrantless wiretapping program MORE (R-Ky.) have announced they won’t support the measure, and Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsSenate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill Ryan: Graham-Cassidy ‘best, last chance’ to repeal ObamaCare Collins skeptical of new ObamaCare repeal effort MORE (R-Maine) has expressed strong reservations about the legislation.

McCain, Collins and Sen. Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiSenate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill Collins skeptical of new ObamaCare repeal effort How Senate relationships could decide ObamaCare repeal MORE (R-Alaska) voted on on a “skinny” Obama repeal bill over the summer leaving that bill one vote short of passing. With Paul shifting to a no vote, the GOP leadership will need to get two of those three to vote yes to pass the current effort.

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