Democrats plan to slow GOP effort to have ObamaCare vote by July 4

Senate Republicans must make significant headway this week on efforts to repeal ObamaCare before their self-imposed July 4 deadline — as Democrats plot ways to grind the chamber’s daily business to a halt to protest the GOP plan and closed-door process.

“Doing this behind closed doors is actually not what we did,” said Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a member of the Democratic Party that in 2009 passed ObamaCare, formally known as the Affordable Care Act.

Democrats are upset that the GOP replacement bill is being drafted by 13 Republican senators and that leaders of the GOP-controlled Senate won’t allow Democrats to participate in the process.


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