Sen. Richard BlumenthalRichard BlumenthalBlumenthal plans ‘emergency health care hearing’ for Monday Overnight Regulation: Interior to delay methane pollution rule | Trump nominates Dem to FCC | DeVos to redo Obama rules on for-profit schools Overnight Tech: Trump nominates Dem to FCC | Facebook pulls suspected baseball gunman’s pages | Uber board member resigns after sexist comment MORE (D-Conn.) said he will hold his own “emergency field hearing” on health care Monday.
The Connecticut lawmaker’s hearing is in response to what he says is a secret strategy Senate Republicans are using to push their version of the American Health Care Act.
“It’s a small group of Republicans, meeting in secret [and] none of us on the Democratic side have a clue as to what they’re doing,” Blumenthal told the Hartford Current.
“How do we vote in the next few weeks on a bill that has not been…reduced to writing, that has been done in secret without any kind of public hearing?” the senator continued.
Republicans ripped the Democratic Affordable Care Act when it was a bill in Congress, claiming the bill’s deliberations were done in secret.
However, top Senate Republicans claim there have been several public hearings on regarding the American Health Care Act.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellBlumenthal plans ‘emergency health care hearing’ for Monday Liberal group targets potential Republican healthcare swing votes Trump probe puts spotlight on Justice’s No. 3 MORE said this week there have been “gazillions of hearings on this subject” over the years.
Blumenthal plans ‘emergency health care hearing’ for Monday