The first 20 hours of debate will be fairly normal, evenly divided between the two sides with major amendments offered and voted on. None of them are expected to pass, because McConnell does not have the votes for full repeal or for his replacement measure. Instead, he is focused on a “skinny repeal” targeting merely the individual and employer mandates for insurance, and the medical device tax.
Along the way, however, the Senate will have a period of time known as a vote-a-rama, where an unlimited number of amendments can be offered. Merkley plans to take advantage of that process and offer as many as physically possible.
Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., also said he has a huge stack of amendments ready to go. “It’s safe to say there’s not a lot of enthusiasm for a short process,” he told Politico.
If you want to prove just how major obstructionists that Democrats in Washington actually are, well two Democrat Senators have nearly 200 bills written up just to obstruct a repeal of Obamacare. Hopefully President Trump and Senators like Rand Paul get word of this, because not only does this vindicate Trump in calling Democrats in Washington obstructionists...But it shows that they want the disaster of Obamacare to continue eating away at millions of Americans who are suffering under the Socialist tax of Obamacare.
These are two Senators that need to get called out and even be investigated, because I bet this obstruction is also protecting their likely investments in health exchanges as well. If you're in states that these two Senators are representing you really need to vote against them in 2018, because obstruction doesn't get any more apparent then Senators obstructing Obamacare repeal with close to 200 bills to simply just obstruct Obamacare repeal.