Jim Himes

After Senate Fails On Obamacare Repeal, Connecticut Democrats Call For Bipartisan Fix

After Senate Fails On Obamacare Repeal, Connecticut Democrats Call For Bipartisan Fix

HARTFORD — With the dramatic failure in the Senate early Friday to pass legislation to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act, Connecticut Democrats expressed hope that after this latest setback Congressional Republicans would heed their calls for a bipartisan health care fix.

“People in Connecticut tell me they’re tired of the two parties simply using their health care as a political cudgel,” said Sen. Chris Murphy. “Now we have an amazing opportunity for Republicans and Democrats to actually work together to keep what's working in the Affordable Care Act and improve what's not working.”

At a Friday afternoon press conference at the state Capitol, Sen. Richard Blumenthal...

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