Senate talkathon

Senate Democrats protest the secrecy surrounding the GOP's plan to replace Obamacare well into the overnight hours. ABC's Serena Marshall reports.
3:18 | 06/20/17

Coming up in the next {{countdown}} {{countdownlbl}}

Coming up next:



Skip to this video now

Now Playing:


Related Extras
Related Videos
Video Transcript
Transcript for Senate talkathon
You know what's probably the most popular business in Washington DC right now that the late night pizza place and because it's an all night here right now on Capitol Hill senate Democrats holding a talker come as a call it over. The way do Republican colleagues are crafting their replacement for obamacare. Democrats held up the senate floor with a string of speeches as they call them Republican leaders to lift the secrecy surrounding their health care plan. Ahead the GOP self imposed deadline. So ABC Serena Marshal is on top of this here. In New York you normally DC covering this stuff apparently in an exhibit at Jackie Ayers I have for joining us Lauren and they held out worry guys for more than six hours tonight and protest. This is after the house and GOP bill passed the senate Republicans promise to take up their own legislation. That promise to push it forward however creating deep divides. ET senate standoff Democrats taking over the floor holding business as usual. What all you upgrade I'll bring that bill out. People are literally in tears on the phone. They were scared and they are angry. Has the United States called it means and a talk with on efforts to bring the Republican health care bill out from behind closed doors. A group of thirteen Republican senators have been working on their repeal and replace of the Affordable Care Act for weeks. And hope to get it to the floor for a vote before the end of the month. Democrats lord furious with the secrecy. It's that share aware of the number of consecutive days in session. And the number of hours that the senate considered HR 3590. The patient protection and Affordable Care Act. The second K of the Senate's office notes that HR 359 he was considered on each of 25 consecutive days of session. And the senate library estimates approximately 169. Hours in total consideration. 25 days of consecutive session on a bill that was. Partisan in the sense that Republicans were angry with that. But we still had the courage. To have a debate. On the floor hoping to force open discussion and a hearing since this is a complicated bill. To review the bill would be available to us and the public. More than ten hours before we have to vote for. Thing we'll have ample opportunity. To read and amend the bill. Will it be more than ten hours that's nothing we'll have ample opportunity reed amendment bill. I rest my case. And he's not just Democrats. Republican lawmaker Marco Rubio on CBS Sunday warning against a rushing to a vote the senate is not a place. Where you can just cook up something behind closed doors and Russia for a vote. Rank and file Republicans are still deeply divided over major parts of the bill and virtually none of them have seen the draft yet. And Republicans can only afford to released two votes you guys and that includes vice president Mike Pence. As the tiebreaker. In order to pass us right now we're not only debating the bill are debating how the bill should be released away and it should be voted on home. All right so much for agreeing in Washington what's the most popular pizza shop in Washington think it's dominoes after that. Must have deliberately yeah integrity as well and I can't Serena are so you're the expert you have appreciate you joining us.

This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate.

{"id":48149483,"title":"Senate talkathon","duration":"3:18","description":"Senate Democrats protest the secrecy surrounding the GOP's plan to replace Obamacare well into the overnight hours. ABC's Serena Marshall reports.","url":"/WNN/video/senate-talkathon-48149483","section":"WNN","mediaType":"default"}