Disability Advocates Outside Mitch McConnell's Office Arrested

Disability Advocates Outside Mitch McConnell's Office Arrested

Some of the protesters were yelling "no cuts to Medicaid" as they were being led away by police.

As a group of 13 Republican senators-all of them both white and male-continue to craft in secret their version of a major healthcare overhaul bill, a new analysis shows these lawmakers have received approximately double the amount of campaign contributions from the health insurance and pharmaceutical industries than their Senate colleagues who have been so far excluded from the process. The Senators have a couple of days to decide whether to support or vote against the bill with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pressing ahead for a vote next week.

Around 60 protesters showed up to the protest holding signs bearing anti-AHCA slogans and chanted "Don't Touch Medicaid".

As protesters gathered to make their voices heard, U.S. Capitol police allegedly warned demonstrators to "cease their unlawful activities" or risk being arrested, The Washington Post reported.

Laura Halvorson, 33, also a protester, said many of those who participated in the die-in resisted arrest and were then removed by Capitol Police without their wheelchairs - images that attracted significant attention on social media.

The protesters staged a "die-in" in front of the office, with numerous protesters in wheelchairs removing themselves from the chairs then lying down on the floor.

ADAPT organizer Bruce Darling said: 'Our lives and liberty shouldn't be stolen to give a tax break to the wealthy.

According to Axios, McConnell has indicated that he intends to vote on the repeal and replacement of the Obamacare bill before the July 4 recess so that Congress can proceed to focus on other critical issues like tax reform and the budget when they return. "They were literally carried from the space out to a separate area".

They said that they will release a statement with arrests and charges later today. Rice said she's concerned about provisions in the Senate bill that may make it more hard for people to access care.

The statement also stated the group's protest falls on the 18th anniversary of Olmstead v. LC - the 1999 Supreme Court Ruling that first recognized disabled people's right to live in communities rather than institutions.

Related News:

  • Manslaughter charges considered in Grenfell fire inquiry

    Manslaughter charges considered in Grenfell fire inquiry

    Describing how the investigation was proceeding, she added: "We have been in Grenfell Tower , from top to bottom, last week". A fridge had been one theory behind what caused the blaze before Metropolitan Police announced its findings.
    Kvitova into Birmingham final after Safarova retires

    Kvitova into Birmingham final after Safarova retires

    Barty started the year as the world No.271 in her full-time comeback following a break from tennis in 2015. Winning a tournament in her second try after her career was in jeopardy would be incredible for Kvitova.
    Australian Crown Resorts employees sentenced

    Australian Crown Resorts employees sentenced

    ABC reports that fellow Australians Jerry Xuan and Pan Dan both received sentences of nine months jail. But Meehan said their sentences start from the day of their detention on October 14, 2016.
  • Divyanka Tripathi And Vivek Dahiya Are The Winners Of Nach Baliye 8

    Divyanka Tripathi And Vivek Dahiya Are The Winners Of Nach Baliye 8

    Congratulations everyone! Vivek announces that they couldn't have gotten a better gift for their first anniversary than this. Met on the sets of Star Plus popular television show Yeh Hai Mohabbatein , the duo got married on July 8 previous year .
    Rangers complete Daniel Candeias signing

    Rangers complete Daniel Candeias signing

    A former Portugal youth worldwide , Candeias commenced his career at Porto before joining Nacional in 2010 following a succession of loan spells elsewhere.
    GOP senators call for more time to debate, change health care bill

    GOP senators call for more time to debate, change health care bill

    Senate Republican leaders want a vote in the coming week on a plan to roll back much of President Barack Obama's health care law. Trump said he does not think Republicans voicing objections to the party's proposal are "that far off" from supporting it.
  • Trump accuses Obama of not acting against Russia, again

    Trump accuses Obama of not acting against Russia, again

    As his campaign remains under investigation for possible collusion with Russia, President Trump is pointing fingers at Obama . Schiff said the sanctions should have come sooner and been stronger.
    Apple is rolling out iOS 11 Beta 2 update to the developers

    Apple is rolling out iOS 11 Beta 2 update to the developers

    This will be released under the Maps app and will provide future iOS 11 users a detailed map of select malls and airports. Remember, once you install iOS 10.3.3 Beta 4, you will not be able to go back down to a previous version of iOS.

    Macquarie Reaffirms "Outperform" Rating for Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc (RB)

    The ENA segment consists of Europe, Russia/Commonwealth of Independent States, Israel, North America, Australia and New Zealand. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company.
  • Aguero will stay at Man City

    Aguero will stay at Man City

    PSG are willing to offer £60million for the prolific striker but his agent Hernan Reguera said: 'There is no doubt and fear. Aguero though has maintained that he would want to see out the two years remaining on his contract with City.
    LSU, Florida roll into College World Series title series

    LSU, Florida roll into College World Series title series

    This version corrects to Caleb Gilbert holding No. 1 national seed Oregon State to two hits, not LSU . "No disrespect to them". He struck out seven - the first six looking - while quickly acclimating to a generous outside half of the strike zone.
    Militants executing civilians as Marawi siege enters 4th week

    Militants executing civilians as Marawi siege enters 4th week

    However, the Philippine military believed that there are 500-600 people trapped or being held hostage. "I never approached any American to say "please help us", he said .

Most liked

North Korea releases a puzzling statement on the death of Otto Warmbier
He was arrested for allegedly stealing a political sign from a restricted area and sentenced to 15 years of hard labor. At a memorial service on Tuesday night, students at the university remembered Warmbier as outgoing and energetic.

South Koreans march to protest USA missile defence system
According to unnamed U.S. officials there are signs of increased activity at North Korea's lone nuclear test site. ICBMs have a minimum range of about 3,400 miles, but some are created to travel 6,200 miles or farther.

Ricciardo takes shock victory in wacky Baku
But unsurprisingly the stewards took a dim view of his desperate actions and ordered Mercedes to haul their man in for fix works. At this point Hamilton led Vettel by just 4s, suggesting Mercedes and Ferrari were closely matched on race pace.

Ryanair buys further 10 aircraft from Boeing
Boeing has won the order battle at the Paris Air Show after Airbus conceded it can not catch the US plane maker's tally. General Electric Commercial Aviation Services converted an existing 737 order for 20 planes to the new model.

Petition calls for Dennis Rodman to be removed from Hall of Fame
President Trump condemned the North's "brutality", and other political leaders demanded that it explain what happened to Mr. Mr Warmbier was traveling in North Korea with a tour group, and was arrested at Pyongyang airport as he was about to leave.

African Champion, Cameroon, Fails to Progress to Semis
Cameroon was also involved in two video decisions last Sunday, when possible Chile goals were reviewed for offside rulings. Cameroon leaves Russian Federation early and might not be back next year, given its struggles in qualifying.

Walker supports Johnson opposition to health care bill
Some of the steepest cuts would be to the commonwealth's Medicaid expansion, which covers 716,000 lower-income people statewide. In a statement , Hupfer says the necessary solution is "patient-focused, not government-controlled" health care.

May's Brexit offer 'the minimum'
Most concerns focussed on her ambiguity about the cut-off date after which new arrivals in the United Kingdom would no longer qualify for "settled status".

NSW Blues dominate, QLD Maroons win
But it was the performance of Glasby which attracted the most joy from Storm teammate Smith. The Maroons halfback missed a game-high four of his 13 tackles for the match.

Kyrie Irving may push for trade if LeBron leaves Cavs
The Cavaliers are facing a critical offseason this summer despite coming off three straight appearances in the NBA Finals. The Lakers Nation site also mentions that LeBron's wife, Savannah, wants to live in L.A. full time .

US lawmakers urge Trump to press Modi on trade, investment
And Washington signaled only this past week, unofficially, that top Trump economic aide Kenneth Juster would replace former U.S. Ambassador to India Richard Verma, who stepped down before Trump's inauguration, according to the Press Trust of India .

Jordan Spieth holes bunker shot to win Travelers playoff
Despite constant turmoil on the greens this week, Rory McIlroy came alive on Sunday while using his third putter in as many days. He tied for 17th at 6 under. "So, this might be one that stays (in the bag) for a few weeks".

Netanyahu hails 'historic' visit by Indian prime minister
A White House official who briefed reporters on condition of anonymity ahead of the visit said the USA wanted to treat India as a major defence partner.

Grichuk homers in return, helps Cardinals top Pirates 8-4
Louis suburb of Wildwood, Missouri, pinch hit for the Cardinals in the seventh inning for his first major league plate appearance. We have an NL Central division showdown on Sunday Night Baseball on ESPN as the Pittsburgh Pirates and the St.

Petra Kvitova wins Aegon Classic final for first title since attack
You know, Paris was a bit weird and unusual , and I couldn't play the best over there. "I wish there were more", said Kvitova. I wanted to play my best which I showed today and I hope I can keep doing that".