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Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today issued the following statement on tomorrow’s possible motion to proceed vote:

“Republicans have signaled they want the Senate to vote on a health care bill tomorrow but have yet to clarify which bill they actually plan to vote on!

“One thing’s for sure, though: whichever bill they call up won’t have had a single hearing or opportunity for amendment, and I will certainly vote against it.

“Make no mistake, a yes vote tomorrow is an endorsement of the most indefensible process on a major piece of legislation I’ve seen in my 24 years in the Senate. I don’t understand how anyone could vote to advance a bill that would take health care away from millions without soliciting feedback from the patients, families, doctors and nurses who would be affected.

“This isn’t the way the Senate is supposed to work. I urge my Republican colleagues to vote no and instead join Democrats in improving the Affordable Care Act through a bipartisan, open process.”