Last year was the fourth-deadliest in the nation for right-wing extremist violence, according to data from the Anti-Defamation League's Center on Extremism.
The Minnesota congressman dismissed criticism about the timing of the bill, given the subsequent GOP Graham-Cassidy Obamacare repeal effort.
Republican leadership has failed to secure enough support for the Graham-Cassidy bill, ending their latest effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
Republicans decided not to vote on the measure because they didn't have enough support to pass it.
"I still can’t believe we pulled it off, but we did. It’s amazing, isn’t it?"
But Senate Republicans are changing their bill so much, the CBO can't tell exactly how many millions.
Opposition from the senator from Maine leaves Republicans at least one vote short.
Hundreds of activists gathered to protest the Senate Finance Committee’s hearing on the latest Graham-Cassidy bill, which would gut Medicaid and allow states to raise premiums on individuals with pre-existing conditions.
The religious leaders' open letter said the bill would force "America’s most vulnerable people to face unnecessary and immoral obstacles."
Hundreds of activists gathered on Capitol Hill Monday to fight the latest attempt to repeal Obamacare.