On November 4th, reporter John Reid of Morning Consult (www.morningconsult.com) reported:
At an uncharacteristically chaotic and lengthy subcommittee meeting, Republicans and Democrats duked it out over a divisive and long-stalled mental health bill. Democrats’ attacks were mainly leveled at the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.), who they said did not negotiate with them.
Earlier this year, Upton had pledged to work with Democrats to fashion a bipartisan compromise on a measure to improve access to mental health services. But Democrats say those negotiations never began in earnest.