Protesters Lindsey Disler, left, and Chelsey Engel chain themselves to the entrance of 310 Grant Street where U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey has his local office to protest the Senate's tax bill in Pittsburgh, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP Darrell Sapp
Protesters Lindsey Disler, left, and Chelsey Engel chain themselves to the entrance of 310 Grant Street where U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey has his local office to protest the Senate's tax bill in Pittsburgh, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP Darrell Sapp

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2 women chain selves to building to protest Senate tax bill

The Associated Press

December 04, 2017 03:21 PM

UPDATED December 04, 2017 03:22 PM

PITTSBURGH

Two women chained themselves to the doors of a downtown Pittsburgh building that houses U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey's office to protest the Senate's tax bill.

They told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette they have a host of objections to the Senate Republicans' passing of their $1.5 trillion tax bill early Saturday.

One of the women, Chelsey Engel, says it was "rammed through Congress irresponsibly and hastily by Toomey and his fellow Republicans."

Among their complaints is it allows drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and drops the requirement in Obama's health care law that people pay a tax penalty if they don't purchase health insurance.

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Engel says blocking the building entrance Monday morning "is nothing compared to the havoc Republicans have just decided to unleash on the economy."

They wrapped up the protest by late morning.