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2 Women Chain Selves To Building Housing Toomey's Office To Protest Senate Tax Bill

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Manuel Balce Ceneta
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Sen. Pat Toomey speaks to reporters outside of his office in Capitol Hill on Tuesday, April 12, 2016.

Two women have 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 tell 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.

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