Dems introduce alternative to GOP's mental health bill

A group of House Democrats on Tuesday introduced their own mental health reform bill as they call for changes to a Republican-led measure working its way through the chamber.

The group of six Democrats is led by Rep. Gene Green (Texas), the top Democrat on the Energy and Commerce Health subcommittee. That committee is currently working on a mental health bill from Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.), which Republican leadership has billed as the party’s response to mass shootings.