Sunday, July 16, 2017

McConnell delays action on health care after McCain surgery


From Fox News

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell R-Ky announced Saturday that he was delaying consideration of health care legislation in light of Sen. John McCain’s absence from recent surgery.
McCon+nell released a statement on Saturday night saying that he was deferring action on the measure as McCain recovers at his home in Ariz.

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A procedural vote expected in the coming days had been cast as a showdown over the measure designed to replace Obamacare once and for all.

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With a 52-48 majority, Republicans can afford to only lose two votes. Vice President Mike Pence would break a tie for final passage.

Two Republicans, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Susan Collins of Maine, have already said they'll vote against the measure.

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