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Facing defections, Senate GOP leaders delay health care vote

 

June 28, 2017



WASHINGTON (AP) — In a bruising setback, Senate Republican leaders shelved a vote on their prized health care bill Tuesday until at least next month, forced to retreat by a GOP rebellion that left them lacking enough votes to even begin debate.

“We will not be on the bill this week,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told reporters in what was a remarkable reversal of plans to push one of President Donald Trump’s and the GOP’s top priorities through the chamber this week.

“But we’re still working toward getting at least 50 people in a comfortable place,” he said...



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