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McConnell Delays Senate Recess, Vows to Unveil New Healthcare Bill on Thursday

HeadlineJul 12, 2017
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Amid the widening White House scandal, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has delayed the Senate’s August recess by two weeks. McConnell is vowing to unveil a new version of the Republican healthcare plan on Thursday and says he’s pushing for a vote on the legislation next week.

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: “The news of the day is that, as I think you already know, we’ll be on healthcare next week. We’ll be laying out a revised version of the repeal-and-replace effort, the text of that, on Thursday morning. We hope to have a CBO score by the beginning of the week and a motion to proceed to that bill next week.”

Multiple previous Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act have failed, after Republicans failed to muster enough votes from their own party. The latest Senate Republican healthcare plan would cause 22 million people to lose their health insurance over the next decade.

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