McConnell delays Senate health care vote


Posted on: June 27th, 2017 by ABC News No Comments

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told Republican senators he is delaying a vote on the GOP health care bill until after the Fourth of July recess because he does not have the votes to move it to debate, two senior Senate Republican aides tell ABC News.

Earlier Tuesday, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn told ABC News: “I expect to have the support and get it done … and yes, we will vote this week.”

At least five Republican senators said they had opposed the procedural vote on the GOP health care plan, effectively blocking the bill from reaching the Senate floor.

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