President Trump thanked Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) for casting a “yes” vote on Obamacare repeal after an absence due to his recent diagnosis from brain cancer.
But it’s unclear whether the vote puts them any closer to repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnel (R-Ky.) announced the passage of the vote to proceed to debate on the GOP's health-care bill on July 25 as "the first step" toward repealing Obamacare.
Sen. John McCain returned to the Senate on Tuesday to cast one of the final and crucial votes on a procedural step to advance Republicans' plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
U.S. Senate Republicans narrowly agreed on Tuesday to open debate on a bill to repeal Obamacare, but the party's seven-year effort to roll back Democratic President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law still faces significant hurdles.
It must be nice to live in a democracy.A senator whose caucus represents less than half of the nation walks with the losers of the 2016 popular vote. CREDIT: AP Photo/Molly Riley
Tuesday afternoon, senators split 50–50 on a motion to proceed to debate an as-yet-undetermined plan to strip health coverage from an unknown number of Americans. Vice President Mike Pence, who received fewer votes than his D...
With Senator John McCain also casting a dramatic vote, senators decided to begin debating the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, but the bill’s fate is uncertain.
Republicans officially moved forward on repealing Obamacare.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. walks from the Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Credit: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
And the yeas have it. Amidst “kill the bill” and “shame” chants, the Senate voted on Tuesday to begin debate on repealing the Affordable Care Act, after mounting pressure from ...