Senate Republicans continue work to repeal and replace the ACA

07/11/2017 10:19 AM

UPDATE: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pushed back the start of the August recess to the third week of August.

In a statement released Tuesday, McConnell blamed Democrats for obstructing work in the Senate.

“In order to provide more time to complete action on important legislative items and process nominees that have been stalled by a lack of cooperation from our friends across the aisle, the Senate will delay the start of the August recess until the third week of August,” McConnell said.

The U.S. Senate is back in Washington after a week-long break for the July 4th holiday.

Republican Senate leadership has one priority: coming up with a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. So far, the votes are not there and some GOP senators are even saying the legislation is dead. Our Washington D.C. bureau reporter Alberto Pimienta has the details.

The Hill is reporting that Republican senators will be briefed Tuesday on the revisions made to the legislation.

On Monday, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn said the legislation would likely be made public by the end of this week. The GOP hoping to hold a vote as early as next week.

While Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is working to revise the current legislation NBC reports that Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-LA, has been working with leadership and other senators, including Democrats, to start the process of fixing the problems with the Affordable Care Act.


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