McCain Has Surgery, Republicans Delay Healthcare Vote

Wochit Headline News - July 17, 2017

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Saturday that the Senate will delay consideration of the Republican health care bill while Sen.

John McCain recovers from surgery for a blood clot.

McConnell tweeted that the Senate will work on other legislative issues and nominations next week and "will defer consideration of the Better Care Act" while McCain is recovering.

McCain's absence would have imperiled the bill, which needs the support of 50 of 52 GOP senators to advance..

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