Senate Republican leaders have decided to delay the health care vote until after the July 4 recess. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the announcement Tuesday at a Senate Republican lunch according to reports.
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Senate Republican leaders have done an abrupt about-face on the health care bill: They’re now planning to delay the vote to take up the bill until after the July 4 recess, according to two senior GOP aides. They say Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the announcement at the beginning of today’s Senate Republican lunch.
The bottom line: “Vote after break. McConnell wants to win. Going to make changes new score and win,” said one aide.
Between the lines: Majority Whip John Cornyn had said earlier that the vote was going ahead. But ultimately, the decision is McConnell’s — and he was getting too much pushback from Senate Republican holdouts who said they weren’t ready to vote this quickly, without changes to the bill.