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>> We don't have the votes.>> Senate Republicans throwing in the towel Tuesday on the latest effort to repeal Obamacare, announcing there will be no vote on the most recent bill to roll back Obama's signature law, but promising to revisit health reform later. The word coming not from Senate leader, Mitch, McConnell, but from the bill's cosponsors, Senators Lindsay Graham and BIll Cassidy.
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>> We've made the decision, since we don't have the votes, we will postpone that vote.>> It's not because of the substance of the idea. It's because of the process, the hand we were dealt.>> Fellow Republican, Susan Collins of Maine, pounding the final nail laid on Monday, saying she could not support the bill.
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Joining John McCain and Rand Paul, the three definite GOP nos, ensuring the bill did not have the 50 votes needed to pass with Democrats lined up against it. President Trump expressing dismay at the bill's collapse Tuesday at the White House.>> We were very disappointed by a couple of Senators, Republican Senators, I must say, we were very disappointed.
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>> Reuters learning Trump told House Democrats he will now work with their party to move ahead on healthcare. The bill would have turned over more control over healthcare to the states, but it kept the deep cuts to Medicaid from an earlier attempt which Republican moderates like Collins have refused to go along with.
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That means the Republicans have been unable to take advantage of a brief period when they would only need a simple majority to pass their bill. Handing another legislative defeat to McConnell and Trump, who made repealing the law a major part of his campaign for the White House.>> We do think it's time to turn to our twin priority.
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>> McConnell saying Congress will now pivot to tax reform. But divisions among Republicans on that issue mean it could be just as tough if not tougher than the healthcare push that fell apart.