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Health bill care collapse leaves divided GOP at crossroads

1 week 2 days 44 minutes ago Tuesday, July 18 2017 Jul 18, 2017 July 18, 2017 6:17 AM July 18, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON - The implosion of the Senate Republican health care bill leaves a divided GOP with its flagship legislative priority in tatters. And it confronts a wounded President Donald Trump and congressional leaders with difficult decisions about addressing their seven-year-old promise of repealing President Barack Obama's law.
 
Two GOP senators - Utah's Mike Lee and Jerry Moran of Kansas - sealed the measure's doom late Monday when each announced they would vote "no" in an initial, critical vote that had been expected as soon as next week. Their startling announcement meant at least four of the 52 GOP senators were ready to block the measure. That's two more than Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had to spare in the face of a wall of Democratic opposition.

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