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2 senators deal a blow to 'skinny repeal' effort

3 years 8 months 1 week ago Thursday, July 27 2017 Jul 27, 2017 July 27, 2017 8:43 PM July 27, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

WASHINGTON - Two Republican senators say House Speaker Paul Ryan's statement that the House is willing to negotiate a final health care bill with the Senate is insufficient.
Their statements deal a blow to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's effort to pass legislation.
Republican Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina say they are still opposed to a minimal bill that would only repeal several provisions of former President Barack Obama's health law.
The so-called "skinny repeal" is a last resort for Senate Republicans to pass something - anything - to trigger negotiations with the House. McCain and Graham are concerned that the House would simply pass the minimal bill and send it to President Donald Trump.

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