WASHINGTON D.C. - Short on votes and time, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is moving on from health care for now.
BREAKING: Sen. Bill Cassidy announces Senate will not vote on Graham-Cassidy health care bill, cites lack of support https://t.co/jdSZ1CPYI6— NBC Politics (@NBCPolitics) September 26, 2017
Republican senators decided during their weekly conference lunch on Tuesday to not take a vote on a measure that was sure to go down in defeat with three senators explicitly against it and others wavering.
“The decision was a joint one between Lindsey and Bill and the other two sponsors and also the leader that if the votes are not there, not to have the vote, but not to give up,” said Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas, after leaving the lunch, referring to the latest health care bill’s co-sponsors, Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana.
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