Obamacare Repeal And Replace Will Fail Senate Vote

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It’s unclear whether Senate Republicans have the votes to win on a key procedural motion that would allow them to debate the new healthcare bill they released on Thursday.

Sens. Rand PaulRand PaulFive takeaways from the GOP’s healthcare reboot Overnight Healthcare: Moderates holding back support for new Senate bill Senate healthcare bill includes key provision for Alaska MORE (R-Ky.) and Susan CollinsSusan CollinsFive takeaways from the GOP’s healthcare reboot Overnight Healthcare: Moderates holding back support for new Senate bill Senate healthcare bill includes key provision for Alaska MORE (R-Maine) both said they would oppose the motion, meaning Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellFreedom Caucus leader warns McConnell over Senate ad Religious protestors arrested outside Mitch McConnell’s office Five takeaways from the GOP’s healthcare reboot MORE (R-Ky.) cannot afford another defection on the vote.

Sen. Rob PortmanRob PortmanFive takeaways from the GOP’s healthcare reboot Overnight Healthcare: Moderates holding back support for new Senate bill Why governors hold power in the battle for GOP healthcare votes MORE (R-Ohio) said his position had not changed, but he did not give a clear answer on whether he’d back his party on the procedural vote.

Asked whether he would vote for the motion to proceed, Portman said, “No.”

But he added: “I’m the same position I’ve been in. I’m looking at the language.”

Sen. Shelley Moore CapitoShelley Moore CapitoFive takeaways from the GOP’s healthcare reboot Overnight Healthcare: Moderates holding back support for new Senate bill Eliminating fraud is key to adequate funding for opioid treatment MORE (R-W.Va.), who has been an ally of Portman’s during the healthcare talks, said she doesn’t know whether she’ll vote to proceed to the bill after hearing a presentation from Senate Republican leaders at the Capitol.

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