Trump renews call to end filibuster after GOP health care plan stalls

Trump renews call to end filibuster after GOP health care plan stalls
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President Trump early Wednesday renewed his call to end the filibuster in the Senate after Republican leadership admitted there are not enough votes to pass their latest effort to repeal and replace ObamaCare. 

"We will have the votes for Healthcare but not for the reconciliation deadline of Friday, after which we need 60. Get rid of Filibuster Rule!" Trump tweeted. 

Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsThe Hill's Morning Report — Russia furor grips Washington Overnight Health Care: Novartis pulls back on drug price hikes | House Dems launch Medicare for All caucus | Trump officials pushing ahead on Medicaid work requirements Senate panel to vote next week on banning 'gag clauses' in pharmacy contracts MORE (R-Maine) on Monday announced her opposition to the health-care legislation sponsored by Sens. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamQuestions mount over Trump-Putin discussions The Hill's Morning Report — Trump and Congress at odds over Russia Overnight Defense: Trump inviting Putin to DC | Senate to vote Monday on VA pick | Graham open to US-Russia military coordination in Syria MORE (R-S.C.) and Bill CassidyWilliam (Bill) Morgan CassidyGOP senators introduce resolution endorsing ICE Lawmakers pitch dueling plans for paid family leave New push to break deadlock on paid family leave MORE (R-La.). GOP Sens. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainObama, Bush veterans dismiss Trump-Putin interpreter subpoena Controversial Trump judicial nominee withdraws Trump vows to hold second meeting with Putin MORE (Ariz.) and Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulThe Hill's Morning Report — Trump and Congress at odds over Russia GOP leader blocks resolution backing intelligence community on Russia Rand Paul blocks Sanders's Russia resolution, calls it 'crazy hatred' against Trump MORE (Ky.) had already come out against the measure.

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Republicans have until Friday to pass health reform under the budget reconciliation deadline with just 50 votes, with Vice President Pence breaking the tie. 

After Sept. 30, the GOP would need 60 votes in order to overcome a filibuster from Senate Democrats. 

Republicans currently hold a narrow 52-seat majority in Congress' upper chamber.