Johnson becomes 4th GOP senator unwilling to proceed on healthcare bill
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Sen. Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonGeorgia Republican Drew Ferguson tests positive for COVID-19 GOP faces fundraising reckoning as Democrats rake in cash Overnight Defense: Trump campaign's use of military helicopter raises ethics concerns | Air Force jets intercept aircraft over Trump rally | Senators introduce bill to expand visa screenings MORE (R-Wis.) told CNN’s Dana Bash that he will vote against a motion to proceed to the Senate's healthcare bill if the vote is held this week.

He became the fourth GOP senator to say Monday that he will not vote to move forward the Senate’s bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare in its current form.

 

Three other senators said they would vote against the motion to proceed; Republican Sens. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulGeorgia Republican Drew Ferguson tests positive for COVID-19 Could Blacks and Hispanics hand Trump a November victory? Trump says ex-staffer who penned 'Anonymous' op-ed should be 'prosecuted' MORE (Ky.), Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsSusan Collins says systemic racism isn't 'a problem' in Maine Biden, Cunningham hold narrow leads in North Carolina: poll GOP sees path to hold Senate majority MORE (Maine) and Dean HellerDean Arthur HellerOn The Trail: Democrats plan to hammer Trump on Social Security, Medicare Lobbying World Democrats spend big to put Senate in play MORE (Nev.) each said they wouldn’t support the measure in its current form.

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The defections come hours after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) analysis of the measure said it would cause 22 million more Americans to be uninsured in 10 years.

Five GOP senators, including Heller, said last week they wouldn’t vote for the bill in its current form.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellTop Senate GOP super PAC makes final .6M investment in Michigan Senate race On The Money: McConnell says Congress will take up stimulus package at start of 2021 | Lawmakers see better prospects for COVID deal after election Overnight Health Care: House Dem report blasts Trump coronavirus response | Regeneron halts trial of antibody drug in sickest hospitalized patients | McConnell says Congress will take up stimulus package at start of 2021 MORE (R-Ky.) can only afford to lose two votes on the bill and still rely on Vice President Pence to break a tie.