Trump: Congress wouldn't 'dare' leave without 'beautiful' healthcare bill
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President Trump said early Monday that he did not expect Congress to leave for its summer recess without approving a "beautiful" new healthcare bill. 

“I cannot imagine that Congress would dare to leave Washington without a beautiful new HealthCare bill fully approved and ready to go!” Trump tweeted.

 

 

Legislation to repeal and replace ObamaCare is currently stalled in the Senate as GOP leadership works on a new version of the bill. The first draft of the legislation was rejected by several Republican senators, forcing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSenators introduce bipartisan infrastructure bill in rare Sunday session Manchin 'can't imagine' supporting change to filibuster for voting rights Biden's bipartisan deal faces Senate gauntlet MORE (R-Ky.) to delay a vote on the measure initially scheduled for the end of June.

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GOP leaders are now debating a proposal from Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzUp next in the culture wars: Adding women to the draft Biden's bipartisan deal faces Senate gauntlet 228 Republican lawmakers urge Supreme Court to overrule Roe v. Wade MORE (R-Texas) that many have called a non-starter. His measure would permit insurance companies to sell any kind of coverage as long as they include at least one option that falls under the regulatory requirements of the Affordable Care Act.

Republican leaders have said they’re considering scrapping the August recess to wrap up work on the bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare and move forward with other priorities on their legislative agenda, like tax reform and passing a budget.

Some GOP senators expressed doubts over whether the bill can pass the Senate, with Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainMeghan McCain to produce 'Don't Sweat the Small Stuff' Lifetime movie starring Heather Locklear An August ultimatum: No recess until redistricting reform is done Meghan McCain on Pelosi, McCarthy fight: 'I think they're all bad' MORE (R-Ariz.) saying that the bill is "probably going to be dead" and Sen. Shelly Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) threatening to kill the legislation if the vote comes down to her.