Senate will wait to vote on Medicare deal
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Senators will wait until they return from a two-week recess to vote on a Medicare deal that passed the House on Thursday. 

The House voted Thursday to repeal automatic payment cuts to doctors under Medicare, known as the "doc fix."


"I want to reassure everyone ... we'll move to it very quickly when we get back," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellOn The Money: Unemployment gains lower than expected | Jobs report lights fire under coronavirus relief talks GOP senators back Christian school's push for COVID-19 carve-out Bipartisan governors call on Congress to pass coronavirus relief package MORE (R-Ky.) said, adding he expects it will pass the Senate. 

Senate Minority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidFeinstein departure from top post sets stage for Judiciary fight Whitehouse says Democratic caucus will decide future of Judiciary Committee Bottom line MORE (D-Nev.) said he was "disappointed" the Senate wouldn't take up the legislation Friday morning after voting on the budget. 

"I understand it's late, whatever day it is," Reid said. "We're willing to move forward, I'm dissapointed that we may not able able to get it done tonight." 
The deadline for the current patch is March 31, but McConnell said that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said they could "handle" a two-week gap.