Top Republican: Senate will vote to proceed to House healthcare bill

Top Republican: Senate will vote to proceed to House healthcare bill

Sen. John BarrassoJohn Anthony BarrassoSenate Republicans eye rules change to speed Trump nominees Overnight Energy: Wheeler weathers climate criticism at confirmation hearing | Dems want Interior to stop drilling work during shutdown | 2018 was hottest year for oceans Dems blast EPA nominee at confirmation hearing MORE (R-Wyo.) said Sunday the Senate will vote this week on a motion to proceed on a healthcare bill passed by the House of Representatives.

During an appearance on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” host John Dickerson asked Barrasso which legislation the upper chamber will come up for a vote. 

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“Well, it's a vote, a motion to proceed to the bill that passed the House,” Barrasso said.

“That then comes to the Senate, and then we can vote, once we get on that bill, to amend it in various ways. And lots of members have different ideas on how it should be best amended to replace what is really a failing Obama healthcare plan.”

Barrasso's comments come after the Senate’s repeal-only plan, which would have repealed ObamaCare and replaced it later, collapsed last week in the upper chamber.