McCain to miss vote on tax bill, receive treatment in Arizona

McCain to miss vote on tax bill, receive treatment in Arizona
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Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainGOP senator says Republicans didn't control Senate when they held majority Pence met with silence after mentioning Trump in Munich speech Mark Kelly's campaign raises over M in days after launching Senate bid MORE (R-Ariz.) will return to Washington in January after undergoing physical therapy and rehabilitation in Arizona, his office announced late Sunday. 

As a result, McCain will not be in Washington for the GOP tax bill vote, which is expected to take place early in the week. 

“He is grateful for the excellent care he continues to receive, and appreciates the outpouring of support from people all over the country. He looks forward to returning to Washington in January," McCain's office said.

Republicans have won over two key votes for the measure, meaning they should have the razor-thin majority needed to pass the bill, even without McCain.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpRosenstein expected to leave DOJ next month: reports Allies wary of Shanahan's assurances with looming presence of Trump States file lawsuit seeking to block Trump's national emergency declaration MORE said Sunday he believes McCain would return to Washington if Republicans needed his vote.

McCain received treatment at Walter Reed Medical Center last week for a viral infection, Dr. Mark Gilbert said in a statement on Sunday, adding that McCain is “responding positively” to his cancer treatment.

He left for Arizona on Sunday.

McCain announced in July he had been diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. He has been undergoing treatment since.