Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellWe don't need platinum to solve the debt ceiling crisis The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Alibaba - Democrats argue price before policy amid scramble House passes standalone bill to provide B for Israel's Iron Dome MORE (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that ObamaCare will stay put, sounding resigned to the law continuing even as the House tries to revive repeal efforts.
"It’s pretty obvious we were not able in the House to pass a replacement," McConnell told reporters. "Our Democratic friends ought to be pretty happy about that because we have the existing law in place and I think we’re just going to have to see how that works out."
"I would say to the Speaker, to Leader McConnell and to the president: Drop repeal. Drop it today and drop it for good. Stop undermining the ACA," Senate Minority Leader Chuck SchumerChuck SchumerDemocrats press Schumer on removing Confederate statues from Capitol Democrats' do-or-die moment Biden touts 'progress' during 'candid' meetings on .5T plan MORE (D-N.Y.) told reporters Tuesday.
"Once those things are done, we Democrats are more than happy to sit down together and come up with ways to make it better."
House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanPaul Ryan researched narcissistic personality disorder after Trump win: book Paul Ryan says it's 'really clear' Biden won election: 'It was not rigged. It was not stolen' Democrats fret over Trump-district retirements ahead of midterms MORE (R-Wis.) pulled his healthcare bill from a scheduled floor vote last Friday after failing to win over enough support from within his own party, particularly from conservatives and moderates. No Democrats planned to vote for the bill.