Cornyn: GOP won't delay ObamaCare repeal vote

Cornyn: GOP won't delay ObamaCare repeal vote
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Sen. John CornynJohn CornynQuinnipiac polls show Trump leading Biden in Texas, deadlocked race in Ohio The Hill's Campaign Report: GOP set to ask SCOTUS to limit mail-in voting Liberal super PAC launches ads targeting vulnerable GOP senators over SCOTUS fight MORE (Texas), the Senate's No. 2 Republican, said Monday that leaders would not delay the vote on their ObamaCare repeal bill and that the vote would come this week.

Cornyn had left the door open over the weekend to pushing the vote back into July, but he is now "closing the door" to that option. 

Leaders are moving forward with a vote this week despite opposition to their bill from a number of Republican senators. 

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Leaders have said that they do not think adding more time will help them win votes, and they do not want the issue to eat up more of the calendar.

A Congressional Budget Office analysis and a slightly revised bill, adding a six-month waiting period to sign up for people with gaps in coverage, are expected later Monday. That waiting period is an alternative to ObamaCare's mandate for people to have coverage and is intended to get healthy people to enroll. 

Leaders could make more changes to their bill to try to win over votes later in the week.