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Trump to press GOP senators on healthcare at White House

President Trump plans to host a group of Republican senators at the White House on Monday night as he seeks to persuade them to back the Senate's new healthcare bill. 

White House press secretary Sean Spicer announced the meeting but declined to provide a list of senators expected to attend. 

Later in the evening, a White House official said the following GOP senators were attending: No. 2 Senate Republican John CornynJohn CornynIntelligence leaders push for mandatory breach notification law Senate GOP signal they won't filibuster debate of hate crimes bill Application portal for venue grants down for five days with no updates MORE (Texas), Lamar AlexanderLamar AlexanderSenate GOP faces retirement brain drain The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the National Shooting Sports Foundation - CDC news on gatherings a step toward normality Blunt's retirement deals blow to McConnell inner circle MORE (Tenn.), Roy BluntRoy Dean BluntThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Tax March - CDC in limbo on J&J vax verdict; Rep. Brady retiring Senate GOP to face off over earmarks next week Greitens Senate bid creates headache for GOP MORE (Mo.), Steve Daines (Mont.), James Lankford (Okla.), Richard Shelby (Ala.), and John ThuneJohn Randolph ThuneSenate GOP to face off over earmarks next week Biden outreach on infrastructure met with Republican skepticism McConnell seeks to end feud with Trump MORE (S.D.).

Senate leaders face a tough task in generating momentum for their plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare. 
 
Two Republicans, Sens. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Tax March - CDC in limbo on J&J vax verdict; Rep. Brady retiring Anti-Asian hate crimes bill overcomes first Senate hurdle Fauci on Tucker Carlson vaccine comments: 'Typical crazy conspiracy theory' MORE (Ky.) and Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsModerates' 0B infrastructure bill is a tough sell with Democrats OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Senate confirms Mallory to lead White House environment council | US emissions dropped 1.7 percent in 2019 | Interior further delays Trump rule that would make drillers pay less to feds Anti-Asian hate crimes bill overcomes first Senate hurdle MORE (Maine), already oppose the measure, meaning Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellPew poll: 50 percent approve of Democrats in Congress Pelosi on power in DC: 'You have to seize it' Progressives put Democrats on defense MORE (R-Ky.) cannot afford to lose another vote and still get the measure passed.
 
According to The Hill's whip list, Daines and Lankford are undecided on the bill, while the other White House guests are leaning toward supporting the current draft. 
 
 
The Arizona Republican will be out of pocket this week as he recovers from surgery. He hopes to return next week, though that is not guaranteed. 
 
Nonetheless, Spicer voiced optimism that the Senate will pass the bill repealing and replacing ObamaCare.

"We have every confidence in the majority leader's ability to get this done," Spicer said.

Updated 6:50 p.m.