McConnell on last ditch ObamaCare repeal: Find the votes

McConnell on last ditch ObamaCare repeal: Find the votes
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Sens. Bill CassidyBill CassidyGOP senator on Texas abortion law: Supreme Court will 'swat it away' when 'it comes to them in an appropriate manner' GOP hopes spending traps derail Biden agenda Sunday shows preview: States deal with fallout of Ida; Texas abortion law takes effect MORE (R-La.) and Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamTrump offers sympathy for those charged with Jan. 6 offenses Lindsey Graham: Police need 'to take a firm line' with Sept. 18 rally attendees Overnight Defense & National Security — Milley becomes lightning rod MORE (R-S.C.) met on Tuesday afternoon with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellLindsey Graham: Police need 'to take a firm line' with Sept. 18 rally attendees Manchin keeps Washington guessing on what he wants CEOs urge Congress to raise debt limit or risk 'avoidable crisis' MORE (R-Ky.) to discuss their last-ditch ObamaCare repeal bill. 

Leaving the meeting in McConnell's Capitol office, Cassidy said the leader's message was that Graham and Cassidy need to find 50 votes for the bill on their own. 
 
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"He just says we need 50 votes," Cassidy said of McConnell. 
 
 
The effort faces a fast-approaching deadline of Sept. 30 before the fast-track authority to pass it with a simple majority expires. It comes after the GOP's stunning defeat of a prior effort by just one vote.
 
The bill would end funding for ObamaCare's subsidies and Medicaid expansion and convert those dollars into a block grant for states. Backers say this gives states more flexibility, while Democrats warn the block grants would be too small and would lead to cuts. 
 
"The Leader has said publicly and repeatedly that to move forward on anything we’ll need at least 50 votes," said McConnell spokesman Don Stewart, calling that a "consistent message."