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The Hill's Whip List: Republicans try again on ObamaCare repeal

Three Republican senators oppose a last-ditch effort to repeal and replace ObamaCare, leaving the bill appearing dead.

Republicans need 50 votes to pass legislation from Sens. Bill CassidyWilliam (Bill) Morgan CassidyTrump signs bills banning drug pricing 'gag clauses' Dem ad accuses Heller of 'lying' about record on pre-existing conditions GOP senator suggests criminal referral for third Kavanaugh accuser's 'apparently false affidavit' MORE (R-La.) and Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamSaudi mystery drives wedge between Trump, GOP Suspects in journalist's disappearance linked to Saudi crown prince: report Overnight Defense: Trump worries Saudi Arabia treated as 'guilty until proven innocent' | McConnell opens door to sanctions | Joint Chiefs chair to meet Saudi counterpart | Mattis says Trump backs him '100 percent' MORE (R-S.C.) that would repeal much of the law and provide block grants for health-care funding to states. Leaders can afford no more than 2 GOP defections.

Sens. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainComey donates maximum amount to Democratic challenger in Virginia House race Live coverage: McSally clashes with Sinema in Arizona Senate debate Is there difference between good and bad online election targeting? MORE (R-Ariz.), Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulSaudi mystery drives wedge between Trump, GOP Noisy democracy, or rude people behaving like children? Lawmakers, Wall Street shrug off Trump's escalating Fed attacks MORE (R-Ky.), and Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsGraham: I hope Dems 'get their ass kicked' for conduct around Kavanaugh St. Lawrence alumni, faculty want honorary degree for Collins revoked 'Suspicious letter' mailed to Maine home of Susan Collins MORE (R-Maine) have come out against the bill.

Republican leaders are aiming for a vote the final week of September. Republicans face a Sept. 30 deadline to pass repeal using special budgetary rules that prevent a Democratic filibuster.

Every Democrat and independent is expected to vote against the bill.

Here’s a look at how votes are stacking up in the GOP.

The Hill will be updating this list as information comes in. Email mmali@thehill.com if you have updates to provide.

 

RECENT UPDATES: Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.), Susan Collins (R-Maine).

This list was last updated on Sept. 25 at 6:13 p.m.

 

NO (3)

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) — Collins came out against the bill moments after the CBO released its score on Monday.

“Health care is a deeply personal, complex issue that affects every single one of us and one-sixth of the American economy. Sweeping reforms to our health care system and to Medicaid can’t be done well in a compressed time frame, especially when the actual bill is a moving target," she said in a statement.

Many think she will run for governor of Maine, where a vote for repeal would be difficult to defend.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) — Paul backed his party in the July vote, but said Monday he won’t support the new legislation, which in his view doesn’t repeal enough of ObamaCare and could hurt some states.

“I’m kind of surprised this has been resurrected because I don’t think it has been fully thought through,” he told reporters.

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) — McCain is opposed to Graham-Cassidy. “I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal. I believe we could do better working together, Republicans and Democrats, and have not yet really tried," he said in a statement.

McCain has repeatedly been critical of the process used by the GOP on health care and also delivered the dramatic deciding vote against the GOP’s repeal effort in July.

McCain is close to Graham, one of the bill’s sponsors, and his home-state governor has endorsed the approach.

 

UNDECIDED (13)

Sen. Shelley Moore CapitoShelley Wellons Moore CapitoThe Hill's Morning Report — Presented by PhRMA — Dem path to a Senate majority narrows GOP shrugs off dire study warning of global warming Overnight Health Care — Presented by the Coalition for Affordable Prescription Drugs — Senators face Wednesday vote on Trump health plans rule | Trump officials plan downtime for ObamaCare website | Lawmakers push for action on reducing maternal deaths MORE (R-W.Va.) — Capito hasn't expressed her position on the bill. She also previously had concerns about how the Senate GOP leadership's bill changed Medicaid and worked to net $45 billion for opioids abuse. 

“I’m trying to get the numbers for West Virginia,” Capito told Vox Thursday. "I think the flexibility piece is something that’s very attractive.”

Sen. Thad CochranWilliam (Thad) Thad CochranThe Hill's Morning Report — Kavanaugh ordeal thrusts FBI into new political jam GOP Senate candidate to African Americans: Stop begging for 'government scraps' Trump endorses Hyde-Smith in Mississippi Senate race MORE (R-Miss.) — A spokesman noted that Cochran hasn't commented on Graham-Cassidy. He previously voted for the Senate's last repeal and replace proposal, as well as partial repeal and "skinny" repeal. 

Sen. Mike CrapoMichael (Mike) Dean CrapoLawmakers, Wall Street shrug off Trump's escalating Fed attacks GOP loads up lame-duck agenda as House control teeters Republicans shift course after outside counsel falters MORE (R-Idaho) — A spokesman for Crapo told The Spokesman-Review that he is evaluating the legislation but "remains committed to fulfilling the promise of repealing and replacing Obamacare.”

Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzFive takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's debate showdown O'Rourke's mom discusses past Dem votes after labeled 'lifelong Republican' by son Live coverage: Cruz faces O'Rourke in Texas debate showdown MORE (R-Texas): Cruz said Sunday he is currently a no but is open to changes that could win his support.

"Right now they don't have my vote, and I don't think they have [Sen.] Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeSenators pledge action on Saudi journalist’s disappearance Bernie Sanders: US should pull out of war in Yemen if Saudis killed journalist Senators warn Trump that Saudi relationship is on the line MORE's [R-Utah] either," he said.

Sen. Mike EnziMichael (Mike) Bradley EnziOvernight Energy — Presented by Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance — Judge upholds Obama's marine monument | GOP lawmakers worried states using water rule to block fossil fuels | Lawmakers press Trump ahead of ethanol decision GOP senators ask EPA to block states that have 'hijacked' rule to stop fossil fuel production Cruz gets help from Senate GOP in face of serious challenge from O’Rourke MORE (R-Wyo.) — A spokesman for Enzi said that he "generally does not announce beforehand how he will vote on legislation and he hasn’t on the Graham-Cassidy bill."

Sen. Cory GardnerCory Scott GardnerDemocrats must end mob rule GOP senators praise Haley as 'powerful' and 'unafraid' Democrats won’t let Kavanaugh debate die MORE (R-Colo.) — Gardner, the chairman of the Senate GOP campaign arm, told The Denver Post that he is "trying to get some more information on it" and looking at the numbers.

Sen. Johnny IsaksonJohn (Johnny) Hardy IsaksonHouse conservatives want ethics probe into Dems' handling of Kavanaugh allegations Senate eyes Kavanaugh floor vote next week Trump blasts Tester at Montana rally: 'He loves the swamp' MORE (R-Ga.)  — Isakson told Vox that "I'm not a 'no,' but I'm not a 'yes' either."

Sen. Jerry MoranGerald (Jerry) MoranSenate Republicans demand Google hand over memo advising it to hide data vulnerability Overnight Defense — Presented by The Embassy of the United Arab Emirates — Missing journalist strains US-Saudi ties | Senators push Trump to open investigation | Trump speaks with Saudi officials | New questions over support for Saudi coalition in Yemen Senators demand answers on Trump administration backing of Saudi coalition in Yemen MORE (R-Kan.) — Moran's office told The Topeka Capital-Journal that he "continues to have conversations with Kansans and his colleagues regarding Graham-Cassidy and reconciliation."

Sen. Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiEx-Florida lawmaker leaves Republican Party Murkowski not worried about a Palin challenge Flake on Kavanaugh confirmation: To see GOP 'spiking the ball in the end zone' doesn't seem right MORE (R-Alaska) — Murkowski has dodged questions on the bill, telling a small group of reporters Monday: “I need to figure out how all the numbers work with regards to Alaska.”

She also indicated she would like a bipartisan process.

“We’re now having bipartisan hearings; I have applauded those,” she said, referring to an effort in the Senate Health Committee to stabilize the insurance marketplaces, which has since been killed.

“I always think that when you can get support for whatever the initiative from across the spectrum, it’s just better legislation,” she added.

Sen. Rob PortmanRobert (Rob) Jones PortmanElection Countdown: O'Rourke brings in massive M haul | Deal on judges lets senators return to the trail | Hurricane puts Florida candidates in the spotlight | Adelson spending big to save GOP in midterms How Kavanaugh got the votes  Collins to support Kavanaugh, securing enough votes for confirmation MORE (R-Ohio) — Portman, like Capito, previously had concerns about how the Senate GOP leadership's bill changed Medicaid and worked to net $45 billion for opioids addiction. He said he's working to try to get more money in this bill for opioids addiction treatment, but thinks it isn't as crucial.

The extra money was needed in the previous repeal bill because "a lot of people would lose expanded Medicaid who are currently getting treatment." Portman said the Cassidy-Graham bill "is a little different because it keeps Medicaid expansion in place if a governor chooses to do so." 

Sen. Dan SullivanDaniel Scott SullivanHundreds of female Alaska attorneys call on Murkowski, Sullivan to vote 'no' on Kavanaugh Hillicon Valley: Seven Russians indicted for hacking | Apple, Amazon servers reportedly compromised by China | Pence calls on Google to end censored search engine work | Ireland investigates Facebook breach Senate passes key cyber bill cementing cybersecurity agency at DHS MORE (R-Alaska) — Sullivan split with his fellow Alaska Republican senator and backed a slimmed-down ObamaCare repeal bill on the floor in July.

The new bill could pull money away from Alaska, however, and like Murkowski, Sullivan is undecided.

"Still digging into it, trying to figure out all the backup of the dollar amounts, I'm trying to get more facts on it," he said Tuesday.

Sen. Pat ToomeyPatrick (Pat) Joseph ToomeyOvernight Defense: Pick for South Korean envoy splits with Trump on nuclear threat | McCain blasts move to suspend Korean military exercises | White House defends Trump salute of North Korean general WH backpedals on Trump's 'due process' remark on guns Top GOP candidate drops out of Ohio Senate race MORE (R-Pa.) — "Still thinking about it," Toomey told reporters Tuesday.

Sen. Todd YoungTodd Christopher YoungSaudi mystery drives wedge between Trump, GOP GOP senators: Mnuchin should not go to Saudi Arabia Graham pledges to 'sanction the hell out of Saudi Arabia' over missing journalist MORE (R-Ind.) — Young told CNN that he's "still thinking about it." 

 

LIKELY/LEANING YES (7)

Sen. Lamar AlexanderAndrew (Lamar) Lamar AlexanderOvernight Health Care — Presented by the Coalition for Affordable Prescription Drugs — Senate blocks Dem measure on short-term health plans | Trump signs bill banning drug price 'gag clauses' | DOJ approves Aetna-CVS merger | Juul ramps up lobbying Trump signs bills banning drug pricing 'gag clauses' Senate defeats measure to overturn Trump expansion of non-ObamaCare plans MORE (R-Tenn.) —  Alexander said he's reviewing Cassidy-Graham to see how it would impact his state but he's "always supported block grant plans that would give states more flexibility, in education, health care and other areas." 

 

Sen. Joni ErnstJoni Kay ErnstDemocrats won’t let Kavanaugh debate die Overnight Defense: Trump ramps up pressure on Iran, international courts | Arrest made after suspicious letters sent to Trump, Mattis | US to offer NATO cyber capabilities Admiral defends record after coming under investigation in 'Fat Leonard' scandal MORE (R-Iowa) — Ernst told the Des Moines Register on Thursday that "I am leaning yes."

But it would be a surprise if Ernst voted "no" on the package.

Sen. Deb FischerDebra (Deb) Strobel FischerCook Political Report shifts three Senate races toward Republicans Kavanaugh fight puts Senate on edge of precipice ACLU's M in anti-Kavanaugh ads won't target Flake, Collins MORE (R-Neb.) — Fischer told Fox News that she is reading through the bill, adding: "I think it’s a great model that the senators have come up with."

Sen. Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyDems angered by GOP plan to hold judicial hearings in October American Bar Association dropping Kavanaugh review Clinton's security clearance withdrawn at her request MORE (R-Iowa) — Grassley said he is still looking at the bill, but likes that it “returns powers to states and individuals.” 

“We need alternatives to ObamaCare, which hasn’t worked,” he said.

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) The conservative seems likely to back the bill.

“Sen. Lee is very encouraged by the waiver provisions in the bill and we are working with Cassidy’s office on some technical changes,” his office emailed Tuesday morning.

Sen. Pat RobertsCharles (Pat) Patrick RobertsGOP loads up lame-duck agenda as House control teeters Congress allows farm bill to lapse before reauthorization deadline Pat Robertson asks followers to help cast 'shield of protection' ahead of hurricane MORE (R-Kan.) — Roberts told Vox that "restoring decision-making back to the states is always a good idea, but this is not the best possible bill — this is the best bill possible under the circumstances." 

Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioSaudi mystery drives wedge between Trump, GOP Overnight Defense: Trump worries Saudi Arabia treated as 'guilty until proven innocent' | McConnell opens door to sanctions | Joint Chiefs chair to meet Saudi counterpart | Mattis says Trump backs him '100 percent' Dems can use subpoena power to reclaim the mantle of populism MORE (R-Fla.) — Rubio told McClatchy that “I’ve got to see some of the details on how it impacts Florida, but by and large returning power to the states is something I’ve long believed in." 

  
YES (25)

Sen. John BarrassoJohn Anthony BarrassoWhy grizzly bear hunting season isn’t happening Trump poised to sign bipartisan water infrastructure bill Dems to force health care vote weeks before Nov. midterms MORE (R-Wyo.) — Barrasso told MSNBC that "ObamaCare continues to fail the American people. ...The Republicans are looking to get the decisions and the money out of Washington." 

Sen. Roy BluntRoy Dean BluntGOP loads up lame-duck agenda as House control teeters Congress moves to ensure the greater availability of explosives detecting dogs in the US McConnell sets key Kavanaugh vote for Friday MORE (R-Mo.) — Blunt signed on to the bill last week, saying it would “provide better health care for Missourians.”

Sen. John BoozmanJohn Nichols BoozmanOvernight Defense: Duncan Hunter refusing to step down from committees | Trump awards Medal of Honor to widow of airman | Pentagon names pick for Mideast commander Trump awards posthumous Medal of Honor to family of fallen Air Force sergeant GOP senators introduce resolution endorsing ICE MORE (R-Ark.): A spokeswoman for Boozman told The Associated Press that he will support the legislation. 

Sen. Richard BurrRichard Mauze BurrDems can use subpoena power to reclaim the mantle of populism Collusion judgment looms for key Senate panel The National Trails System is celebrating 50 years today — but what about the next 50 years? MORE (R-N.C.) — A spokeswoman for Burr told The Hill he supports it. 

Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) — Cassidy is a sponsor of the bill and would get a great deal of credit if it passes the Senate.

Sen. Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerSaudi mystery drives wedge between Trump, GOP Dem Senator: Congress will act on death of Saudi journalist Democrats torch Trump for floating 'rogue killers' to blame for missing journalist MORE (R-Tenn.) — "I like it, I do," Corker told The Hill on Tuesday. "It's not perfect, but it's better than where we are, and that's been my gauge."

Sen. John CornynJohn CornynFive takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's debate showdown Live coverage: Cruz faces O'Rourke in Texas debate showdown Trump, Feinstein feud intensifies over appeals court nominees MORE (R-Texas) — Cornyn has been whipping support from GOP senators over the health-care legislation, and a spokesman confirmed he will support it.

Sen. Tom CottonThomas (Tom) Bryant CottonFlake: Congress should not continue Kavanaugh investigations GOP senator suspects Schumer of being behind release of Ford letter Susan Collins becomes top 2020 target for Dems MORE (R-Ark.) — Cotton told The Washington Examiner on Tuesday that he supports the bill. “If it comes to the floor, I intend to vote for it,” he said. 

Sen. Steve DainesSteven (Steve) David DainesTrump administration could use military bases to export coal, gas McConnell: No one is going to beat Murkowski in Alaska Murkowski brushes off GOP backlash: 'I'm good with' Kavanaugh vote MORE (R-Mont.) — Daines told the Billings Gazette that the new healthcare legislation could be good for Montana, which he argued is facing a fiscal "train wreck." 

Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeIMF's Christine Lagarde delays trip to Middle East Saudi mystery drives wedge between Trump, GOP Election Countdown: Dems outraise GOP in final stretch | 2018 midterms already most expensive in history | What to watch in second Cruz-O'Rourke debate | Trump raises 0M for reelection | Why Dems fear Avenatti's approach MORE (R-Ariz.) — Flake announced his support for the bill on Twitter on Sunday.

“#GrahamCassidy plan to #RepealAndReplace #Obamacare has my support. It ought to be brought to the senate floor.”

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) — Graham is another co-sponsor, and one who could have influence with McCain.

Sen. Orrin HatchOrrin Grant HatchUS to open trade talks with Japan, EU, UK Hatch mocks Warren over DNA test with his own results showing '1/1032 T-Rex' Romney defends Trump’s policies as ‘effective,' disputes he led 'never Trump' movement MORE (R-Utah) — Hatch told a local Utah TV station that he hopes the bill passes because ObamaCare "is a disaster for our country." 

Sen. Dean HellerDean Arthur HellerDems outraising Republicans in final stretch of midterms The Hill's Morning Report — Presented by the Coalition for Affordable Prescription Drugs — Pollsters: White college-educated women to decide if Dems capture House Obama to speak at campaign rally for Nevada Dems MORE (R-Nev.) — The most vulnerable Senate Republican up for reelection next year, Heller is a co-sponsor of the legislation.

Sen. John HoevenJohn Henry HoevenTrump poised to sign bipartisan water infrastructure bill Overnight Energy: Trump Cabinet officials head west | Zinke says California fires are not 'a debate about climate change' | Perry tours North Dakota coal mine | EPA chief meets industry leaders in Iowa to discuss ethanol mandate 74 protesters charged at Capitol in protest of Kavanaugh MORE (R-N.D.) — Hoeven said in a statement that "based on our initial review of the legislation, we are supportive." 

Sen. Jim Inhfoe (R-Okla.) — Inhofe told Vox that Graham-Cassidy is "a stronger position for the states to be in, and generally, Republicans agree with that." 

Sen. Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonGOP senator seeking information on FBI dealings with Bruce Ohr, former DOJ lawyer Election Countdown: O'Rourke brings in massive M haul | Deal on judges lets senators return to the trail | Hurricane puts Florida candidates in the spotlight | Adelson spending big to save GOP in midterms Senate Homeland chair vents Mueller probe is preventing panel from receiving oversight answers MORE (R-Wis.) — Johnson is a co-sponsor.

Sen. John KennedyJohn Neely KennedyMORE (R-La.) — Kennedy told Vox that he was supporting the bill "because it gives states added flexibility." 

Sen. James LankfordJames Paul LankfordCollusion judgment looms for key Senate panel GOP loads up lame-duck agenda as House control teeters The Hill's Morning Report — Kavanaugh, Ford saga approaches bitter end MORE (R-Okla.) — A spokesman confirmed that Lankford supports the legislation. 

Sen. Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellGraham: I hope Dems 'get their ass kicked' for conduct around Kavanaugh Saudi mystery drives wedge between Trump, GOP Overnight Defense: Trump worries Saudi Arabia treated as 'guilty until proven innocent' | McConnell opens door to sanctions | Joint Chiefs chair to meet Saudi counterpart | Mattis says Trump backs him '100 percent' MORE (R-Ky.) — McConnell has touted the Graham-Cassidy bill including saying in a recent floor speech that it "would repeal the pillars of Obamacare and replace that failed law’s failed approach with a new one: taking decision-making power out of Washington, allowing states and governors to actually experiment with better ideas."

Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) — Perdue told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that "I'm all in." 

Sen. Mike RoundsMarion (Mike) Michael RoundsOn The Money: Deficit hits six-year high of 9 billion | Yellen says Trump attacks threaten Fed | Affordable housing set for spotlight in 2020 race Lawmakers, Wall Street shrug off Trump's escalating Fed attacks GOP shrugs off dire study warning of global warming MORE (R-S.D.) — Rounds told reporters on Monday that he supports the bill.

Sen. Tim ScottTimothy (Tim) Eugene ScottOvernight Health Care — Presented by the Coalition for Affordable Prescription Drugs — Senators face Wednesday vote on Trump health plans rule | Trump officials plan downtime for ObamaCare website | Lawmakers push for action on reducing maternal deaths Bipartisan group of senators ask Trump to increase focus on maternal deaths 7 law enforcement officers shot in South Carolina MORE (R-S.C.): Scott said in a statement: "I'm on board — now let's go get the votes!"

Sen. Richard ShelbyRichard Craig ShelbyDisasters become big chunk of U.S. deficit Lawmakers, Wall Street shrug off Trump's escalating Fed attacks Florida politics play into disaster relief debate MORE (R-Ala.) — A spokeswoman confirmed that Shelby will support the legislation. 

Sen. John ThuneJohn Randolph ThuneThrough a national commitment to youth sports, we can break the obesity cycle Florida politics play into disaster relief debate GOP chairman: FEMA has enough money for Hurricane Michael MORE (R-S.D.) — Thune, the third-ranking GOP senator, backs the bill and said Cassidy is a “grave robber” for resurrecting something that was “6 feet under."

Sen. Thom TillisThomas (Thom) Roland TillisDems angered by GOP plan to hold judicial hearings in October Kavanaugh tensions linger after bitter fight GOP fractured over filling Supreme Court vacancies in 2020 MORE (R-N.C.) — Tillis told McClatchy that while Graham-Cassidy doesn't completely solve the country's healthcare problems it "puts it on [a] footing that I think is more likely to get us to a solution, through other measures that are going to require 60 votes."