Two Republicans already plan to vote "no" on the latest bill, so Republicans can't afford to lose another vote. But there's no guarantee the extra time will accomplish anything except giving senators more heartburn. A vote may come as early next week, but McConnell has hinted that if the measure fails Republicans are prepared to work with Democrats in crafting a bipartisan program, which would need 60 votes to advance instead of the 50 the GOP is now seeking using budget reconciliation.
The bill's dramatic cuts to the Medicaid program are a significant concern for governors like Sandoval as well as moderate senators such as Susan Collins, R-Maine.
Before the vote was delayed, President Trump used his weekly address on Saturday to encourage the Senate to pass the health care bill.
McCain's absence raised doubts about whether Republican leadership would have enough votes to move past an important procedural hurdle, for which they will need 50 Republican senators to vote in support of taking up the bill.
During his questioning of former FBI Director James Comey in early June, McCain's line of thought seemed disjointed and left Comey "a little confused".
A number of other Republicans including Senators Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, Dean Heller of Nevada, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Rob Portman of OH, have also expressed serious reservations about the bill in its current form.
Mr. Paul and Ms. Collins said they have been in talks with the White House about the health care bill.
But the net result is that it creates more time for second thoughts among Republicans. Susan Collins of ME, have already come out against the bill. If that vote is successful, it sets up a confirmation vote, likely before the end of the week. Paul, much more conservative, said that he wanted the bill to go much further in dismantling the ACA, also commonly referred to as Obamacare. Conservatives are pushing for more than $200 billion in required cuts to mandatory spending programs, but key committee chairs are saying it's hard to get that kind of savings.
The Senate floor schedule is unclear now that health care is on hold.
Democrats, of course, have no interest in changing the disastrous health care law.
During the same speech, the vice president went after Ohio Gov. John Kasich, R, a critic of the legislation, by suggesting his state's expansion of Medicaid left almost 60,000 residents with disabilities "stuck on waiting lists, leaving them without the care they need for months or even years".
After facing an outcry, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell increased that to $45 billion.
The groups wrote in a letter to McConnell and Democratic Minority Leader Chuck Schumer that the amendment "would undermine protections for those with pre-existing medical conditions, increase premiums and lead to widespread terminations of coverage for people now enrolled in the individual market". Ted Cruz's amendment - a key provision added to the bill that won over Cruz and may help bring on board others.
The Senate Budget Committee did not offer an explanation for the delay but said it would provide more information and updates as appropriate.
Police are asking the public to focus on the person's facial features as the depiction of the hat may be inaccurate. The suspect has been described as 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-10, weighing between 180-220 pounds with reddish brown hair.
The office was closed at the time of the explosion and no one was injured, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation . On social media, he often complained about being mistreated by the air force and bemoaned the plight of other vets.
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The superstar singer and her mogul husband, who married in 2008, are also parents to a five-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy . Shortly after 1 a.m., Beyoncé debuted the long awaited photo of her newborn twins on her official Instagram account.
The cloud server was owned and operated by telephonic software and data firm NICE Systems , a third-party vendor for Verizon . Prior to then, however, UpGuard said the information could have easily been discovered by anyone knowing where to look.
"We want to be careful not to miss the tiniest piece of evidence", Bucks County District Attorney Matthew Weintraub said . Sturgis' auto was found there, his father said, adding that Meo's vehicle was found in a garage near the DiNardo property.
We know a lot more details about Kingdom Hearts III
This is great news for Xbox One owners, as the previous Kingdom Hearts games have only ever released on PlayStation format. The Gummi Ship minigame is also confirmed to return, with some tweaks and changes to make it unique to Kingdom Hearts 3 .
Trump's approval rating has dipped even lower
He also said the Washington Post/ABC News poll was "just about the most inaccurate" ahead of last year's presidential election. Meanwhile, only 59 per cent of Republicans back their party's proposal, though only 11 per cent say they prefer Obamacare .
First woman to win prestigious Fields Medal dies
Her friend Firouz Michael Naderi, an Iranian-American NASA scientist, said on Instagram , "A light was turned off today. She is survived by husband Jan Vondrák, a Czech theoretical computer scientist, and their daughter Anahita.
US Lawmakers set to question Trump campaign chairman
Donald Trump Jr. sits down to a round-table discussion at the Talk Media News radio row in Manchester, N.H., February 8, 2016. He was told the Russian government had information that could "incriminate" Clinton and her dealings with Russia.
CBO: Trump budget would not balance
Trump's budget also proposes saving $610 billion over the next decade by overhauling the Medicaid program, the CBO said. "CBO innaccurately (sic) estimated 25 million would be covered under Obamacare", reads another part.
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