June 30, 2017

Last Chance To Weigh In On Healthcare

The Senate will delay its vote on S-106, the Republican “Obamacare Repeal Act” until after the July 4th recess.

by Chris Thomas

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According to Axios the Senate will not hold a vote on S-106 until after the July 4th recess. The delay is a strategic move by Republicans who are in a “full court press” to reach agreement over the next few days, according to a GOP aid.

Why This Matters

If the Senate Republicans had the votes to pass this now they would. Voting after the recess gives Senators the opportunity to go home and confront constituents. According to NPR, just 17% of Americans back the Senate bill, which makes sending senators to face those voters a risky move for McConnell.

For voters, this means that the next week represents the last big push on the healthcare issue. Phone calls, faxes, and letters in the next few weeks will determine how Senators will respond to White House overtures.

To learn more about the Senate healthcare bill and how it will affect you, see Caitlin Martin’s previous story on the bill’s contents.

Who’s On The Fence

  • Dean Heller (R-NV)
  • Ted Cruz (R-TX)
  • Ron Johnson (R-WI)
  • Rand Paul (R-KY)
  • Mike Lee (R-UT)
  • Susan Collins (R-ME)
  • Jerry Moran (R-KS)
  • Shelley More Capito (R-WV)
  • Rob Portman (R-OH)

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