Where Do They Stand on Healthcare?

It’s Complicated — And Not Over Yet

by Caitlin Martin

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The Senate postponed their vote on Repeal-and-Replace, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell plans to bring the bill up for a vote after the July 4 recess — Sen. McConnell can only afford to lose 2 votes for the bill to pass. Here’s where they stand since the CBO score came out:

NO (48)

All Democrats and both Independents in the Senate stand in opposition to the bill.


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


  • Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
  • Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK)
  • Sen. John Boozman (R-AR)
  • Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR)
  • Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ)
  • Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)
  • Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO)
  • Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)
  • Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA)
  • Sen. David Perdue (R-GA)
  • Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA)
  • Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-IA)
  • Sen. Jim Risch (R-ID)
  • Sen. Todd Young (R-IN)
  • Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA)
  • Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS)
  • Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT)
  • Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC)
  • Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND)
  • Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE)
  • Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE)
  • Sen. James M. Inhofe (R-OK)
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
  • Sen. Bob Corner (R-TN)

YES (17)

  • Sen. Richard C. Shelby (R-AL)
  • Sen. Luther Strange (R-AL)
  • Sen. Michael D. Crapo (R-ID)
  • Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS)
  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
  • Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO)
  • Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS)
  • Sen. Richard M. Burr (R-NC)
  • Sen. Patrick J. Toomey (R-PA)
  • Sen. Tom Scott (R-SC)
  • Sen. Michael Rounds (R-SD)
  • Sen. John Thune (R-SD)
  • Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN)
  • Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)
  • Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
  • Sen. John Barasso (R-WY)
  • Sen. Michael B. Enzi (R-WY)

The New York Times is keeping a running whip count with updates here:

Where Senators Stand on the Health Care Bill

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