Jul 25, 2017 - Health

Heller a "yes" on motion to proceed for ACA repeal

Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

Nevada Sen. Dean Heller — one of the most-watched holdouts in the GOP's effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act — announced this afternoon that he'd vote to allow debate to proceed on repeal efforts. Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, meanwhile, joined fellow moderate Sen. Susan Collins of Maine in the "no" column.

From Heller's statement: "Obamacare isn't the answer, but doing nothing to try to solve the problems it has created isn't the answer either."

Other one-time holdouts voting yes: Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, Utah Sen. Mike Lee, Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran and West Virginia Sen. Shelley Moore Capito.

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