Sep 26, 2017

Senate won’t vote on Graham-Cassidy

There won’t be a vote on Graham-Cassidy. Photo: AP file

The Senate won't vote on its latest bill to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act, Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy announced this afternoon. "We don't have the votes,” Cassidy announced after a lunch with Republican senators. " Am I disappointed? Absolutely.”

The back story: Two senior GOP aides said Graham and Cassidy asked not to hold a vote at the GOP lunch, after it became apparent the bill wouldn't pass.

What’s next: Graham insisted they’d try again later, after tackling tax reform next. "We're going to fulfill our promise ... There's plenty of fight left in us."

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