Jul 14, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Trump promises Senate GOP: “I will be at my desk” for health bill

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President Trump cranked up the pressure for GOP Senators this morning, tweeting that they must come through and get their health bill passed, "as promised":

"Republicans Senators are working hard to get their failed ObamaCare replacement approved. I will be at my desk, pen in hand! So impt Rep Senators, under leadership of @SenateMajLdr McConnell get healthcare plan approved. After 7yrs of O'Care disaster, must happen! After all of these years of suffering thru ObamaCare, Republican Senators must come through as they have promised! .@VP Mike Pence is working hard on HealthCare and getting our wonderful Republican Senators to do what is right for the people."

What's next: The Senate hopes to vote on the bill next week, but first they have to go through a procedural motion to start the debate. If that fails, the whole thing ends there.

Go deeper: Watch the second episode of Axios Sourced featuring health care reporter Caitlin Owens on what's going on behind the scenes in Washington.

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