The Senate GOP's health bill vote won't come this week, after all. In a surprise move this afternoon, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said they'll now plan on a vote after the July 4 recess.
- His top quote: Health care is a "big, complicated subject."
- The big takeaway, from Axios health care editor David Nather: "McConnell decides to Go For The Win. Which wasn't going to happen this week."
- What that means, from Axios' Caitlin Owens: "Majority Whip John Cornyn had said earlier that the vote was going ahead. But ultimately, the decision is McConnell's — and he was getting too much pushback from Senate Republican holdouts who said they weren't ready to vote this quickly, without changes to the bill."
Today's big event: All Republican senators are now at the White House to meet with the president.
The new deadline: Get an agreement by Friday, which would allow the CBO to score the revised bill over recess break.
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