Health care vote delay gives foes, supporters more time
July 16, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) — Foes from left and right are using the delayed vote on the Republican health care bill to make it as politically toxic as possible for wavering GOP senators to support it. But the postponement also gives Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the White House more time to cut the deals they need to rescue the imperiled measure.
"Look, we need to tackle this problem," McConnell, R-Ky., said Monday, signaling that days of bargaining and persuasion with reluctant colleagues lay ahead. "The only way we'll get there is with continued hard work, and that's just what we intend to d...