By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate will delay its consideration of healthcare legislation while Arizona Republican Senator John McCain recuperates from surgery, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Saturday. McCain’s absence cast doubt on whether the Senate would be able to pass the legislation to dismantle and replace Obamacare.
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"While John is recovering, the Senate will continue our work on legislative items and nominations, and will defer consideration of the Better Care Act," McConnell said in a statement. The delay pushes Senate consideration of the bill until after a planned recess for the Fourth of July, but it does not guarantee that Republican senators will e together. Opponents of the bill, including patient Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the delay of the start of the traditional August recess by two weeks. Tags: senate, august, recess, delayed, Senate GOP Leaders Delay Vote Lacking s, GOP leaders abruptly delayed the on the health care bill until after July 4th recess. The White House is standing by VA secretary nominee Dr. Ronny Jackson key senators delay his confirmation hearing. The senators haven't