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McCain to miss week, likely delaying healthcare vote

16 July 2017, 05:54 | Darnell Patrick

McCain to miss week, likely delaying healthcare vote

McCain to miss week, likely delaying healthcare vote

"On the advice of his doctors, Senator McCain will be recovering in Arizona next week".

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell needs the support of 50 of 52 GOP senators to proceed to a floor debate on the bill, and two senators - Susan Collins of ME and Rand Paul of Kentucky - have already said they will not support that motion.

McCain has expressed concern about the healthcare bill but has not said how he would vote. John McCain's absence as he recovers from surgery from a blood clot. They said the 80-year-old Republican is resting comfortably at his home in Arizona.

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment on how the healthcare vote might be affected.

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The hospital said tissue pathology reports would be available within the next several days. With all Democrats voting no, that would leave Republicans with just 49 votes, given McCain's absence. John McCain (R-AZ) forced Republican leaders on Saturday night to delay immediate action on a GOP health care bill in the Senate, as the Senator's office indicated he will remain in his home state next week, after doctors removed a blood clot from above his left eye on Friday.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced this week he was extending the Senate's sessions for two weeks, cutting the August recess short.

According to the hospital, the surgery went "very well" and McCain is in "good spirits". Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Sen. The surgery was described as a "minimally invasive craniotomy with an eyebrow incision". "I look forward to seeing him back at work soon".



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