Senate’s ‘August vacation’ partially cut to focus on healthcare & tax reform

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Part of Congress’ annual August vacation is canceled to focus on health care and tax reform.  

The Senate is expected to vote on repealing Obamacare next week, despite several Senators refusing to support the plan.  Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell is giving in to his collegue’s demands.  He says the Senate will work through part of August to tackle issues like health care.

McConnell’s decision means victory for ten fellow republicans who pushed the idea.  Senator Thom Tillis (R) North Carolina says, “we’ve got to come up with a healthcare outcome, we’ve got to come up with a tax plan, we’ve got to come up with a spending strategy.”

Senator John Kennedy (R) Louisiana adds, “there comes a time, you gotta fish or cut bait, and that’s where we areā€¦.it’s time to vote.”

Senate leaders say a vote could come as early as next Tuesday.

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