The Hill reports:
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Friday that the White House has become “increasingly optimistic” about the Republican effort to pass a last-minute measure to repeal and replace ObamaCare. “Obviously, those two senators came up with an innovative solution that would still preserve many of the most important components of repealing and replacing ObamaCare, doing away with those draconian taxes and penalties — saving about $300 billion in taxes, $485 billion in spending.”
So far, one Republican, Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) has come out against the bill, meaning the GOP can only afford one more defection if they hope to pass the bill. Several Republican senators remain undecided on the proposal, and no Democrats are expected to vote for it. Three GOP lawmakers — Sens. Susan Collins (Maine), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) and John McCain (Ariz.) — are being closely watched, since their no votes sank the last repeal attempt.
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