Senate Republicans claim progress on health care legislation

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J. Scott Applewhite/ AP Senate Bulk Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., flanked by Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., left, and Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, consults with press reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, June 6, 2017.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017|12:56 p.m.

WASHINGTON– Senate Republicans say they’re nearing consensus on health care legislation as they head toward a make-or-break vote by the Fourth of July.

They narrowed down legal options at a conference Tuesday participated in by Vice President Mike Pence.

Bulk Leader Mitch McConnell told press reporters afterward that “We’re getting close to having a proposal to whip and to require to the flooring. It’s been 7 years to speak about health care.”

McConnell and other congressional GOP leaders later on met with President Donald Trump at the White House. Trump applauded your home for passing its own healthcare expense and motivated the Senate to “follow suit and get a bill across the goal this summer.”

Nevertheless, it’s still unclear that the emerging Senate costs will have enough votes to pass.

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