Members of the Senate might decide today whether to start formal floor debate on an Affordable Care Act change bill, but they might.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has scheduled a vote on a “motion to proceed” with debate on the bill for today.
The Senate opened for business at noon today, handled routine matters, and then adjourned for weekly party lunches. Members were supposed to come back to the floor around 2:15 p.m.
Senate Republican leaders are waiting for Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., to fly back from Arizona. McCain has been getting treatment for a blood clot above his left eye. While he was getting treated for the blood clot, he learned he has a brain tumor.
No bill under serious consideration in the Senate would repeal the Affordable Care Act.
All of the versions of the Better Care Reconciliation Act and similar bills that have been under consideration would repeal, temporarily block or postpone most or all of the Affordable Care Act taxes and penalties.