Senate Will Not Vote On Proposed ACA Repeal And Replace Legislation

Unable to secure a necessary amount of votes, Senate Republican leaders announced yesterday that the most recent attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, a bill introduced by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Bill Cassidy [R-LA], Dean Heller (R-NV), and Ron Johnson (R-WI) will not be voted on this week. The Senate faced a September 30 deadline to pass the bill with a simple majority under 2017 budget reconciliation rules. After that date, any repeal legislation will require 60 votes in the Senate to move forward unless a new budget resolution, including repeal instructions, is passed for fiscal year 2018 or 2019.