Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said Tuesday that Republicans will be pursuing the “repeal and delay” strategy on Obamacare once they vote Tuesday to debate a House-passed healthcare bill.
“This morning, @SenateMajLdr informed me that the plan for today is to take up the 2015 clean repeal bill as I’ve urged,” he said on Twitter. “If that is the plan, I will vote to proceed to have this vote. I also now believe we will be able to defeat the new spending and bailouts.”
This morning, @SenateMajLdr informed me that the plan for today is to take up the 2015 clean repeal bill as I've urged.
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) July 25, 2017
GOP leadership is expected to call for a vote on a procedural motion that would start as much as 20 hours of debate on the House-passed healthcare bill, the American Health Care Act. If that motion gets the 50 votes it needs, assuming a tie-breaking vote by Vice President Mike Pence, the House bill would be stripped out and a new bill would be swapped in.
Originally published by the Washington Examiner.