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Senate Conservatives Announce Opposition to McConnell’s Health Care Bill

Conservative Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) made clear they would not support the current version of the Senate health care bill after it was revealed Thursday afternoon, putting its chances of passage in jeopardy.

Their joint statement came after Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) unveiled long-awaited details of the secretive draft of his legislation to Republican senators Thursday morning.

“Currently, for a variety of reasons, we are not ready to vote for this bill, but we are open to negotiation and obtaining more information before it is brought to the floor. There are provisions in this draft that represent an improvement to our current health care system but it does not appear this draft as written will accomplish the most important promise that we made to Americans: to repeal Obamacare and lower their health care costs.”

Senate Republicans can only afford to lose two members on the bill, at which point Vice President Mike Pence would cast the tie-breaking vote for passage. But there are more than two members who disapprove of it.

Conservatives were the most outspoken about disagreement with various provisions of the bill during the meeting, though, which Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) described as “tense.”

Republican Study Committee members sent McConnell a letter signed by 30 House lawmakers demanding the key conservative goals of the House bill be included in the Senate bill on Wednesday night, threatening to rescind support if that weren’t the case.