McCain Throws Support Behind Long-Shot Graham-Cassidy Bill, But Then Walks It Back
Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) are trying to scrape up support for a last-ditch effort bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
McCain Backs Graham-Cassidy ObamaCare Repeal Effort
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Wednesday that he supports a newer version of an ObamaCare repeal-and-replace bill, throwing some support behind the last-ditch effort. McCain said he backs a bill from Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) that would convert ObamaCare spending into block grants for states. ... In a statement later in the day on Wednesday, McCain took a step back from his earlier comments, saying he still needed to see the final bill and that committee hearings are in fact necessary. (Sullivan, 9/6)
Conway: Trump Would Sign Graham-Cassidy ObamaCare Repeal Bill
White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said Wednesday that President Trump would sign an ObamaCare repeal plan from GOP Sens. Bill Cassidy (La.) and Lindsey Graham (S.C.) if Congress passed it. “The president’s ready, he’s ready with pen in hand to sign health-care reform if, say, Graham-Cassidy moves forward. A lot of the governors seem to be supportive of that, people have been working on that very strongly over the recess,” Conway said on "America's Newsroom" on Fox News. (Roubein, 9/6)