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Trump to meet with holdout senators on healthcare bill

Trump to meet with holdout senators on healthcare bill

President Trump is expected to meet with Republican senators Monday night for dinner to urge them to support the healthcare bill aimed at repealing and replacing portions of Obamacare.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer announced the meeting during Monday's press briefing, but he did not say which senators would be at the meeting.

Republicans face a narrow margin to pass their healthcare bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act, because they have only a 52-seat majority in the upper chamber and are advancing the bill through reconciliation, which requires a simple majority vote instead of the 60 needed to break a filibuster.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., announced Saturday that the vote on the healthcare bill, which had been expected this week, would be delayed after Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said he would be spending a week in Arizona to recover from surgery in which a blood clot was removed above his left eye.

Trump reiterated his support for the healthcare bill Monday, shortly after the briefing, during a "Made in America" speech at the White House.

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