Transcript for Senate to begin July recess with no health care bill
Those comments from the president on Twitter overshadowing that health care showdown. The senate running out of time to draft a new version of the bill before taking off for the fourth of July recess. Our congressional correspondent Mary Bruce is tracking it all on capitol hill for us. Good morning, Mary. Reporter: Good morning, robin. Well, senate Republicans were hoping to have a revised health care bill by now but instead they are aed heading home empty-handed. The negotiations continued up here yesterday behind closed doors and they are zeroing in on some new proposals. Here's what's now on the table. To please moderate hold-outs they're considering adding up to $45 billion to fight the opioid epidemic and keeping an Obamacare tax on wealthy investors, while some conservatives are pushing a proposal that would allow insurance companies to offer cheaper plans that do not cover essential health benefits but none of these options this morning appear to be enough to turn any of the noes into yeses. So, again, we asked this over and over again, where do they go from here, Mary? Reporter: Well, first senators are going home, robin. This debate is likely to follow them there. They are bracing for pushback and an earful from some of their constituents and these health care talks are likely to continue during the break and Republican leaders are hopeful still that they can have a vote finally next month but if they aren't able to get this done, the president just now tweeted that they should immediately repeal and then replace at a later date. Robin. All right, Mary. Which is very different plan. Brand-new this morning. We turn to the fourth of
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