Thursday, October 1, 2020
BREAKING: Stop The Trump Administration From Arguing Against Obamacare - Sen. McSally Votes To Move Forward With Schumer Bill
Arizona Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ) and four other vulnerable Republicans voted with Democrats this afternoon to move forward with a symbolic bill that would have prevented the Trump Administration's Department of Justice from arguing to repeal the Obamacare bill in the Supreme Court next month.
The measure failed to move forward, on a 51-43 vote; 60 votes were necessary - and, it would have needed to be signed by the President.
The one-sentence bill from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer stated that the U.S. could not "advocate that a court invalidate any provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act."
McSally is trailing to Democratic candidate Mark Kelly in the special election for the seat previously held by the late Sen. John McCain. The question of the Affordable Care Act and its protections for people with pre-existing conditions has been a central one in the campaign.
Arizona's Politics has asked her office to comment, and to state how she would have voted on the bill if it had come to a vote. More from Politico.
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