tv Senate GOP Leaders Commit to Health Care Procedural Vote Next Week CSPAN July 19, 2017 8:16pm-8:22pm EDT
>> the president then met with republican senators over lunch to discuss their legislative strategy. politico is reporting that several case senators that voted against earlier versions of the republican plan are meeting at the white house this evening to resolve their differences. after their luncheon meeting this afternoon, mitch mcconnell spoke to reporters outside the white house. >> we just had a great lunch with the president.
i want to start by thanking the president and the vice president , tom price and seema burma, who have been totally engaged in everything we have done in the past two weeks. as you know, the president likes to talk to -- talk on the phone. we have had a lot of conversations. he has talked to a lot of members. outcomes of the discussion today is the vice president, the secretary of health and human services and the head of cms will be on capitol hill tonight working with some of our members who at least so far have gotten -- had some difficulty in getting take yes. let me describe what yes is. it is the motion to proceed. cannot keep the commitment we made to the american people to repeal and replace obamacare unless we get on the bill. next week, we will be voting to get on the bill. i really -- i will remind
those of you that this type of bill is totally open for amendment. there is no way i are anybody else could prevent members from that any 51 ofts us can pass and change the bill. but we cannot have a debate until we get on the bill. so next week, we will be voting on the motion to proceed. i have every expectation that we will be able to get on the bill. >> senator mcconnell -- [indiscernible] it looks like the direction you two replaces nearly and repeal at another date -- to repeal and replace at a later date. here.have two options there is a large majority in our conference that want to demonstrate to the america people that they intend to keep the maquette -- the commitment they made in four straight elections to repeal obamacare.we
all agree it is better to both repeal and replace. that we could have a vote on either. if we end up voting on repeal only, it will be fully amendable on the side of the floor. and if it were to pass without any amendment at all, there is a two-your delay before it kicks in. so the takeaway is no harm is done by getting on the bill. not open -- wide open for amendment. it is fully amendable. >> the president's comments today, are you experiencing some political whiplash here? [laughter] >> it is pretty obvious we have had difficulty in getting 50 votes to proceed. to disabuse any of you of the notion that we will not have that vote next week. proceed on the bill next week. >> leader mcconnell --
[indiscernible] >> will you cancel the august recess? >> we will have a vote on the motion to proceed on the bill next week. thank you. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] >> tonight, on c-span, the first meeting of the presidential election commission, followed by reaction from the dnc voting rights commission. and then our interview with tim ryan of ohio. ♪ "washington journal," live every day, with news and policy issues that impact you. coming up thursday morning, south carolina republican congressman mark sanford discusses his call for civility on capitol hill.
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