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>> 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. senator mcconnell: we just had a great lunch with the president. i want to start by thanking the president and the vice
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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 on the phone. we have had a lot of conversations. he has talked to a lot of members. one of the outgrowths 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 guilt -- some difficulty in getting to yes. let me describe what yes is. it is the motion to proceed. we 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 would remind those of you that
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don't cover capital bill -- capitol hill that this type of bill is totally open for amendment. there is no way i are anybody else could prevent members from having amendments that any 51 of 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] back to his original position. it looks like the direction you are going was to repeal and replace at a later date. we have twonnell: options here. there is a large majority in our conference that want to demonstrate to the america people that they intend to keep the commitment they made in four straight elections to repeal obamacare.
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i think we all agree it is better to both repeal and replace. but we could have a vote on either. if we end up voting on repeal only, it will be fully amendable on the senate floor. and if it were to pass without any amendment at all, there is a two-year delay before it kicks in. so the takeaway is no harm is done by getting on the bill. wide open for amendment. no matter what i offer as a substitute, it is fully amendable. >> the president's comments today, are you experiencing some political whiplash here? [laughter] senator mcconnell: it is pretty obvious we have had difficulty in getting 50 votes to proceed. but i want to disabuse any of you of the notion that we will not have that vote next week. we are going to vote on the motion to proceed on the bill next week. >> leader mcconnell --
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>> will you cancel all of the august recess? senator mcconnell: we will have on emotion to proceed on the bill next week. thanks everybody. >> [indiscernible] >> this evening the mayo clinic released a statement at the request of diner dash of senator john mccain saying he has been diagnosed with cancer. it reads in part "senator mccain underwent a procedure to remove a blood caught. subsequent tissue pathology revealed a primary brain tumor known as a glioblastoma. further treatment opens may include chemotherapy and radiation.
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john mccain has represented arizona in the u.s. senate cents 1987. sunday on key wednesday. >> when we look at president obama's domestic legacy, i think there are two things that are very important that will have long-lasting good consequences for the united states that can be summarized in four words, sonia sotomayor and elena kagan, his nominees to the supreme court. >> our two-part interview with -- >> i think the point to emphasize here is that over the presidencyarack's there were scores of people in illinois who had known him years earlier were deeply disappointed
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with the trajectory of the obama presidency, and disappointed in two ways. number one, disappointed that barack forgot many of the people, most of the people that were essential to his political rise. >> sunday night at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span's "q&a." the presidential advisory commission on election integrity held its first meeting with vice president mike pence chairing the meeting. before he came to the meeting the president spoke briefly. this is just over two hours. >> ladies and gentlemen, the vice president of the united states.

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