McCain's absence raised doubts about whether Republican leadership would have enough votes to move past an important procedural hurdle, for which they will need 50 Republican senators to vote in support of taking up the bill. According to NPR, members of the Senate GOP had originally planned to vote on the bill before the Fourth of July holiday, but they delayed the vote when it appeared that about five Republican senators were opposed to the bill.
"There are about eight to 10 Republican senators who have serious concerns about this bill", Ms Collins told CNN's State of the Union programme, faulting the bill for its major cuts to Medicaid.
John Kennedy said the "unfair treatment" under McConnell's original bill would have cost the state $2 billion. But two Republican senators have already declared their opposition to revised legislation that was unveiled on Thursday. McCain is taking time to recover based on the advice of his doctors, the statement said.
But Democrats, who are powerless to stop the bill unless more Republicans defect, are gleefully seizing on the opportunity the delay provides to hammer their GOP colleagues for not holding a single public hearing on the massive legislation.
Strong storms cause flooding across Wisconsin The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Kenosha, as heavy rains are again expected in the area. The weather service has also issued a Flood Warning for the Fox River at Montgomery.
"It could lead to insurance plans that really are barely insurance at all".
The release detailed information regarding McCain's status and how the surgery went. As a result, McCain will remain home with his family in Arizona to recover over the next week.
That means for Lee "there can be a political benefit to opposing a bill that has extremely low levels of public support", Karpowitz said, even if he's attempting to act out of honest concerns over policy.
It would likely fail without Mr McCain's vote. Flake said. "I look forward to seeing him back at work soon".
Mayweather, McGregor spar with words as hype tour starts
Mayweather remained calm throughout McGregor's tirade of verbal jabs, nodding his head and appearing close to boredom. Seeing this, McGregor laughed so much, brought the microphone to his lips and said, " Dance for me, boy! ".
Voting for presidential election ends in MP
The people of the Sovereign, Socialist, Secular, Democratic and Republic India do not elect its own president directly. The total value of the votes of the Electoral College, which comprises 776 MPs and 4,120 MLAs, is 10,98,903.
China's economic growth holds steady despite slowdown fears
The National Bureau of Statistics said the figures showed China's economy had become "more stable, co-ordinated and sustainable". In terms of de-stocking in the property market, the floor space of unsold homes were down 9.6 percent at the end of June.
Delta refunds $30 to Ann Coulter after her Twitter tirade
Coulter called the carrier "the worst airline in america" after she was asked to move from her pre-booked seat to another spot. Let's remember: Coulter's the victim here - not the airline that switched her prepaid, preselected seat without explanation.
Govt briefs Opposition in hope of a smooth Parl session
The opposition parties had earlier said the government had not kept them informed over the developments in Dokalam. The meeting is primarily aimed at taking the opposition leaders into confidence over the major national issues.