Leaders were openly discussing a "skinny bill" repealing unpopular parts of the statute like its tax penalties on people not buying coverage - a tactic aimed chiefly at letting Senate-House bargainers seek a final compromise.
Ahead of the procedural vote, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., called it an "important first step toward repealing Obamacare" and addressing its "failures".
The 80-year-old Arizona senator will return to Washington just days after a cancer diagnosis, to cast what could be the deciding vote Tuesday to open debate on legislation to repeal and replace "Obamacare".
But now, with Republican President Donald Trump in the White House and ready to sign a bill, the stakes are real - as are the realities of voting to repeal the current health care law without a replacement in place. "I encourage senators with healthcare ideas - whether Republicans, Democrats, or Independents - to bring their amendments to the floor", McConnell said on the floor.
On the day's opening vote to begin debate, and with all senators in their seats and protesters agitating outside and briefly inside the chamber, the vote was held open at length before Mr. McCain, 80, entered the chamber.
That legislative path appears more likely after the Senate parliamentarian on Tuesday ruled that several provisions of the BCRA don't meet budget reconciliation rules and must have 60 votes to pass.
Its main proposal is to remove individual and employer mandates but it will also allow the senate to establish a conference with the house of representatives on a replacement Bill, a move that may give the senate more time.
Senate passage of a health care bill would set up discussions with the House, which approved its version in May. John McCain was right in the middle of it on Tuesday when he spoke to his fellow members.
Unless the USA starts saving more or investing less, that deficit won't decline - regardless of this or any other trade agreement. The most important fact to keep in mind as the administration renegotiates NAFTA is that the agreement has been a success.
Molly Duman Scheel, says soldiers are more susceptible to mosquito bites because of the amount of time they spend outdoors. His street is one that a white van circles each morning releasing one million male aedes aegypti mosquitoes a week.
Officials in Florida said in a statement that "if Nevada's request meets all criteria, Florida must accept the transfer". Neither prosecutors nor victims of the crimes for which Simpson was convicted in 2008 are expected to oppose his parole.
Their interaction only makes it crystal clear just how important Wonder Woman is for women and girls everywhere. Jenkins regarding the issue said to EW that "I realized that " Wonder Woman 2 " is its own great movie".
Adding to his frustration was the fact that Griffin was very close to landing Jimmy Butler when Gilbert chose to shake things up. Despite being courted by James himself, Crawford signed with the Wolves on a deal worth $US4.4 million per season.
Over the period China has squarely blamed India for provocation and called to take practical measures to correct its wrongdoing. Earlier, India has said that both sides should pull back troops to discuss the matter through diplomatic channels.
Muslim leaders alleged Israel was trying to expand its control at the site under the guise of security, a claim Israel has denied. Israel's Reshet Bet radio on Monday morning reported that a senior Israeli official is on his way to Amman to resolve the crisis.
By contrast, the Red Crescent reported at least 450 Palestinians were wounded in the demonstrations, almost half from tear gas. The violence was prompted by Israel's installation of metal detectors at entry points to Al-Aqsa compound in Beit-ul-Muqaddas.
New James Bond film in the works
It will be number 25 in the franchise about the MI5 spy, but it is still not clear if Daniel Craig will reprise his main role. When is the new James Bond film out in the UK? The movie will be produced by Eon's Michael G.
Parents accused of giving newborn baby narcotics
The Salt Lake Tribune is reporting that a Walmart incident actually tipped off police about Christenson and Wilde's drug crimes. Christenson , who was in Walmart with her older children , was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant at that time.
Charlie Gard's parents withdraw appeal
Doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital had said the treatment wouldn't help and could cause the child pain. Hirano believes there is at least a 10-percent chance that his treatment could improve Charlie's condition.
Nifty ends above 9900, Reliance Industries leads
There are 661 advances, 970 declines and 328 unchanged stocks, indicating a negative undertone floating in the market. Wipro shares spiked today after the company announced a mega share buyback plan worth up to Rs 11,000 crore.
Ghost Recon: Wildlands To Add Ghost War 4v4 PvP Mode
Istrate cautions that "all of these elements will make team play, communication, and strategic skills more crucial than ever". Ghost War will be a class-based affair, with players choosing from one of six classes before jumping into any given match.