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Politics Trump tweets that the effort to repeal Obamacare ‘is not dead!’

02:20  30 july  2017
02:20  30 july  2017 Source:   bostonglobe.com

GOP's Obamacare Repeal Cuts Insured by 32 Million, CBO Says

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President Trump used an umbrella after stepping out of Air Force One on Friday. © Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images President Trump used an umbrella after stepping out of Air Force One on Friday.

President Trump says the effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, which is commonly referred to as Obamacare, is not dead.

In a tweet Saturday afternoon, Trump said, “Unless the Republican Senators are total quitters, Repeal & Replace is not dead!”

He also appeared to call on GOP senators to demand another health care vote before tackling any other legislation.

An effort to undo Obamacare ended early Friday when Senator John McCain joined Senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski in voting against the so-called skinny repeal measure.

Trump’s afternoon attempt at persuading Republican lawmakers to continue with the repeal fight wasn’t his only tweet of note on Saturday.

In the morning, he took to the social media platform to rail against the Senate’s filibuster rule.

Trump agenda still in limbo as GOP Congress looks ahead to fall .
<p>With senators having wrapped up business for the month and joining the House on recess, they're leaving behind a highly unproductive first half of the year. The Trump agenda has barely moved, despite the GOP enjoying a majority in both chambers of Congress and a Republican in the White House.</p>WASHINGTON — With senators having wrapped up business for the month and joining the House on recess, they're leaving behind a highly unproductive first half of the year. The Trump agenda has barely moved, despite the GOP enjoying a majority in both chambers of Congress and a Republican in the White House.

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