Senate won't push ACA repeal this year, majority leader says

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said he does not have any plans to push ACA repeal legislation this year, even though these efforts could be more successful than they were in 2017 due to the recent appointment of Sen. John Kyl, R-Ariz., according to The Hill.

The late Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., cast one of the deciding votes against a "skinny repeal" of the ACA in the summer of 2017, but his replacement Mr. Kyl might be more likely to side with GOP leaders on the matter. Nevertheless, Mr. McConnell said the GOP has other legislative priorities this year.

"The agenda for the month is already set. We have our plate full through the end of the fiscal year," said Mr. McConnell, according to The Hill. "We'll have to pass the three appropriations conference reports, pass the farm bill, confirm a Supreme Court justice and then do some kind of continuing resolution for the roughly 10 percent of the budget left unappropriated before the end of the year."

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