Senator John McCain will return to Senate on Tuesday

The office of John McCain (R-AZ) announced on Monday that the Senator would be returning to the Senate on Tuesday for several key votes.

“Senator McCain looks forward to returning to the United States Senate tomorrow to continue working on important legislation, including health care reform, the National Defense Authorization Act, and new sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has scheduled a vote on Tuesday to start debate on the Obamacare replacement legislation.

"The only way we'll have an opportunity to consider ideas is if senators have an opportunity to offer and debate them and that means kicking off debate, it means voting to proceed. And that will occur tomorrow.

"When the vote comes up, I'll keep my commitment to move beyond the failures of Obamacare. I will vote yes on the motion to proceed and I would urge all of my colleagues to do the same," McConnell said.

McCain's return hardly guarantees GOP leadership will be able to advance a health care bill now. McConnell still needs at least 50 votes to start debate on overhauling Obamacare, and can only lose two votes from his 52-member conference.

As Republican leaders continue to try and find at least 50 GOP votes, President Donald Trump gave his first extended remarks devoted to health care since his news conference on May 4.

“Every Republican promised immediate relief from this law.

“We as a party must fulfill that solemn promise to the voters of this country to repeal and replace — what they’ve been saying for the last seven years, but so far Senate Republicans have not held up," President Trump said.

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