Three Republican Senators have already indicated that they will not vote to advance the health care bill on a procedural vote today, threatening the ability to pass the bill before the July 4th recess.
The three lawmakers not agreeing to a procedural vote are Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and centrists Dean Heller of Nevada and Susan Collins of Maine.
Other Republicans also are skeptical of holding a vote as soon as Tuesday. The procedural vote is necessary to get the bill passed by the end of this week, a major goal of GOP leadership.
Collins tweeted on Monday that she wants to work with Democrats and Republicans to “fix the flaws in the [Affordable Care Act]. [Congressional Budget Office] analysis shows Senate bill won’t do it.”