The House passed the health care bill, so now all eyes are on the Senate.
But don’t expect them to work on the same bill — and don’t expect quick action.
“This process will not be quick or simple or easy, but it must be done,” McConnell said on Monday.
He added that “to those who have suffered enough already my message is this: We hear you, and Congress is acting.”
McConnell will face a narrow path for clearing a healthcare reform bill through the Senate. Republicans have a 52-seat majority, meaning he could lose up to two senators and still let Vice President Pence break a tie.