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THE HILL -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday said he does not have a timeline for using reconciliation to repeal ObamaCare but indicated that Republicans would look to roll back as much of the law as they can.
“I don't have a time to give you, but we're certainly going to consider using budget reconciliation for repealing as much of ObamaCare as is reconcilable,” McConnell told reporters. “[There are] certain rules that have to be applied to what is reconcilable and that's an active consideration, as you can imagine.”
Sen. John Cornyn (Texas), the Senate’s No. 2 Republican, later on Tuesday told reporters that “health” legislation will probably wait until the fall. Asked why, he said, “We’ve got a lot to do.”
A Cornyn spokesman said that the senator was referring broadly to the issue of healthcare, not a specific bill.
The Senate is dealing with an education bill and a highway funding deadline, with few legislative days remaining until the August recess.
Don Stewart, a McConnell spokesman, indicated later on Tuesday that reconciliation for ObamaCare is likely to wait until the fall.
Read more at The Hill.