Senate Republicans remain undecided about whether to push for additional votes on repealing the federal healthcare overhaul before the November election, according to their leader.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, of Kentucky, said at a Friday news conference that pushing for such a vote is “still under discussion” among Republican senators.
The Senate voted Feb. 1 to reject repeal 47-51, along party lines.
“Every single Republican voted to oppose the law in the first place and to repeal it later,” McConnell said. “We know where everybody is.”
Some conservatives have argued further votes might lead politically vulnerable Democrats to begin switching sides as the election approaches. Others have argued that repeated healthcare votes will fail but take the focus off areas of greater vulnerability for President Barack Obama.