Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) said Friday no decision has been made about whether to push for another vote to repeal the healthcare reform law before the presidential election.
McConnell told reporters the question is being debated within his conference.
“This has been an ongoing discussion within our conference,” McConnell said. “We’re thinking about it. We already know where everybody is. “We’ve had the votes to oppose ObamaCare. We’ve had the votes to repeal Obamacare,” he added. “Every single Republican voted to oppose the law in the first place and repeal it later. We know where everybody is. It’s a matter still under discussion. We haven’t decided yet.”
McConnell offered an amendment to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act at the beginning of last year, and the Senate rejected it on a party-line vote.
Some conservatives in the Senate, such as Sens. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.), want another vote on repeal before the election.