In a statement following defeat of the measure on a 49-51 vote, the California Democrat says, "The American people have spoken loud and clear against the higher costs and monstrous cruelty of Trumpcare".
Ryan is pledging to pursue "historic tax reform" in the fall. "There's no time to pout".
The Senate has tried to pass multiple versions of repeal: repeal and replace, a straight repeal and Friday's bare-bones repeal, but none garnered the support of 50 Republicans. But there seemed to be little stomach afterward among Republicans on Capitol Hill for acknowledging outright failure on their top campaign promise. They've given us the presidency. The Senate unexpectedly failed to move an Obamacare repeal bill at 1:30 am, and the chamber's two months of work on legislating (and seven years of campaigning) on the issue all came crashing down.
Instead McCain stunned his party when the final vote was at hand early Friday morning.
Even as the vote approached, numerous Republicans acknowledged that the "skinny bill" was far from ideal, and were voting for it only as a way to move forward toward a conference with the House - which would have kicked off another negotiation.
"Unfortunately", Ryan said, "the Senate was unable to reach a consensus".
Trump previously said the law that he and others call "Obamacare" would collapse immediately whenever those payments stop.
"The American people are going to regret that we couldn't find a better way forward", McConnell said on the Senate floor.
Some Republicans, including those who voted against "skinny repeal" like John McCain, are now talking about trying to get Democratic help in the health care replacement efforts rather than strictly relying on Republican support.
On Twitter, Norcross said he was relieved about the vote.
Only Heller faces reelection next year, however, and he has yet to attract a conservative primary challenger despite emerging as a key swing vote who pushed to reduce the scope of the Senate's efforts. "Absolutely, he is the head of the swamp in the United States Senate". He also suggested that the committee chairmanships held by the trio ought to be at risk. John McCain looked like he was going to save GOP health care efforts when he returned to the Capitol earlier this week.
He concluded his remarks by saying, "It's time to move on", naming the next legislation on the agenda for Friday.
The Health Care Freedom Act: The last-ditch attempt bill - senators saw this bill that repealed the individual mandate as a vehicle to start a conference with the House. Many Republicans condemned Trump for the comment, including Sean Spicer, who later became the President's spokesman.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi similarly thanked McCain for "establishing a higher level of participation", indicating the level of bipartisanship she would like to see moving forward. David Mack at BuzzFeed has a wonderful, GIF-filled play by play of the Senate debate's final, unpredictable moments that I can not recommend enough. Optional offerings like home and community-based services for people with disabilities would likely be the first to go, they said. "We kept our commitments". In their last meeting before a five-week summer recess, Ryan told his colleagues that they represented the most functional branch of government.
Rep. Mike Bost, R-Ill., who represents a blue-collar downstate district Democrats are heavily targeting in 2018, said he rarely encounters a constituent who airs frustrations with a particular chamber. Others have raised rates by double digits and said that they will need to raise rates another 20 percent if the uncertainty does not ease. "I can't change who the Senate is, okay? I did my job as a senator".