The Senate’s top Republican “promised a vote in that chamber to repeal healthcare reform following a successful House vote on such legislation Wednesday evening,” The Hill reports.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said he would "assure" a Senate vote on legislation to undo Democrats’ healthcare reform law, despite Senate Democrats’ opposition to holding such a vote.
"I want to congratulate our colleagues in the House on this important first step. I hope the Senate will soon follow suit with a vote of its own," McConnell said in a video release following the successful 245-189 vote in the House to repeal the healthcare law.
“The Democratic leadership in the Senate doesn’t want to vote on this bill," McConnell added. "But I assure you, we will."
Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) “has wide discretion in setting the Senate’s calendar, and he’s indicated little interest in bringing up repeal for a vote.”