House Freedom Caucus Chair Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) predicted Monday that if the Graham-Cassidy health-care bill passes the Senate, "the pressure will be so great" that it will pass the House too. The bill, introduced last week by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.), marks Republicans' "last chance" to replace ObamaCare, Meadows said. The GOP has until Sept. 30 to pass the bill with a majority vote — ahead of when the Congressional Budget Office will have its full analysis completed in October. Three 'no' votes will kill the bill in the Senate. Already, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has come out firmly against it, and Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) is expected to oppose it, too.
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