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Facing long odds, McConnell delays health-care vote

Due to a lack of votes, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has decided to delay the Senate vote on the GOP health-care plan. McConnell, who was pushing for a vote this week, told senators Tuesday that he now plans to hold the vote after the July 4 recess in hopes of rallying more support in the extra time.

Six Republicans have come out against the bill, while four have expressed concerns. McConnell can only afford two defections.

Meanwhile, Republican senators have been invited to the White House for a last-minute meeting Tuesday afternoon to discuss health care.