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No.2 GOP senator sees health care vote in weeks

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The No. 2 Republican in the Senate says he fully expects a vote on the GOP health bill once Sen. John McCain is able to return to Washington following surgery.

Sen. John Cornyn tells NBC's "Meet the Press" that there should be a vote once there is a "full contingent of senators" available.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced late Saturday he was delaying the vote on the bill to repeal and replace the Obama-era health care law, which had been planned for this coming week.

McConnell's announcement came after McCain's office disclosed that he had undergone surgery, and doctors had advised him to stay in Arizona this week.

Before McCain's absence, the legislation was already opposed by two GOP senators in a chamber where they hold a 52-48 majority.

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