President Donald Trump’s administration has announced it will sign a bill to repeal ObamaCare on Monday, but Republicans will have to wait until after a government shutdown.
The president told reporters in the Rose Garden that the House and Senate have reached a deal and the Senate will send the bill to the White House for his signature.
Trump said the House will then pass the bill with a simple majority.
The House passed the GOP ObamaCare replacement bill earlier this week.
But the Senate rejected it, with GOP senators voting against the repeal.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday that the Senate is finalizing a repeal-and-replace bill.
He said he will sign the legislation if it is passed.
If the House passes the bill, it would be the first time the House has voted to repeal the law.
The bill is expected to pass both chambers.
But Trump said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” that the legislation is not dead.
“The Senate has a deal.
And I think the Senate has been working very hard.
And the Senate passed the bill.
It will go to the president for his endorsement.
And he’ll sign it,” he said.
Trump has said he is not looking to force Democrats to accept a repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
The president has said Democrats will have a choice between “repeal and nothing” and will end up with “nothing.”
Democrats are not expected to support the repeal-without-replace measure.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Monday the Senate bill is “not dead.”
“The president is working on a number of different bills.
But it’s not dead,” he told reporters.
“The president wants to do it.”