WASHINGTON - The Latest on the ongoing effort by congressional Republicans to pass a health care bill (all times local):
Arizona Sen. John McCain is returning to the Senate on Tuesday to vote on GOP health care legislation just days after being diagnosed with a brain tumor.
McCain's office made the dramatic announcement late Monday in a brief statement saying he looks forward "to continue working on important legislation including health care reform."
Republicans are holding the high-stakes vote on Tuesday to open debate on legislation to repeal and replace "Obamacare."
They have almost no margin for error making the presence of the 80-year-old McCain crucial if the vote is to succeed.
The office of Sen. John McCain says the ailing Arizona Republican will return to the Senate on Tuesday, the day of the health care vote.
In a statement Monday night, McCain's office says he looks forward to continuing work on "important legislation." It cites specifically health care reform, the National Defense Authorization Act and new sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea.
McCain has been diagnosed with cancer. His return to the Senate had been uncertain.
|Story By: Associated Press