Monday, 18 June, 2018

John McCain, Fighting Brain Cancer, Likely to Miss Vote on Tax Overhaul

McCain's Absence Probably Won't Hurt The GOP's Tax Bill Vote John McCain, Fighting Brain Cancer, Likely to Miss Vote on Tax Overhaul
Lori Graves | 20 December, 2017, 01:21

US Senator John McCain will miss a key vote on the Republican tax bill, further narrowing the already-thin margin of support for the controversial measure, US media reported Sunday.

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) returned to his home state on Sunday to spend time with his family and recover from chemotherapy treatment after spending the past week in a Maryland hospital.

The doctor treating McCain at Walter Reed, Dr. Mark Gilbert, Chief of Neuro-Oncology at the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) National Cancer Institute, says McCain has responded well to treatment he's undergone for a viral infection, and his underlying cancer is "responding positively to ongoing treatment".

In a statement, the 81-year-old lawmaker said he would undergo rehabilitation and physical therapy there after being hospitalized at Walter Reed Medical Center, near Washington.

'As ever, he remains grateful to his physicians for their excellent care, and his friends and supporters for their encouragement and good wishes, ' the statement said. "My father is doing well and we are all looking forward to spending Christmas together in Arizona", the senator's daughter, Meghan McCain, tweeted Sunday. With McCain gone, they can afford to lose only one more Republican vote in order to pass the bill.

Senator John Mc Cain is returning to Arizona after receiving brain cancer treatment and is expected to miss the tax reform vote
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However, his absence mostly likely will not prevent the GOP from passing the bill.

President Trump told reporter's on Sunday that he spoke to McCain's wife, Cindy, and wished the couple well.

CBS News is reporting that Republican Sen. He received a diagnosis this year of glioblastoma, an aggressive, malignant brain tumor that can cause headaches, seizures, blurred vision and other symptoms. The bill appeared to have unanimous support from the Republican Senate conference, with all 52 senators signaling they would vote yes.

Sen. John McCain heads to the Senate floor ahead of votes on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., December 6, 2017. Marco Rubio of Florida and Bob Corker of Tennessee last week and should have enough votes for the GOP measure. McCain eventually began using a wheelchair, and members of his staff pushed him where he needed to go.

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