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Corker Expects Senate GOP Obamacare Repeal Bill Thursday

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By    |   Tuesday, 20 Jun 2017 12:15 PM

Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said he expects to see Senate Republicans' Obamacare repeal legislation on Thursday.

"It looks like about a week before a vote takes place on the legislation… I think it's planned to be out, (legislation) language and all on Thursday," Corker said Tuesday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

The senator said he would look at the legislation's effect on his Tennessee constituents before he makes a decision on whether to vote for it.

About whether one week is long enough for the senator to make a viable decision to vote for the legislation, Corker said, "We will work around the clock to make sure that we understand what's in it and we'll just see."

The senator said he would have preferred a "more open" process in creating the legislation, instead of the Senate Republicans' working group that kept the legislation secret from other Republican senators. "I would have liked, as you already know, for this to be a more open process and to have committee hearings, but that's not what we're doing."

"At the end of the day, that doesn't preclude my responsibilities as a senator to either vote yes or no based on the substance that's in it," Corker said. "I certainly look forward to diving into that substance."

On May 23, Corker criticized the Senate Republicans' closed-door process. "It's a very awkward process, at best … I'd rather have the input as we move along, than a bill be produced and all of a sudden, it's the product, and then everybody opines," he said, according to The Huffington Post.

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