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John McCain To Return To Senate Just Days After Brain Cancer Diagnosis

John McCain To Return To Senate Just Days After Brain Cancer Diagnosis

It helps, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell still needs at least 50 votes to start debate on overhauling Obamacare, and can only lose two votes from his 52-member conference.

The news is a boost to the GOP effort to overhaul the US insurance system.

Although the statement didn't mention health care, he will arrive in time for a procedural vote on whether to repeal the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare.

The office of John McCain has announced that the Senator will return to the United States Senate Tuesday.

The possibility of McCain returning had been discussed around the Capitol on Monday, yet the press release from his office late in the day came as a surprise.

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McCain was diagnosed with a primary glioblastoma, which was discovered when he underwent surgery to remove a blood clot at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix earlier this month, said CNN.

"It is just extraordinary how upbeat he is and how accepting of his diagnosis - it was truly inspirational to talk with him", she said.

"I have a feeling if there's any way he can be back he'll be here, whether or not his doctors like it, knowing John", Sen. "It just reminds me of what an extraordinarily fearless person he is".

Senator John McCain, diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer, will return to the Senate on Tuesday to cast a critical vote on health care legislation, the media reported. As chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, McCain is poised to lead floor debate on the bill, a task that historically can stretch over several long days.