US Senator John McCain to miss key tax vote

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"Senator McCain has returned home to Arizona and will undergo physical therapy and rehabilitation at Mayo Clinic".

'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. The final vote on the Republican tax bill is slated for sometime this week.

The absence of Mr. McCain, a Republican, is not expected to jeopardize passage of the tax overhaul, as party leaders won the support of two key holdouts on Friday and had appeared on track to have the support of all 52 Republican senators.

John McCain is returning home to Arizona after being hospitalized over the side effects from his brain cancer treatment.

McCain was admitted to Walter Reed Hospital on Wednesday due to the "normal side effects" of his cancer treatments, ' his office said.

McCain was diagnosed with brain cancer in July. He has been undergoing treatment since.

President Trump told reporters at the White House Sunday afternoon that he spoke to McCain's wife, Cindy.

President Donald Trump says Republican Sen.

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The vote is expected to come this week to fulfill a promise to pass the bill before Christmas.

That's the word Sunday from Dr. Mark Gilbert, chief of Neuro-Oncology at the National Institutes of Health's National Cancer Institute.

His daughter Meghan McCain tweeted Sunday: "My father is doing well and we are all looking forward to spending Christmas together in Arizona".

"He's going through a very tough time, there's no question about that", Trump said. Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) said last week that they will vote for the measure after indicating earlier that they would not.

Republicans secured the support of Florida Sen.

This week, the GOP will try to pass a sweeping $1.5 trillion tax package in the Senate with a razor-thin majority and all Democrats opposed to the legislation.

Meghan McCain's new husband, The Federalist's Ben Domenech gave an update on the senator's condition after the longtime Arizona senator was hospitalized earlier this week.

Sen. John McCain heads to the Senate floor ahead of votes on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., December 6, 2017. McCain eventually began using a wheelchair, and members of his staff pushed him where he needed to go.

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