McCain treated for viral infection, returns home to Arizona

Nichole Vega
December 20, 2017

McCain will undergo physical therapy and rehabilitation at the Mayor Clinic in Arizona.

"He is grateful for the excellent care he continues to receive, and appreciates the outpouring of support from people all over the country". Donald Trump's tax reform plan has overcome pockets of resistance within Republican ranks, United States senators said Friday, setting up a vote that could provide the president with his first major legislative victory.'We have the votes, ' Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters as he entered the chamber.

Sen. McCain is not expected to be in Washington for the tax vote, CNN confirmed.

CBS News reported that McCain, who was hospitalized for side effects of chemotherapy treatment for brain cancer, returned to Arizona on Sunday and would miss the tax overhaul vote.

He left for Arizona on Sunday.

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The entrance McCain's office is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday

McCain announced he had brain cancer in July shortly before casting the deciding vote against Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. He has been undergoing treatment since.

The measure is President Donald Trump's last shot at a major legislative accomplishment in his first year in office. "An evaluation of his underlying cancer shows he is responding positively to ongoing treatment".

"They've headed back, but I understand he'll come if we ever needed his vote, which hopefully we won't", Trump said after returning to the White House from Camp David. He voted for the initial version of the tax plan, which includes sweeping tax cuts and initially passed the Senate with 51 votes.

"My father is doing well and we are all looking forward to spending Christmas together in Arizona", she wrote on Twitter.

Republicans secured the support of Florida Sen. If just two Republican senators vote against the bill, it will die on the floor of the Senate. He's going through a very tough time, there's no question about it. 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. McCain eventually began using a wheelchair, with members of his staff pushing him where he needed to go.

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