Breaking: Pence Breaks Tie On Senate Health Care Vote

Vice President Mike Pence arrives for a Senate Republican strategy session at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, March, 14, 2017. The White House and Republican leaders in Congress are scrambling to shore up support for their health care bill after findings from the Congressional Budget Office estimated that 14 million people would lose insurance coverage in the first year alone under the GOP replacement for Obamacare. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote to open floor debate on dismantling Obamacare.

Shortly before the vote, Senators Dean Heller (R – Nev.) and Shelley Moore-Capito (R – W. Va.) said they would vote with their party after holding out until today as No-votes.

Senator Rob Portman of Ohio also joined his party in voting to open floor debate after saying he would vote against it.

Whether or not the Senate passes a repeal of Obamacare, as Republicans promised to do, remains to be seen.