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House Speaker Paul Ryan (center) answers questions during a Tuesday news conference on Capitol Hill. Also pictured are Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., and Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky is in the hot seat, as Senate Republicans appear to be on the precipice of yet another health care failure. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Jimmy Kimmel, seen hosting the Academy Awards in February, has been thrown into political hot waters. His name has been invoked by a GOP senator looking to pass an Obamacare repeal and replace bill. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer spoke on Sept. 6 about President Trump's decision to end DACA. The two now say they have worked out a deal with Trump on legislation. Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images hide caption

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White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney leaves a Republican strategy session in which he and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin were blasted by lawmakers over President Trump's deal with Democrats. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York and President Trump embrace in the Oval Office after a meeting at which Trump agreed with Democrats, casting aside Republicans. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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The Children's Health Insurance Program relies on money from state and federal governments to help subsidize the cost of medical care for some kids not poor enough to qualify for Medicaid. Rebecca Nelson/Getty Images hide caption

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In Los Angeles, a supporter of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, known as DACA, protests the Trump administration's decision to end the program. Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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House Speaker Paul Ryan (left) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will have a packed schedule when Congress returns this week. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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6 Priorities Congress Has To Deal With In 12 Days

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The Senate health committee meets next month to discuss ways to stabilize the insurance markets. Insurers have until Sept. 27 to commit to selling policies on the ACA marketplaces in 2018. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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President Trump meets with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan during a budget discussion in March. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump, flanked by Sens. Tom Cotton, R-Ark. (left), and David Perdue, R-Ga., speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Wednesday during the unveiling of legislation that would place new limits on legal immigration. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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President Trump still hopes to force legislators back to the table to find a way to get rid of the Affordable Care Act, by any means possible. Tasos Katopodis /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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On Tuesday on the Senate floor, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., called for a return to "regular order": the traditional legislative process, with more bipartisanship. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Senator John McCain leaves after a procedural vote on healthcare on Thursday, as the Senate was to vote on moving head on health care with the goal of erasing much of Barack Obama's law. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Vice President Mike Pence, right, and White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus arrive on Capitol Hill on Tuesday for the Senate procedural vote on health care overhaul. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky faces a tough choice — irritate the GOP base and work with Democrats or risk passing legislation that is not very meaningful. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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