U.S. Republican Senator McCain will return Tuesday for healthcare vote



John McCain announced he is returning to Capitol Hill on Tuesday, nearly a week after his office announced he was diagnosed with brain cancer.

"Senator McCain looks forward to returning to the United States Senate Tuesday to continue working on important legislation, including health care reform, the National Defense Authorization Act, and new sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea," a statement from McCain's office read.

The news comes less than a week after it was announced that McCain was diagnosed with an aggressive type of brain cancer, following a procedure to remove a blood clot from an eye.

"I greatly appreciate the outpouring of support - unfortunately for my sparring partners in Congress, I'll be back soon, so stand-by!" McCain said in a tweet Thursday.

On Monday evening, McCain tweeted, "Look forward to returning to Senate tomorrow to continue work on health care reform, defense bill & Russia sanctions."

Senate Republicans have been clamoring to get a health care bill over the finish line after the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) failed before it reached a vote last week.

President Donald Trump has pushed his party to come up with a plan — at one point suggesting lawmakers should skip their scheduled summer recess until they pass a bill.