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WATCH |Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks after delaying the health care vote.

UPDATE: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 4:20 p.m. EST:

Sens. Jerry Moran (R-KS), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Rob Portman (R-OH) on Tuesday announced they oppose their party's Senate bill for repealing and replacing ObamaCare.

"The Senate healthcare bill missed the mark for Kansans and therefore did not have my support," Moran said in a statement.

"I am pleased with the decision to delay the vote - now is the time to take a step back and put the full legislative process to work."

"I continue to have real concerns about the Medicaid policies in this bill, especially those that impact drug treatment at a time when Ohio is facing an opioid epidemic," Portman said in a joint statement with Capito, according to The Hill.

"Unfortunately, the Senate draft falls short and therefore I cannot support it in its current form," he added.

"As drafted, the Senate healthcare bill is not the right fix for West Virginia, and I cannot support it," Capito said.

"My concerns will have to be addressed going forward," she added.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is delaying a vote on the controversial legislation until after the July 4 recess, two sources told CNN.

McConnell reportedly told GOP senators that he wants to make alterations to the legislation, get a new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score on it and hold a vote after the recess.

A White House official and a GOP aide on the Hill also told CNN that every Republican senator was invited to the White House Tuesday afternoon.

White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and Vice President Mike Pence reportedly issued the invite as debate over the controversial bill continues.

Some Twitter users on Tuesday celebrated the news as a victory against Republican efforts to repeal and replace ObamaCare.

Other people on the social media platform urged GOP senators to intensify their attempts at reforming the healthcare law.

The conservative Club for Growth on Tuesday announced it would oppose the GOP's ObamaCare replacement bill.

"Only in Washington does repeal translate to restore," President David McIntosh said in a statement.

"Because that's exactly what the Senate GOP healthcare bill does: it restores ObamaCare," he continued.

"And while it's hard to imagine, in some ways the Senate's legislation would make our nation's failing healthcare system worse."

McIntosh said that repealing all ObamaCare taxes is a key goal of the Club for Growth.

He also said that the group also wants to allow people to pay for premiums with health savings accounts (HSAs).

The Club for Growth additionally wants insurers that sell ObamaCare plans to sell plans that do not comply with the healthcare law and allow states to opt out of its regulations.

"Absent these reasonable changes to drive down the costs of premiums and provide consumers with more choices and more freedom, the Club for Growth will oppose the 'Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017,'" he said.

McConnell reportedly sought a Senate vote on the bill before the July 4 recess, a goal that was imperiled by the CBO score on the legislation issued Monday.

The CBO’s analysis reportedly found that the bill would result in 22 million more uninsured people over 10 years.

The nonpartisan agency also purportedly predicted the legislation would produce a $321 billion budget reduction during the same time frame.

McConnell can afford just two Republican senator defections assuming all Democrats oppose the bill and Vice President Mike Pence then breaks a tie.

Nine GOP senators oppose the current form of the bill, according to The Hill’s whip list, while 17 more are undecided or unclear on their position.