Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price called on the Senate to make a deal on something to continue Obamacare repeal.
"What we need to do in the Senate is figure out the lowest common denominator is, what gets us to 50 votes so we can move forward on healthcare legislation," Price said on CNBC on Wednesday.
Price's comments came a day after the Senate voted 51-50, with Vice President Pence breaking a tie, to start debate on Obamacare repeal. However, it remains unclear what the Senate will pass later this week, if anything.
The procedural motion passed Tuesday was on a House bill passed in May, but leadership is not taking up that bill. It will instead strip out the bill and replace it with a bill that can get 50 votes in the Senate.
The Senate already voted late Tuesday to not include a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. A vote on a bill for a clean repeal of most of Obamacare is expected Wednesday and is also expected to fail.
Now Senate leadership is eyeing passing a "skinny repeal" bill that just eliminates only parts of Obamacare, such as the individual or employer mandates, but not cut Medicaid.
Leadership hopes to get something out of the Senate to go to conference with the House to possibly craft a new bill.