Healthcare bill not likely to get quick vote in US Senate: senator
Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) talks to reporters as he arrives for the weekly Republican caucus policy luncheons at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on March 10, 2015. Photo by Jonathan Ernst for Reuters.

Republican Senator Bob Corker said on Thursday there was no way the healthcare bill being considered by the House of Representatives would receive a quick up-or-down vote in the U.S. Senate, predicting it would take "30 days or so."

"My guess is we're going to spend at least a month looking at the issue, making sure that it passes the test of time," Corker said in an interview on MSNBC. "I know it's not going to be immediate," he added. "I'm going to guess 30 days or so."

(Reporting by David Alexander; Editing by Frances Kerry)