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Congress sends health law repeal to Obama for first time
Veto highly likely
W Congress Healthcare Heal
Rep. Rob Woodall, R-Ga., offers his criticisms of the Affordable Care Act as the House Rules Committee prepares legislation that would repeal President Barack Obama's signature health care law, on Capitol Hill in Washington Tuesday. The legislation will be the first order of business as the House returns for the holiday break and will mark the first time a bill repealing the health law makes it all the way to the White House. - photo by Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The GOP-led Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama Wednesday repealing his signature health law, fulfilling a promise to Republican voters in a presidential election year but inviting a certain veto. The nearly party-line vote in the House was 240-181. The legislation already passed the Senate last year under special rules protecting it from Democratic obstruction, so it goes straight to the White House.
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