The House voted on Wednesday evening to repeal President Barack Obama’s signature health care law, with the measure passing the Republican controlled chamber 240-181.
This marks the first time that Congress has sent a measure to repeal the Affordable Care Act to Obama’s desk, forcing the president to issue a rare veto.
Previously, Senate Republicans had been unable to bypass Democratic filibusters and pass repeal of the controversial law. That changed in early December when the upper chamber voted 52-47 to repeal it and strip federal funding for Planned Parenthood.
“For five years, Senate Democrats have blocked our efforts to repeal Obamacare,” Speaker Paul Ryan said in a statement. “That ends today. With this vote, we are keeping a promise and putting a bill that repeals Obamacare and defunds Planned Parenthood on the president’s desk.”
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