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House passes new Obamacare repeal, directing creation of replacement law
House passes new Obamacare repeal, directing creation of replacement law

Pledging anew to replace the federal health law that President Obama signed five years ago, House Republicans passed yet another bill Tuesday to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The repeal bill, the first of the new Congress, faces an uncertain future in the Senate, where Democrats will almost certainly filibuster it. Obama has indicated he will veto the legislation if it makes it to his desk. That made Tuesday's vote largely a symbolic exercise designed to satisfy the GOP base and to give newly elected Republicans an opportunity to vote for repeal, a central campaign pledge. The bill passed, 239 to 186. All but three Republicans who voted backed it; every voting Democrat opposed...

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