US Congress finally sends Obamacare repeal to president

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan during a press conference at the US Capitol in Washington, DC on January 6, 2016After dozens of attempts spanning five years, congressional Republicans succeeded Wednesday in sending legislation to US President Barack Obama’s desk to repeal his landmark health care law. Republicans hailed it as a hard-fought victory, saying the bill — which also cuts funding to women’s health care provider Planned Parenthood — highlights sharp policy differences between their party and rival Democrats during the 2016 presidential election race. Obama is certain to veto the measure, which passed the Senate last month under special rules that prevented Democrats from blocking it.

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