For the First Time: Congress Will Send an Obamacare Repeal Bill to the President's Desk | Speaker.gov

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WASHINGTON – House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) today released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 3762, the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act, which repeals Obamacare and defunds Planned Parenthood:

“For five years, Senate Democrats have blocked our efforts to repeal Obamacare. 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. This budget reconciliation bill, which would reduce the federal deficit by a half trillion dollars, forces the president to confront the failures of Obamacare head on. But most importantly, it clears the path to repealing this law with a Republican president in 2017 and replacing it with a truly patient-centered health care system. We will not back down from this fight to defend the sanctity of life and make quality health care coverage achievable for all Americans.”