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House delays vote targeting Planned Parenthood, health law

10 months 6 days 14 hours ago December 16, 2015 Dec 16, 2015 Wednesday, December 16 2015 December 16, 2015 10:41 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Alan Fram

WASHINGTON - Republican leaders have decided to delay until January a House vote to unravel President Barack Obama's health care overhaul and block federal money for Planned Parenthood.

The measure has already cleared the Senate, and House passage seems assured.

Congress is ready to tackle major budget bills this week and adjourn for the year. GOP aides and lawmakers say they didn't want those measures to overshadow their assault on Obama's health law and Planned Parenthood.

Aides say they are planning for a House vote against the health law and Planned Parenthood on Jan. 6, days before Obama's State of the Union address to Congress.

They say a vote to override the veto, which is certain to fail but also attract public attention, would come later in the month.

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