The Hill article House Republicans on Monday took the first steps toward repealing President Barack Obama’s health care law.
The House voted 231-194 to end the law, which has caused hundreds of millions of Americans to lose health coverage and caused more than two million to lose jobs.GOP lawmakers said Monday that they were still deciding whether to replace the 2010 law, known as Obamacare, but the decision is likely to be made later this week.
The vote is expected to mark a significant shift in the House, where Democrats had been trying to replace Obamacare for years.
The bill will also give President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan more time to negotiate a final agreement on a replacement.
President Trump has said that the legislation is needed to help the country meet its obligations under the Paris climate agreement.
But Republican leaders in the Senate have said that they want to see a replacement before taking the next step.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Monday afternoon that she believes that Republicans will ultimately be able to pass a replacement, despite Democratic opposition.
Democrats say they want the House to pass their own version of the health care bill before the end of the year, so that it can be voted on by the Senate.