House Sends Obamacare Repeal Bill to White House

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FILE- In this Oct. 2, 2015, file photo, President Barack Obama takes questions from members of the media in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. Buried in the 1,915-page defense policy bill are major changes that could affect more than 1 million members of the military and their families. Obama has threatened to veto the legislation as part of a larger budget debate on Capitol Hill. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Washington (CNN)The GOP-controlled House of Representatives on Wednesday afternoon passed legislation that would repeal Obamacare, and after more than 60 votes to roll back all or part of the law, the bill dismantle it will finally get to the President’s desk.

But it won’t stay there long; President Barack Obama has vowed to veto any Republican bill that guts his signature health care law, a five-year-and-counting effort.

The vote was 240-181, largely along party lines.

The Senate passed the legislation last month, using a budget mechanism known as “reconciliation” to overcome a Democratic filibuster. House Speaker Paul Ryan has told members he will hold an “enrollment ceremony” Thursday to sign the bill before sending it off to the White House.

The measure would also bar any federal money for Planned Parenthood, something conservatives in Congress vowed to do after a series of videos released by an anti-abortion group last year triggered a controversy about the sale of fetal tissue. Planned Parenthood maintains the footage was edited and denied any improper activity.

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