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Republican repeal of Obamacare fails, healthcare bill pulled from House vote

Published:Friday | March 24, 2017 | 3:51 PM
House Speaker Paul Ryan arrives to speak at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Friday.

Republican leaders have abruptly pulled their troubled health care overhaul bill off the House floor, short of votes and eager to avoid a humiliating defeat for President Donald Trump and GOP leaders.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., withdrew the legislation after Trump called him and asked him to halt debate without a vote, according to Ryan spokeswoman AshLee Strong.

Just a day earlier, Trump had demanded a House vote and said if the measure lost, he would move on to other issues.