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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.

WASHINGTON (AP):
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.