WATCH LIVE: President Trump Gives Speech After House of Reps Passes Health Care Bill
President Trump is expected to deliver remarks from the White House Rose Garden today after the House of Representatives narrowly voted pass GOP’s bill to replace the Affordable Care Act.
Following the 217 to 213 vote, the American Health Care Act will now head to a vote on the Senate floor. As it stands, however, today’s vote is a big step for Republican efforts to do away with the signature legislation of former president Barack Obama.
The president already took some time to celebrate on Twitter when he pronounced ObamaCare “dead.” Trump postponed a trip back home to New York to oversee the vote today, and now that it has cleared a major hurtle, he has made plans for the Congressional GOP to meet with him:
If victorious, Republicans will be having a big press conference at the beautiful Rose Garden of the White House immediately after vote!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 4, 2017
Numerous Republican Congressmen have already boarded buses, and are currently heading over to the White House.
The speech is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. EST.
Watch above, via The White House.
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