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House Postpones Health Care Repeal Vote After Giffords Shooting

Wednesday’s scheduled vote on repealing the Affordable Care Act has been postponed in light of the shooting in Arizona:

House Republicans are postponing a vote to repeal the healthcare law scheduled for next week after the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) in Arizona.

Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said in a statement late Saturday that “all legislation currently scheduled to be considered by the House of Representatives next week is being postponed so that we can take whatever actions may be necessary in light of today’s tragedy.”

“Further information relating to a revised House schedule will be released tomorrow,” Cantor added.

Given that the majority of House business this week is likely to be focused on security and some sort of memorial service for the victims, this is not surprising and probably appropriate.

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Doug holds a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May, 2010 and also writes at Below The Beltway. Follow Doug on Twitter | Facebook