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Senate Votes to Repeal Most of Obamacare Despite Veto Threat

  • Congress likely will send repeal to Obama for first time
  • Legislation also strips federal funds from Planned Parenthood
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The U.S. Senate voted Thursday to repeal the core of Obamacare, bringing Congress closer to sending legislation to President Barack Obama for the first time that would dismantle his signature domestic achievement.

Congressional Republicans won’t succeed in undoing the Affordable Care Act, though, because the president has said he would veto the measure and Democrats in Congress have the votes to block an override. Senators voted 52-47 to pass the legislation. The House has passed a similar bill, and differences between the two must be resolved before the legislation can go to the president.