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Vote postponed for American Health Care Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Seven years ago today, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act. Today, Congress met to work on replacing Obamacare with the proposed American Health Care Act. Reporter Mackenzie Maynard got the updates on what's happening in D.C.

It was an active Capitol Hill this evening after Republican leaders postponed a vote to repeal and replace Obamacare.

President Trump and GOP leaders spent the past 24 hours reaching out to Republicans, still unsure of how they will vote, but ultimately came up short. The day began with 30 Republicans leaning against the new health care plan.

The president got a standing ovation during his White House meeting with freedom caucus members who still believe in the plan.

"Do I think this gives the President a loss?" asked Rep. Mark Meadows (R) - North Carolina. "Absolutely not, I mean, when you look at this we're going to get to the finish line because the president is committed to get to the finish line moderates and conservatives are committed to get to the finish line."

As for some of our local Democrats, Senator Cantwell says in a tweet: "We will oppose any efforts to lessen our constituent's access to basic preventative and primary care."

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden also tweeted out, saying: "Under #Trumpcare women are allowed to be charged more than men, make limits on out of pocket costs worthless and open door for scam insurance."

President Trump is hoping for a new vote tomorrow morning, but there are no guarantees right now.

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