Obama To Meet With Hill Dems Wednesday To Discuss Saving O’Care

President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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President Obama will meet with congressional Democrats on Capitol Hill Wednesday to discuss their strategy to shield the Affordable Care Act from GOP repeal efforts, Politico reported Friday. Both House and Senate Democrats will huddle with Obama at Congressional Visitors Center auditorium at 9 a.m. that morning per a memo sent out to members, according to Politico.

Republicans have made clear that dismantling Obamacare will be on the top of their agenda when the new Congress convenes next week. They have signaled that they plan to use reconciliation—a procedural maneuver that requires only a majority vote in the Senate and thus thwarts a Democratic filibuster—though there have been disagreements among the GOP caucus as to what the repeal bill will look like.

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