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Capitol visits kick off fight on health act

January 5, 2017
In The News

President Barack Obama met with congressional Democrats privately Wednesday morning to map out a strategy to defend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and other health care policies — the day that Republicans debate on how to get rid of the far-reaching law.

Obama's rare visit to Capitol Hill, less than three weeks before Donald Trump assumes the presidency, is part of his administration's final push to hold on to its achievements before handing over the reins of power in Washington.

The president arrived at the Capitol about 9:20 a.m., accompanied by Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.; House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.; and Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla.

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