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White House spokesman Jay Carney said the move would only serve to anger an American public he said is sick of political posturing.
“The fact that Republicans have continued to push for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, I believe, demonstrates how out of touch they are with the American people, who are tired of efforts by Republicans to re-fight the political battles of the past,” Mr. Carney said.
House Republicans have voted to repeal or cut funding for the law more than 30 times, and they plan to hold a vote again next week on another repeal. That effort will serve as a public demonstration against the bill, but it has no chance of final passage with Democrats controlling the Senate and the White House.
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