House Postpones Health Care Law Repeal and All Other Legislation

After the tragic shooting of Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, House Republicans will postpone its legislative business. A vote on repealing the new health care law had been scheduled for Wednesday.


House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) announced on his website:

All legislation currently scheduled to be considered by the House of Representatives next week is being postponed so that we can take whatever actions may be necessary in light of today's tragedy. Further information relating to a revised House schedule will be released tomorrow.

Members of Congress have expressed dismay and heartbreak at the tragedy all day. The House Sergeant at Arms has advised members to contact local police after today's shooting, and to alert him directly if they plan to hold any public events.

It's conceivable that the House will vote on a resolution honoring Giffords or wishing her well as she remains in critical condition at University Medical Center in Tucson. That, however, would apparently be the only legislation to see a vote in the coming days.
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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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