WASHINGTON May 4 A Republican healthcare bill
to repeal and replace major portions of Obamacare cleared a
first procedural hurdle in the U.S. House of Representatives
when a rule guiding the debate was passed on Thursday.
By a partisan vote of 235-192, the Republican-controlled
House cleared the way for a debate and vote on passing the
legislation later on Thursday. If the bill passes it will hand a
major legislative victory to President Donald Trump, but it will
face steep hurdles in the Senate.
(Reporting by Richard Cowan; Editing by Susan Heavey and