House Democrats hold a news conference to claim a ''victory for the Affordable Car Act'', after the Republicans' decided to pull their healthcare bill ahead of a scheduled vote, with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi calling the day a ''victory for the Affordable Care Act and the American people.'' Rough cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: House Democrats celebrated on Friday (March 24) the decision by Republicans to pull their healthcare bill before a scheduled vote, with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi calling the day a "victory for the Affordable Care Act". President Donald Trump suffered a stunning political setback in a Congress controlled by his own party when Republican leaders pulled legislation to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, a major 2016 election campaign promise of the president and his allies. Republican leaders of the House of Representatives pulled the legislation due to a shortage of votes despite desperate lobbying by the White House and its allies in Congress. They had planned a vote on the measure after Trump cut off negotiations with Republicans who had balked at the plan and issued an ultimatum to vote on Friday, win or lose. Republican moderates as well as the most conservative lawmakers had objected to the legislation. The White House and House leaders were unable to come up with a plan that satisfied both moderates and conservatives.