The House on Wednesday voted to repeal and replace Obamacare by a vote of 241-208.
This is a big deal for many, as the law has been the subject of several recent rounds of congressional debate.
However, in a statement the Republican-led House will still need to pass the bill through the Senate before being sent to President Donald Trump for his signature.
The repeal and replacement bill is expected to be unveiled by the end of the week, and could be signed into law by Trump as early as next week.
“Congress is now working to pass a bill that will repeal and repeal and hopefully replace Obamacare, and I look forward to doing just that,” House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) said in a prepared statement.
“There is a way to move this bill forward that will put Americans first and put the American people first.”
The Senate has a slightly different bill, but it is still expected to pass, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R, KY) declaring that “we’re going to get it done.”
Trump tweeted Tuesday night that the House bill “must be approved and sent to the president, and that he will sign it.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told reporters after the vote that the Senate bill will be sent to Trump before the end the week.
A senior House GOP aide told ABC News that “the House is expected tonight to approve the [Senate] bill.”
The Republican-controlled House has passed several other bills in the past week.
On Tuesday, House Democrats passed a bill to fund the government for eight months, a measure that would be a major victory for the White House, which had previously threatened to veto the measure.
On Wednesday, the House passed the Better Care Reconciliation Act, a bill which would provide health insurance to millions of Americans and is expected later this week.
But the Senate voted to end the federal government on Dec. 15, paving the way for a potential showdown between the two chambers over how to proceed.
Trump tweeted Wednesday morning that “a vote on the BCR is just a formality and we are heading for a BIG victory!
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R.CA) said at a press conference Wednesday that the Republican bill will now be sent back to the Senate for consideration.
“The Senate will take the BCA to the floor, and if it passes the House, we will pass it and send it to the President,” he said.
“It’s just a matter of what happens.”
Ryan’s statement on the House vote is the first by the speaker to directly address the impact of the House’s vote.
“We’re going into this vote with a clear mandate to repeal the law and replace it with something that is even better, something that can be passed by the Senate, and hopefully, by the President.
We’re going there,” Ryan said.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi tweeted that the GOP’s vote will be “the most significant victory for American health care in generations.”
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D., MD) said that the vote “sets a dangerous precedent that will embolden the opposition to the ACA and send a dangerous signal to the American health system.”