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Trump inauguration

House Democrats at the inauguration are making a silent statement on health care

Congressional heavyweights from both sides of the aisle made their way to the U.S. Capitol on Friday morning for the inauguration ceremony of President-elect Donald Trump. While roughly 60 House Democrats are boycotting Trump's inauguration, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), the House minority leader, arrived Friday at the Capitol — though not without making a pointed political statement of her own:

Trump, Vice President-elect Mike Pence, and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) have all spoken of repealing ObamaCare as an early goal for the incoming administration. The Republican Congress pushed through the first steps toward repealing the Affordable Care Act last week.