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The Capitol Rotunda was closed for about an hour on Wednesday because of a protest of about 40 people, the majority of whom were in wheelchairs.

Members of the group ADAPT, which organizes disability rights activists, were protesting against the American Health Care Act currently being debated in Congress and proposed cuts to Medicaid.

Here's a good look for House Speaker Paul Ryan: calling out the Capitol Police to arrest a bunch of people in wheelchairs who are fighting for their lives against his Trumpcare bill.

On March 21, 2017, #CripTheVote hosted a Twitter chat on the American Health Care Act and its impact on disabled people with guest hosts Bruce Darling and Julia Bascom. Here is a sample of the conversation with the questions listed at the top.

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