The vote on repealing the Obama healthcare reform law, originally slated for this week in the House of Representatives, has been postponed, due to the shootings in Arizona Saturday morning that killed six people and seriously wounded U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-AZ.

All legislation currently scheduled to be considered by the House of Representatives next week is being postponed so that we can take whatever actions may be necessary in light of today's tragedy, House Republican Leader Eric Cantor said on Saturday in a prepared statement.

Repealing the Affordable Care Act, a law since March 2010, is a priority of House Republicans, who now control that chamber of Congress. The senate, controlled by Democrats, is expected to reject any ACA repeal the House sends them.