Republicans Block Senator Rand Paul’s Effort to Defund Planned Parenthood

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Senator Paul was attempting to stop Planned Parenthood from receiving federal funding by adding an amendment for that purpose to the funding bill for the departments of Labor and Health and Human Services. However, the effort was thwarted when Republicans introduced a similar bill but one which reduced federal funding by $1 instead of millions of dollars. Since the rules of the House prevent two bills on the same item, Rand Paul’s bill was squeezed out. -GEG

Republican senate leadership has blocked an attempt by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) to defund Planned Parenthood.

Senator Paul was attempting to add an amendment to the appropriations bill funding the departments of Labor and Health and Human Services, to stop Planned Parenthood from receiving federal funding.

There are a limited number of amendments that can be added to a bill, so to fill up space, GOP leadership inserted a useless amendment that would change funding in a program by $1.

“One of the top priorities for a Republican Congress that professes pro-life values on the campaign trail should be to stop taxpayer funding for abortion providers,” Senator Paul said in a statement. “This is our chance to turn our words into action, stand up for the sanctity of life, and speak out for the most innocent among us that have no voice.”

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KM
KM
3 years ago

Still believe there is two parties?

olde reb
olde reb
3 years ago

moderator; please do not post the previous comment.

Increasing deficit spending is money in the pocket of Wall Street bankers. Ref. https://thedailycoin.org/2018/08/16/a-look-at-the-federal-reserve-through-a-different-lens/.

It is tips, contacts, and campaign contributions from Wall Street and their affiliates by make DC the most prosperous area in the U.S. Legislators keep prosperous by deficit spending for WS.