The measure needed 60 votes to clear a procedural hurdle but got 54, with 42 senators voting in opposition. The leading proponent of bringing the fight over funding the group to a possible government shutdown remained unbowed.
Senate leadership has frustrated Cruz’s attempt to permanently defund Planned Parenthood, which is under attack for secretly taped, edited
“The American people should no longer be forced to fund the abortion industry; therefore we will oppose any government funding legislation that would authorize or provide federal funds for Planned Parenthood“, the text of the letter, addressed to Sen. GOP leaders don’t want another shutdown like the 2013 episode that hurt the party politically.
Horrific undercover videos released by the Center for Medical Progress show Planned Parenthood officials blithely talking about selling fetal organs. John Thune, R-S.D., chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Monday.
McConnell plans to confront House Republicans with a legislative strategy that will force them to vote at the deadline.
The Republicans lack the votes in either the House of Representatives or the U.S. Senate to override an Obama veto, meaning such a budget or funding bill would lead to a government shutdown. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in that chamber, are calling on their colleagues to block any government funding bill which does not strip federal funding of Planned Parenthood.
It was different after a five-day 1990 shutdown stemming from the House GOP’s rejection of a bipartisan deficit reduction plan that included a few tax increases.
Neiman told Thompson that the governor was within his rights to terminate the contracts and that an administrative appeal, not federal court, was the proper forum to challenge the termination.
House leaders also scheduled a meeting of all House Republicans Friday morning.
“We are writing today to express our strong support for a funding resolution that will avoid another unnecessary and harmful government shutdown“, said Ryan Costello, Elise Stefanik, Mimi Walters and eight other signers of the letter.
Planned Parenthood went to court Tuesday and asked a federal judge to prevent Gov. Robert Bentley’s administration from ending Medicaid payments to the organization’s two Alabama clinics.
“The grim fact is this: in order to defund Planned Parenthood, we must have a pro-life president“, she wrote. “Watch a fully formed fetus on the table, its heart beating, its legs kicking while someone says, ‘We have to keep it alive to harvest its brain, ‘” quoth Carly Fiorina at the Republican presidential debate last week.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate’s top Republican moved swiftly to avoid a government shutdown in six days, pushing legislation that would keep agencies operating without a contentious fight over money for Planned Parenthood.
“It misrepresents practices in unrelated Planned Parenthood affiliates in other states and does not relate in any way to Planned Parenthood Southeast”, she explained.