Friday, October 23, 2015

U.S. House passes reconciliation bill which includes Planned Parenthood defunding

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 240-189 to pass H.B. 3762.  The legislation would defund 89% of Planned Parenthood’s federal funding for a year and repeal components of Obamacare including provision which could lead to the rationing of care, specifically the Independent Payment Advisory Board and the excess benefits tax. 

The legislation now moves to the U.S. Senate where it only needs 51 votes to pass.