18 Republicans Threaten To Oppose Government Funding Bill Over Planned Parenthood

According to lifenews.com, a group of 18 House Republicans say they will hold up any bill to fund the federal government that does not contain language in it to de-fund Planned Parenthood.

“We must act to fully defund Planned Parenthood,” they wrote in a letter obtained by the publication The Hill.

“Please know that we cannot and will not support any funding resolution — an appropriations bill, an omnibus package, a continuing resolution, or otherwise — that contains any funding for Planned Parenthood, including mandatory funding streams.”

Yesterday, the Republican-backed effort to end federal funding for Planned Parenthood didn’t pass. The vote was 53-46, meaning the measure failed the get the 60 votes needed to overcome a Democratic filibuster on bringing the bill up for debate.

Senate Republicans were forced to come up with 60 votes to invoke cloture and end debate on the pro-life measure.

What is cloture?

Cloture is the procedure by which the Senate can vote to place a time limit on consideration of a bill or other matter, and thereby overcome a filibuster.

Senate.gov:  “Under the cloture rule (Rule XXII), the Senate may limit consideration of a pending matter to 30 additional hours, but only by vote of three-fifths of the full Senate, normally 60 votes.”

So, 18 House Republicans will hold up a government spending bill if the bill provides funding to Planned Parenthood.

Could the plan lead to a government shutdown?

The Hill states:

“With 18 Republicans already ruling out support for a funding bill in September if it contains Planned Parenthood funding, it could create a problem for leaders as they seek to avoid a government shutdown in October.

“(Though) Democrats have also expressed concern about some of the videos, many have defended the organization and many likely would oppose a spending bill that defunds Planned Parenthood.

“Congress must fund the government by Oct. 1, and GOP leaders are pointing to a continuing resolution (CR) that would extend current funding.”

According to The Hill, the letter was signed by Reps. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.), Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), John Fleming (R-La.), Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho), Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.) Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.), Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), Walter Jones (R-N.C.), Curt Clawson (R-Fla.), Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.), Keith Rothfus (R-Pa.), Randy Weber (R-Texas), Scott Perry (R-N.J.), Steven Pearce (R-N.M.), Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) and Louie Gohmert (R-Texas).

http://thehill.com/policy/finance/249694-18-house-republicans-pledge-to-oppose-spending-bill-with-planned-parenthood

http://www.lifenews.com/2015/07/31/18-house-republicans-pledge-to-shut-down-government-if-planned-parenthood-not-de-funded/

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Nine More Planned-Parenthood Videos In The Works

Right-wing news outlets are stating that nine more Planned Parenthood videos are slated for release.

David Daleiden, founder of the Center For Medical Progress (CMP), told conservative talk radio host Sean Hannity Tuesday there are nine more “sting-operation” videos on Planned Parenthood’s operations.

“We have close to 300 hours total of undercover video that was gathered during a 30 month long in depth investigative journalism study of how Planned Parenthood sells the body parts of the babies they abort,” Daleiden said. He said that each “highlight video” they release will have the full footage posted on their website without any edits.

CMP has already released three videos, sources state.

“You can anticipate a grand total of around 12,” said David Daleiden, of the Center for Medical Progress, according to bizpacreview.com.

(Updated article)

http://www.bizpacreview.com/2015/07/29/expect-9-more-planned-parenthood-videos-says-activist-who-took-them-230590#ixzz3hO6HjVQN

http://dailycaller.com/2015/07/29/nine-more-undercover-videos-ready-to-drop-on-planned-parenthood/#ixzz3hKJFeMpc

South Dakota Republican Writes Article Titled ‘Planned Parenthood Worse Than ISIS And Lying About It’


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Apparently, the U.S. has nothing to worry about in the Middle East. Time to bring the planes home?

Republican legislator Isaac Latterell from South Dakota attacked Planned Parenthood by comparing it to the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group, Talking Points Memo reported.