Defunding Planned Parenthood Will Be In House Obamacare Repeal Bill

Matt Vespa
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Posted: Jan 05, 2017 3:52 PM
Defunding Planned Parenthood Will Be In House Obamacare Repeal Bill

The House GOP promises to have a repeal bill done by February 20, an effort that’s bolstered by Vice President-elect Mike Pence—who said that repealing Obama’s health care law is set to be the first order of business. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan also said that a defund Planned Parenthood provision will be included in the bill (via The Hill):

Ryan said cutting off federal funds to the organization will be included in a “reconciliation” bill that also repeals the core of ObamaCare. The reconciliation process prevents Democrats from launching a filibuster against the measure, meaning Republicans won't need 60 votes to win on defunding.

“Planned Parenthood legislation will be in our reconciliation bill,” Ryan said, without providing any more details.

Oh, prepare for battle, folks.