Skip to comments.BREAKING: Senate rejects bill defunding Planned Parenthood
Posted on 03/09/2011 1:46:32 PM PST by NYer
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 9, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In a 44-56 vote, the U.S. Senate has voted against a budget bill crafted by House Republicans that would have eliminated federal funding of Planned Parenthood.
The Democrat-led Senate also failed to pass its own budget bill, which contained much fewer spending cuts and maintained the abortion giant’s funding.
The vote marks the first stage of what promises to be a drawn-out battle between two opposite visions for the 2011 fiscal year, as well as between pro-life and pro-abortion forces fiercely gunning for or against the amendment de-funding Planned Parenthood.
President Obama has promised to veto the House version as it stands.
The Senate - RATS - pro-death. We need to hang them with this.
Yep, gotta gain firm control of the senate in the next election.
I’m hoping Rob Steele runs against Debbie Stabenow.
Uh. I thought all revenue bills originate in the House.
Can’t they just cut off funding by killing the revenue for this and ignore the Senate and Obama?
At least three Republicans crossed over, assuming no “moderate” Dems crossed as well.. Who were they and are they running for reelection in 2012?
at least three rinos are on the wrong side....
I’ll be working on firing one of the damn no votes next year. Stupidnow needs to go.
originates, but i has to pass through the Senate and WH. They control the purse strings which gives them a big seat at the negotiating table.
why do I think they are probably from the liberal hell hole of the north east.
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Yes all revenue bills are required to originate in the House. So while the Senate has killed this bill, it’s up to the House to get another budget bill going. The Senate, constitutionally, has to wait for the House to act.
We’ll see what happens............
Snowe, Collins and what other RINO voted against the defunding bill?
Let me guess, Brown, Collins, and Snowe?
It did originate in the House.
Not exactly surprised, are we? Hopefully in 2012 we can change that.
Democrat Senate can’t pass a budget bill? No surprise. They couldn’t pass any budget at all last year.
I really hope Steele runs against our idiot.
My guess is Brown.
My guess is Brown.
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