Measures Defunding Planned Parenthood, Letting Senate Intervene In Texas ACA Suit Absent From Senate Approps Bill

By Ariel Cohen
August 23, 2018 at 7:10 PM
The Senate passed a fiscal 2019 Labor-HHS spending bill late Thursday (Aug. 23) that didn't include two controversial amendments -- one defunding Planned Parenthood and another allowing the Senate to intervene in the Texas v. HHS case should the court rule to eliminate the mandate for coverage of preexisting conditions. Senators rejected a controversial amendment introduced by Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Mike Lee (R-UT) to prevent federal funds from going to Planned Parenthood, or any other organization that...

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