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Democrats Say Republican Effort To Defund Prevention Is Part Of Party’s ‘War On Women’

Moments before the House Republicans disregarded President Obama’s veto threat and passed a bill preserving lower interest rates on student loans by gutting the Affordable Care Act’s Prevention and Public Health Fund, the Democratic women of the 112th Congress blasted Republicans for undermining women’s health, arguing that the Fund would disproportionately benefit women.
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Sorry, Can’t Pass Health Care Bill Without a Public Option

US Politics / Liberal : Firedoglake (5 years ago)

There are 435 seats on the House. Of those, 257 are filled by Democrats and 178 by Republicans. Which means a majority is 218. The Republicans have vowed to vote against health care, period. The Democrats can pass health care on the... Read Post

Senator Jim DeMint Vows Not To Fund Health Care Reform

US Politics / Liberal : Alan Colmes' Liberaland (4 years ago)

South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint is urging House Republicans not to fund the Affordable Health Care Act and says if President Obama opposes Republicans on this, there will be a showdown. DEMINT: We don’t have to defund it, we just ... Read Post

Senate Blocks House Efforts to Defund Planned Parenthood, Affordable Care Act, Passes 2011 Budget Resolution

US Politics / Liberal : Crooks and Liars (3 years ago)

As expected, the Senate has voted down a measure to defund Planned Parenthood, with five Republicans voting with Democrats to keep the funding in place. The vote was 42-58. Republicans voting against the stand-alone resolution to de... Read Post

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