Senate rejects effort to strip funding from Planned Parenthood

by Jordain Carney | The Hill
September 25, 2015

The Senate on Thursday rejected a short-term spending bill that would defund Planned Parenthood, thwarting the opening move by Republican leaders to avoid a government shutdown on Oct. 1.

Senators voted 47-52 on ending debate on the short-term continuing resolution, well short of the 60 votes needed. The legislation would have funded the government through Dec. 11.

The vote divided Republicans, with eight of them breaking ranks. Sens. Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), Susan Collins (Maine), Tom Cotton (Ark.), Dean Heller (Nev.) Mark Kirk (Ill.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Rand Paul (Ky.) and Ben Sasse (Neb.) all voted against moving forward.

15 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Halftrack2 says:

    McConnell takes his orders from the highest bidder….not the American people…

  • Kent2012 says:

    How did that happen ? well let us see now…bunches of hate America democrapo aholes joined by ahole pretenda GOP…it has gotten to the point that there is no need to review the senate vote record…we know who the clowns are that have lied to the electorate to get re elected to their golden chair….mcdoogler should follow boner’s example and retire…then they should both move to chinkeeville…

  • Debbie says:

    That goes to show you the American people have no say.

  • 7papa7 says:

    What is wrong with these people. I have a real problem that anyone could ever advocate for the cold blooded murder of the most innocent and then sell there body parts on top of it. It takes a real sick person to allow that without doing everything in there power to stop it. I hope that this is remembered the next time they are up for reelection. Might as well have democrats in if they are going to vote like this.

  • KenRad says:

    Hey, McConnell, have you heard of Reid’s nuclear option, you moron?

    1. Pam says:

      My mom believed that people with receding chins were generally spineless cowards. I don’t know about that, but I do know that (at least) in McConnell’s case it is sure ringing true. We all thought that by giving him a clear majority, we could actually get something done toward ridding ourselves of the obamanation in the white house. Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me. We really need to start holding these people’s feet to the fire and letting them know their cushy little jobs are at OUR disposal.

      1. Helen Hvasta says:

        I was shocked when he was reelected. How could that have happened? After he said and if I’m not mistaken, promised during his campaign, he would stop obamacare and pp…He’s just as bad as Obama and Boehner. 3 musketeers.along with Pelosi and Reid. Wonder if any of them ever saw the videos. I bet not. The two Houses should shown all the videos…

      2. TORO says:

        PAM, YOUR MOM WAS RIGHT ON and so are you. We absolutely need to remove these leaches from Congress. I would not give a single Democrat a second look let alone a vote. This goes for all Rinos also, especially McConnell, I also do not trust McCarthy in the House leaders seat. It is time we conservatives get behind conservatives who are vetted as honest conservatives. This means we have to do our homework. Who ever we elect as President, we must hold his/her feet to the fire to clean up/ out all gov’t agency’s, get rid of Obama care all his mandates and get our military strong and active again. I believe either Carson, Cruz, Fiorina, Jindal, Rubio, Santorum or Trump would do very well for our country. GOD help us make the right choice.

  • unique201 says:

    Why do Republicans think they can control women’s rights just
    because they disagree with women. Pull up your zippers and
    go to a football game.

    1. Glitch says:

      What are you talking about? Your comment makes absolutely no sense. The article is about defunding Planned Parenthood tax payer wholesale abortion and selling body parts to the highest bidder…not women’s rights. Planned Parenthood does not provide screening mammograms, bone density tests and a host of other well woman exams. Why don’t you cross your legs and stop using abortion as a form of birth control.

    2. Halftrack2 says:

      Women’s rights are not the issue here…Its all about the BABY’s rights …you know the right to life…

    3. TORO says:

      Unique, you call it control, we conservatives call it caring for the babies life and the mothers well being. We try to show civility instead barbarism by not cutting up live babies in or outside the womb and selling their body parts as Democrats do. Our POTUS jumps at the chance to support Planned Parenthood even shutting down the Gov’t to do so. We now know he received 12 million bucks in kick backs from them at the 212 election as well as other Democratic candidates receiving a separate share from them. Please spare us the B S about not caring for women, it’s old and blatantly false.

  • disqus_tKlEuAw2uq says:

    Vote these traitors out

    1. abbygal64 says:

      Why not? They could care less for human beings it’s all about “womens Health rights” of which they have. Abortion is not a health issue very rarely it is needed in a pregnancy emergency. Abortion is a multi billion dollar business and they are in the pockets of the Democrats, who will never let them go.

      1. Halftrack2 says:

        Follow the Dollar and you find the TRAITORS…

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