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Of course: Senate Dems blocking $1.1 billion Zika bill because Planned Parenthood isn’t getting a cut

By Doug Powers  •  June 28, 2016 12:50 PM

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Planned Parenthood has already said they’ll spend about $20 million this year to help elect Hillary and other fellow pro-abortion travelers, and apparently the Dems don’t think that’s enough:

Senate Democrats blocked a spending bill that includes $1.1 billion to combat the Zika virus—saying the measure unreasonably excludes Planned Parenthood Federation of America from money for a public health crisis that impacts pregnant women.

The Senate voted 52-48 to advance the measure, but 60 votes were needed to clear a procedural hurdle. Lawmakers have been wrangling over the Zika funding–how much and how to pay for it–since President Barack Obama in February asked Congress for $1.9 billion to combat the virus.

Democrats say that by excluding Planned Parenthood from funding and adding other provisions they oppose, Republicans could delay the funding well into the mosquito season and leave only a small window to act before Congress leaves Washington in mid-July for the political parties’ conventions and lawmakers’ August recess.

Since it’s such an emergency maybe the Dems should just pass the bill as-is and tell Planned Parenthood to scrap their $20 million election push and instead use that money where it’s needed to address this public health crisis (pause for laughter).

It’s too bad they don’t make a brand of “Off” strong enough to permanently repel Harry Reid & Chuck Schumer.

**Written by Doug Powers

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