Planned Parenthood Fight Raises Fears Of Another Shutdown
Conservative lawmakers are threatening another government shutdown unless Planned Parenthood is denied federal funding.By Samantha Crook | September 12, 2015
Congress is facing another funding deadline by the end of the month, and for the second time in three years a government shutdown might be on the horizon.
A spending bill to keep the government funded must be passed by Sept. 30, but more-conservative Republicans are threatening to block any legislation that includes federal funding for Planned Parenthood. The upcoming budget deadline prompted a warning from President Obama earlier this month.
"A shutdown of our government would be wildly irresponsible. It would be an unforced error that saps the momentum we've worked so hard to build ... our economy doesn't need another round of threats," President Obama said.