Senate Makes Its Point With Doomed Planned Parenthood Bill
Why does Congress vote for things it knows will never become law?By Eugene Daniels | December 3, 2015
Senate Republicans have made good on their threats and voted through a measure that would end federal funding for Planned Parenthood. The vote was on an amendment tied to Congress' latest attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Senate Democrats tried to restore those funds with an amendment of their own, but that was easily rejected by Republicans controlling the upper chamber.
The full bill is expected to pass the Senate on Thursday and the House just days later. This will mark the first time President Obama will have to actually veto an Obamacare repeal. And Republicans don't have the two-thirds majority needed to override that veto.