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House bans funding for healthcare reform law, Planned Parenthood
The Hill ^ | 2/18/2011 | Julian Pecquet

Posted on 02/18/2011 12:13:49 PM PST by Palmetto Patriot

The House on Friday voted largely along party lines to prohibit funding for the healthcare reform law and eliminate funding for family planning.

In a quick succession of two-minute votes, the House adopted three amendments to their stop-gap budget bill that eliminate healthcare reform funding through the end of the fiscal year. The House also approved, 240-185, an amendment barring federal Title X family planning grants that was aimed squarely at Planned Parenthood.

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1 posted on 02/18/2011 12:13:57 PM PST by Palmetto Patriot
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Hallelujah.


2 posted on 02/18/2011 12:16:24 PM PST by crusty old prospector
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Don’t forget, the Senate can put it back in conference...................


3 posted on 02/18/2011 12:16:57 PM PST by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name. Want to have fun? Google your friend's names.....)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

I believe they only voted to stop DISCRETIONARY spending for Obamacare. The $100 bil in spending Nancy Pelosi stuck into the original bill marches on.


4 posted on 02/18/2011 12:17:31 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: crusty old prospector

This is a big FD!


5 posted on 02/18/2011 12:17:42 PM PST by Palmetto Patriot (Just exactly when is the next Election?)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Drudge has a headline that says no funding for Obamacare either.


6 posted on 02/18/2011 12:19:41 PM PST by crusty old prospector
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Excellent. Now on to the Senate, where it is so very much easier to reach out and touch each and every one of those jokers if necessary.

Thank you Lord.
Tatt


7 posted on 02/18/2011 12:20:41 PM PST by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." DorothyBernard)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

LOL


8 posted on 02/18/2011 12:21:23 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Red Badger

“Senate can put it back in conference”

Not if the House holds firm. If House leaders say “we can’t sell a reversal on this critical issue to our members” they might get the Senate to waffle. It all comes down to who blinks first etc.


9 posted on 02/18/2011 12:22:39 PM PST by DrC
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To: Buckeye McFrog

“An amendment from Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) blocks all federal funding for the law”


10 posted on 02/18/2011 12:23:45 PM PST by ScottfromNJ
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To: Palmetto Patriot

And and to bar EPA from issuing global warming rules.


11 posted on 02/18/2011 12:23:55 PM PST by Crawdad
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To: Crawdad

Was that in there or just wishful thinking on your part?


12 posted on 02/18/2011 12:25:01 PM PST by MrB (Tagline suspended for important announcement on my home page. Click my handle.)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Health Care Reform

Waivers + Judge Vinson’s Ruling + States Opposition + Election Results + House Vote = This Thing is Going Down.

And taking Obama with it.


13 posted on 02/18/2011 12:25:41 PM PST by Palmetto Patriot (Just exactly when is the next Election?)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

So is the funding cut off or does the bill have to pass other hurdles?


14 posted on 02/18/2011 12:26:26 PM PST by Scythian
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To: MrB

House votes to block EPA’s global warming power
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hNY9IzmIjoNmOK0lS-EGP99jBodQ?docId=91260a60cd08423e9c8ede7d78355847


15 posted on 02/18/2011 12:31:50 PM PST by Crawdad
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To: Palmetto Patriot
Hopefully they have the cajones to hold firm in the face of an Obama veto and a government shutdown. I pray they don't make the mistake republicans did in 1995 and cave the first time their approval numbers dip a few percent. They need to make it clear to Obama that they are willing to leave the government until after the 2012 election if necessary, but they're not going to blink first.
16 posted on 02/18/2011 12:32:18 PM PST by apillar
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To: thesearethetimes...

Let us all remember this wonderful day and realize that this GOP House is doing what they promised if elected. Sometimes we freepers, myself included, get critical when they don’t seem to be passing legislation fast enough. Today is a great day and the Republicans are figuring out that the people are in charge not Obama/Pelosi/Reid & Co.


17 posted on 02/18/2011 12:33:48 PM PST by Son-Joshua (son-joshua)
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To: Crawdad

Dang, as Casey Kasum would say, “the hits just keep coming.”


18 posted on 02/18/2011 12:35:02 PM PST by crusty old prospector
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Go House!!! Great start!..Keep going!


19 posted on 02/18/2011 12:35:51 PM PST by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

The tide is turning.


20 posted on 02/18/2011 12:46:40 PM PST by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: Scythian
So is the funding cut off or does the bill have to pass other hurdles?

It has to pass the Senate.

If it passes, it faces a veto by Obama. Override unlikely, but it will be tied around the President's neck as an issue in the next election.

If it fails to pass the Senate, there are 23 Democratic seats up in 2012. Four of them have already announced they are retiring. There is an excellent chance the Majority will change.

The Senate may pass its own version of this Budget, leaving this provision out. It goes to conference at that point. If the house holds strong, there is the possibility of a government shutdown. Again, this becomes an issue in the 2012 elections.

After Jan. 2013, if we control both Houses of Congress, and the White House, this thing is toast.

Even sooner, if SCOTUS rules it unconstitutional.

21 posted on 02/18/2011 12:47:01 PM PST by Palmetto Patriot (Just exactly when is the next Election?)
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To: Palmetto Patriot
Now that's what we were talking about. De-fund “O”care and those baby killing bastards.
22 posted on 02/18/2011 12:48:42 PM PST by reader25
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To: Son-Joshua

Indeed. Now we just need to get the Senate in line.

May God give us strength.
Tatt


23 posted on 02/18/2011 12:48:50 PM PST by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." DorothyBernard)
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To: apillar
Hopefully they have the cajones to hold firm in the face of an Obama veto and a government shutdown. I pray they don't make the mistake republicans did in 1995 and cave the first time their approval numbers dip a few percent. They need to make it clear to Obama that they are willing to leave the government until after the 2012 election if necessary, but they're not going to blink first.

The people of this country need to hold firm and back the House on this.

24 posted on 02/18/2011 12:49:41 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: Palmetto Patriot
...and eliminate funding for family planning.

Good, there is NO compelling argument to have federal funding of infanticide...none.

25 posted on 02/18/2011 12:52:37 PM PST by hattend (Obama got his 3am call about Egypt. The call went right to the answering machine.- Sarah Palin)
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To: Red Badger

That is true, this probably isn’t the entire funding for PP and it can always be added again later.


26 posted on 02/18/2011 12:53:20 PM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php for FR backup site!)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Finally a group of politicos doing what they were elected to do!


27 posted on 02/18/2011 12:55:23 PM PST by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: blueyon

They had better keep this march going forward or their collective asses will be out in 2012!!


28 posted on 02/18/2011 12:57:21 PM PST by Mr. Wright
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To: Palmetto Patriot

There should be no grants for anything. The government should fund its basic functions and that is all.


29 posted on 02/18/2011 12:59:16 PM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php for FR backup site!)
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To: apillar
Hopefully they have the cajones to hold firm

Remember the past two years.

It was the House Republicans who were solidly opposed to the Administration and the Democratic majorities in Congress.

After standing up for us when times were tough, I have great confidence in them now.

30 posted on 02/18/2011 1:06:43 PM PST by Palmetto Patriot (Just exactly when is the next Election?)
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To: DrC

Which would mean that democrats are shutting down the government by refusing to pass the house budget. Har de har!


31 posted on 02/18/2011 1:11:34 PM PST by dblshot (Insanity - electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: Palmetto Patriot; Scythian
So is the funding cut off or does the bill have to pass other hurdles?

"It has to pass the Senate.

If it passes, it faces a veto by Obama. Override unlikely, but it will be tied around the President's neck as an issue in the next election.

If it fails to pass the Senate, there are 23 Democratic seats up in 2012. Four of them have already announced they are retiring. There is an excellent chance the Majority will change.

The Senate may pass its own version of this Budget, leaving this provision out. It goes to conference at that point. If the house holds strong, there is the possibility of a government shutdown. Again, this becomes an issue in the 2012 elections.

After Jan. 2013, if we control both Houses of Congress, and the White House, this thing is toast.

Even sooner, if SCOTUS rules it unconstitutional."

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Uh, this is not correct. Pursuant to the Constitution, all bills to spend money must originate in the House. The President can propose any spending he wants to, but that's just for show until the House puts said spending into a bill and send it over to the Senate. Then, if they approve it, the President must sign it for the bill to become law and to actually get the money spent.

So, in this case if the House doesn't put the spending into the budget bill, then the money can't get spent. The Senate and the President can stand on their heads, and it will do no more good than King Cannute getting pissed off about the tide rolling in.

The key here, now that these funds have been stripped out of the bill, is strictly and solely that the House Republicans have to stick to their guns and NOT GIVE IN. Shut the whole GD government down if necessary - and let the whole world know that it takes two to tango. Don't accept the blame for this the way Newt, etc. did in the mid-'90s. People elected a Republican House to control spending and stop Obamacare, so YOU GUYS BETTER DAMNED WELL DO THAT, OR START LOOKING FOR WORK STARTING 1/1/2013.

32 posted on 02/18/2011 1:12:17 PM PST by Ancesthntr (Tyrant: "Spartans, lay down your weapons." Free man: "Persian, come and get them!")
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To: Palmetto Patriot

This is very heartening news.


33 posted on 02/18/2011 1:14:00 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: GeronL

All the mischief occurs in the Conference Committee.
That’s how Kerry could say, “I voted against [whatever] before I voted for [whatever]”..............


34 posted on 02/18/2011 1:18:22 PM PST by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name. Want to have fun? Google your friend's names.....)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

excellent news

Now the senate will whine, but they can’t do anything about it other than try again.

time to send thank you’s to the ones who did what we wanted.


35 posted on 02/18/2011 1:23:14 PM PST by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: Red Badger

The House GOP should make it plain they won’t vote for anything out of the Conference that puts the funding back.


36 posted on 02/18/2011 1:24:23 PM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php for FR backup site!)
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To: Ancesthntr
Good post. Right on... Except that, IIRC, significant money has already been appropriated for implementation of Mengelecare by the previous (DemocRAT-controlled) House. Apparently, this funding ($billions$) was snuck in there by Pelosi specifically in anticipation of a GOP takeover and the subsequent effort to "defund" Mengelecare. This money was supposed to fund implementation for several years.

I don't know how this works, but I thought I read that because of this manuever the GOP-controlled House could restrict or completely deny future funding, but would need consent of the Senate and the President to strip/repeal funding that has already been budgeted.

I hope I'm wrong. (And I probably am...)

37 posted on 02/18/2011 1:29:01 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: crusty old prospector

For the people who continue to argue that there is no difference between Republicans and Democrats, this headline ought to make you use your head and think through what you believe.

Remember what happened today when Election 2012 comes.


38 posted on 02/18/2011 1:33:02 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: GeronL

That’s where things get hairy.
Many members will have to vote, (D) or (R), for the bill because it will have funds in it for stuff in their districts.
If they vote against it, they’ll lose their funding and their opponent in the next election will have a campaign issue to tie around their necks, “Old So-and-So voted against the [fill in the blank]!”...........


39 posted on 02/18/2011 1:37:49 PM PST by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name. Want to have fun? Google your friend's names.....)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

THIS, my FRiends.........is a GOOD day for America!


40 posted on 02/18/2011 1:42:18 PM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: Palmetto Patriot
WOW!!!!

I think the Republicans FINALLY got the message !!!!!!!!!!

MY GOD THERE IS STILL HOPE FOR THIS COUNTRY!

41 posted on 02/18/2011 1:43:07 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: Lancey Howard
Apparently, this funding ($billions$) was snuck in there by Pelosi specifically in anticipation of a GOP takeover and the subsequent effort to "defund"...

I don't know whether that money has to be spent or not.

Does the action of one Congress bind the next?

Are we bound by laws passed before 1861?

Still, we need to win the elections in 2012 to kill this law once and for all.

42 posted on 02/18/2011 1:46:40 PM PST by Palmetto Patriot (Just exactly when is the next Election?)
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To: Red Badger

I am sick of the old excuses.


43 posted on 02/18/2011 1:47:08 PM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php for FR backup site!)
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To: GeronL

Things may be different in THIS House....that is IF Boehner has any spine to stand up to Reid and his punks in the Senate...............


44 posted on 02/18/2011 1:50:01 PM PST by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name. Want to have fun? Google your friend's names.....)
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To: SeekAndFind
For the people who continue to argue that there is no difference between Republicans and Democrats, this headline ought to make you use your head and think through what you believe.

Remember what happened today when Election 2012 comes.

Right on, my FRiend!

I couldn't have said it better.

45 posted on 02/18/2011 1:50:51 PM PST by Palmetto Patriot (Just exactly when is the next Election?)
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To: crusty old prospector
Dang, as Casey Kasum would say, “the hits just keep coming.”

Now, let's go for the knockout!!!
46 posted on 02/18/2011 2:01:39 PM PST by Arcy
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To: Scythian

“So is the funding cut off or does the bill have to pass other hurdles?”

Many, many other hurdles. But this was the critical first step.


47 posted on 02/18/2011 2:02:13 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from the right stuff!)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Notice that this newspaper “The Hill” used “healthcare reform law” instead of the more familiar Obamacare. Didn’t the Rats say they found Obamacare offensive and want the press to stop using that term? I guess we know where “The Hill” stands.


48 posted on 02/18/2011 2:17:48 PM PST by Graneros ("The difference between genius and stupidity is; genius has its limits." — Albert Einstein)
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To: Palmetto Patriot
"The House also approved two measures by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) that would ban funds carry out any of the provision of the law and bar salaries for government workers implementing the law.

Republicans also targeted a key feature of the healthcare law -- the requirement that all Americans carry insurance – voting to prohibit funds to the Internal Revenue Service for enforcement. Advocates of the individual mandate say it is designed to keep healthcare costs down by having Americans carry insurance while they are healthy rather than rely on emergency care once they become ill. Opponents call it an overreach of government authority.

"My goal, and the goal of the majority of Americans, is to repeal the new healthcare law," said Rehberg, who has announced his candidacy for the Senate in 2012, challenging Democratic Sen. Jon Tester."

Do these guy's mean business, or what?

House votes to block funds for healthcare law

- LA Times

49 posted on 02/18/2011 2:20:05 PM PST by Palmetto Patriot (Just exactly when is the next Election?)
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To: Red Badger

“Old So-and-So voted against the [fill in the blank]!”...........

government takeover of America itself.
I could ride that to victory almost anywhere.


50 posted on 02/18/2011 3:29:03 PM PST by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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