GOP House to allow Planned Parenthood and Obamacare funding

September 27, 2011 06:16

Rep. Steve King is predicting the House will continue throughout its two-year tenure to allow funding for Planned Parenthood and the implementation of Obamacare. –

By Terence P. Jeffrey at


“They are going to allow that to happen, the way it looks to me,” King said in a videotaped interview with

Shortly after midnight on Friday morning, the House voted to approve a continuing resolution to keep the government funded from the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30 through Nov. 18. According to an analysis by the conservative Republican Study Committee, the CR permits funding for both Planned Parenthood and implementation of Obamacare.

Virtually the same CR had been defeated in the House last Wednesday when 48 conservative Republicans broke with the party leadership and voted against it. But, on Friday, only 24 Republicans voted against it, and the bill passed 219 to 203. King was one of the initial 48 opponents of the CR and also one of the final 24.

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