Mike Pence has cast a second tie-breaking vote in the Senate today and now heads to the President’s desk. This new law will have anti-Planned Parenthood and pro-States Rights people shouting hooray. It is also one that Trump has signaled when it hits his desk will be signed quickly.
His vote also signals that this year may well lead to far more Senate tie-breaker votes and possibly even enough to match even the highest of predecessor tie-breaker vote counts, given the continued Communist Manifesto attitudes, obstructionism, and aggressive tendencies of the aging leaders of the Democrat Party.
John Adams cast twenty-nine tie-breaking votes—a record none of his successors have matched. His votes protected the president’s sole authority over the removal of appointees, influenced the location of the national capital, and prevented war with Great Britain. To date only John Calhoun has come close with twenty-eight tie-breakers cast. Those occurred in the first forty years of our republic. (Wikipedia ) According to the Senate historical data information since 1789, 242 tie-breaking votes have been cast. Since 1981, Dick Cheney cast eight, George HW Bush cast seven, and Al Gore cast four.
March 30, 2017
Pence Casts Tie-Breaking Vote To Rescind Obama Regulation
“Taxpayers should not be forced to subsidize …”
Vice President Mike Pence was called upon once again to cast a tie-breaking vote in the Senate, this time to overturn an Obama era regulation blocking states from denying federal funds to abortion providers including Planned Parenthood.
As was the case last month when Pence first had to step in to cast the deciding vote to confirm Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, liberal Republican Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine were the defectors, setting up the 50-50 tie.
Both Murkowski and Collins support Planned Parenthood and introduced legislation during the last Congress that sought to block Republicans from defunding the largest provider of abortions in the nation.
Wednesday’s vote was under the Congressional Review Act, which enables Congress to overturn regulations with a majority vote in both chambers, and a signature by the president.
Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, and Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn., filed the CRA bills to overturn the Obama rule taking power away from the states to direct where block-granted federal money would go.
“State legislatures around the country have spoken out about their preference for prioritizing more comprehensive primary and preventative care providers for the receipt of Title X funding,” the pair wrote in an op-ed for the Washington Examiner, “and their voice should be respected by bureaucrats in the federal government.”
“According to its 2014-2015 annual report, Planned Parenthood performed 323,999 abortion procedures in just one year. Taxpayers should not be forced to subsidize the abortion industry in this country,” they wrote. “Nor should they be forced to foot the bill for an organization like Planned Parenthood that has displayed such blatant disregard for human life.”
The House voted in February to overturn the rule 230-188.
Read the article HERE.
“Ring! Ring! The wicked witch and the NWO have for now been knocked out on this round of population genocide on taxpayer dollars!”
This was a close call in both houses but Thank Goodness right prevailed.
Planned Parenthood can either get on board with REAL women’s health assistance or go to Hades. My preference is Hades.
States should have the right to decide for themselves on how federal block grant women’s health program money is spent. Just as taxpayers should not be forced to pay for some woman to decide to kill her unborn child at their expense.
Before someone freaks – abortion is a personal decision which many such as myself consider to be murder. There are families across the country who want families and would provide wonderful homes. As a personal choice, the payment for the service by a qualified physician should be made in total by the one who wants the abortion. Let it be their choice and life acceptance or regret–not on my conscience for monies directed from my taxes.