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Capital Hill Watch Alert

Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015 (H.R. 3762)

The House of Representatives is expected to vote on Friday, October 23, 2015, on the Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015 (H.R. 3762; Text of Legislation  ; [PDF ] ) a bill to defund for one year Planned Parenthood and repeal numerous portions of the Affordable Care Act or ObamaCare.  The Planned Parenthood abortion business which will perform an abortion as late as 24 weeks was caught in a series of 10 videos selling aborted babies and their body parts  and the House of Representatives will use the reconciliation process to defund the organization.

On Friday, September 18, 2015, the House of Representatives approved the Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015 (H.R. 3134; Text of Legislation) on a 241-187 vote (To view how your representative voted visit: 505 ).  Senate Democrats defeated on a 47-52 vote (To view how your senators voted visit: 270  ) on Thursday, September 24, 2015, a government funding bill (H.J. Res. 61; Text of Legislation) that included language to defund Planned Parenthood for one year  while the Congressional investigation continues into how it allegedly violated multiple laws to sell aborted babies and their body parts.  

By immediately drafting a fast-track reconciliation bill that would be able to overcome the Democrats' filibuster and be approved on a majority vote in the Senate, House GOP leaders are planning to target Planned Parenthood's funding.  For example, on the “pro-life reconciliation bill” — a fast-track bill (H.R. 3762) containing multiple pro-life provisions, the House of Representatives has announced a vote on October 23, 2015.  This is a “reconciliation bill” a special once-a-year bill.  The “reconciliation bill” is unlike almost every other type of bill in that in the U.S. Senate it cannot be filibustered and can pass with only 51 votes instead of 60 of 100 senators. Currently, in the U.S. Senate Republicans hold a slim majority of 54-46. However, the bill must pass the House of Representatives on October 23, 2015, prior to it being considered by the Senate. 

For one year at least 89 percent of federal payments to Planned Parenthood would be blocked by H.R. 3762.  “Several thousand” unborn babies would be saved from the nightmare of abortion a new Congressional report finds by defunding the Planned Parenthood abortion business — even for one year.  Also, the federal government would save $235 million by defunding Planned Parenthood finds the report.

Also, a number of major components of the Affordable Care Act healthcare law, including two of the major provisions that will result in the rationing of lifesaving care — the “Independent Payment Advisory Board” and the “excess benefits tax,” would be repealed by the measure.

Pro-abortion President Barack Obama has already promised repeatedly to veto any bill that revokes taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood but the reconciliation process would result in getting a bill to defund it to his desk and make him actual do it.  And there are not enough votes in the Senate to override this potential veto.

Additional Reading:  

1.    House Will Vote Friday on Bill to De-Fund Planned Parenthood Using Reconciliation to Stop Filibuster 

2.    House schedules vote to defund Planned Parenthood on Friday 

3.    De-Funding Planned Parenthood Would Save “Several Thousand” Babies From Abortion 

4.    Democrats Defeat Senate Bill to De-Fund Planned Parenthood After It Sells Aborted Baby Parts 

5.    House Vote to De-Fund Planned Parenthood After it Sells Body Parts From Aborted Babies 

6.    Republicans' effort to defund Obamacare meets with hard-line criticisms

What Can You Do?  

 Urge your representative to SUPPORT   Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015 a bill to defund for one year Planned Parenthood and repeal numerous portions of the Affordable Care Act or ObamaCare.

Contact Information:     

Capitol Hill Switchboard Number: 202-224-3121 (This number will direct you to the Capitol Hill operator. Ask for your representative's office.)

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