California Lawmakers Stick To Party Lines On Vote Over Federal Abortion Funding
The U.S. House passed a largely symbolic measure to make the ban on federal funding permanent.
Los Angeles Times:
California's House Members Vote Along Party Lines On Permanently Banning Federal Funds For Abortion
California's House delegation split along party lines Tuesday on a bill to permanently prohibit the use of certain federal funds for abortions. President Trump promised the anti-abortion community during the campaign that he would make the funding ban — commonly called the Hyde Amendment — permanent. It passed the House 238-183 and goes next to the Senate. The 52 members who represent California in the House split along party lines, with 36 Democrats voting for it, and 14 Republicans voting against it. (Wire, 1/24)
The Associated Press:
House Passes Bill To Bar Federal Funds For Abortion
Emboldened by a Republican in the White House, the GOP-led House on Tuesday backed legislation that would permanently bar federal funds for any abortion coverage. The measure, which passed 238-183, would also block tax credits for some people and businesses buying abortion coverage under former President Barack Obama's health care law. Republicans passed a similar bill in 2015 under veto threat from Obama and the legislation went nowhere. (1/24)