U.S. House to Vote Friday October 23
on Fast-Track Bill to De-Fund Planned Parenthood, and Repeal Some Obamacare Rationing Provisions
WASHINGTON (Oct. 19, 2015) — The U.S. House of Representatives will vote on Friday, October 23, on the “pro-life reconciliation bill” (H.R. 3762). This is a fast-track bill containing multiple pro-life provisions.
Your immediate action is needed in support of this multi-pronged pro-life measure!
H.R. 3762 is a special once-a-year measure called the “reconciliation bill.” Unlike almost every other kind of bill, the “reconciliation bill” cannot be filibustered in the U.S. Senate — so it can pass with only 51 votes, rather than 60 (of 100 senators). Republicans currently hold a narrow majority in the U.S. Senate, 54-46.
But before the bill can be considered by the Senate, it first must pass the House on October 23.
The bill contains two major sections:
— The bill would block, for one year, most federal payments to Planned Parenthood. At least 89% of federal funding of Planned Parenthood would be blocked by this bill — about $400 million.
— The bill would repeal a number of major components of the Obamacare health law, including two of the major provisions that will lead to rationing of lifesaving care: theIndependent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) and the “excess benefits tax.”
To read the letter sent to U.S. House members by National Right to Life on October 19, urging support for this bill, click here.
TAKE ACTION NOW!
Don’t assume that your representative will support this bill, based only on his or her party affiliation! Your representative is already hearing from those who object to this bill, so he or she needs to hear from you too! Just click on the “Take Action” button above, then enter your address information in the form provided at the lower right of the page that comes up. Then, modify the suggested message, on the left, as you see fit — and send it!