The stopgap omnibus funding bill passed the House of Representatives on Thursday, despite heavy criticism from the US bishops and conservative members over the continued federal funding of Planned Parenthood, among other things.
The bill passed March 22 by a vote of 256-167.
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) released a scathing letter after the vote.
“This omnibus is nowhere close to what Republicans promised to fight for,” said Meadows.
“When the American people sent us to Congress, their message was loud and their mandate clear: Secure the border, […] Defund Planned Parenthood; Cut wasteful spending; ‘Drain the swamp and change the unsustainable way Washington, D.C. does business. This budget embraces the polar opposite of these principles.”
Last year, Planned Parenthood received over half a billion dollars in federal funding.
The inclusion of federal funding for Planned Parenthood was not the only controversial thing about the bill. The US Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a statement saying they were “deeply disappoint[ed]” that the Conscience Protection Act (CPA) was not included in the appropriations bill, and said that members of Congress who did not support the CPA were extremists.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, chair of the conference’s Committee on Pro-Life Activities, and Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, chair of the Committee for Religious Liberty, said that “The CPA is an extraordinarily modest bill that proposes almost no change to existing conscience protection laws on abortion—laws that receive wide public and bi-partisan support.”
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With close to 60 Million unborn baby children killed by abortion since it was legalized in America in 1973 by Roe versus Wade this abortion insanity must stop immediately. Abortion funding must also cease immediately unless America provoke the wrath and judgement of Almighty God. America turn to a God of love and mercy before it is too late. End abortion funding now! End abortion now! Adoption is the loving option. Repent and convert! Pray America Pray. Pray the Rosary every day to end abortion. Pray Pray Pray!
What will God do to our country due to more killing of unborn babies by continuing to fund Planned Parenthood?
Betrayed—-again and again and again.
President Trump did not have to sign this bill. He could have sent it back to Congress saying, “If I sign this bill I will be breaking my campaign promises to the American voters, so send me a bill I can sign that we will all be proud of.”
No.. President Trump, Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell betrayed us—again.
What’s the point of electing Republicans to Congress if they’re just going to be the same old same old? Remember this the next time someone calls from the RNC asking for money.
the republicans control the
presidency, the house and the senate.
thanks republicans !
There is no salvation at the ballot box.
Subsidiarity is best.
Pray for the peaceful dissolution of these Dis-United States of America.
With each State running its own affairs, some could become Catholic confessional states, where Christ is acknowledged and revered as King.
… Except that the USA restrains global evil from spreading even more. Absent the restraint, evil could spread across the globe unhindered. In so far as the USA limits the spread of evil more than any realistic alternative would at present, the USA is still, on balance, a force for good in the world. The USA is the global restrainer. The problem is that we have increasingly lost our self-restraint, which needs to be reversed—desperately—by the Social Reign of Christ the King. And I agree that the Catholic confessional state remains the normative ideal.