Friday, August 28, 2015

Please Contact Your Congressman - Tell Them Vote NO on CR it if Contains PP Funding

From Ted Meehan
Pro-Life Union of Delaware County

The federal government will be running out of money again toward the end of September. (By the way, Pope Francis is scheduled to address a joint session of Congress during his visit. And this may not be resolved by that time. Obviously, it would be huge if he could weigh in.) But the financial situation requires the Congress to appropriate additional money to run the government.

The Republican leadership in the House and Senate are trying to orchestrate a phony vote to cover backsides of Republican members, but then leave the PP money in the Continuing Resolution (CR) vote in September.

You may recall that Mitch McConnell promoted a 'stand alone' PP defunding bill, for which he couldn't get 60 votes to end debate and bring it to the floor. that allowed pro-life Republicans to cast a vote in favor of defunding - but it was strictly symbolic. Now, Boehner wants a 'stand alone' bill to defund PP, which would pass the House but would not be taken up by the Senate. In other words, it is window dressing. It would allow Republicans to tell their constituents that they voted to defund Planned Parenthood - but the vote will be meaningless.

They do have a real opportunity to get the money out for good. They simply need to remove the PP funding from the CR. Then pass the CR and send it to Obama. If he decides to shut down the government over Planned Parenthood, that's on him. But Boehner and McConnell have no stomach for it. They just want to cave, and continue to fund PP so as not to give Obama a chance to bash them as extremists.

There are some pro-life Congressmen circulating a letter declaring that they will not support any CR or any other bill that contains money for PP. So we want our local guys to sign on to that. It's important that they understand that we will not be fooled by the phony vote, and that the one we will watch is the CR.

Please contact  Congress today!

Subject Line - vote No on CR if it contains Planned Parenthood funding

Message: Vote NO on any funding bill that contains money for Planned Parenthood.

Contact Info for your Pennsylvania Congressmen is listed below.  For other states, please use this link to find your Congressman/woman and their contact information.

Congressman Ryan Costello
427 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4315

Congressman Pat Meehan
434 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2011
Fax: (202) 226-0280

Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick
2400 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4276
Fax: (202) 225-9511

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