House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday said House Republicans intend to strip Planned Parenthood of funding as part of their promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act. But the Wisconsin Republican went a step further Thursday, saying they'd also write a bill to replace it in 2017. However, the lawmakers have yet to come up with a replacement for the legislation, which could leave the healthcare industry in years-long limbo and/or cause millions of Americans to lose health insurance coverage.
Ryan was asked at his weekly press briefing whether the effort to repeal and replace Obamacare would include a provision to redirect hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars from Planned Parenthood to women's health care centers that do not provide abortion.
Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Action Fund, said "it's likely no accident that this attack was launched the day after Vice President-elect Mike Pence, a long-time opponent of Planned Parenthood, held a closed-door meeting with Speaker Ryan and the Republican leadership".
Republicans are discussing delaying the date when repeal would take effect, for perhaps several years. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Obama told the lawmakers he wished he were in their place.
Hogue added: "The party that puts abortion services out of reach of most American women now wants to take away contraception, prenatal care and maternal healthcare". That means Republicans will need just a simple majority of members to pass those measures.
For those keeping count, that's two out of 52 Senate Republicans potentially defecting.
But Planned Parenthood supporters plan to push back aggressively. Under the current budget, the organization receives around $500 million in a combination of federal and state funds, which are primarily used for preventive health care, birth control, STI/STD testing, pregnancy tests, breast cancer screening and other womens health care services.
"Republicans refused to give Democratic members the opportunity to review the report, failed to hold the required public meeting, and ignored the requirement that the full Panel vote on its release", Schakowsky said in written comments January 3.
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After he got up the linesman on the official's team told Savage to leave the game and go through the concussion protocol. The Titans responded by driving down the field and finishing off a 55 yard drive with a two-yard Derrick Henry TD run.
The Broncos rallied for a win, got home-field advantage in the playoffs and Manning was no longer the backup. Marcus Mariota will miss this game for the Titans after getting hurt last week in their loss to the Jaguars.
More than one million migrants, mainly refugees from the Middle East and Africa, arrived in Germany over the last two years. The strong results of inflation gave conservatives more scope to argue for slowing down the bond-buying program.
Volvo's struggling business has recovered under Geely, and the Swedish company has begun production at a new Chinese auto plant. Super green cars are also doing well in Sweden, with sales going up by 15 percent over 2015.
While LG chose to go for the super thin, touting its wallpaper-like OLED TV, Sony has implemented its own curious technology. Despite the incredibly thin design the TV still packs plenty of new technology to improve the viewers visual experience.
If you keep up with our site, you have noticed plenty of articles involving smart home products or AI assistants. Lenovo has essentially taken the Alexa smartphone app and skinned it to look like its own.
When the number ended, the crowd cheered her on. "I said, 'No way.' I asked him to cut the West Coast feed". An ABC spokesman on Sunday said the network would not comment on the problems with Carey's performance.
She had strong support from city officials and police brass, but clashed with the police union over her discipline of officers. Sources confirm that Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf selected Kirkpatrick to lead the city's embattled police department.
McCoy said the FBI had joined the investigation because of the increased resources the bureau can provide. David may be wearing camouflage trousers with black and orange boots, a black shirt and tan coat.
Speaking to the New York Post , one employee said: 'It's weird to me that they randomly tried that floor in this building. Police suspect it is an inside job because the burglars didn't have to crack the safes open.
Clemson coach impressed with Alabama's Hurts
She was unaware that this was the facility's last college football game until she arrived and was thankful to be part of history. In particular, Saban said he was impressed by what he saw from Clemson's defense in the Fiesta Bowl against Ohio State.
UK Ambassador to European Union resigns
He told the Press Association that "a lot more" British diplomats should follow Sir Ivan Rogers and resign. UKIP's Brexit spokesman Gerard Batten said the party's former leader Nigel Farage should replace Rogers .
Megyn Kelly Leaves Fox, Heads to NBC
In a Facebook post, Kelly wrote that she was leaving Fox News "incredibly enriched" by her twelve years at the network. Kelly did not publicly fight back, but former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes defended her throughout the ordeal.
Moroccan Authorities Thwart Illegal Immigration Attempt to Ceuta
Human rights groups have criticized Spain in the past for returning migrants without offering them the chance to apply for asylum. There have been many such attempts by sub-Saharan Africans living illegally in Morocco, who desperately want to reach Europe.
United Nations chief calls for putting 'peace first'
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday called on worldwide community to strive for peace in 2017, Xinhua reported. Guterres delivered a message of peace for 2017 to the UN's 193 member states. "No one wins these wars; everyone loses".
AZ twin boys born minutes apart; one in 2016, one in 2017
December 31, 2016, while his twin brother Everett made his appearance at 12:01 on January 1, 2017, according to CNN reports . During the interview early Sunday, Holly said the girls hadn't seen their brothers yet but were anxious to meet them.
Manchester United's Mata and Ibrahimovic sink 10-man West Ham
Darren Randolph- 6: Unfortunate to have conceded both goals, after making a number of smart saves to keep his side in the contest. But despite failing to start in United's last eight games, Mourinho has insisted he still has complete faith in the forward.