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Resolution Blocked in Senate

By Nathanael Bennett1443127545022

Today, by a vote of 47-52, 52 U.S. Senators blocked a vote on a resolution that would have fully funded the government while redirecting hundreds of millions of dollars away from Planned Parenthood and to community health centers.  Unfortunately, the 52 Senators who voted ‘no’ prevented the Senate from invoking cloture and overcoming a filibuster.  As a result, Planned Parenthood is continuing to receive taxpayer dollars, and a government shutdown continues to loom.

Ironically, many of the same 52 Senators who are engaging in a filibuster today are loudly deriding the possibility of a government shutdown in less than a week.  Again, the resolution that is being filibustered would fully fund the government, and 52 Senators are blocking it.  Many of them are blocking it because of a political loyalty to an organization that has been caught harvesting and selling baby body parts.

Over the course of the next week, there will be a lot of finger-pointing about who is to blame for a looming government shutdown.  Today’s vote would have prevented a government shutdown while also funding women’s healthcare rather than the harvesting and sale of baby body parts.  Those 52 Senators who voted ‘no’ are listed below:

Sen. Kelly Ayotte
Sen. Tammy Baldin
Sen. Michael Bennet
Sen. Richard Blumenthal
Sen. Cory Booker
Sen. Sherrod Brown
Sen. Maria Cantwell
Sen. Ben Cardin
Sen. Thomas Carper
Sen. Bob Casey
Sen. Susan Collins
Sen. Chris Coons
Sen. Tom Cotton
Sen. Joe Donnelly
Sen. Richard Durbin
Sen. Dianne Feinstein
Sen. Al Franken
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand
Sen. Martin Heinrich
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp
Sen. Dean Heller
Sen. Mazie Hirono
Sen. Tim Kaine
Sen. Angus King
Sen. Mark Kirk
Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Sen. Patrick Leahy
Sen. Ed Markey
Sen. Claire McCaskill
Sen. Robert Menendez
Sen. Jeff Merkley
Sen. Barbara Mikulski
Sen. Lisa Murkowski
Sen. Christopher Murphy
Sen. Patty Murray
Sen. Bill Nelson
Sen. Rand Paul
Sen. Gary Peters
Sen. Jack Reed
Sen. Harry Reid
Sen. Bernie Sanders
Sen. Ben Sasse
Sen. Brian Schatz
Sen. Charles Schumer
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen
Sen. Debbie Stabenow
Sen. Jon Tester
Sen. Tom Udall
Sen. Mark Warner
Sen. Elizabeth Warren
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse
Sen. Ron Wyden

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