Defunding the non-existent organization ACORN isn’t the only wedge issue some House conservatives are attempting to insert into a continuing resolution to prevent a government shutdown.
A group of GOP representatives are demanding that any continuing resolution approved by the House repeal the contraception mandate included in Obamacare.
A group of House Republicans said Tuesday that a bill to fund the federal government should include provisions targeting the contraception mandate in President Obama’s healthcare law.
GOP lawmakers reintroduced a bill Tuesday to repeal the contraception mandate. They also pressed their party’s leaders to roll back the provision as part of a continuing resolution later this month to keep the federal government operating. [...]
Tuesday’s letter, led by Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.), indicates that fights over the health law could still roil the funding debate.
Because, as you know, if we simply deny women access to contraception we will usher in a new era of moral righteousness and economic surplus.
According to The Hill, the bill introduced by lawmakers led the Diane Black would also “allow doctors and nurses to sue if they are forced to perform an abortion over their religious objections.” And if you’re asking yourself what contraception and abortion have to do with preventing a government shutdown, that makes two of us.
It’s entirely possible that John Boehner will be forced to violate the Hastert Rule once again and pass a continuing resolution with Democratic votes