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house Bill H.R. 719

A Clean Bill to Keep the Government Open Through December 2015

Argument in favor

Congress needs more time to reach a longer term agreement. No one wants a government shutdown, and this stopgap is the best option lawmakers have.

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09/29/2015
“Republicans are once again taking us to the edge of a government shutdown, demanding we take away health care from the American people. Defunding Planned Parenthood would deny hundreds of thousands of Americans access to services such as birth control, cancer screenings, and STI tests." [sanders.senate.gov]
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09/29/2015
"No compromise on this. No backing up on this." [huffingtonpost.com]
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BananaNeil's Opinion
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04/01/2015
This bill was co-opted, my original opinion is no longer applicable. Lame.
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Argument opposed

Congress has known the budget deadline for a long time coming — there are no excuses for not having a plan to fund the government past December.

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09/29/2015
"If the Republicans stuck together you could have done it with Obamacare also, but the Republicans decided not to stick together and they left a few people out there like Ted Cruz. If they had stuck together they wold have won that battle. I think you have to in this case [on Planned Parenthood] also, yes.” [politico.com]
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Forest 's Opinion
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02/14/2015
Again who is the over-site agency making sure one does what he or she is suppose to do. We have too much bureaucracy and not enough accountability.
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Steve's Opinion
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09/29/2015
There is never a convenient time for doing what is right. Planned parenthood has been caught red handed breaking several serious laws about infant organ trafficking and promoting abortion for profit. We need to press this issue now while it is still in the front of our public conscience. If the government shuts down congress can pass piecemeal sections of the budget until all is funded except planned parenthood. If supporters of planned parenthood are sure the organization did no wrong they can propose a full investigation be launched immediately to ascertain any wrongdoing and they can link planned parent hoods future funding to a full vindication by such panel. That will never happen however because supporters of planned parenthood know they carried on a culture of severe lawbreaking. Support for them is based on political loyalty rather than fidelity to rule of law, which can never stand in America.
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  • EnactedSeptember 30th, 2015
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The senate Passed September 30th, 2015
    Roll Call Vote 78 Yea / 20 Nay
      senate Committees
      Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
  • The house Passed September 30th, 2015
    Roll Call Vote 277 Yea / 151 Nay
      house Committees
      Transportation and Maritime Security
      Committee on Homeland Security
    IntroducedFebruary 4th, 2015

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    “Republicans are once again taking us to the edge of a government shutdown, demanding we take away health care from the American people. Defunding Planned Parenthood would deny hundreds of thousands of Americans access to services such as birth control, cancer screenings, and STI tests." [sanders.senate.gov]
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    "If the Republicans stuck together you could have done it with Obamacare also, but the Republicans decided not to stick together and they left a few people out there like Ted Cruz. If they had stuck together they wold have won that battle. I think you have to in this case [on Planned Parenthood] also, yes.” [politico.com]
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    "No compromise on this. No backing up on this." [huffingtonpost.com]
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    This bill was co-opted, my original opinion is no longer applicable. Lame.
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    No shutdown to defund Planned Parenthood. However ....... Both parties are fully aware of the time restraints placed on bringing forth and PASSING a budget. Only with the elimination of gerrymandering, establishing common sense election finance reform and starting with a new house and senate will the people have a voting voice that matters.
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    Again who is the over-site agency making sure one does what he or she is suppose to do. We have too much bureaucracy and not enough accountability.
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    "Shutting down the government over defunding Planned Parenthood is not how democracy works." Read more at http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/sep/27/jeb-bush-gop-presidential-candidate-government-shu/
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    There is never a convenient time for doing what is right. Planned parenthood has been caught red handed breaking several serious laws about infant organ trafficking and promoting abortion for profit. We need to press this issue now while it is still in the front of our public conscience. If the government shuts down congress can pass piecemeal sections of the budget until all is funded except planned parenthood. If supporters of planned parenthood are sure the organization did no wrong they can propose a full investigation be launched immediately to ascertain any wrongdoing and they can link planned parent hoods future funding to a full vindication by such panel. That will never happen however because supporters of planned parenthood know they carried on a culture of severe lawbreaking. Support for them is based on political loyalty rather than fidelity to rule of law, which can never stand in America.
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    Planned Parenthood must be defunded even if the government has to be permanently shut down. This is a non-negotiable "red line".
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    As a federal employee, I just want to be employed fully. As a citizen, I'm disgusted it got to this point.
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    There is but one rule. Hunt, or be hunted.
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    its not right to kill babies.
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    Shutting the Government down will mostly hurt the middle class, not the wealthy.
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    Planned Parenthood is too important to be defunded.
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    Stop funding for planed parenthood. The selling of baby parts is illegal and shameful. Let Obama shut down the government if he wants to
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    Enough is enough. Congress has to get the house in order and stop holding its constituents hostage.
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    Shut it down.
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    If they are not doing their work, they shouldn't be retained.
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    We have not seen any evifence that TSA has ever improved public safety.
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    The Congress should use the power of the purse to stand up & not fund Planned Parenthood, even if it means a government shutdown.
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