U.S. House to vote Jan. 26 on override of Obama veto on Planned Parenthood cutoff
and Obamacare repeal
WASHINGTON ( time-sensitive CALL -to-action
On Tuesday, January 26, 2016, As you probably know, President Obama recently vetoed a major pro-life bill. But here’s the good news; the House of Representatives has the power to over ride Obama’s Veto. On Tuesday, they will vote on whether or not to over ride him. Pro-life groups everywhere are urging concerned Americans to cal their representative and to urge him or her to vote to override the veto.
The bill is H.R. 3762, the “pro-life budget reconciliation bill.” This bill contains a provision that would cut off most federal funds to Planned Parenthood for one year — about $400 million. In addition, the bill would repeal many major parts of the Obamacare law, including the program that provides taxpayer subsidies to about 1,000 health plans that pay for elective abortions.
The Republican majorities in the U.S. Senate and House approved the bill weeks ago. (To see how your two U.S. senators and your representative in the House voted on the bill and on other key pro-life issues during 2015, review the NRLC Senate scorecard here and the NRLC House scorecard here.) On January 8, President Obama vetoed the bill. To override a veto requires a two-thirds vote in each house of Congress. The House override roll call is scheduled for Tuesday, January 26. Here’s the link for locating and contacting your representative.