GOP Will Fund Planned Parenthood – But NOT Trump’s Border Wall

GOP Will Fund Planned Parenthood – But NOT Trump’s Border Wall

Donald Trump made a lot of promises during the presidential election. One of his biggest promises was to build a wall along the southern border of the United States. He also promised to implement pro-life policies. But it looks like neither of those things are going to happen.

Congress is facing a deadline to pass a new government funding bill. Trump requested $1.4 billion to fund his border wall, but Republicans have been having trouble getting Democrats to agree. So, the latest Republican proposal dropped funding for the border wall, as Democrats had said they would not pass a government funding bill with it included… potentially leading to a government shutdown. Currently, the bill includes $3 billion in funding for border security, including Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Border Patrol programs, and technology and road construction along the border.

Monday night, Trump himself backed off the border wall funding, saying he would now wait until the fall, when negotiations will begin again for the 2018 budget.

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Then there is the issue of defunding Planned Parenthood. Currently, there is no language included that will prohibit funding for Planned Parenthood, even though Republicans say that they want to defund Planned Parenthood and Trump himself said he would not fund Planned Parenthood as long as they continued providing abortions. In a letter to pro-life leaders, Trump wrote, “I am committed to: Defunding Planned Parenthood as long as they continue to perform abortions, and re-allocating their funding to community health centers that provide comprehensive health care for women.”

So far, though, Planned Parenthood is still enjoying their taxpayer funding. Will Trump and the Republicans let down the American people again?

In John Hawkins’ new book, ‘101 Things All Young Adults Should Know’, he teaches in chapter 16 to be nice until it’s time to not be nice.

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Maybe it’s time for Republicans to stop being nice and get things done.

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