Republicans passed legislation on Thursday reversing former President Barack Obama’s lame-duck ban on states withholding taxpayer funds from Planned Parenthood.
Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) stormed out of a meeting Tuesday with other Senate Republicans and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) on repealing the Affordable Care Act, saying afterward that he heard “undesirable” replacement plans at the gathering.
A painting that depicts police officers as pigs and has been hanging in a tunnel of the Capitol will be permanently removed next week.
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) indicated Thursday that congressional Republicans might push to defund Planned Parenthood using the budget reconciliation process.
Ryan was asked at his weekly press briefing whether the effort to repeal and replace Obamacare would include a provision to redirect hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars from Planned Parenthood to women’s health care centers that do not provide abortion.
Rep. Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) was easily reelected speaker of the House on Tuesday with a vote by the new 115th Congress.