Democrats Filibuster Anti-Human Trafficking Bill Over Abortion Funding

Harry Reid

Senate Democrats voted against bringing a bill focused on combating human trafficking to a final vote on Tuesday. The Democrats objected to language in the bill which prevents money from a restitution fund created by the bill to be used for abortions. Republicans have said they will not allow a vote on the confirmation of Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch until the human trafficking bill is voted on.