Top House Republicans hope to convince their members to keep the government open by using a fast-track process known as reconciliation to try to defund Planned Parenthood. The key word here is "Try" not "Will". Once again those wonderful words fast track and reconciliation are being thrown around.
Reconciliation rules would prevent Senate Democrats from filibustering, which means a funding bill blocking money for Planned Parenthood would hit President Obama's desk insuring his veto.
The bottom line here folks is a "clean" spending bill which will be the results in the end that includes funding for Planned Parenthood will pass out of the House and Senate giving the Democrats everything they want once again for the sake of preventing the so called "shutting down the government". Once again there will only be a whimper, not a fight from the Republican House or Senate leadership.
Our Congressmen will come home bragging how they voted to defund Planned Parenthood just like they did on Obamacare, but the end results are they voted to actually fund it on a Continuing Resolution or Omnibus Budget.
They may be called a "clean" spending bill, but they that vote to approve funding for Planned Parenthood in any form or fashion will have the blood of unborn babies on their hands. I urge everyone to contact Rep. Tom Graves to strongly urge him to not vote for any spending bill that includes funding for Planned Parenthood.
Mickey Tuck, Republican Candidate for the 14th U.S. Congressional District of Georgia.
Thank you for the wonderful editor’s commentary in this week’s Progress regarding the work of the staff and volunteers at our county animal shelter (Animal shelter workers, volunteers doing amazing things - everyday).
I have various physical weaknesses which make it impossible for me to walk the dogs. And I am too porous to interact with the animals that have been abused. My contributions to the shelter are materials and supplies, such as the paper towels and the carton of baby wipes that I bring to the shelter every month, plus a generous monthly check. Intermittently I bring in toys and beds.
I particularly liked your encouraging all dog and cat “owners” to have their pets spayed or neutered. It would certainly eliminate much of the homeless population and the suffering of those who end up being thrown out on the side of the road to fend for themselves.
Shortly after arriving in Pickens County in 1985, I rescued a dog off of Salem Church Road. She was starving, had mange, heartworms, intestinal parasites and was pregnant. Having come here from Atlanta, I was appalled that someone could be so heartless and cruel.
I kept Molly and two of her puppies and found homes for the four other puppies. At the time we had no shelter, no PAR, no animal control officer, and no rescue groups except for a few kind souls (such as one of my neighbors who was a stay-at-home wife and lived on a large piece of property) who would pick up strays and give them a life-long. Thank goodness we have evolved since then.
Please keep encouraging our citizens to have their pets spayed and neutered. And thank you for your personal contribution to the animals at the shelter.
As many are aware, there has been a concern with the PHS boys basketball program, brought to the BOE (Board of Education)...
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