January 20, 2016
U.S. House to vote Jan. 26 on override of Obama veto on Planned Parenthood cutoff and Obamacare repeal
This is a time-sensitive CALL ALERT from National Right to Life in Washington, D.C.
On Tuesday, January 26, 2016, the House of Representatives will vote on whether to override President Obama's veto of a major pro-life bill. National Right to Life urges you to call your representative in the U.S. House 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.
Please click "Take Action". Then, enter your zip code in the box provided. You will be shown the name of the person who represents you in the U.S. House, and the correct phone number to call. You will also see suggested short talking points that you can refer to, if you wish, when you reach the lawmaker's staffperson.