UPDATE: Governor Rauner has signed House Bill 40 in to public act on September 28th. It is effective June 1st, 2018. In a press confe...
September 8, 2016
Democrats choose Planned Parenthood over Zika funding for the third time
Fresh off a seven-week vacation, Senate Democrats filibustered more than $1 billion in funding to combat the Zika virus because it does not fund Planned Parenthood, the third time senators have held up relief for the disease over the issue.
A spending bill that included $1.1 billion in anti-Zika relief funding passed the Senate on Tuesday by a vote of 52-46, eight votes shy of the 60 needed to end a debate waged by Democrats.