Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (Nev.) says there “are lots of problems” with a Republican proposal to fund the government beyond the end of the month, dampening hopes a deal might be reached this week.
Reid told reporters Wednesday that Republican and Democratic leaders are at loggerheads over the stopgap funding measure, which includes tens of millions of dollars to fight the Zika virus.
Republicans don’t want any of the $80 million slated for Puerto Rico's Zika response to go to Planned Parenthood clinics.
“The CR is not done; it’s a work in progress,” Reid said, referring to the funding continuing resolution. “Zika funding is not done; it’s a work in progress.”
Asked whether the partisan dispute over granting Planned Parenthood access to federal funds remains a sticking point, Reid said, “Planned Parenthood is not gone.”
Senators had expected to vote Wednesday to begin floor debate on the stopgap, but now that’s unlikely.
Senate Republican Whip John Cornyn (Texas) said the Water Resources Development Act, which was supposed to pass Wednesday, now may not received a final vote until Thursday. He said the vote to begin debating the stopgap will happen after the water bill moves off the floor.
burn it all down and rebuild upon the Constitution and enforce the law ...this horrible night mare must end
Your so right...A night mare!!!!
But Planned Parenthood needs all that money so they can abort all the babies that may have been exposed to the Zika virus!!!!!!!!!!
They have yet to trim the fat off and need lessons from citizens who are trying to live on "nothing", while their retirement is being sent to illegals and our Islamic enemies!
you are absolutely right!
Ask dirty Harry how he got to be a multi millionaire on a senators salary?
I do not believe anything that dirty Harry says.
He is billarys father, right?
When is this creep finally going to be gone?
Can't stop funding to PP, their administrator hasn't gotten her Lamborghini yet.