The Family Policy Institute of Washington has signed onto a letter authored by FRC President Tony Perkins, addressed to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Majority Whip John Cornyn. The letter, sent last week, expressed support for H.R. 3762, the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015, which has already passed the U.S. House and is awaiting debate in the U.S. Senate. This bill, a reconciliation bill, is slightly different from other bills in that they are not subject to filibuster, meaning that a simple majority in each chamber passes the bill.
If passed, experts estimate that the bill would reduce Planned Parenthood’s federal funding by almost 89% next year.
FPIW’s response is at the requests of thousands of Washingtonians outraged at the continued funding of Planned Parenthood. While this bill is considered “privileged” and is likely to pass the U.S. Senate, President Obama is expected to veto it.