WASHINGTON (Reuters) – For the second time on Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence took the rare step of breaking a tie in the United States Senate, casting the decisive vote to reverse protections for federal funding for family planning and health. reproductive.
In a 51-50 vote, senators approved removing a rule intended to keep the flow of federal grants to clinics that provide contraception and other services in states that want to block funding. In recent years, states like Texas have barred some health care providers from receiving the grants, as part of the nation’s long fight for abortion.
Earlier in the day, Pence was asked to end the deadlock on advancing the resolution to a final vote.
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