BREAKING: Mike Pence Just Cast TIE-BREAKING Senate Vote- It’s Finally Happening

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Vice President Mike Pence returned to the Senate Thursday afternoon to cast a tie-breaking vote on legislation to undo an Obama-era regulation which blocked states from denying federal funds to abortion providers including Planned Parenthood.

Pence cast the deciding 51st vote in favor of nixing the rule, after the legislation stalled in a 50-50 tie.

Apparently 2 Republican Sens. Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) and Susan Collins (Maine) broke ranks and sided with Democrats. So Pence stepped in broke the tie! Today’s vote marks the third time Pence has had to break a tie since becoming vice president.

Western Journalism reports that both Murkowski and Collins support Planned Parenthood and introduced legislation during the last Congress that sought to block Republicans from defunding the largest provider of abortions in the nation.

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Wednesday’s vote was under the Congressional Review Act, which enables Congress to overturn regulations with a majority vote in both chambers, and a signature by the president.

Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, and Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn., filed the CRA bills to overturn the Obama rule taking power away from the states to direct where block-granted federal money would go.

“State legislatures around the country have spoken out about their preference for prioritizing more comprehensive primary and preventative care providers for the receipt of Title X funding,” the pair wrote in an op-ed for the Washington Examiner, “and their voice should be respected by bureaucrats in the federal government.”

“According to its 2014-2015 annual report, Planned Parenthood performed 323,999 abortion procedures in just one year. Taxpayers should not be forced to subsidize the abortion industry in this country,” they wrote. “Nor should they be forced to foot the bill for an organization like Planned Parenthood that has displayed such blatant disregard for human life.”

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The House voted in February to overturn the rule 230-188.

Democrats spent hours on the Senate floor ahead of Thursday’s final vote, blasting Republicans and warning that the move would negatively impact women’s access to healthcare, according to The Hill.

“I want Senate Republicans who are about to take this vote, and Vice President Pence, to be very clear on what they are about to do,” said Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), the No. 3 Senate Democrat. “As a direct result of their choices today, extreme politicians in states across the country will have greater power to take away women’s choices.”

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) argued that the resolution went against President Trump’s campaign pledges and would limit health care in rural areas.

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“I would urge my Republican friends, particularly those in rural states where this could really hurt, please think about it,” he said. “We only need one more vote to stop this bill, which would allow states to dramatically reduce access for women to essential health care services.”

Former President Obama’s rule blocked states from defunding healthcare providers for political reasons.

Hell yeah! Another victory.

God Bless.

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