Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Speaker Ryan Says Spending Bill Doesn’t Fund What It “Absolutely Does” Fund!
Speaker Ryan seems to be playing with semantics when discussing the spending bill. On Monday, OMB Director Mike Mulvaney said the spending bill “absolutely does” fund Planned Parenthood but, on Tuesday, Speaker Ryan said it doesn’t. Then he said the defunding of Planned Parenthood is in the Reconciliation Bill, echoing what the OMB Director said on Monday.
After saying the defunding has to be in the Reconciliation Bill, he then said, “This bill does not have funding for Planned Parenthood. That’s important. The reconciliation bill advances the pro-life cause even further.”
The Speaker touted the spending bill’s increase in border security, no new money for Obamacare. However, the wall isn’t in the bill, it funds sanctuary cities, and Obamacare is still funded.