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  •  They were voted down. (0+ / 0-)

    Along with Wittman's.

    See above.

    But no one takes comedians seriously, the real comedy takes place in the Senate. (Rebo, Penn Jillete, Babylon 5, Day of the Dead)

    by Tomtech on Fri Jul 24, 2009 at 11:20:44 AM PDT

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    •  Good news (1+ / 0-)
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      Tomtech

      At least, that's what it sounds like to me.

    •  Yep, sure were... (1+ / 0-)
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      Congress overwhelmingly defeated (by a vote of 247 – 183) the Pence amendment to H.R. 3293, the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations bill. The amendment, if passed, would have denied family planning services to millions of women, men and teens by restricting Title X federal family planning funds from going to Planned Parenthood affiliate health centers.

      The Souder amendment, aimed at maintaining the longstanding federal ban on federal funding of needle exchange programs, failed by a 211-218 vote.

      The HHS-Labor-Education appropriations bill subsequently passed 264-153.

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