House Bill Targets Health Law, Planned Parenthood Funds
Republicans are pushing a bill through a House committee that would scuttle President Barack Obama's health care law and block federal payments to Planned Parenthood.
GOP lawmakers have pushed legislation aimed at both targets before, but Democrats have blocked the bills in the Senate.
This time, Republicans are using a special process that would prevent Senate Democrats from using filibusters, or procedural delays, to kill the measure.
That means there's a strong chance the legislation will reach Obama — who would be certain to veto it.
The Congressional Budget Office, Congress' official fiscal analyst, says the bill being debated by the House Budget Committee would save $79 billion over the next decade. The office said the measure would also mean that millions of fewer people would have health care coverage.