One hundred percent of Congressional Democrats voted against a Veteran’s Affairs funding bill, citing concerns over “transgender care and abortion.”
The bill passed along party lines with just two Republicans voting ‘no.’
It will now pass to the Senate, where it is expected to die on arrival over the issues Democrats cited.
As The National Pulse reported:
The bill increases funding for veterans above current levels and adds $130 billion for veterans’ medical care, but the Biden White House said that while it “appreciates” the increase of spending for veterans and military construction projects, the GOP bill does not allow for taxpayer-funded abortions, nor “provide hormone therapies for the purpose of gender-affirming care.”
As a result, parties will have to work out differences on the matter in a conference later this year, while Joe Biden himself has threatened to veto the plan to increase support for veterans over both abortion and transgenderism.
Democrat Congresswoman Cori Bush used up time on the House floor shouting, “Your bills are racist!” at Congressman Steve Scalise.
Bush was making specific reference to the military construction and veteran’s spending bill.
However, she failed to explain how the bill was “racist” and simply tweeted an emoji after the fact, adding, “I said what I said.”
Minority Whip Katherine M. Clark, D-Mass., said it was irresponsible to leave town without taking up additional spending bills.
“Now the Republican conference is saying they are sending us home for six weeks without funding the government? That we have one bill, one bill out of 12 completed, because extremists are holding your conference hostage,” Clark said to applause from her Democratic colleagues. “We will have 12 days when we return to fund the government. … This is a reckless march to a MAGA shutdown.”