19 Jul '12, 4pm

House Republicans Float Government Shutdown Over Contraception | Care2 Causes

House Republicans Float Government Shutdown Over Contraception | Care2 Causes

Republicans just won’t let go of their fight against contraception. This time they’ve tied the issue to must-pass legislation, and as Talking Points Memo note s, possibly foreshadowing a government shutdown standoff over the issue. The issue came up yesterday when House Republicans advanced a measure through the Labor-HHS appropriations subcommittee with a rider to roll back the contraception mandate . The measure appears before the full appropriations committee next week and funds some of the largest government departments beyond Sept. 30th. “The Affordable Care Act guaranteed that all insurance plans cover preventive services without cost sharing, including basic services such as HPV screening, vaccines, HIV/AIDS screening, and contraceptives,” said Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY), who tried to have the provision removed. “It is unacceptable that House Republicans continue to go ...

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