Rep. LaMalfa Expects to Vote In Favor of Short-Term Federal Funding Extension
Washington, DC – Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today announced his support for a short-term federal funding measure expected to be considered this week. Known as a continuing resolution (CR), the legislation will fund the federal government at current levels through December 11, 2015. No new federal funds are scheduled for distribution to Planned Parenthood until April 1, 2016, thus no funds in this extension may be used for Planned Parenthood, which remains under Congressional and public scrutiny for the apparent sale of fetal tissue and organs.
“There has been a lot of discussion about how to defund Planned Parenthood and the House has passed a number of bills defending the sanctity of life. These bills deserve a vote in the Senate,” said LaMalfa. “In addition, the short term funding bill expected to be voted on this week will not authorize any new funding for Planned Parenthood.”
“This measure allows the government to keep operating, while also preventing the spending increases the President’s demanded,” continued LaMalfa. “It’s a responsible measure that brings us closer to balancing the budget while providing more time for Congress to continue investigations into Planned Parenthood and determine the best path forward to provide better access for women’s health, while also respecting life.”
Congressman Doug LaMalfa is a lifelong farmer representing California’s First Congressional District, including Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou and Tehama Counties.