Sep 30 2015

Shelby Opposes Short-Term CR, Funding Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON, DC – Wednesday, September 30, 2015 – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today released the following statement after the Senate’s vote on the Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the government through mid-December:

“While I believe that it is critical for the government to stay open and running, I opposed this short-term funding measure because it does not put an end to taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood.  Senate Democrats have continually blocked our efforts to ensure that taxpayer dollars are focused on women’s health care and protecting the innocent lives of the unborn.  I will continue to support pro-life policies while also pushing for conservative priorities in our appropriations measures.”