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DSCC Statement on Congressman Joe Heck’s Ninth Vote to Defund Planned Parenthood

DSCC National Press Secretary Lauren Passalacqua made the following statement today regarding Congressman Joe Heck’s ninth vote to defund Planned Parenthood:

“Congressman Heck just cast his ninth vote to defund Planned Parenthood, choosing once again to put the Washington Republican agenda ahead of Nevada women and families. More than 21,000 patients across his state rely on the routine health services Planned Parenthood provides, but that wasn’t enough to convince the Congressman to stand up to the special interests that bankroll his campaign. Congressman Heck’s vote today would also prevent 174,000 eligible Nevadans from benefiting from Medicaid expansion. Congressman Heck and his DC allies used the first votes of the new year to target critical family health services. Nevadans deserve better.”

BACKGROUND:

HECK PREVIOUSLY  VOTED TO DEFUND PLANNED PARENTHOOD, WHICH SERVED MORE THAN 21,000 NEVADA PATIENTS, EIGHT TIMES

October 2015: Heck Voted For A Bill That Would Block Funding For Planned Parenthood. [CQ, 10/23/15; H.R. 3762, Vote 568, 10/23/15]

September 2015: Heck Voted Five Times To Bar Use Of Funds For Planned Parenthood:

  • Heck Voted Twice To Advance Bill To Bar Use Of Funds For Planned Parenthood. [CQ, 9/17/15; H.Res.421, Vote 502,9/17/15; CQ, 9/17/15; H.Res.421, Vote 503, 9/17/15]
  • Heck Voted To Bar Use Of Funds For Planned Parenthood. [CQ, 9/18/15; H.R. 3134, Vote 505, 9/18/15]
  • Heck Voted To Advance Concurrent Resolution That Would Bar Use Of Funds For Planned Parenthood. [CQ, 9/30/15; H.Res. 448, Vote 525, 9/30/15]
  • Heck Voted For Concurrent Resolution To Bar Use Of Funds For Planned Parenthood. [CQ, 9/30/15; H.Con.Res. 79, Vote 527, 9/30/15]

April 2011: Heck Voted To Bar Use Of Funds For Planned Parenthood. [CQ, 4/14/11; H.Con.Res. 36, Vote 271, 4/14/11]

February 2011: Heck Voted To Bar Use Of Funds For Planned Parenthood. [CQ, 2/18/11; H.R. 1, Pence of Indiana Amendment No. 11, Vote 93, 2/18/11]

Planned Parenthood Served More Than 21,000 Patients In Nevada. [Planned Parenthood, 7/15]

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