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Abortion survivor protections fail in the Senate

by Harvest Prude
Posted 2/25/19, 08:03 pm

WASHINGTON—The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, a measure that would ensure babies who survived abortions received medical care, failed in the Senate Monday afternoon. The act needed 60 votes to advance but only received 53. The bill, introduced by Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., would have required any healthcare practitioner present to seek to “preserve the life and health of the child,” including transporting the baby immediately to a hospital if it survived an abortion.

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Congress expected to send budget bill to president

by Harvest Prude
Posted 2/14/19, 11:56 am

WASHINGTON—Congress is set to vote Thursday on a budget bill including a border security compromise that would avert another partial government shutdown. A previous stopgap measure funded the government until midnight Friday. President Donald Trump’s approval is expected but is not guaranteed. He said Wednesday that he does not “want to see a shutdown.”

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Trump not thrilled with budget deal

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 2/12/19, 01:12 pm

UPDATE: President Donald Trump said Tuesday he was unhappy with the tentative budget deal that congressional negotiators proposed, but he still wants to avoid another partial government shutdown if possible. “I can’t say I’m happy. I can’t say I’m thrilled,” he said at the White House. But one way or another, he added, “the wall’s getting built.”

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