Today, House Republicans will vote on an ideologically motivated, dead-end bill to restrict women’s health choices.
The bill stands no chance of becoming law, with Democrats in control of the Senate and the White House. Republican leaders acknowledge that its purpose is to satisfy vocal elements of their base who have renewed a push for greater restrictions on reproductive rights, even if those issues harmed the party’s reputation with women in 2012.
It will be the 10th such vote the GOP has taken since taking control of the House in 2011.
Meanwhile, it’s been 87 days since the Senate passed a budget. It’s time for Speaker Boehner and House Republicans to abandon their ideological agenda and appoint budget conferees so we can engage in an open debate on a budget that replaces the sequester with a plan to create jobs, strengthen the middle class, and responsibly reduce the deficit.