Republicans pushed legislation toward House passage on Friday that would erase key components of President Barack Obama’s health care law, block federal payments to Planned Parenthood and face certain veto from President Barack Obama — should it ever reach him.
The bill aims squarely at two favorite targets of conservatives. And though they know a veto awaits the measure should it reach the White House, they say that would help them sharpen political differences with Democrats for next year’s elections.
“This is our best opportunity to date to put the bill on the president’s desk and show the American people where his priorities lie,” said Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn.
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