Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul may add an amendment to the federal highway bill to keep federal dollars from Planned Parenthood.
The presidential hopeful said in a statement on his campaign website that he will make a move next week to strip all federal funding from Planned Parenthood.
“The recent revelation that this taxpayer-funded organization is selling body parts of the unborn further proves that this agency deserves our scorn, not our tax dollars,” Paul said.
“I plan to do whatever I can to stop them and will introduce an amendment to pending Senate legislation to immediately strip every dollar of Planned Parenthood funding,” he added.
Roll Call is noting that one piece of pending legislation that the Senate is expected to tackle next week is the transportation bill, which has bipartisan support.
The highway funding bill needs to be passed by July 31, before the government’s authority to provide transportation funds to the states runs out.
According to a statement on Paul’s Senate website, Planned Parenthood receives almost $500 million per year from the federal government.