Dec. 2, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement urging the House to suspend consideration of the S1177 & HR 5 conference report, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA):
"It is beyond absurd that House Republicansw ould be opening up new potential funding for Planned Parenthood through the Every Student Succeeds Act at a time when the House has voted to defund Planned Parenthood via budget reconciliation. By tying funds for school-based health centers to compliance with the Public Health Service Act, which explicitly allows Planned Parenthood to receive funds, the possibility of new funding is opened. Speaker Ryan needs to pull the bill from the docket immediately. There is simply no excuse for hiding potential funds in a House bill for Planned Parenthood, a group that is currently under investigation by a House special committee for their misdeeds."
SEC. 8035. LIMITATIONS ON SCHOOL-BASEDHEALTH CENTERS.
Subpart 2 of part F of title VIII, as amended and redesignated by section 8001 of this Act, is further amended by adding at the end the following:
''SEC. 8543. LIMITATIONS ON SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH CENTERS.
''Not withstanding section 8102, funds used for activities under this Act shall be carried out in accordance with the provision of section 399z–1(a)(3)(C) of the Public Health Service Act (42U.S.C. 280h–5(a)(3)(C)).''.
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