(CNSNews.com) — Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) said he supports efforts to defund Planned Parenthood at the federal level, and when looking to cut the federal budget, he said, Planned Parenthood is “one good place to start.”
“You would think out of a $3.7 trillion dollar budget, we could find somewhere to cut and certainly that’s one good place to start,” Huelskamp told CNSNews.com at a Capitol Hill media event on Tuesday.
During a monthly media briefing with a small group of House conservatives in which Huelskamp referenced the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, CNSNews.com asked, “Congressman Huelskamp, following up on that, whether a budget comes out first in the House or Senate this spring, will you seek to strip out funding for Planned Parenthood?”
Huelskamp said, “I will, but that will be in the appropriations process. There have been two bills introduced by two congresswomen in the House. There’ll still be an effort — Mike Pence, is obviously now governor of Indiana — and so there will be a continued effort.”
“You would think out of a $3.7 trillion dollar budget, we could find somewhere to cut and certainly that’s one good place to start,” he said.
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