Abortion Fight Becomes Issue On 2016 Campaign Trail
Also in news from Capitol Hill, Democrats oppose Medicare cuts tucked into a provision of the fast-track trade legislation that aims to help companies hurt by trade deals.
The Women On The Front Lines Of The Latest Abortion Battle
The U.S. House approved a bill in May that would establish such a standard and similar measures have passed in 14 states. The limit is becoming an issue on the 2016 campaign trail, with nearly all the GOP presidential hopefuls backing it and Democrat Hillary Clinton slamming it. Both sides of the abortion debate say the push for a ban after 20 weeks opens up a new legal debate over the procedure that may well find its way to the Supreme Court. (Holmes, 6/8)
Democrats Cite Medicare Cuts In Opposing Trade Bill
Fast-track trade legislation is facing a potential new roadblock as a group of House Democrats push back against a proposal tucked into the package that would cut Medicare in order to extend funding for a federal program that helps companies and workers directly hurt by trade deals. Language reauthorizing the Trade Adjustment Assistance program through June 30, 2021, was included in the Trade Promotion Authority package that could hit the House floor this week. It would grant the president fast-track trade authority. (Zanona, 6/8)