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D.C. Budget Autonomy Passes, What’s Next for Abortion Funding Remains Unclear

The House of Representatives is expected Thursday to vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act Thursday—the 37th time the Republican-dominated body has voted to defund, repeal, or otherwise dismantle the law.

Now that the voters have spoken, what’s going to happen next?

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DC Budget Autonomy Vote Today, Abortion Funding at Stake

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The vote could affect a longstanding match of abortion funding Ping-Pong between local residents and the federal government.

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GOP Shoves D.C. Abortion Funding Ban in Spending Bill, And Expects It Will Stay

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Even though a majority of line item ideological issues are scattered throughout the bill, the abortion one looks like it will stick.

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D.C.To Issa: No Thanks On Autonomy

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When offered the chance to handle their own budget in exchange for permanently banning abortions for low income women, the city said no way.

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