The Senate is fast-tracking a bill to defund Planned Parenthood in the wake of two controversial videos that sparked a political firestorm.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) finished the process, known as “Rule 14,” on Sunday, allowing the legislation to skip over the committee process and be placed directly on the Senate calendar for a floor vote. …
The legislation being fast-tracked was introduced Friday by Paul, who said on Sunday that he considering various procedural options to try to force a vote on the legislation.
He said during an interview with “Fox News Sunday” that one strategy is using a “discharge petition” that would require the support of at least 16 other senators.