A di­vided House voted to block Planned Par­ent­hood’s fed­eral funds for a year,

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as Repub­li­can lead­ers la­bored to keep GOP out­rage over abor­tion from re­sult­ing in a gov­ern­ment shut­down. The House used a nearly party-line 241-187 vote to clear the leg­is­la­tion, which stands lit­tle chance of en­act­ment. Se­nate Democrats have enough votes to block it, and the White House has promised a veto. The bill by Rep. Diane Black (RTenn.) would shift Planned Par­ent­hood’s fed­eral pay­ments to thou­sands of gov­ern­ment-backed com­mu­nity health cen­ters, which Repub­li­cans said would treat the group’s dis­placed pa­tients. The move is in re­sponse to se­cretly recorded, heav­ily edited videos show­ing Planned Par­ent­hood of­fi­cials dis­cussing how they dis­trib­ute tis­sue from aborted fe­tuses for med­i­cal re­search.

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