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“Rep. Steve King (R-IA) says he would take money from Planned Parenthood and SNAP to pay for President Trump’s proposed border wall.”
“Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is calling for using federal funding for Planned Parenthood and food stamps to help pay for President Trump’s southern border wall, the Washington Examiner reported Wednesday.
On Tuesday, the House Appropriations Committee introduced a spending bill that would allocate $1.6 billion toward building the wall separating the U.S. from Mexico. The funding is part of the total $13.8 billion for Customs and Border Protection.
King said he supports the spending measure, but he would prefer an additional $5 billion for the wall — and suggested taking the extra funding from Planned Parenthood and federal welfare programs.
“I would find half of a billion dollars of that right out of Planned Parenthood’s budget,” he told the Examiner. “And the rest of it could come out of food stamps and the entitlements that are being spread out for people that haven’t worked in three generations.”
“We’ve got to put America back to work, this administration will do it,” King said.
A spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood said the group “receives federal funding the same way as every other hospital or community health care provider: through Medicaid reimbursements,” adding that King’s comments make no sense.”
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