Political opposition showed in Congress as the government passed an eleventh hour bill that would cut $38 billion from the federal budget for the remaining months of this year. In his first month in the position, Speaker of the House, John Boehner was unrelenting in his Republican stance on the need to decrease funding to Planned Parenthood programs. However, in the last leg of the discussion, President Obama overruled in the debate and funding to family planning programs remained unchanged as the Democratic Party remained loyal to their support for the programs.
New York Times, April 9, 2011
Budget Deal to Cut $38 Billion Averts Shutdown