A bill to cut off federal funding to Planned Parenthood would also gut Planned Parenthood’s ability to provide abortions and expand Medicaid.
The bill also would prohibit Planned Parenthood from offering abortion services to anyone under the age of 19.
That could potentially make the health care provider’s clinics inaccessible to low-income and uninsured patients, which have been disproportionately affected by the Zika virus epidemic.
Trump and GOP lawmakers have said they are willing to make concessions to Planned PP to get the funding back.
But there are still big hurdles for them.
The House bill would require the Justice Department to get approval from the White House before defunding Planned Parenthood.
That’s an important step because Trump has repeatedly said he would sign the bill, though he hasn’t.
Democrats and the White Houses are working on a compromise to defund Planned Parenthood, but it’s not yet clear how the GOP will get the votes to get it through the Senate.
In addition to the Justice Dept. funding, the Senate bill would also eliminate funding for Medicaid expansion and block any new funding from Planned Parenthood for the next two years.
The Justice Dept funding would be restored by the bill if it was approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee.