Living up to his pro-life commitment, Vice President Mike Pence returned to the Senate floor for the second time in one day, this time to cast the deciding vote in a 50-50 tie on an effort roll back an Obama-era regulation that secured funding for abortion providers like Planned Parenthood.
Vice President Mike Pence returned to the Senate Thursday afternoon — the second time in one day — to cast a tie-breaking vote on legislation to undo an Obama-era regulation on funding for abortion providers.
Pence cast the deciding 51st vote in favor of nixing the rule, after the legislation stalled in a 50-50 tie.
Republican Sens. Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) and Susan Collins (Maine) sided with Democrats to vote against repealing the Obama-era rule, prompting the need for the vice president to break the tie.
The vote marks the third time Pence has had to break a tie since becoming vice president.
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