In partisan votes, Senate defeats measures to defund healthcare and Planned Parenthood

The Senate on Thursday defeated two resolutions to amend the fiscal year 2011 spending bill that would have blocked funding for Planned Parenthood and all funds to implement last year's healthcare reform law.

The House passed both resolutions just hours before.

Votes on the defunding measures in both the House and the Senate were a condition Republicans insisted upon as part of last week's agreement with the White House and Democrats on funding for the rest of FY 2011.

The Senate defeated the Planned Parenthood amendment 42-58. The House passed that resolution 240-185.

The Senate defeated the bill to defund the healthcare law 47-53. The House passed that resolution 245-189.

Both measures were required to meet a 60-vote threshold.

The Senate immediately moved on to a roll call vote on the bill to fund the federal government through fiscal year 2011.

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