The Senate will take a procedural vote Monday on moving forward with legislation to defund Planned Parenthood. 

Senators are expected to convene at 2 p.m. and vote at 5:30 p.m. on whether to end debate on a motion to proceed to a bill that would cut off funding for the organization and redirect it to other women's health organizations. 


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellClash looms over next coronavirus relief bill McGrath campaign staffers to join union Romney, Collins, Murkowski won't attend GOP convention MORE (R-Ky.) would need every Republican, as well as six Democrats, to support the bill to get the 60 votes needed to move forward on the proposal. But with Democrats, as well as a couple of Republicans, united against the bill, the Republican leader's effort is expected to fall short.

Republicans are pushing to defund Planned Parenthood in the wake of a string of controversial videos about fetal tissue donations.

McConnell told reporters late last week that if the Senate isn't able to take up the Planned Parenthood bill, he would then turn to cyber legislation.