House passed bill creating breast-cancer commemorative coin; Heritage Action helped block Susan G Komen from receiving any revenue it generates.
"The House revived legislation Wednesday to help increase funding for breast cancer research, one day after GOP leaders pulled it from consideration due to a fight over abortion. The bill, which passed 421-9, would create a pink gold commemorative coin in 2018 and donate proceeds from the coin sales to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.... Originally, the measure would have funneled revenue from coin sales that goes beyond recovering the costs of production to both the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and Susan G. Komen for the Cure. But many Republicans balked on Tuesday due to concerns that the Komen organization has had ties to Planned Parenthood, resulting in GOP leaders abruptly removing the bill from the schedule." -- Cristina Marcos, the Hill