Thursday, July 9, 2020

State, Foreign Operations Appropriations Mark-up

Today the House Appropriations Committee approved the Fiscal Year 2021 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs appropriations bill by a vote of 29-21 along party lines.

Longstanding Pro-Life Language Retained:
  • Helms Abortion Funding Ban: Prevents foreign aid from being spent for abortion.
  • Tiahrt Voluntary Family Planning Provision: Ensures that population control funds are only used in programs which are certified to be voluntary in every respect.
  • Siljander Amendment: Prevents federal funding from being used to lobby for or against abortion.
  • Peace Corps Abortion Funding Ban: Prohibition on abortion funding in the Peace Corps.

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