Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Defense Appropriations Mark-Up

Today, the House Committee on Appropriations passed the FY2021 Defense Appropriations bill by a vote of 30 to 22.

During committee consideration, Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) offered an amendment preventing TRICARE funding to entities that fail to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion.

The amendment requires that any health care practitioner present exercise the same care that would be given to any other child born alive at the same gestational age.

The practitioner must then ensure that the child is immediately transported to a hospital.

The amendment requires the funding recipient to certify that it has sufficient resources to comply with this requirement and that it has reporting requirements in place for any violation.

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