Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Federal budget director nominee expresses support for federal funding of abortion

At her first confirmation hearing yesterday, President Biden's nominee to lead his budget officeNeera Tanden, pledged to implement the President's pledge to repeal the Hyde Amendment which has blocked federal funding of abortion for decades.
The Hyde Amendment has been enacted in law each year since 1976 as a budget rider, and bars federal funding of abortions.

However, the policy has come under fire in recent years from Democratic leaders who are now advocating for its repeal.

“If you are confirmed in this role, will you advocate that the President’s budget request to Congress next year preserve the Hyde Amendment?” Hawley asked.

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