Category Archives: Capitol Hill Updates

Duncan Files Legislation to Protect Sanctity of Life

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03) filed legislation, the Ultrasound Informed Consent Act, to give a voice to the voiceless in the 117th Congress: “Abortion is a devastating atrocity in our country, and I believe ending this atrocity is the most important issue we face. I will always work to protect the unborn in […]

House Republican Whip Scalise Presses Cuomo on Nursing Home Cover Up

WASHINGTON — Republican Whip and Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis Ranking Member Steve Scalise (R-La.) renewed his call for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to provide all data on nursing home deaths related to his deadly must admit order following a scathing report by the New York Attorney General’s office finding the state undercounted nursing […]

Congressman Chris Smith: “Marist poll: 77% of Americans oppose using tax dollars to support abortion abroad”

Biden to order taxpayers’ funds to promote abortion on demand in foreign countries WASHINGTON, DC—A letter signed by 136 Members of Congress urges President Joseph Biden to reconsider and reverse a new executive order that according to Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) “forces U.S. taxpayers to fund organizations that promote, lobby for or perform abortion on demand in […]

Graham Reintroduces 20-Week Abortion Ban

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) this week reintroduced the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The legislation would provide common-sense protections for unborn children at 20 weeks after fertilization, a point at which there is significant scientific evidence that abortion inflicts tremendous pain on the unborn. Graham has introduced the Pain-Capable legislation the last four Congresses. “I […]

House Representatives Scalise and Wagner Reintroduce Born-Alive Act for 117th Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Representative Ann Wagner (R-Mo.) announced the reintroduction of H.R. 619, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, with House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) joining as an original cosponsor. The Born-Alive Act ensures that infants born alive after an abortion receive the same protection of law and degree of care as any newborn. “Defending innocent life […]

Senate Republican Leader McConnell Applauds Virtual March for Life, Condemns Funding Foreign Abortions with Taxpayer Money

 ‘Every year, the March is one of the most important things that happens in Washington. Americans of all ages, diverse backgrounds, and many faiths speak up peacefully and powerfully for the most fundamental human right. They make our nation confront the fact that even the most modest protections for innocent life are still not secure.’ […]

Sens. Cruz, Scott, Colleagues Introduce National School Choice Week Resolution

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.) introduced a bipartisan resolution declaring this week as National School Choice Week. The senators were joined by Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Lindsey […]

House RSC leads 200 Republicans, Demanding Congress Save Hyde

WASHINGTON — Today, Republican Study Committee Chairman Jim Banks and 199 of his Republican colleagues sent a letter to congressional leaders pledging to oppose any government funding bill that eliminates or weakens the Hyde Amendment or other current-law, pro-life appropriations provisions. The Hyde amendment is a four decade-old ban on taxpayer-funded abortions that has suddenly been placed […]

Congresswoman Hartzler Responds to GAO Report on Federal Funding for Abortion Advocacy Groups

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04), Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), and Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-04) responded to the public release of a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report which revealed that over the course of three years (FY2016-FY2018) nearly $2 billion in taxpayer dollars went to three abortion advocacy groups: Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), Marie Stopes […]