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Sessions Statement on Passage of the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, today released the following statement regarding House passage of H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act:

“Since 1976, the Hyde Amendment – which prohibits the federal funding of abortions – has been renewed each year in Congress through the appropriations process. After 38 years, I believe it is time for this life-saving amendment to become permanent law and extend to ObamaCare’s health care plans that include federal subsidies for abortions. A majority of the American people believe that federal taxpayer dollars should not be used for abortions and I’m pleased to join them by voting today to codify our nation’s long-held policy.” 

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Created: January 28, 2014