House Votes to Make Hyde Amendment Permanent | Speaker.gov

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WASHINGTON—Today, the House passed H.R. 7, which makes the Hyde amendment permanent, blocking taxpayer money from funding abortions. Speaker Ryan (R-WI) released the following statement upon passage:

“We are a pro-life Congress. Today we renewed our commitment to the Hyde Amendment with the passage of the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act. I want to thank Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) for his tireless commitment to this cause. This legislation protects the conscience of American taxpayers by ensuring that not a single dollar of their hard-earned money goes to fund abortions. As hundreds of thousands of Americans flock to Washington for the March for Life, we must never forget that defending all of our people—especially the defenseless—must be our top priority if we want to be a good and moral nation.”