WASHINGTON, D.C. — House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) joined Republican Leadership and co-chairs of the Pro-Life Caucus on the House Floor last night to lead a series of unanimous consent requests to force House Democrats to vote on H.R. 18, legislation that will ensure that no federal funds pay for abortion. In his latest budget proposal, President Biden removed Hyde protections that would enable taxpayer funding support for abortions. Whip Scalise called on Democrats to keep the Hyde Amendment, which has stood for nearly 45 years and saved millions of unborn babies.

 

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Whip Scalise:

 

“Madam Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that the committees on Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, and Judiciary be discharged from further consideration of H.R 18, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act to codify Hyde Amendment language and I ask for its immediate consideration in the House.”

 

Speaker Pro Tempore, Congresswoman Deborah Ross:

 

“Under the guidelines consistently issued by successive speakers as recorded in Section 956 of the House Rules and Manual, the Chair is constrained not to entertain the request unless it has been cleared by the bipartisan floor and committee leaderships.

 

Whip Scalise Efforts to Protect the Right to Life: