Washington D.C., May 24, 2019 / 12:35 pm America/Denver (CNA).
A quarter of the Senate signed a letter on Wednesday seeking to keep pro-life and religious freedom protections intact during the drafting of upcoming appropriations bills.
The bills will be for the upcoming Fiscal Year 2020, which begins this fall.
The letter, sent to Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby (R-AL) on Wednesday, requested that the appropriations committee decline to advance any bills with language that would weaken or remove pro-life or pro-religious liberty measures out in place by the Trump administration.
Sentor Marco Rubio (R-FL), who is a member of the committee and a signatory of the letter, told CNA that he was committed to preventing a single dollar of public money being used to support abortion.
“Taxpayer dollars should not be used to end an innocent, unborn life,” Rubio told CNA.