Washington D.C., Dec 17, 2019 / 15:00 pm
The House on Tuesday passed two large spending bills that were stripped of pro-abortion language, ultimately satisfying pro-life advocates.
"This should never have been a problem in the first place. The main reason it was, was because the Republicans allowed it to get into the underlying bill," Tom McClusky, president of March for Life Action, told CNA of pro-abortion language that was pulled from legislation funding government agencies for 2020.
The House on Tuesday passed two large spending bills devoid of problematic provisions that had previously plagued legislation when it was being considered in the Senate several weeks ago.
The bills-the House-amended Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020 and Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020-passed by votes of 297 to 120, and 280 to 138, respectively, before the House readies to vote on articles of impeachment of President Trump on Wednesday.