CNA Staff, Jul 15, 2020 / 15:00 pm
Efforts to remove abortion funding in next year's federal budget failed in the House Appropriations Committee earlier this week.
Reps. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) and Andy Harris (R-Md.) offered pro-life amendments to legislation funding the government for the 2021 fiscal year, but their efforts were defeated when the full committee was considering the bills.
On Tuesday afternoon, Rep. Cole offered an amendment to remove pro-abortion "poison pill riders" from a budget bill for the departments of Labor and Health and Human Services, or the "Labor-H" appropriations bill.
The bill, he said, was fundamentally flawed and so his amendment would prevent it from becoming law.