03.06.21

Daines: We Must Stand for Life, Prevent Taxpayer Dollars from Funding Abortion

U.S. SENATE —U.S. Senator Steve Daines today fought to prevent taxpayer dollars from funding abortions. Senate Democrats blocked this prohibition from being added to the $1.9 trillion spending package disguised as COVID-19 relief.

“Senate Democrats voted to allow billions of taxpayer dollars to be used to fund abortions and voted against applying a 44-year-old prohibition called the Hyde Amendment. We have had five bipartisan COVID relief packages and not one of them included any provisions that would undermine pro-life protections,” Daines said. “Preventing taxpayer dollars from funding abortions is something a majority of Americans agree with. I’m very disappointed to see Senate Democrats use ‘COVID relief’ to get away with their pro-abortion agenda.”

Daines fought to add Hyde protections, which prevents taxpayer dollars from being used to fund abortions, to funding related to health care and foreign aid.