Rep. Stephanie Bice (R-OK) is one of 35 members of Congress who have asked Speaker Nancy Pelosi to allow a vote on a bill to ban taxpayer funding of abortions. Pelosi has refused each time.
Here are her remarks on the House floor as she made her request for a vote:
Mrs. BICE of Oklahoma: Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of the Hyde amendment. For over 40 years, the Hyde amendment, which prevents taxpayer-funded abortions has had strong bipartisan support.
However, the Biden administration aims to end this longstanding bipartisan tradition by striking the amendment in the fiscal year 2022 budget request. The Hyde amendment is one of the longest standing Federal pro-life policies and has prohibited publicly funded abortions since 1976.
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After decades of support, it is gravely concerning that President Biden has reversed his position on this important pro-life protection. I vehemently support life and defending the unborn. I encourage all my colleagues, both Democrat and Republican, to support this important protection for the lives of the unborn.