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House members urge Biden to restore Hyde Amendment to budget proposals

Proposing a budget without the Hyde Amendment “is an affront to the majority of Americans who do not want their tax dollars funding abortion on demand resulting in the death of children in the womb,” 172 members of the U.S. House said in a July 1 letter to President Joe Biden.

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COVID-19 bill OK’d without Hyde language to prevent funding of abortion

Over a dozen nonprofit organizations, including Catholic Charities USA, praised the American Rescue Plan passed by the U.S. House early Feb. 27 for including “several provisions of importance to the charitable nonprofit sector.”

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Proposed legislation could help tens of millions of children overseas, CRS says

New legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives could be a “triumph for the tens of millions of children overseas whose potential is yet to be realized,” according to the U.S. bishops’ international development agency.

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U.S. House appropriations measure blocks conscience protection rule

An omnibus appropriations bill approved by the House July 31 to fund a dozen federal departments and agencies blocks a conscience protection rule for health care providers who do not want to participate in abortion, sterilization or assisted suicide on religious or moral grounds.

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Competing ideas on economic recovery in competing House, Senate bills

The Democratic-led House approved the HEROES Act in May. The Republican-led Senate introduced the HEALS Act July 27.

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Smith says China’s threats over House action on pandemic won’t deter him

When China threatened May 14 to retaliate against U.S. politicians for their support of federal lawsuits over the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the proposals involved stopping all trade involving certain states, including Missouri.

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