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Virginia Rep. Cline says GOP House budget proposal retains Hyde Amendment

The Hyde Amendment prohibits the usage of federal funds from going towards abortions.

Published: March 20, 2024 4:57pm

Rep. Ben Cline, R-Va., said Wednesday that the Republican Study Committee's budget proposal retains the Hyde Amendment. 

"We retain the Hyde Amendment and this minibus does, from what I understand, retain the Hyde Amendment," Cline said in an upcoming interview on the "Just the News, No Noise" TV show. "But we also want to, in the message to the people, embrace a culture of life and compare that with the Biden administration's use of taxpayer dollars [going] to support abortions [and] to pay for abortions and to promote abortions globally."

The Hyde Amendment prohibits federal funds from going towards most abortions. The "minibus" he mentioned refers to the second half of the annual budget package that faces a Friday deadline.

The RSC recently unveiled their proposed budget, entitled "Fiscal Sanity to Save America," which focuses on cutting taxes and bringing back energy independence. Cline asserted that Republicans were advancing policies designed to respect life and encourage families. 

"The RSC budget does embrace the culture of life and recognizes that the family is the design and the beginning of what we can say [is] economic prosperity in our families and our communities," he said. "So we encourage policies that embrace the family."

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