WASHINGTON – Iowa’s U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst joined Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and 45 other pro-life senators sending a unified message to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., pledging to vote to block any bill that would undermine the Hyde Amendment or any other pro-life protections.
“We are united in our resolve to guard against any changes to Federal law that would unsettle nearly half a century of bipartisan consensus against taxpayer funding for abortion on demand, or otherwise threaten the lives of unborn children. Accordingly, we are committed to vote against the advancement of any legislation that would eliminate or weaken the Hyde Amendment or any other current-law pro-life protections, or otherwise undermine existing Federal pro-life policy,” the senators wrote.
This letter is endorsed by Susan B. Anthony List, Family Research Council, March for Life, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, National Right to Life, Heritage Action, Concerned Women for America, Americans United for Life, Live Action, Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, the Center for Family and Human Rights, Eagle Forum and Students for Life of America.
The letter is also signed by U.S. Senators John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., Roy Blunt, R-Mo., John Boozman, R-Ark., Mike Braun, R-Ind., Richard Burr, R-N.C., Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., Bill Cassidy, R-La., John Cornyn, R-Texas, Tom Cotton, R-Ark., Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Deb Fischer, R-Neb., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Bill Hagerty, R-Tenn., Josh Hawley, R-Mo., John Hoeven, R-N.D., Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., James Inhofe, R-Okla., Ron Johnson, R-Wis., John Kennedy, R-La., James Lankford, R-Okla., Mike Lee, R-Utah, Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., Roger Marshall, R-Kan., Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Jerry Moran, R-Kan., Rand Paul, R-Ky., Rob Portman, R-Ohio, James Risch, R-Idaho, Mitt Romney, R-Utah, Michael Rounds, R-S.D., Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Ben Sasse, R-Neb., Rick Scott, R-Fla., Tim Scott, R-S.C., Richard Shelby, R-Ala., Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, John Thune, R-S.D., Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Pat Toomey, R-Pa., Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala., Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Todd Young, R-Ind.2.5.2021 Hyde Letter