Posts Tagged:congress

Senate Democrats Drop Hyde Amendment for First Time in Decades

Senate Democrats left out the Hyde Amendment from the annual funding bill they presented Monday, rupturing a decades-long bipartisan custom of including the amendment, which prohibits taxpayer funding of abortions, in all such bills. “The bill also did not include the Weldon amendment, which bars entities that don’t want to provide abortion care from being…Read More

Pro-Life Leader Decries Bill to Fund Abortions through Reconciliation

March for Life Action President Thomas McClusky wrote a letter to Congress Monday decrying the Biden administration’s plans to prop up the abortion industry with taxpayer funding from the upcoming $3.5 trillion spending bill. “I am writing to voice our opposition to the $3.5 trillion budget busting legislation, S. Con. Res. 14, setting forth the…Read More

Bishop Barron Calls Out Pro-abortion Politicians

In a video message Bishop Barron is calling out pro-abortion politicians for refusing to “dialogue” about abortion – or support restrictions of any kind. Bishop Robert Barron, an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, released a video asking pro-abortion politicians “Can We Actually Dialogue?” If politicians can’t even agree to “protecting the life…Read More

Pro-life leaders warn of ‘egregious’ new pro-abortion bill

Pro-life leaders warn that an “egregious” bill introduced this week in Congress would override most state abortion regulations, require health care workers to perform abortions, and mandate federal funding of abortion. Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), along with Reps. Judy Chu (D-Calif.), Lois Frankel (D-Fla.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), and Veronica Escobar (D-Texas),…Read More

House passes legislation to legalize millions of undocumented immigrants

The House of Representatives Thursday passed immigration bills that would protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation and offer them a pathway to stay in the United States permanently. The House approved the Dream and Promise Act, which would help more than 3 million so-called “Dreamers” and others gain legal status and a chance for citizenship, according to a…Read More

Congressional COVID-19 Relief Bill Brings Urgent Aid for Catholic Schools in New York

Private Catholic schools will be eligible for federal pandemic aid through the COVID-19 relief bill approved by Congress yesterday, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops confirmed today. Congress has approved $82 billion for public and private K-12 schools, and the vast majority of those federal dollars will go to a $54.3 billion fund for public…Read More

US Catholic bishops urge resumption of coronavirus stimulus talks

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on Wednesday urged the Trump administration to resume negotiations for further COVID-19 financial relief, after President Trump reportedly ordered negotiations to cease Tuesday. The bishops on Oct. 7 urged reconsideration “in light of the acute needs of millions of Americans for immediate assistance.” “In this moment of crisis, let…Read More