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Foxx Votes to Restore Authority of States to Direct Funds Away from Abortion Providers

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Washington, February 16, 2017 | comments
WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today voted in favor of a resolution of disapproval that blocks an Obama administration regulation forcing states to include abortion providers as recipients of Title X grant distributions.

“States have always had the freedom to direct funds away from abortion providers,” said Foxx during remarks on the House floor. “Not only does this regulation ignore the American people's wish that their tax dollars be directed away from abortion providers, it also denies states the flexibility to choose to allocate Title X funds in a way that meets the needs of their citizens.”

On December 16, 2016, the Obama administration finalized a rule that prevents states from eliminating abortion providers from Title X health care funding. Title X is a family planning program authorized in 1970 that was intended to provide family planning services to low income women.

Under the Congressional Review Act, Congress may pass a resolution of disapproval to prevent, with the full force of the law, a federal agency from implementing a rule or issuing a substantially similar rule without congressional authorization. 

This week the House approved five resolutions of disapproval, in addition to the eight it has already passed in the 115th Congress, to undo the most harmful aspects of President Obama's administration.

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U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx represents North Carolina’s 5th Congressional District and is the chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
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