Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) joined with 18 colleagues in sending a letter to State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) requesting that language be included in the FY2018 Appropriations bill to protect human life in U.S. global health assistance and prohibit funding to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
President Trump and Secretary Tillerson have already taken important steps to address these issues, but Congress must now act to support and codify such standards.
“Your long standing commitment to pro-life policies during your chairmanship of the Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs has been greatly appreciated, and we urge you to include language codifying the important pro-life actions that President Trump has taken on foreign assistance as you draft the FY18 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill,” the letter reads.
The letter was signed by Senators Mike Lee (R-UT), John Kennedy (R-LA), Rand Paul (R-KY), Mike Enzi (R-WY), Pat Toomey (R-PA), Roger Wicker (R-MS), John Cornyn (R-TX), Mike Crapo (R-ID), John Thune (R-SD), Joni K. Ernst (R-IA), Tom Cotton (R-AR), John Barrasso (R-WY), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Mike Rounds (R-SD), Luther Strange (R-AL), Tim Scott (R-SC), and Jim Inhofe (R-OK). The full text of the letter can be found here.