Congressman Lamar Smith

Representing the 21st District of Texas
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Smith: “Americans’ Tax Dollars Shouldn’t Fund Abortions”

Jan 24, 2017
Press Release
Votes to Make Hyde Amendment Permanent and Government-Wide

Washington, DC –  Today Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) voted in support of the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (H.R. 7) which passed in the House 238-183.

Rep. Smith: “Americans’ tax dollars shouldn’t fund abortions, but under Obamacare that tragedy occurs. In 2014, taxpayer dollars went toward over 1,000 Obamacare health care plans that included abortion, despite President Obama’s promise that Obamacare would not cover abortion.

“H.R. 7 prohibits funds authorized or appropriated by federal law to support any abortion. I urge the Senate to approve this important legislation to save countless more lives.” 

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