Senate fails to pass amendment forbidding bailout funds from being used to pay for abortions

by Jeffrey Swindoll · Mar 7th, 2021 5:09 pm

Last Updated Mar 8th, 2021 at 8:12 pm

The U.S. Senate voted 52-47 to enact an amendment that would have prevented funds from the $1.9 trillion spending bill to pay for abortions. Despite majority support, the amendment failed as it did not reach the 60-vote threshold necessary to waive budgetary rules associated with the spending bill.

Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) proposed the amendment, which would have applied the well-known "Hyde Amendment" to all funds coming from COVID-19 relief.

Republicans voted unanimously in favor of the amendment with the exception of Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK), who did not vote. Three Democrats, Sens. Bob Casey (D-PA), Tim Kaine (D-VA), and Joe Manchin (D-WV) joined them.

🔦Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) did successfully remove a pro-abortion provision in the $1.9 trillion spending bill that would have allowed all Planned Parenthood locations to receive money through the Paycheck Protection Program.


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