U.S. Senator Katie Britt Issues Statement Following Senate Democrats’ Partisan Show Vote, Continued Fearmongering

July 10, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 10, 2024 – U.S. Senator Katie Britt (R-Ala.) today issued the following statement following Senate Democrats’ vote on the so-called Reproductive Freedom for Women Act:

“I’m proud to be pro-life, pro-family, and pro-woman. Make no mistake – today was nothing more than yet another self-serving show vote by Senator Schumer. Democrats’ continued far-left push to get rid of the longstanding, bipartisan Hyde Amendment and force American taxpayers to fund abortions at any time, for any reason, up until the moment of birth is radical and wildly out of touch. Instead of trying to distract from America’s decline under the Biden-Harris Administration, Senate Democrats should spend floor time on commonsense, common-ground solutions that would truly help hardworking families across our nation. I urge my Democratic colleagues to prioritize legislation that would protect the mental health of children and teenagers on social media. Sadly, this Senate Majority continues to prioritize scare tactics, fearmongering, and partisan judicial nominees. The American people deserve better.”

Earlier this year, Senator Britt questioned U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Xavier Becerra on the absence of the Hyde Amendment from President Biden’s proposed FY25 HHS Budget. The Hyde Amendment has been included in annual appropriations legislation since 1977 and bars federal taxpayer dollars from funding abortions.

Breaking with longstanding bipartisan norms, Secretary Becerra outright admitted to Senator Britt that President Biden “wants to remove the Hyde Amendment from the budget proposals, and that’s what he’s done.” A proud champion for life, Senator Britt has fought to protect the Hyde Amendment and will continue to hold the Biden Administration and Democrats accountable for their radical abortion policies.