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‘Budgets Reflect Priorities’: House Democrats Use Spending Bill to Fight Trump’s ‘Gag Rule’

By Ally Boguhn

Democrats on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee on Monday released a draft spending bill that attempts to block the Trump administration’s restriction on Title X family planning funding, dubbed the domestic “gag rule” by reproductive health and rights advocates.

The bill also contained Hyde Amendment language restricting federal funding for abortion care, which disproportionately affects people of color and those with low incomes.

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