The Hyde Amendment bans taxpayer-funded abortions and was first passed in 1976 with overwhelming bipartisan support. It’s been included in spending packages over the last four decades and has saved an estimated 2.4 million babies’ lives since being enacted.
Now the radical left is attempting to break decades of bipartisan consensus and placing the Hyde Amendment on the chopping block. That’s why I joined 199 of my House Republican colleagues pledging to Save Hyde and will oppose any government funding bill that eliminates or weakens the Hyde Amendment or other current-law, pro-life appropriations provisions.
Reopen Schools Now!
For months I’ve sounded the alarm about the need for schools throughout the country to safely reopen and allow families choice on whether or not to return to in-person learning. The negative impacts of school closures have been well-documented and include failing grades, mental health issues, and overall well-being. Despite doctors, health experts and most recently the CDC stating there is evidence that schools can safely reopen with proper safety protocols, teachers unions are forcing some public schools to stay closed.
Last Congress, as a member of the House Education and Labor Committee, I introduced the Educational Flexibility for Families Act, legislation that requires K-12 schools to provide an option for students to safely attend in-person classes for the upcoming school year in order to be eligible for additional federal assistance. I will keep fighting for our students and families to ensure they have the option to learn in-person.
Thank You, Georgia National Guard!
This week I was proud to join our entire Georgia Congressional Delegation in a bipartisan letter thanking our Georgia National Guard for their work in helping to protect the U.S. Capitol over the past few weeks.
Highlight from our letter: “As Members of Congress, we are immensely grateful for the sacrifices made by the Georgia National Guard these past two weeks. As fellow Georgians, we could not be more proud of their skill, bravery, and integrity.”
Fighting for American Energy Independence
Shortly after speaking about the need for unity, President Biden made several unilateral orders targeted at American oil and gas producers that will eliminate millions of jobs and roll back progress made toward American energy independence, including blocking the Keystone XL Pipeline, banning new oil and gas leasing on federal lands and waters, rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement, and more.
This week I joined 36 of my colleagues in asking President Biden to reverse these harmful actions before they become final. You can read our full letter here.
Remembering Georgia Legend Hank Aaron
This week I joined Congressman David Scott (GA-13) and members of the Georgia and Alabama delegations in introducing a resolution honoring the life and legacy of Henry “Hank” Louis Aaron, who passed away on January 22, 2021.
Hank was a legendary Atlanta Braves baseball player and was known not only for breaking Babe Ruth’s home run record, but for overcoming racial barriers during the Jim Crow era.
President Biden’s first week in office was full of enacting many misguided, unilateral and divisive orders, including one that diminishes the rights of women and girls in sports. In this new Executive Order, any school that receives federal funding must allow biological boys who self-identify as girls play on girls’ sports teams, or they will face administrative action from the Department of Education.
That’s why I am proud to be an original cosponsor of the Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act, legislation that ensures women and girls have a fair playing field in competitive sports by ensuring that school athletics comply with the Title IX recognition of a person’s reproductive biology and genetics at birth.
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