Press Release: Tuberville, Rubio Lead Effort to Nullify Biden Administration Rule, Stop Federal Grants to Abortion Providers

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) joined U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and 31 Republican Senators to introduce a joint resolution under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to overturn the Biden Administration’s 2021 Final Rule on the Title X Family Planning Program, which reversed the Trump Administration’s 2019 ban on federal funding to entities that provide abortion referrals to pregnant mothers. The 2019 rule did not reduce Title X funding, but simply redirected it to providers that do not perform or promote abortions as part of their “family planning” practices. U.S. Representative Tony Gonzales (R-TX) introduced a companion resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives. 

“The Biden administration’s anti-family, pro-abortion agenda is drastically out of touch with the pro-life, conservative values of Alabamians,” Tuberville said. “President Biden’s Title X rule unfairly targets those who support the sanctity of life and funnels taxpayer dollars to pro-abortion groups. It is unconscionable. I am proud to stand with my colleagues to introduce a resolution to nullify this rule and will continue to be a voice for the most vulnerable among us – the unborn.”

“The Biden Administration’s rule is an assault on the most sacred and fundamental human right, the right to life,” Rubio said. “I will continue to protect the sanctity of life and do everything I can to make sure taxpayer dollars are not used for or promote abortions.” 

Joining Tuberville and Rubio were Senators Jim Risch (R-ID), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Tim Scott (R-SC), John Boozman (R-AR), John Thune (R-SD), Steve Daines (R-MT), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), John Barrasso (R-WY), Mike Braun (R-IN), John Hoeven (R-ND), Josh Hawley (R-MO), Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Rick Scott (R-FL), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), James Lankford (R-OK), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Bill Hagerty (R-TN), John Kennedy (R-LA), John Cornyn (R-TX), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Mike Lee (R-UT), Roger Marshall (R-KS), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and Bill Cassidy (R-LA). 

The Susan B. Anthony List, National Right to Life, Family Research Council, and Heritage Action support the resolution.

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