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Congressman David Kustoff

Representing the 8th District of Tennessee

Kustoff Votes to Defend States’ Rights and Protect Right to Life

February 16, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative David Kustoff (TN-08) today released the following statement after co-sponsoring and voting for H.J. Res. 43. This resolution of disapproval overturns former President Obama’s Title X abortion funding rule, which stripped states of the power to decide how their federal health care funds could be used.

“I am proud to vote today to protect the sanctity of life and defend states’ rights to decide how to fund their health programs,” said Kustoff. “The Obama Administration’s overreaching, eleventh-hour rule mandated that taxpayer dollars be given to abortion providers, like Planned Parenthood. It’s simple –states understand the unique needs of their communities far better than Washington does. This resolution will return the longstanding power to the states, where it belongs, so they can continue providing federal funds to the trusted community health centers of their choice.”

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