Walorski Statement on FY2022 Appropriations
Exclusion of Hyde Amendment Protections Will Cost Lives, Endanger Americans’ Conscience Rights
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) released the following statement on H.R. 4502, the FY2022 appropriations package.
“As a responsible steward of taxpayer dollars, I have many concerns with the Democrat-led appropriations bills. This reckless spending will further exacerbate the ongoing inflation crisis, while failing to address our nation’s real security and defense needs,” Congresswoman Walorski said. “Disappointingly, this legislation also excluded vital pro-life protections, including the Hyde Amendment. This longstanding provision has prevented taxpayer funding for abortion services since 1976, saving nearly 2.5 million lives. No American should be forced to bankroll abortion against their conscience, and I will continue to defend the sanctity of life and our fundamental rights.”
Congresswoman Walorski is a steadfast advocate for the dignity of life. This week, she spoke in opposition to the exclusion of both the Hyde Amendment and the Helms Amendment, which prohibits taxpayer support for abortion abroad. Watch her full remarks on the Hyde Amendment and the Helms Amendment.
Walorski represents the 2nd Congressional District of Indiana, serving as a member of the House Ways and Means Committee and the Ranking Member of the House Ethics Committee.