DeGette, Slaughter Condemn House Republicans’ Plan to Overturn a Rule on Title X
Washington, DC – Congresswomen Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Louise Slaughter (D-NY), co-chairs of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus, this evening decried House Republicans’ plan to overturn a rule on the Title X family planning grant program using the Congressional Review Act. The rule at issue reinforces longstanding requirements that states cannot discriminate against providers for reasons unrelated to their qualifications to perform family planning services.
“Thanks to Title X, health care providers in Colorado and nationwide can offer an array of family planning services, such as contraception, cancer screening and STD testing, to the men and women who need them most,” DeGette and Slaughter said. “For many people in our community, a Title X center is the only source of care available. Access to care is already in serious jeopardy thanks to the Republican majority’s reckless quest to repeal the Affordable Care Act. I am deeply disappointed in the Republicans’ decision to put even more people’s access to basic health services at risk by subjecting Title X to partisan politics.”
The House Rules Committee has announced it will meet Feb. 14th to consider a resolution striking down the Title X family planning grant program using the Congressional Review Act.