Hyde Amendment

Congress reaches deal on massive spending package with billions for Ukraine

BY: - March 10, 2022

WASHINGTON — Democrats and Republicans forged agreement early Wednesday on a spending package that will fund the government for the next eight months, as well as provide billions in emergency funding for the war in Ukraine. The announcement means Congress should be able to avert a government shutdown when a spending patch expires at midnight […]

Louisiana’s Shalanda Young fields questions on Hyde amendment in OMB confirmation hearing

BY: - February 2, 2022

WASHINGTON — Louisiana native Shalanda Young on Tuesday moved one step closer to formally becoming the Biden administration’s top budget official, though it wasn’t immediately clear if she’d receive broad Republican support. Young, who became deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget in March, testified for hours before the Senate Homeland Security and […]

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On Roe v Wade anniversary, fighting for abortion access is more important than ever

BY: - January 22, 2021

Forty-eight years ago today the U.S. Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade, which established the legal right to an abortion across the United States. At that moment, a patchwork of state laws that too often restricted access to vital health care was swept aside. For the first time, courts recognized that patients deserve the right […]