House Democrats Vote To Block Part Of Trump Administration’s New Fetal Tissue Research Policy

The Hill: House Democrats vote to overturn Trump ban on fetal tissue research
“House Democrats on Thursday voted to block [some of] the Trump administration’s recent ban on using federal funds to conduct medical research that relies on material collected from elective abortions. An amendment from Reps. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) and Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) to a broader health care spending package passed 225-193, largely along party lines…” (Weixel, 6/13).

Science: House Democrats move to block part of Trump’s fetal tissue policy
“…[The] amendment to a 2020 spending bill … would bar the Trump administration from convening ethics advisory boards to review grant applications at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for studies that use fetal tissue. Three Democrats and all Republicans voted against the amendment. … [The] amendment, to a spending bill that covers HHS and NIH for the 2020 fiscal year that begins on 1 October, would bar HHS from expending money to convene the panels…” (Malakoff, 6/13).

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