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Rewire.News Examines House Democrats, Rep. Lowey’s Actions On Mexico City Policy

Rewire.News: Democrats Take Aim at Trump’s Global Gag Rule in Bill to Reopen the Federal Government
“Included among the roughly 1,000 pages of text of the spending bill Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives passed last week to re-open the federal government was language to repeal parts of the Trump administration’s ‘global gag rule.’ … With little likelihood that [House Appropriations Committee Chair Nita] Lowey’s original spending bill will make it through the Republican-majority U.S. Senate or the White House, Democrats are instead aiming to pass a series of shorter appropriations bills that fund individual agencies. … ‘Congresswoman Lowey will absolutely continue to fight for a permanent repeal of the Global Gag Rule, and will introduce legislation to do just that — the Global Health, Empowerment, and Rights (HER) Act — in the next few weeks,’ [a Lowey] spokesperson said…” (Boguhn, 1/9).