U.S. Rep. Houlahan To Introduce Bill To Restore U.S. Funding To UNFPA
TIME: This Freshman Congresswoman Wants to Restore U.S. Funding to U.N. Reproductive-Health Agency
“When Pennsylvania Rep. Chrissy Houlahan first came to Washington, D.C. nine months ago, the Air Force veteran knew she wanted to carve out a policy niche in promoting women’s rights both domestically and internationally. On Thursday, she will continue her pursuit of that by introducing a bill to restore U.S. funding to the United Nations Populations Fund, which provides financial assistance for reproductive health initiatives and family planning in developing countries. While the bill is unlikely to pass the Senate even if it gets approved in the House of Representatives, it signifies the first legislative effort to restore funding since the Trump administration first withdrew support from UNFPA two and a half years ago…” (Abramson, 10/16).