SUBMITTED RESOLUTIONS; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 10
(Senate - January 17, 2019)

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                         SUBMITTED RESOLUTIONS


                        PERMANENTLY ESTABLISHED

  Mr. LEE (for himself, Mr. Braun, Mr. Cramer, Mr. Cassidy, Mr. Wicker, 
Mr. Roberts, Mr. Inhofe, Mr. Rounds, Mrs. Hyde-Smith, Mr. Blunt, Ms. 
Ernst, Mr. Daines, Mr. Rubio, Mr. Hawley, Mr. McConnell, Mr. Cornyn, 
Mr. Sasse, Mr. Cotton, Mr. Risch, Mr. Thune, Mr. Barrasso, Mrs. 
Blackburn, Mr. Kennedy, Mr. Crapo, Mr. Scott of South Carolina, Mr. 
Moran, Mr. Lankford, Mrs. Fischer, and Mr. Enzi) submitted the 
following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign 

                               S. Res. 20

       Whereas section 104(f) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 
     1961 (22 U.S.C. 2151b(f)) (commonly referred to as the 
     ``Helms amendment'') states that no foreign assistance funds 
     may be used to pay for the performance of abortion as a 
     method of family planning or to motivate or coerce any person 
     to practice abortions;
       Whereas section 518 of the Foreign Operations, Export 
     Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2006 
     (Public Law 109-102; 119 Stat. 2202) (commonly referred to as 
     the ``Siljander Amendment'') states that no foreign 
     assistance funds may be used to lobby for or against 
       Whereas, in 1984, President Ronald Reagan established the 
     ``Mexico City Policy,'' which prohibits foreign aid for 
     family planning purposes from being given to foreign 
     nongovernmental organizations that perform abortions or 
     actively promote abortion as a method of family planning, 
     regardless of the source of funding;
       Whereas, upon assuming office on January 20, 1989, 
     President George H.W. Bush continued to enforce the Mexico 
     City Policy as established by President Reagan;
       Whereas the Mexico City Policy was reestablished on January 
     22, 2001, by President George W. Bush;
       Whereas, on January 23, 2009, President Barack Obama 
     rescinded the Mexico City Policy;
       Whereas, on January 23, 2017, President Donald J. Trump 
     reestablished the Mexico City Policy and directed the 
     Secretary of State to apply the policy to all Federal global 
     health assistance; and
       Whereas the Department of State modernized the Mexico City 
     Policy on May 15, 2017, renamed ``Protecting Life in Global 
     Health Assistance,'' to cover all health assistance provided 
     abroad by a Federal agency, including the United States 
     Agency for International Development, the Department of 
     State, and the Department of Defense: Now, therefore, be it
       Resolved, That it is the sense of the Senate that Congress 
     should expeditiously consider statutory changes that 
     permanently codify the Protecting Life in Global Health 
     Assistance policy.