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

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                         SUBMITTED RESOLUTIONS

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   SENATE RESOLUTION 20--EXPRESSING THE SENSE OF THE SENATE THAT THE 
     PROTECTING LIFE IN GLOBAL HEALTH ASSISTANCE POLICY SHOULD BE 
                        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 
Relations:

                               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 
     abortion;
       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     rescinded the Mexico City Policy;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.

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