Statement on House Foreign Affairs Committee Markup by Craig Lasher, Director of U.S. Government Relations

For Immediate Release

Republicans on the committee have shown their true colors by rejecting 10 amendments to allow U.S. funding for UNFPA’s life-saving work to continue. It is now clear they are not interested in preventing maternal death and disability and are only using China as an excuse to attack UNFPA.

UNFPA is just the latest pelt that committee Republicans seek to nail to their ideological trophy wall. The White House and Senate should reject this misguided Republican attack that will harm women’s health.

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