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  • Disapproval of District of Columbia Reproductive Health Non- Discrimination Amendment Act of 2014


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    Representative Jason Chaffetz

    From: UT District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-04-30

    CHAFFETZ. Madam Speaker, pursuant to House Resolution 231, I call up the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 43) disapproving the action of the District of Columbia Council in approving the Reproductive Health...



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    Representative Diane Black

    From: TN District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-04-30

    BLACK. Madam Speaker, I reserve the balance of my time. Ms. NORTON. Madam Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. Unfortunately, our thoughts this evening have to be with the ranking member...



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    Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton

    From: DC District 0

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-04-30

    NORTON. Madam Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. Unfortunately, our thoughts this evening have to be with the ranking member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Elijah...



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    Representative Nita M. Lowey

    From: NY District 17

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-04-30

    LOWEY. Madam Speaker, I thank the gentlewoman. This is a new low in the war on women. Women have been fired for using in vitro fertilization and fired for being pregnant before they are married. This...



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    Representative Bill Flores

    From: TX District 17

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-04-30

    FLORES. Madam Speaker, I thank the gentlewoman from Tennessee. Madam Speaker, I rise today in support of H.J. Res. 43, to formally disapprove of the recent measure passed by the District of Columbia...



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    Representative Carolyn B. Maloney

    From: NY District 12

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-04-30

    MALONEY of New York. Madam Speaker, this resolution is an insult to women everywhere. What business is it of an employer-- or anyone else, for that matter--to know whether or not workers or their daughters...



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    Representative Vicky Hartzler

    From: MO District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-04-30

    HARTZLER. Madam Speaker, I rise today in support of H.J. Res. 43, and I commend the gentlewoman from Tennessee and the gentleman from Texas for sponsoring this important piece of legislation. This resolution...



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    Senator Nancy Pelosi

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    Date: 2015-04-30

    PELOSI. Madam Speaker, I thank the gentlewoman for yielding, the distinguished Delegate from the District of Columbia. I thank her for her courageous, relentless, persistent, effective leadership and...



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    Representative Christopher H. Smith

    From: NJ District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-04-30

    SMITH of New Jersey. Madam Speaker, let me just say at the outset to my friend, the former Speaker for whom I have the highest regard, it is always appropriate to defend to the best extent possible the...



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    Representative Tammy Duckworth

    From: IL District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-04-30

    DUCKWORTH. I thank the gentlewoman from D.C. Madam Speaker, I stand today in opposition to this resolution. I want to make clear the consequences of the misguided resolution that we are considering...



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    Representative Jody B. Hice

    From: GA District 10

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-04-30

    HICE of Georgia. Madam Speaker, I rise in support of H.J. Res. 43, to protect different organizations from having to choose between their faiths and their jobs. This is not a war on women. It is an...



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    Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham

    From: NM District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-04-30

    LUJAN GRISHAM of New Mexico. Madam Speaker, we have an obligation to fight discrimination wherever it exists and in whatever form it exists. This resolution would allow employers to discriminate against...



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    Representative Brenda L. Lawrence

    From: MI District 14

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-04-30

    LAWRENCE. Madam Speaker, I address you today in strong opposition to H.J. Res. 43. The resolution undermines the purpose of the D.C. Council antidiscrimination bill. D.C. residents deserve to be protected...



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    Representative Marsha Blackburn

    From: TN District 7

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-04-30

    BLACKBURN. Madam Speaker, I thank the gentlewoman from Tennessee for her work on this issue, and I also thank Chairman Chaffetz for the work that he has done on this issue. Both the gentlewoman and...



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    Representative Robert C. "Bobby" Scott

    From: VA District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-04-30

    SCOTT of Virginia. Madam Speaker, I insert for the Record two letters, one from Americans United for Separation of Church and State, and the other from over 20 organizations, including the Anti-Defamation...



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    Representative Suzan K. DelBene

    From: WA District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-04-30

    DelBENE. Madam Speaker, I rise in strong opposition to this extreme and misguided resolution. I am deeply troubled that this Chamber continues to waste its time attacking women's health rather than...



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    Representative Keith J. Rothfus

    From: PA District 12

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-04-30

    ROTHFUS. Madam Speaker, let me repeat the opinion of former D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and his attorney general. They believe that this law we are considering tonight is legally problematic and raises serious...



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    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    From: TX District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-04-30

    JACKSON LEE. Madam Speaker, let me thank the gentlewoman from the District of Columbia for her outstanding service and leadership on behalf of the District of Columbia and the people of the District...



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    Representative Mark Meadows

    From: NC District 11

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-04-30

    MEADOWS. Madam Speaker, I rise today and want to reach out to my colleague, the Delegate from D.C. to, one, say that I appreciate the tone and tenor of this debate. I have great respect for her and,...



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    Representative Doug Lamborn

    From: CO District 5

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-04-30

    LAMBORN. Madam Speaker, I rise today in support of H.J. Res. 43, which will stop the so-called Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act. This bill, passed by the D.C. City Council, discriminates...



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    Representative Rick W. Allen

    From: GA District 12

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-04-30

    ALLEN. I thank the gentlewoman for yielding. Madam Speaker, I rise today in support of H.J. Res. 43, to disapprove the action of the D.C. Council in approving the Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination...



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    Representative Robert Pittenger

    From: NC District 9

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-04-30

    PITTENGER. I thank Mrs. Black for her leadership. ``Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.'' Madam Speaker, will we dare vote...



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    Representative John Fleming

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    Date: 2015-04-30

    FLEMING. I thank the gentlewoman. Madam Speaker, the question tonight is clearly the evisceration of the U.S. Constitution by the District of Columbia. Don't take my word for it. Even the former Mayor...



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    Representative Elijah E. Cummings

    From: MD District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-04-30

    CUMMINGS. Madam Speaker, I rise in strong opposition to this resolution, which would disapprove of the D.C. Council's passage of the Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act. This resolution...



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    Representative Sam Farr

    From: CA District 20

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-04-30

    FARR. Madam Speaker, it is simply shocking that in this day and age employees are still being discriminated against because of their reproductive health choices, such as whether or not to use birth control,...



    A picture of Representative Gerald E. Connolly

    Representative Gerald E. Connolly

    From: VA District 11

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-04-30

    CONNOLLY. Madam Speaker, I strongly oppose the Republican Majority's unilateral, and rather extraordinary, effort to undermine democracy in the District of Columbia. A majority that claims to oppose...



    A picture of Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz

    Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz

    From: FL District 23

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-04-30

    WASSERMAN SCHULTZ. Madam Speaker, I rise today in strong opposition to House Joint Resolution 43 to overturn the D.C. Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act. To be clear, this Resolution...



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    Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson

    From: TX District 30

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-04-30

    JOHNSON of Texas. Madam Speaker, I rise in opposition to H.J. Res. 43, Disapproving the Action of the District of Columbia Council in approving the Reproductive Health Non- Discrimination Amendment Act....



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    Representative Brian Babin

    From: TX District 36

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-04-30

    BABIN. Madam Speaker, I rise in strong support of H.J. Res. 43, a joint resolution of Congress, which is needed to protect the conscience rights of pro-life employers that operate in the District of...



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    Representative Chris Van Hollen

    From: MD District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-04-30

    VAN HOLLEN of maryland in the house of representatives Thursday, April 30, 2015 Mr. VAN HOLLEN. Madam Speaker, I rise to...