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Loudermilk Supports States’ Flexibility in Allocating Federal Funds

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Washington, February 16, 2017 | comments
Rep. Loudermilk (R-GA) issued the following statement after voting in favor of a bill that gives states flexibility in allocating federal funds to communities in need of health care services, rather than being forced to funnel these funds only to Planned Parenthood.

“States should decide how to serve the health care needs of their communities, not big government bureaucrats in Washington D.C. By repealing this Obama-era rule, states will once again be able to determine how to best serve the needs of their citizens. Passing this repeal reinforces the founders ideas of federalism, and supports protecting the lives of the unborn.”

Background

House Joint Resolution 43 strikes down an Obama Administration rule and allows states to enjoy the freedom and flexibility of using Title 10 funds in a way that serves their communities, rather than using portions of the grant money to fund the Planned Parenthood organization.
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