The Senate was set to vote on Thursday for H.R. 2740, an appropriations bill containing the problematic Shaheen amendment.
If passed, it would have increased funding for pro-abortion organizations, such as the U.N. Population Fund, which supports China’s authoritarian policies of forced abortions and sterilizations. Furthermore, adding this poison pill amendment to the funding bill was a clear violation of the budget agreement reached between Republicans and Democrats in August.
On Wednesday morning we sent out an email asking you to call your senators in opposition to the Shaheen amendment. You called and your voice was heard! Thank you!
Before Thursday’s vote on H.R. 2740, Senate Leader McConnell removed the portion of the bill that contained the Shaheen Amendment. This gives the Senate time to remove the Shaheen amendment and then hold a vote. This was a win for conservatives and a win for the grassroots!
This isn't a total victory—we still need to make sure the appropriations package passes through the House and Senate without the Shaheen amendment or any one of several other poison pill provisions.