McMorris Rodgers: Executive Action is Unlawful and Unacceptable

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) released the following statement in response to a new report published by the independent Government Accountability Office (GAO). The report finds the Obama Administration has knowingly disregarded bipartisan policy that prevented taxpayer funded elective abortion.

“The American people deserve an Administration committed to carrying out the law – not usurping it. Disappointingly, today’s report marks one more example of the President’s disregard for the law and for hard-earned taxpayer dollars. For decades, both Republicans and Democrats have believed that taxpayer dollars should not fund elective abortion. Yet this report highlights Obamacare’s unlawful dismissal of these bipartisan measures.

“We must come together to protect hardworking taxpayers across the country, which is why I was proud to support bipartisan legislation that corrects this abuse – and I am hopeful the Senate will take up this important legislation. We must put an end to this unacceptable executive overreach.”

The GAO report, released this morning, finds that American taxpayer dollars are funding abortion under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Earlier this year, Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers voted in favor of H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, which protects taxpayer dollars from funding elective abortion.

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