The Appropriations Committee wrapped up full committee markups for the fiscal year 2023 this week. Democrats supported a number of common-sense Republican amendments. Here are a few of the accepted changes to the bills that passed by voice votes:
Last week, Congressman Dan Newhouse (R-WA) offered an amendment during the Homeland Security markup regarding continued enforcement of Title 42, which was supported by our colleagues on the other side of the aisle. During the Labor-Health and Human Services-Education markup, Newhouse offered a similar amendment that maintains the public health policy until a plan is provided for its removal. Democrats SUPPORTED the amendment, again endorsing Title 42.
Iran Nuclear Deal and Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps
As the administration continues talks with Iran to revive a nuclear deal, Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) offered an amendment that ensures Congressional oversight by preventing federal dollars from implementation of a potential nuclear agreement unless approved by Congress. The amendment also prevents the State Department from delisting the Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps as a Foreign Terrorist Organization. Democrats SUPPORTED the amendment, ultimately rejecting the radical left’s efforts to cede oversight on vital issues of national security to the Biden Administration.
Anti-Israel Commission of Inquiry
Bad actors at the United Nations (UN) have used tools at their disposal to target our great ally Israel, particularly through the UN’s Human Rights Council’s Commission of Inquiry. Congressman Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA) offered an amendment that prohibits funds from being directed to the UN’s anti-Israel Commission of Inquiry. Democrats SUPPORTED the amendment, rejecting the radical left’s views on Israel.
Earlier this year, it was reported that the Biden Administration was using a Department of Health and Human Services grant program to purchase smoking kits, which often included crack pipes, in an effort to “reduce harm” in substance abuse. Congressman John Moolenaar (R-MI) offered an amendment that ensured U.S. taxpayer money can’t be used to purchase crack pipes. Democrats SUPPORTED the amendment, which was included in the manager’s amendment, even after activists argued that “pipe distribution is health care.”
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