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Standing up for Abortion Survivors and the Unborn Last week I voted for S.311, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which grants proper healthcare to precious babies who have survived botched abortion procedures. I greatly value the dignity and worth of every individual born and unborn and believe we must do everything to respect children’s God-given right to live.
That is why I also voted for S.3275, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. This act prohibits elective abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, the time at which scientific studies have shown that children are able to feel pain. I will not allow the intentional suffering and death of any child. You can read more about my decision and the acts here.
Supporting HCBUs On Friday, House Conference Vice Chairman Mark Walker and I hosted the Fourth Annual 2020 HBCU Fly-In. We welcomed dozens of presidents, chancellors, and administrators from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to the Capitol for substantive discussions on the future of HBCUs.
The event featured a bipartisan, bicameral coalition of Members of Congress to celebrate America’s more than 100 HBCUs, with eight schools located in South Carolina. Topics included bettering school systems, creating opportunities for students of color, and applauding the FUTURE Act, which provides permanent annual funding for HBCUs. You can view photos of the event here.
Stopping Hate in its Tracks Last year, I co-sponsored the Justice for Victims of Lynching Act, which passed the Senate by unanimous consent. The act, which I worked on with Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), made lynching a federal crime by establishing it as a civil rights violation.
This week, the House followed suit in passing our bill under the title, the Emmett Till Antilynching Act. I look forward to seeing this bill move onto the Senate and, eventually, to President Trump’s desk for a signature. It is important we show that hate will never win.
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