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Efforts to attach pro-life amendments to House appropriations bill fail

WASHINGTON — As he offered three amendments to the State Department appropriations bill before the House July 28, U.S. Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., asked...

Republican lawmakers urge Congress to make Hyde Amendment permanent

WASHINGTON — House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and several other Republican leaders in the House asked their Democratic counterparts June 22 to take...

Forty-five years in, future of Hyde Amendment in Congress is uncertain

WASHINGTON — The Hyde Amendment, born in 1976, has had a fairly long congressional history, but it could be marked for extinction. The amendment, which...

Delaware, Maryland residents can be heard as COVID-19 bill OKd without...

WASHINGTON -- Over a dozen nonprofit organizations, including Catholic Charities USA, praised the American Rescue Plan passed by the U.S. House early Feb. 27...

U.S. Rep. Chris Smith introduces bill to prohibit use of taxpayer...

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Chris Smith, R-New Jersey, has introduced a bill to prohibit use of federal taxpayer dollars to fund abortions. H.R. 18 --...

Hearing focuses on need to protect religious minorities in Iraq, Syria

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- A Capitol Hill hearing May 26 focused on protecting religious minorities, including Christians, from ongoing Islamic State persecution in Iraq and...

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