Monday, June 27, 2011
House Committee Approves Measure to Prohibit DC From Spending Own Funds on Low-Income Women's Abortions
The Washington Post: House panel approves D.C. funds, defeats effort to remove abortion ban, by Ben Pershing:
A House panel on Thursday approved a bill that would cut federal spending for the District by 10 percent, while rejecting an attempt to remove a ban on local government-funded abortions.
The spending measure, which the House Appropriations Committee approved along party lines, would reduce the federal government’s payment to the District by $62 million compared with 2011, with the D.C. courts, school construction and the D.C. Tuition Assistance Grant Program among those items targeted for cuts. Federal funds comprise roughly 2 percent of the city’s operating budget . . .