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Joe Biden Says He Will Prioritize Bill To Codify Abortion Rights If Democrats Retain Control Of Congress – Deadline

President Joe Biden promised that he would prioritize laws to codify abortion rights nationwide if Democrats broaden their majority in Congress, a prospect that could be a huge “if,” because the occasion is dealing with the headwinds of inflation and financial fears.

Appearing at a Democratic National Committee occasion in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Biden stated that “the first bill I send to Congress will be to codify Roe V. Wade. And when Congress passes it, I’ll sign it in January, 50 years after Roe was first decided the law of the land.”

Biden’s look was meant to maintain abortion a high subject within the minds of voters, as Republicans have highlighted inflation and crime and, in response to some polls seem to have made some headway because the summer time.

Biden stated that Kevin McCarthy, the House Minority Leader, desires Congress to cross a legislation to “ban abortion nationwide.” The president’s remark is predicated on the House GOP’s Commitment to America platform, which says that the occasion would “protect the lives of unborn children.” After the excessive court docket overturned Roe, McCarthy praised the ruling and stated, “As encouraging as today’s decision is, our work is far from done.”

Republicans have higher odds of successful the House, whereas Democrats have a greater shot at retaining management of the Senate. Even then, they possible would fall wanting reaching the 60 votes wanted to beat a filibuster.

But Vice President Kamala Harris, at a DNC fundraiser on Tuesday in Studio City, reminded donors of Biden’s pledge to “not let the filibuster get in the way of signing into law the Women’s Health Protection Act.”

“We just need two more senators,” Harris stated. “Two more senators.  If we hold our numbers and two more senators, it means that he signs that into law, which will render null these laws that are being passed in the states to punish women and criminalize healthcare providers.  Twenty-two days to see that through and get that done.”

The occasion was on the house of Elizabeth Naftali, a longtime donor who’s deputy nationwide finance chair for the occasion.

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