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Burgess on House Passage of Resolution to Strike Midnight Rule Hampering States’ Rights on Title X Funding


02.16.17

WASHINGTON, DC – Health Subcommittee Chairman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) today issued the following statement after House passage of H.Res. 43, a resolution disapproving of the Obama administration’s rule limiting state choices on Title X funding.

“In the final hours of the Obama administration, a rule was pushed through that dramatically reduced states’ authority to allocate Title X funding as they see fit. In our ongoing effort to rebuild our health care system, there’s a central theme – that states know how to best care for their people. We believe that states have the right to choose the health care providers that best serve the needs of their local communities and the Obama administration’s rule undermines that critical authority.”

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Subcommittees
Health (115th Congress)
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