For the first time in 25 years, the House is set to vote Friday to strike down a District of Columbia law.
A member of Congress and a GOP leadership aide confirmed Wednesday the House will debate the resolution aimed at the Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act Thursday and will vote on the measure Friday. The bill aims to combat employer discrimination based on decisions people make on their reproductive health, but conservatives argue it could violate religious freedom. Though the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved the resolution , sponsored by Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn., on April 21, it had yet to be technically reported out of committee early this week. When asked about the holdup Monday, Oversight spokesperson Melissa Subbotin wrote in an email, “We are waiting on guidance from leadership.”