Madam Speaker, I rise in support of H.R. 3.
This is not a controversial bill. This is a commonsense bill to rein in our runaway government spending and to quit spending money on things that the American citizens don't want. Certainly we should not be spending our hard-earned tax dollars on abortion.
People work hard all year to send in their taxes on April 15, and they shouldn't have their money going to something that is morally objectionable to them that takes away human life.
There are many, many areas of this budget that we need to rein in, but this is noncontroversial. This is something that over 60 percent of the American people say, I don't want my tax dollars going to pay for abortions, the taking of a human innocent life.
So it is time to make this permanent so that we don't have to, as a Congress, come in every year and discuss these issues on all the different legislation that is out there. Now is the time to make this permanent. Get it off the table so we can get on to other areas of reining in the runaway spending, making government more efficient and more effective, using our tax dollars more wisely.
And certainly it is not an affront to women's health. Women have the opportunity to get the health care that they need now, but we don't need to be using it to take innocent human life.
I certainly applaud this bill, which has so many cosponsors. We need to make sure that our tax dollars are not used for abortion.