Washington, D.C.– Following last week’s election, the U.S. Senate remains in control of the Republicans, where Senator Mitch McConnell (R-K.Y.) was reelected as majority leader.
“For many years, Sen. McConnell has been among the most effective legislative champions of the pro-life cause – and the most skillful obstacle to the forces pushing radical anti-life agendas,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “Those who care first about innocent human life recognize that his continued leadership in the U.S. Senate is irreplaceable.”
In addition to Sen. McConnell, Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) was elected as majority whip, Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) was elected as Senate Republican Conference chairman and Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) was elected as Senate Republican Policy Committee chairman.
This entire Senate team has been supportive of every major pro-life initiative to come before the U.S. Senate over their tenures, including current legislation to protect unborn children at 20 weeks, a point by which the unborn child is capable of experiencing great pain when being killed by dismemberment or other late abortion techniques. They have also voted to confirm numerous lifetime nominees to the federal judiciary, including the confirmations of Associate Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.
While the U.S. House transferred hands into Democratic control, the House elected pro-life Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) as minority leader. He will be joined by Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) as minority Whip and Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) as House Republican Conference chair.
“The members of this House team have been champions of pro-life legislation for many years, and we are looking forward to working together to ensure that pro-abortion majorities do not weaken pro-life protections on taxpayer funding or any other federal policy on abortion,” said Jennifer Popik, J.D., federal legislative director.