Statement on H.R. 8404

July 19, 2022

Daniel Tellez 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Fulcher released the following statement on H.R. 8404:

"The legislation presented today received no consideration whatsoever in its committee of jurisdiction: no hearing, no markup, and no debate. The Supreme Court made clear in its Dobbs ruling that nothing in the decision should “cast doubt on precedents that do not concern abortion” and that such concerns were “designed to stoke unfounded fear that our decision will imperil those other rights.” H.R. 8404 unnecessarily inserts the heavy hand of the federal government where it is not needed, creating a scenario where Idaho may be forced to recognize an evolving definition of marriage according to other states. Democrats are desperate to change the conversation from record high gas prices and runaway inflation – so they are resorting to fearmongering."