IN THE STATES: GOP on Defense Over Anti-Abortion Agenda
April 14, 2023
In the states this week, Republicans continued to make headlines for their extreme, anti-abortion agenda. Last night, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed one of the strictest abortion bans in the country, which applies before many women even know they are pregnant.
- Tallahassee Democrat: Gov. DeSantis signs 6-week abortion ban after Republicans fast-track vote
- Miami Herald: Florida’s six-week abortion ban complicates DeSantis’ general election pitch
- Sarasota Herald-Tribune: DeSantis ‘trapped’ on abortion issue as he navigates GOP base, general election concerns
From Iowa to New Hampshire to South Carolina, Republican Senator Tim Scott spent his first week in the 2024 race for the MAGA base dogged by questions about his support for banning abortion nationwide. Today in his home state he promised that, if he was president, he would sign the most extreme abortion ban possible.
- NBC News: If elected president, Sen. Tim Scott vows to sign the ‘most conservative, pro-life legislation’ that Congress sends him
Meanwhile local news continued to highlight the Biden-Harris administration’s “Investing in America” tour, touting new roads, bridges, jobs and more.
- In Arizona: Arizona Mirror: Gila River Indian Community receives $233M in water conservation, infrastructure funding
- In Ohio: Spectrum News: White House emphasizes Brent Spence Bridge impact during ‘Investing In America’ tour stop
- In Florida: WKRG: City of Milton receives $10 million as part of Biden’s ‘Investing in America’ tour
- In Oklahoma: News 9: Biden Administration Selects Oklahoma as Recipient of Grant to Replace Falling Bridges
- In New Mexico: Silver City Daily Press: Secretary Pete Buttigieg talks infrastructure in Deming visit
- In Colorado: Red Lake Nation News: Biden-Harris Administration Announces Historic Investments to Protect the Stability and Sustainability of the Colorado River System
- In Washington, DC and Virginia: CNN: Harris to close out ‘Invest in America’ tour by announcing $300M in bridge repair funding
- In New York: Times Union: U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg comes to Capital Region
And late last week, Vice President Harris traveled to Nashville to meet with the “Tennessee Three” and discuss gun reform in the wake of the most recent mass shooting in the city.