On July 18, 2017, the House Appropriations Committee approved the Fiscal Year 2018 Homeland Security bill (H.R. 3355).
Immigration and Customs Enforcement Abortion Policy: Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-AL) offered an amendment adding Hyde Amendment language to the bill which would block funding for elective abortion for detainees of Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE). In addition, the amendment would provide conscience protection for ICE employees who refuse to facilitate an abortion. The Aderholt amendment was approved 29-21.
Charlie Gard – Permanent Residency: Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) offered an amendment making the infant Charlie Gard of the United Kingdom a permanent resident of the United States. The Herrera Beutler amendment was approved on a voice vote.