House Continuing Resolution Raises Serious Concerns

Bill Quickly Becoming A Vehicle For Anti-Civil Liberties Provisions, Says ACLU FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: (202) 675-2312 or WASHINGTON – The American Civil Liberties Union today warned that a continuing resolution currently being debated by the House raises serious civil liberties concerns. The continuing resolution, H.R. 1, is a bill meant to fund the government through the current fiscal year and is considered “must pass” legislation, but it is quickly becoming a vehicle for many disturbing anti-civil liberties provisions. The bill contains a provision that would eliminate funds to the critical Title X National Family Planning Program, which provides much needed services nationwide and is the only way for many low-income families to access essential reproductive health care, as well as a blanket ban on Guant