CLERK: With changes that one are within the jurisdiction of such committee and two would contain a definition for the term pregnancy that limits maternal and infant related program resources to biological females.
SENATE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE: Mr. Senator from Florida, is recognized
SENATOR RUBIO: Mr. President, the only people who are capable of being pregnant are biological females. And therefore, I think federal pregnancy programs should be limited to biological females and that's what this would do.
SENATOR MURRAY: Mr. President
SEN PRES PRO TEMPORE: Senator from Washington. State is recognized
SENATOR MURRAY: Mr. President, let's be clear about what's going on here. This is a procedural attempt by Republicans to derail our ability to get this bill across the finish line and deliver for families in our country. You know, it's actually outrageous that Republicans are trying to talk about pregnancy when in this country right now they are forcing women to stay pregnant, no matter their circumstances, pushing cruel and extreme abortion bans. Republicans are now resorting to tactics like this to distract from the fact that they don't have any serious concerns for working so hard to oppose this bill that lowers costs lowers emissions and lowers the deficit. I urge my colleagues to vote no.