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Roe v. Wade / Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization : SCOTUS Decision and the Federal Response: Congress

Compilation of select federal responses to the SCOTUS decision overturning Roe v. Wade


Congressional Leaders

House Democrats: Chairman Jeffries Statement on the Extreme Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade (6/24/22)

The House GOP Leadership’s Statement on the Dobbs Decision (6/24/22)

Steny Hoyer

Hakeen Jeffries

Kevin McCarthy

Mitch McConnell

Nancy Pelosi

Steve Scalise

Chuck Schumer

Additional House/Senate Responses

Democratic Women's Caucus

Congressional Progressive Caucus

Pro-Choice Caucus

Congressional Democrats

Warren Announces Two Key Data Brokers’ Commitment to Permanently Stop Selling Location Data of People Seeking Abortion Services (7/7/22)

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher and Congressman Lloyd Doggett Lead Effort To Protect Access to Abortion and Declare Public Health Emergency (7/13/22; direct to letter with 83 signatures)

Warren, Booker, Padilla Lead Senate Democrats Urging the Biden Administration to Declare a National and Public Health Emergency on Reproductive Rights (7/14/22; direct to letter with 18 signatures)

Shaheen Leads 37 Senators in Letter to Pentagon Underscoring National Security Imperative to Provide Abortion Leave for Service Members (3/27/23; direct to letter)

Democrats In Congress File Amicus Brief Urging Appeals Court To Prevent Dangerous Ruling Threatening Access To Mifepristone From Taking Effect (4/11/23; direct to amicus brief)

Congressional Democrats File Amicus Brief Urging Fifth Circuit to Reverse Texas District Court’s Ruling on Mifepristone (5/2/23)

Wyden Reveals Phone Data Used to Target Abortion Misinformation at Visitors to Hundreds of Reproductive Health Clinics (2/13/24)