GOP Lawmakers Join to Stop HHS Rule on Trans Procedures

Republicans from both chambers in Congress are uniting to stop the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from implementing a new rule that could force physicians to perform gender-transition surgeries and provide transgender medicine to patients.

Led by Sen. Roger Marshall, R-Kan., the lawmakers are introducing a Congressional Review Act resolution regarding HHS’ Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities rule that redefines sex discrimination to include gender identity. The rule took effect May 6.

The Congressional Review Act is an oversight tool used by the legislative branch to overturn final rules issued by federal agencies.

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