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RELEASE: Jordan statements on Trump executive orders

January 23, 2017
Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) made the following comments regarding President Donald Trump's executive orders today to resurrect the Mexico City Policy banning U.S. aid to organizations that promote or perform abortions abroad, and to freeze federal hiring.

On the Mexico City Policy:

"I applaud President Trump's decision to reinstate the Mexico City Policy banning foreign non-governmental organizations that receive U.S. aid from promoting and performing abortions. The American people do not want taxpayer dollars to pay for the taking of innocent life. This is a fitting way to begin the week of the March for Life."

On freezing federal hiring:

"President Trump ran on a platform of changing business as usual in Washington, and a hiring freeze is a good first step. I applaud his commitment to reducing the size and scope of our bloated and inefficient government, and I look forward to finding other ways to reduce our deficit and get our unsustainable spending under control."