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Congressman Evan Jenkins

Representing the 3rd District of West Virginia

Family Values

Congressman Evan Jenkins is a proud supporter of the right to life and has helped pass several pieces of legislation in Congress to protect the sanctity of life. This includes the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would ban abortions in most cases after 20 weeks of pregnancy on the basis that unborn children can feel pain.

He has also voted for legislation that would prevent taxpayer funds from going to organizations that perform abortions and is currently a cosponsor of the Defund Planned Parenthood Act, which prohibits Planned Parenthood from receiving taxpayer money. Evan also joined many of his House colleagues in sending a letter to then-U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch demanding that the U.S. Justice Department immediately and fully investigate Planned Parenthood’s practices. In addition, he is a proud supporter of the Conscience Protection Act, which reinforces existing federal law prohibiting the federal government from discriminating against employers that do not want their health care coverage to cover abortions.

Evan also believes that the federal government should not infringe on the rights of Americans to exercise their constitutionally protected religious liberties. That is why Congressman Jenkins is a proud supporter of legislation that would bar the federal government from imposing penalties on individuals and religious organizations for practicing their First Amendment rights.  

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July 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) has joined his colleagues in passing bipartisan legislation to help stop human trafficking and provide aid for victims of trafficking.

West Virginia had 19 cases of human trafficking reported in 2016, according to the National Human Trafficking Hotline. Fourteen of those cases were instances of sex trafficking.

February 12, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Legislation to help drug-exposed newborns introduced by U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) has been introduced in the United States Senate. The Senate companion to Rep. Jenkins’ Cradle Act has been introduced by Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Angus King (I-Maine).

January 8, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement today after President Obama vetoed a bill to repeal Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood: