House Republicans want to axe Citi contracts over bank’s abortion benefits, according to CBS News

From CBS News:

Dozens of Republican lawmakers are urging the U.S. to cancel government contracts with Citigroup after the banking giant offered to pay the travel costs for employees seeking abortions.

Citi, the nation’s fourth-largest bank, provides credit cards to members of the House of Representatives to pay for flights, office supplies and other goods. Rep. Mike Johnson and 44 other lawmakers are urging House Chief Administrative Officer Catherine Szpindor to cancel the contract, arguing the legislative branch has long adhered to a policy of not funding abortions with taxpayer money.

“By offering to pay its employees in their efforts to terminate the lives of the unborn, Citi has forfeited its privilege of doing business with the House of Representatives,” the Louisiana lawmaker and fellow Republicans wrote in an April 5 letter to Szpindor.

Controversy over Citi’s abortion stance highlights the intense focus on companies’ policies on hot-button issues. Florida’s Republican governor, Ron DeSantis, is feuding with The Walt Disney Co. over its opposition to a state law curtailing gender and sexual education in schools. And in Texas, companies including Apple, Alphabet, Johnson & Johnson, Macy’s and REI recently condemned an order by Gov. Greg Abbott that equated gender-affirming health care for transgender teenagers to child abuse.

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