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H.R. 5894: Protecting Our Kids from Harmful Research Act


The text of the bill below is as of Nov 5, 2021 (Introduced).


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 5894

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 5, 2021

(for herself, Mr. Perry, Mrs. Miller of Illinois, Mr. Mooney, Mr. Norman, Mrs. Greene of Georgia, Mr. Roy, Mr. LaMalfa, Mr. Gosar, Mr. Cloud, Mr. Duncan, Mr. Gohmert, Mr. Babin, Mrs. Harshbarger, and Mr. Weber of Texas) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor

A BILL

To prohibit the use of Federal funds for gender transition in minors.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Protecting Our Kids from Harmful Research Act.

2.

Prohibition on use of Federal funds for gender transition in minors

(a)

In general

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no Federal funds may be used to fund research or publications relating to gender transition in individuals under the age of 18, including any observational studies that gather evidence on the provision of hormonal treatments or surgical procedures on minors, for the purpose of—

(1)

affirming a minor’s perception of his or her sex, if that perception is incongruent with such minor’s sex; or

(2)

affirming a minor’s asserted identity, if the asserted identity is incongruent with such minor’s sex.

(b)

Definition

For purposes of this section, the term sex shall be recognized based solely on a person’s reproductive biology and genetics at birth.