Members of Congress Demand Answers on Cuts to Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program

Washington, D.C. – 149 Members of Congress, led by Representatives Barbara Lee (CA-13), Lloyd Doggett (TX-35), Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-1), Ted Deutch (FL-22), Pramila Jayapal (WA-7), and Marc Veasey (TX-33), sent a letter to Secretary Tom Price, requesting an explanation for the decision to unexpectedly cut short the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program (TPPP) project period from five to three years. This harmful decision could endanger the long-term sustainability of proven programs.

“The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program (TPPP) is one of the most valuable federal programs working to reduce unintended pregnancy,” said Congresswoman Lee. “As a member of the Appropriations Committee, I am appalled that this Administration would abandon the young people who rely on this program to stay healthy. This irresponsible decision leaves youth without the information and skills they need to make safe and healthy choices. Secretary Price must provide an explanation for this egregious action and work with Congress to rectify it immediately.”

To read a copy of the letter, click here.