Skip to content

Biden Vows to Enshrine Roe With First Bill in New Congress

  • Pledge requires Democrats hold House and gain Senate seats
  • Polls show party’s bump after high court ruling leveling off
Joe Biden
Joe BidenPhotographer: Craig Hudson/Bloomberg
Updated on

President Joe Biden pledged to codify abortion protections into federal law with his first bill in a new Congress, as he looks to rally voters for Democrats three weeks before the November midterms.

“The first bill that I will send to the Congress will be to codify Roe v. Wade,” Biden said Tuesday at a Democratic National Committee event in Washington. “And when Congress passes it, I’ll sign it in January, 50 years after Roe was first decided the law of the land.”