Republican Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert were the only House lawmakers to oppose a bill that would reauthorize the National Marrow Donor Program—a vital service for people who have fatal blood diseases.
The TRANSPLANT Act passed the lower chamber in a resounding 415-2 vote late on Thursday night. A further 12 lawmakers did not vote on the bill —including another freshman Republican, Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina.
Under the bill, the National Marrow Donor Program would be reauthorized for a further five years. The program keeps an inventory of cord blood and a database of bone marrow donors for matches with patients diagnosed with leukemia and other fatal blood diseases.
standing up for liberty means fighting bone marrow donors https://t.co/XoHWrvkNvF
— Robert Evans (The Only Robert Evans) (@IwriteOK) April 16, 2021
These two are like an evil Laverne and Shirley. https://t.co/k09ko4VET6
— Mr. Newberger (@jeremynewberger) April 16, 2021
Comically evil and for no reason other than they’ll get talked about bc of the vote https://t.co/qO2pGybkYg
— Carl Anderson fan club (@JimWebb2016) April 16, 2021