U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) and several other Republican lawmakers introduced a bill on Wednesday to prevent the Biden administration from basing federal leases or property decisions on a state's abortion availability.

The legislation is in response to reports that President Joe Biden has been working to reverse course on locating U.S. Space Command (SPACECOM) to Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville in "retaliation" for Alabama's strict abortion laws, Tuberville said in a press release.

"Federal building and basing decisions should be based on merit, not a partisan political agenda," Tuberville said. "Punishing conservative Americans by keeping federal property out of their states would be an extreme and vindictive move, even for this extremist administration. But Alabamians know Joe Biden is considering doing just that with SPACECOM headquarters, which would set a dangerous precedent."

"Instead, we ought to keep politics out of these decisions and ensure that taxpayer dollars are being invested where they can be most effective," he continued. "That's exactly what this legislation would do and why I'm proud to support it."

Tuberville cosponsored the bill, which has been endorsed by Students for Life Action and Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America, along with U.S. Sens. Roger Marshall (R-KS), Rick Scott (R-FL), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) and Josh Hawley (R-MO).

Tuberville also recently blocked the Senate Democrats' 10th attempt to break his hold on military promotions due to the Depart of Defense's policy to use taxpayer money to cover costs for servicewomen to seek abortions across state lines.

Editor's note: U.S. Sen. Katie Britt was left off the list of cosponsors of the bill. However, she is an original co-sponsor and has been added to the article.

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