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HR 5855 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act for 2013 - Key Vote

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Jim Cooper voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (234-182) - (Key vote)

Title: Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act for 2013

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that appropriates funds for the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal year 2012-2013.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits funds appropriated to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from being used in certain circumstances including, but not limited to, the following (Title V, Secs. 566 & 572):
    • For providing abortions, except in cases of rape, incest, or if the life of the woman is endangered by the pregnancy; and
    • For funding the position of Public Advocate within ICE.
  • Specifies that the provision of this bill that prohibits the use of funds appropriated to the ICE for abortions is null and void if declared unconstitutional by a court of competent jurisdiction (Title V, Sec. 566).
  • Appropriates $6.1 billion to the Disaster Relief Fund (Title III).
  • Appropriates $670 million for firefighter assistance grants (Title III).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act for 2013

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