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Charlie Bass' Voting Records on Issue: Abortion and Reproductive

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Feb. 18, 2011 H Amdt 95 Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood Amendment Adopted - House
(240 - 185)
Nay
June 9, 2006 HR 5522 Foreign Operations and Export Finance Appropriation Act Bill Passed - House
(373 - 34)
Yea
July 20, 2005 HR 2601 State Department FY 2006/2007 Authorization Bill Bill Passed - House
(351 - 78)
Yea
July 19, 2005 H Amdt 464 Obstetric Fistula Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(223 - 205)
Nay
Feb. 26, 2004 HR 1997 Unborn Victims of Violence Act 2004 Bill Passed - House
(254 - 163)
Nay
June 4, 2003 HR 760 Prohibit Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion Bill Bill Passed - House
(282 - 139)
Yea
May 1, 2003 HR 1298 AIDS Assistance bill Bill Passed - House
(375 - 41)
Yea
July 13, 2000 H Amdt 997 Family Planning Assistance Funding amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(206 - 221)
Yea
Sept. 30, 1999 H Amdt 509 Substitute Amendment to Unborn Victims of Violence Act Amendment Rejected - House
(201 - 224)
Yea
Sept. 30, 1999 HR 2436 Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 1999 Bill Passed - House
(254 - 172)
Nay
July 29, 1999 H Amdt 360 Abortion Funding Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(221 - 208)
Yea
Oct. 8, 1998 H Amdt 923 Contraceptive Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(224 - 200)
Nay
July 16, 1998 H Amdt 728 Federal Health Plan Contraceptive Coverage Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(224 - 198)
Yea
Sept. 9, 1997 H Amdt 335 Family Planning Parental Notification Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(220 - 201)
Yea
Sept. 4, 1997 H Amdt 318 International Family Planning amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(234 - 191)
Nay
June 19, 1997 H Amdt 187 Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(196 - 224)
Yea
July 12, 1996 H Amdt 1280 Family Planning Services Clinics Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(232 - 193)
Yea

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