Issue Category

2 Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
7/31/12 HR 3803 District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
Bill Failed - House (220 - 154)
Yea
6/07/12 HR 5855 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act for 2013
Bill Passed - House (234 - 182)
Nay
5/31/12 HR 3541 Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA) of 2012
Bill Failed - House (246 - 168)
Nay
10/13/11 HR 358 Amends Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to Prohibit Abortion Coverage
Bill Passed - House (251 - 172)
Nay
5/04/11 HR 3 Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion
Bill Passed - House (251 - 175)
Yea
3/21/10 HR 3590 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (219 - 212)
Yea
11/07/09 H Amdt 509 Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services
Amendment Adopted - House (240 - 194)
Yea
2/26/09 HR 1105 2009 Budget Bill
Bill Passed - House (245 - 178)
Yea
7/19/07 HR 3043 Appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
Bill Passed - House (276 - 140)
Yea
12/06/06 HR 6099 Abortion Pain Bill
Bill Failed - House (250 - 162)
Yea
9/26/06 S 403 Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act
Bill Passed - House (264 - 153)
Yea
5/25/05 H Amdt 209 Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (194 - 233)
Nay
4/27/05 HR 748 Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act
Bill Passed - House (270 - 157)
Yea
10/02/03 S 3 Prohibit Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (281 - 142)
Yea
6/04/03 HR 760 Prohibit Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion Bill
Bill Passed - House (282 - 139)
Yea
7/20/00 H Amdt 1017 Abortion Funding Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (184 - 230)
Nay
7/13/00 H Amdt 997 Family Planning Assistance Funding amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (206 - 221)
Nay
6/22/00 H Amdt 882 Prison Abortion Funding Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (156 - 254)
Nay
5/18/00 H Amdt 722 Oversea Military Abortions Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (195 - 221)
Nay
4/05/00 HR 3660 Ban on Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion
Bill Passed - House (287 - 141)
Yea
6/09/99 H Amdt 156 Overseas Military Abortion Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (203 - 225)
Nay
6/08/99 H Amdt 142 Prohibition of Chemically Induced Abortion Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (217 - 214)
Yea
8/06/98 H Amdt 865 Abortion Funding Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (180 - 243)
Nay
7/23/98 HR 1122 Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion bill
Veto Override Passed - House (296 - 132)
Yea
7/15/98 HR 3682 Child Custody Protection Act
Bill Passed - House (276 - 150)
Yea
6/24/98 H Amdt 705 Chemical Inducement of Abortion Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (223 - 202)
Yea
5/20/98 H Amdt 643 Abortion Private Funding Restoration Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (190 - 232)
Nay
10/08/97 HR 1122 Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion bill
Concurrence Vote Passed - House (296 - 132)
Yea
6/19/97 H Amdt 187 Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (196 - 224)
Nay
3/20/97 HR 1122 Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion bill
Bill Passed - House (295 - 136)
Yea
2/13/97 HR 581 Population Planning Bill
Bill Passed - House (231 - 194)
Yea
9/19/96 HR 1833 Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion Ban
Veto Override Passed - House (285 - 137)
Yea
7/22/96 H Amdt 1309 Non-Federally Funded Abortions Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (176 - 223)
Nay
3/07/96 H Amdt 946 Medicaid Funded Abortions Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (198 - 222)
Nay
11/01/95 HR 1833 Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion Ban Act of 1995
Bill Passed - House (288 - 139)
Yea
9/07/95 H Amdt 752 Overseas Military Abortions
Amendment Adopted - House (226 - 191)
Yea
6/28/95 H Amdt 477 Abortion Funding Ban Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (243 - 187)
Yea
6/15/95 H Amdt 436 Overseas Military Abortion Amendment
Amendment Rejected - House (196 - 230)
Nay
5/24/95 H Amdt 403 Foreign Abortion Ban Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (240 - 181)
Yea
5/05/94 S 636 Abortion Clinic Access bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (241 - 174)
Nay
10/07/93 HR 2518 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Bill
Conference Report Adopted - House (311 - 115)
Yea
6/30/93 H Amdt 185 Hyde Amendment
Amendment Adopted - House (256 - 171)
Yea
6/30/93 HR 2518 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Bill
Bill Passed - House (305 - 124)
Yea
3/11/93 HR 4 Fetal Tissue Research Bill
Bill Passed - House (283 - 131)
Yea

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