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National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Jan. 28, 2014 HR 7 No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act Bill Passed - House
(227 - 188)
Yea
June 18, 2013 HR 1797 Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Bill Passed - House
(228 - 196)
Yea
May 14, 2013 HR 7 No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act House Co-sponsor
April 26, 2013 HR 1797 Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act House Co-sponsor
July 31, 2012 HR 3803 District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Bill Failed - House
(220 - 154)
Yea
June 7, 2012 HR 5855 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act for 2013 Bill Passed - House
(234 - 182)
Yea
May 31, 2012 HR 3541 Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA) of 2012 Bill Failed - House
(246 - 168)
Yea
Oct. 13, 2011 HR 358 Amends Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to Prohibit Abortion Coverage Bill Passed - House
(251 - 172)
Yea
May 4, 2011 HR 3 Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion Bill Passed - House
(251 - 175)
Yea
March 21, 2010 HR 3590 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(219 - 212)
Nay
Nov. 7, 2009 H Amdt 509 Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services Amendment Adopted - House
(240 - 194)
Yea
Feb. 26, 2009 HR 1105 2009 Budget Bill Bill Passed - House
(245 - 178)
Nay
July 19, 2007 HR 3043 Appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Bill Passed - House
(276 - 140)
Nay
Dec. 6, 2006 HR 6099 Abortion Pain Bill Bill Failed - House
(250 - 162)
Yea
Sept. 26, 2006 S 403 Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act Bill Passed - House
(264 - 153)
Yea
May 25, 2005 H Amdt 209 Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(194 - 233)
Nay
April 27, 2005 HR 748 Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act Bill Passed - House
(270 - 157)
Yea
Oct. 2, 2003 S 3 Prohibit Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(281 - 142)
Yea
June 4, 2003 HR 760 Prohibit Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion Bill Bill Passed - House
(282 - 139)
Yea
July 20, 2000 H Amdt 1017 Abortion Funding Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(184 - 230)
Nay
July 13, 2000 H Amdt 997 Family Planning Assistance Funding amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(206 - 221)
Nay
June 22, 2000 H Amdt 882 Prison Abortion Funding Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(156 - 254)
Nay
May 18, 2000 H Amdt 722 Oversea Military Abortions Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(195 - 221)
Nay
April 5, 2000 HR 3660 Ban on Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion Bill Passed - House
(287 - 141)
Yea
June 9, 1999 H Amdt 156 Overseas Military Abortion Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(203 - 225)
Nay
June 8, 1999 H Amdt 142 Prohibition of Chemically Induced Abortion Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(217 - 214)
Yea
Aug. 6, 1998 H Amdt 865 Abortion Funding Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(180 - 243)
Nay
July 23, 1998 HR 1122 Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion bill Veto Override Passed - House
(296 - 132)
Yea
July 15, 1998 HR 3682 Child Custody Protection Act Bill Passed - House
(276 - 150)
Yea
June 24, 1998 H Amdt 705 Chemical Inducement of Abortion Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(223 - 202)
Yea
May 20, 1998 H Amdt 643 Abortion Private Funding Restoration Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(190 - 232)
Nay
Oct. 8, 1997 HR 1122 Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion bill Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(296 - 132)
Yea
June 19, 1997 H Amdt 187 Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(196 - 224)
Nay
March 20, 1997 HR 1122 Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion bill Bill Passed - House
(295 - 136)
Yea
Feb. 13, 1997 HR 581 Population Planning Bill Bill Passed - House
(231 - 194)
Yea
Sept. 19, 1996 HR 1833 Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion Ban Veto Override Passed - House
(285 - 137)
Yea
July 22, 1996 H Amdt 1309 Non-Federally Funded Abortions Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(176 - 223)
Nay
March 7, 1996 H Amdt 946 Medicaid Funded Abortions Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(198 - 222)
Nay
Nov. 1, 1995 HR 1833 Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion Ban Act of 1995 Bill Passed - House
(288 - 139)
Yea
Sept. 7, 1995 H Amdt 752 Overseas Military Abortions Amendment Adopted - House
(226 - 191)
Yea
June 28, 1995 H Amdt 477 Abortion Funding Ban Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(243 - 187)
Yea
June 15, 1995 H Amdt 436 Overseas Military Abortion Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(196 - 230)
Nay
May 24, 1995 H Amdt 403 Foreign Abortion Ban Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(240 - 181)
Yea
May 5, 1994 S 636 Abortion Clinic Access bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(241 - 174)
Nay
Oct. 7, 1993 HR 2518 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(311 - 115)
Yea
June 30, 1993 H Amdt 185 Hyde Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(256 - 171)
Yea
June 30, 1993 HR 2518 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(305 - 124)
Yea
March 11, 1993 HR 4 Fetal Tissue Research Bill Bill Passed - House
(283 - 131)
Yea

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

Project Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and State voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Key votes typically include the initial passage of legislation and final conference report vote versions (the compromised versions of bills passed in separate House and Senate versions). Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Descriptions of the votes are written by Vote Smart staff and based on information included in the Congressional Record, State House Journals, or Senate Journals, with additional background information from newspapers, magazines, etc. Vote Smart provides summaries for each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the final version of the bill.

The Key Votes Program follows Project Vote Smart's strict policies, procedures and structure that guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. In order to ensure that all Key Votes are non-partisan in their selection and language, each is approved by a group of over 160 political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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