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Key Votes

Orrin Hatch's Voting Records on Issue: Abortion and Reproductive

Full Name: Orrin G. Hatch
Office: U.S. Senate (UT) - Sr, Republican
First Elected: 11/02/1976
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2018
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Elaine; 6 Children: Brent, Marcia, Kimberly, Scott, Alyssa, Jess
Birth Date: 03/22/1934
Birth Place: Pittsburgh, PA
Home City: Salt Lake City, UT
Religion: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 16, 2014 S 2578 Protect Women's Health From Corporate Interference Act of 2014 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(56 - 43)
Nay
Dec. 3, 2009 S Amdt 2791 Preventive Services Coverage Requirements Amendment Adopted - Senate
(61 - 39)
Nay
July 16, 2008 HR 5501 Funding to Combat AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis Bill Passed - Senate
(80 - 16)
Yea
March 14, 2008 S Amdt 4233 Codifying the Definition of a Child Eligible for SCHIP Amendment Rejected - Senate
(46 - 52)
Yea
Nov. 1, 2007 HR 3963 Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007 (CHIP) Bill Passed - Senate
(64 - 30)
Yea
Sept. 6, 2007 S Amdt 2707 Prohibiting U.S. Assistance for Groups that Support Coercive Abortion Amendment Adopted - Senate
(48 - 45)
Yea
July 25, 2006 S AMDT 4689 Teen Pregnancy Education Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(48 - 51)
Nay
March 17, 2005 S Amdt 244 Unintended Pregnancy Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(47 - 53)
Nay
March 25, 2004 HR 1997 Unborn Victims of Violence Act 2004 Bill Passed - Senate
(61 - 38)
Yea
Feb. 8, 1994 S Amdt 1390 Contraceptives Distribution Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(34 - 59)
Yea
April 2, 1992 S Amdt 1757 Prohibiting Federal Funding of Human Sexual Behavior Surveys Amendment Adopted - Senate
(51 - 46)
Yea

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