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HR 581 - Population Planning Bill - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Tom Barrett voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Stage Details

Legislation - Placed on Calendar (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (231-194) - (Key vote)

Title: Population Planning Bill

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill releasing funds for international family planning programs in March 1997 and forbidding dispersal of funds to international groups that perform abortions.

  • Releases funds for international family planning in March 1997, three months earlier than in the Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act, 1997.
  • Requires every organization that receives funding for population planning activities to certify that it will not, during the period for which the funds are made available, perform abortions except where the life of the woman would be endangered if the pregnancy were carried to term, or in cases of rape or incest.


Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Population Planning Bill



  • Henry J. Hyde (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James L. 'Jim' Oberstar (MN - D) (Out Of Office)
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