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Key Votes

Henry Cuellar's Voting Records on Issue: Abortion and Reproductive

Full Name: Henry Cuellar
Office: U.S. House (TX) - District 28, Democratic
First Elected: 11/07/2006
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 28
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary March 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Imelda; 2 Children: Christy, Catie
Birth Date: 09/19/1955
Birth Place: Laredo, TX
Home City: Laredo, TX
Religion: Catholic

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
Sept. 22, 2010 HR 3470 Infant Mortality Pilot Programs Bill Passed - House
(324 - 64)
Yea
July 24, 2008 HR 5501 Funding to Combat AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(303 - 115)
Yea
April 2, 2008 HR 5501 Funding to Combat AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis Bill Passed - House
(308 - 116)
Yea
Jan. 23, 2008 HR 3963 Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007 (CHIP) Veto Override Failed - House
(260 - 152)
Yea
Oct. 25, 2007 HR 3963 Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007 (CHIP) Bill Passed - House
(265 - 142)
Yea
Aug. 1, 2007 HR 3162 State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) Reauthorization Bill Passed - House
(225 - 204)
Yea
July 19, 2007 HR 3043 Appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Bill Passed - House
(276 - 140)
Yea
July 11, 2007 S 1701 Extension of Funding for Transitional Medical Assistance and Abstinence Education Bill Passed - House
(291 - 126)
Yea
June 6, 2007 HR 2560 Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2007 Bill Failed - House
(204 - 213)
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)
Yea

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