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Federal employees' abortion coverage
DeLauro Amendment
07/16/1998
House Roll Call No. 288
105th Congress, 2nd Session

Failed: 183-239 (see complete tally)
On July 16, 1998, the House voted to continue an existing ban on coverage of abortions (except to save the life of the mother, or in cases of rape or incest) under federal employees' health insurance plans. The federal government paid, on average, 72% of the cost of these health plans. The issue came up during House consideration of the Fiscal Year 1999 appropriations bill for the Treasury Department and certain other federal
agencies (H.R. 4104), which included funding for the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) program. Pro-abortion Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Ct.) offered an amendment to remove the pro-life provision. The amendment failed, 183-239, House roll call no. 288, July 16, 1998. The pro-life policy was therefore continued.


Vote Map: House Roll Call No. 288
Votes For : 183
Votes Against : 239
Not Voting : 12

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