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Passage of pro-life budget reconciliation bill (defunding Planned Parenthood, repealing Obamacare provisions)

12/03/2015
Senate Roll Call No. 329
114th Congress, 1st Session

Passed: 52-47 (see complete tally)
This roll call was on final U.S. Senate passage of the "budget reconciliation bill," H.R. 3762.  In its final amended form, this bill would have repealed (in two years) numerous provisions of Obamacare, including the program that provides tax subsidies to about 1,000 health plans that cover elective abortion.  In addition, the bill contained a provision to block most (about $400 million) of the federal funding that goes to Planned Parenthood.  National Right to Life strongly supported passage of the bill, which passed by a vote of 52 to 47.  All 52 votes in favor of the bill (pro-life) were by Republican senators.  It was opposed by two Republicans and 45 Democrats (pro-abortion).  Roll call no. 329, December 3, 2015.  The bill then went back to the House, which passed it on January 6, 2016, and sent it to President Obama, who vetoed it on January 8, 2016.  On February 2, 2016, a veto override attempt failed in the House of Representatives, so the bill did not become law.


Vote Map: Senate Roll Call No. 329
Votes For : 52
Votes Against : 47
Not Voting : 1

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