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Mexico City Policy (Smith-Barcia Amendment)
to restore curbs on funding overseas pro-abortion groups
07/29/1999
House Roll Call No. 349
106th Congress, 1st Session

Agreed to: 228-200 (see complete tally)
On July 29, 1999, the House approved, 228-200, an NRLC-backed amendment offered by Reps. Chris Smith (R-NJ) and James Barcia (D-Mi.) to the Fiscal Year 2000 Foreign Operations Appropriations bill (H.R. 2606) to cut off U.S. population-control assistance to any private organization that works to weaken foreign abortion laws. (Roll call 349) This was a version of the pro-life "Mexico City Policy," which had previously been nullified by President Clinton. In November, 1999, after extensive budget negotiations with Congress, President Clinton reluctantly signed a somewhat weakened version of the Smith-Barcia Amendment into law.


Vote Map: House Roll Call No. 349
Votes For : 228
Votes Against : 200
Not Voting : 6

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