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Tax-subsidized abortion on demand for federal employees

07/06/2016
House Roll Call No. 364
114th Congress, 2nd Session

Failed: 177-245 (see complete tally)
During consideration of the Financial Services appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2017 (H.R. 5485), pro-abortion Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fl.) offered an amendment to remove from the bill a provision that prohibits the Federal Employees Health Benefits program from offering health plans that cover elective abortion.  This pro-life provision, referred to as the "Smith Amendment," has been carried on the annual appropriations bill for many years.  The Grayson Amendment failed, 177 to 245.  The Grayson Amendment was supported by 176 Democrats and one Republican; these 177 House members voted to allow tax-subsidized health plans to cover abortion on demand for about 10 million federal employees and their dependants.  The amendment was defeated by the votes of 238 Republicans and seven Democrats.  July 7, 2016, House roll call no. 364.


Vote Map: House Roll Call No. 364
Votes For : 177
Votes Against : 245
Not Voting : 11

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