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Assisted Suicide Funding Restriction Act

04/16/1997
Senate Roll Call No. 44
105th Congress, 1st Session

Passed: 99-0 (see complete tally)
The NRLC-backed Assisted Suicide Funding Restriction Act (H.R. 1003) provided that neither federal funds (such as Medicare or Medicaid) nor federal facilities (such as veterans' and military hospitals) may be used to provide "assisted suicide, euthanasia, or mercy killing." The House of Representatives had passed the bill on April 10, 1997, by a vote of 398-16. On April 16, 1997, with the support of chief Senate sponsor Sen. John Ashcroft (R-Mo.), the Senate passed the bill 99-0 (Vote No. 44). On April 18, 1997, President Clinton signed the bill into law.



Vote Map: Senate Roll Call No. 44
Votes For : 99
Not Voting : 1

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