On October 23, 2015, the House of Representatives passed the Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act
(H.R. 3762), also known as the "pro-life budget reconciliation bill." (A "budget reconciliation bill" qualifies for special fast-track treatment, and may not be filibustered in the U.S. Senate.) This bill contained language that would block, for one year, roughly 89% of all federal funds to Planned Parenthood. The bill would also have repealed some provisions of Obamacare, including the "excess benefits tax," which would lead to rationing of lifesaving medical care. To read NRLC's letter to the House in support of the bill, click here
. The roll call on H.R. 3762 was 240 to 189. The bill was supported by 239 Republicans and one Democrat. It was opposed by seven Republicans and 182 Democrats. House roll call no. 568. The bill was subsequently passed, with some additional provisions, by the U.S. Senate, but it was vetoed by President Obama, and supporters could not muster the required two-thirds margin required to override that veto.