During consideration of an appropriations bill (H.R. 1) to fund all federal agencies through September 30, 2011, Rep. Mike Pence (R-In.) offered an amendment to prohibit any federal funds, from any program, from going to the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) or its affiliates, which were listed by name in the text of the amendment
. In a February 14 letter
to House members, NRLC urged adoption of the Pence Amendment, saying, "PPFA is the nation’s largest abortion provider, reporting 324,008 abortions in 2008. . . . According to press reports, PPFA has recently mandated that all of its regional affiliates must provide abortions by the end of 2013." The Pence Amendment was adopted, 240 to 185, with one House member voting "present" and seven members not voting. The Pence Amendment was supported by 230 Republicans and 10 Democrats. It was opposed by seven Republicans and 178 Democrats. (To view a statement released by NRLC immediately after the vote, click here
.) However, H.R. 1 was not approved by the Senate and did not become law. February 18, 2011, House roll call no. 93.