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Abortion coverage in S-CHIP ("kid care")
Lautenberg (for Kerrey) Amendment
06/25/1997
Senate Roll Call No. 129
105th Congress, 1st Session

Rejected: 39-61 (see complete tally)
The Budget Reconciliation Act for Fiscal Year 1998 (S. 947), an omnibus spending bill, created a new program of federal aid to states to provide health insurance coverage for certain persons under age 19, known as the State Child Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP) or "kid-care" program. The bill contained a "Hyde Amendment" -- that is, a provision to prohibit states from using these funds to pay for health plans that cover abortion, except to save the life of the mother, or in cases of rape or incest. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), on behalf of Sen. Bob Kerrey (D-Ne.), offered an amendment to strike the pro-life provision from the bill. The Kerrey Amendment failed, 39-61, Vote No. 129, June 25, 1997.


Vote Map: Senate Roll Call No. 129
Votes For : 39
Votes Against : 61

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