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Nullification of Obama pro-abortion Title X rule

02/16/2017
House Roll Call No. 99
115th Congress, 1st Session

Passed: 230-188 (see complete tally)
Title X of the Public Health Service Act is a major federal "family planning" program, currently funded at about $286 million annually. In 2016, the Obama Administration issued a regulation to prevent states from redirecting funds away from Title X away from providers deemed unsuitable, such as Planned Parenthood.  Under a law called the Congressional Review Act, Congress has the ability to nullify such agency regulations under certain circumstances.  H.J.Res. 43, sponsored by Rep. Diane Black (R-Tn.), employed Congressional Review Act authority to nullify the Obama Title X regulation, and thereby restore the previous authority of states to direct Title X funds to providers that they deem suitable. National Right to Life supports H.J. Res. 43.  In the roll call shown here, the pro-life resolution passed the House, 230-188.  It was supported by 228 Republicans and two Democrats.  It was opposed by two Republicans and 186 Democrats.  February 16, 2017, House roll call no. 99. [On March 30, 2017, the Senate also approved H.J. Res. 43, 51-50, and on April 13, 2017, it was signed into law by President Trump.]


Vote Map: House Roll Call No. 99
Votes For : 230
Votes Against : 188
Not Voting : 12

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