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HR 1003 - Assisted Suicide Bill - National Key Vote

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Title: Assisted Suicide Bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill maintaining a ban on the use of federal funds for the purpose of suicide, euthanasia, or mercy killing.

Highlights:

  • Does not require health care facilities in states that allow assisted suicides to inform patients of that option.
  • Authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services to give grants to institutions for research relating to prevention of suicide and assisted suicide.
  • Authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services to reduce restrictions on access to hospice programs and increase funding for home health care services, community living arrangements, and attendant health care services.

See How Your Politicians Voted

Title: Assisted Suicide Bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill maintaining a ban on the use of federal funds for the purpose of suicide, euthanasia, or mercy killing.

Highlights:

  • Does not require health care facilities in states that allow assisted suicides to inform patients of that option.
  • Authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services to give grants to institutions for research relating to prevention of suicide and assisted suicide.
  • Authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services to reduce restrictions on access to hospice programs and increase funding for home health care services, community living arrangements, and attendant health care services.

NOTE: THIS VOTE WAS TAKEN UNDER A SUSPENSION OF THE RULES TO CUT OFF DEBATE EARLY AND VOTE TO PASS THE BILL, THEREBY REQUIRING A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY FOR PASSAGE.

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