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2015 National Abortion and Reproductive Key Votes

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Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and state voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
Dec. 3, 2015 National HR 3762 Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015 Bill Passed - Senate (52 - 47)
Oct. 23, 2015 National HR 3762 Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015 Bill Passed - House (240 - 189)
Sept. 29, 2015 National HR 3495 Women's Public Health and Safety Act Bill Passed - House (236 - 193)
Sept. 24, 2015 National S Amdt 2669 Rescinds Funds from Planned Parenthood Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (47 - 52)
Sept. 22, 2015 National HR 36 Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (54 - 42)
Sept. 18, 2015 National HR 3134 Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015 Bill Passed - House (241 - 187)
Sept. 18, 2015 National HR 3504 Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act Bill Passed - House (248 - 177)
May 13, 2015 National HR 36 Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Bill Passed - House (242 - 184)
Jan. 22, 2015 National HR 7 No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2015 Bill Passed - House (242 - 179)
Date No. Title Outcome
12/03 HR 3762 Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015 Bill Passed - Senate (52 - 47)
10/23 HR 3762 Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015 Bill Passed - House (240 - 189)
9/29 HR 3495 Women's Public Health and Safety Act Bill Passed - House (236 - 193)
9/24 S Amdt 2669 Rescinds Funds from Planned Parenthood Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (47 - 52)
9/22 HR 36 Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (54 - 42)
9/18 HR 3134 Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015 Bill Passed - House (241 - 187)
9/18 HR 3504 Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act Bill Passed - House (248 - 177)
5/13 HR 36 Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Bill Passed - House (242 - 184)
1/22 HR 7 No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2015 Bill Passed - House (242 - 179)

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