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2013 Congressional Record on Choice

California

How Members of Congress Voted

+ Pro-choice vote
- Anti-choice vote
P Present
A Absent*
I Ineligible
n/a Voting score not applicable
* Total score may reflect past vote or confirmed position on issue. If a member misses votes due to a leave of absence, a total score does not appear.

U.S. Senate

  Senate Votes Pro-Choice
Score
  1 2 3 4
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D) + + + + 100
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D) + + + + 100

U.S. House of Representatives

    House Votes Pro-Choice
Score
    1 2
01 Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R) - - 0
02 Rep. Jared Huffman (D) + + 100
03 Rep. John Garamendi (D) + + 100
04 Rep. Tom McClintock (R) - - 0
05 Rep. Mike Thompson (D) + + 100
06 Rep. Doris Matsui (D) + + 100
07 Rep. Ami Bera (D) + + 100
08 Rep. Paul Cook (R) - - 0
09 Rep. Jerry McNerney (D) + + 100
10 Rep. Jeff Denham (R) - - 0
11 Rep. George Miller (D) + + 100
12 Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D) + A 100
13 Rep. Barbara Lee (D) + + 100
14 Rep. Jackie Speier (D) + + 100
15 Rep. Eric Swalwell (D) + + 100
16 Rep. Jim Costa (D) + + 100
17 Rep. Michael Honda (D) + + 100
18 Rep. Anna Eshoo (D) + + 100
19 Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D) + + 100
20 Rep. Sam Farr (D) + + 100
21 Rep. David Valadao (R) - - 0
22 Rep. Devin Nunes (R) - - 0
23 Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R) - - 0
24 Rep. Lois Capps (D) + + 100
25 Rep. Buck McKeon (R) - - 0
26 Rep. Julia Brownley (D) + + 100
27 Rep. Judy Chu (D) + + 100
28 Rep. Adam Schiff (D) + + 100
29 Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D) + + 100
30 Rep. Brad Sherman (D) + + 100
31 Rep. Gary Miller (R) - - 0
32 Rep. Grace Napolitano (D) + + 100
33 Rep. Henry Waxman (D) + + 100
34 Rep. Xavier Becerra (D) + + 100
35 Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod (D) + + 100
36 Rep. Raul Ruiz (D) + + 100
37 Rep. Karen Bass (D) + + 100
38 Rep. Linda Sánchez (D) + + 100
39 Rep. Ed Royce (R) - - 0
40 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D) + + 100
41 Rep. Mark Takano (D) + + 100
42 Rep. Ken Calvert (R) - - 0
43 Rep. Maxine Waters (D) + + 100
44 Rep. Janice Hahn (D) + + 100
45 Rep. John Campbell (R) A - 0
46 Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D) + + 100
47 Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D) + + 100
48 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R) - - 0
49 Rep. Darrell Issa (R) - - 0
50 Rep. Duncan Hunter (R) A - 0
51 Rep. Juan Vargas (D) + + 100
52 Rep. Scott Peters (D) + + 100
53 Rep. Susan Davis (D) + A 100

Legend

Numbers beside House members' names denote congressional districts; AL denotes at-large.

2013 Congressional Record on Choice Votes

Pro-choice scores for 2013 are based on the following votes.

Senate Votes

  1. Increased Support for Women's Health-Care Services. FY'14 Senate Budget Resolution, S.Con.Res.8. Shaheen (D-NH) amendment to allow funds to be increased for women's health-care services, such as the Title X family-planning program and the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive-coverage policy. Passed 56-43. A pro-choice vote (+) was in support of the amendment (3/22/13).

  2. Birth-Control Refusal Law. FY'14 Senate Budget Resolution, S.Con.Res.8. Fischer (R-NE) amendment to allow "religious and moral convictions" to be imposed on women's health programs—effectively, a refusal clause. Rejected 44-55. A pro-choice vote (+) was in opposition to the amendment (3/22/13).

  3. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. FY'14 Senate Budget Resolution, S.Con.Res.8. Rubio (R-FL) amendment to attach sense-of-the-Senate language to the budget resolution resolving that the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act (CIANA) should be enacted. CIANA would make it a federal crime for anyone other than a parent to accompany a minor out of state for abortion care if she comes from a state with a strict parental-involvement law. It also imposes an impossibly complex patchwork of parental-involvement laws on women and doctors across the country. Rejected 48-51. A pro-choice (+) vote was against the amendment (3/22/13).

  4. United Nations Family-Planning Program. FY'14 Senate Budget Resolution, S.Con.Res.8. Cruz (R-TX) amendment to allow funds to be stripped from any U.N.-associated program—including the United Nations family-planning program (UNFPA)—if any U.N. member country engages in the practice of forced abortion. With an allusion to China's coercive population policies, the Cruz amendment would have the effect of defunding UNFPA, one of the very programs that has done the most to lift reproductive coercion in China. Rejected 38-61. A pro-choice vote (+) was against the amendment (3/23/13).

House Votes

  1. 20-Week Abortion Ban. Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, H.R.1797. Final passage. Franks (R-AZ) bill to ban abortion after 20 weeks nationwide, with no exception to protect a woman's health, or in cases of fetal anomaly, and without an adequate exception in cases of rape or incest. The bill threatens physicians with a five-year prison sentence for violating the ban. Passed 228-196. A prochoice vote (+) was against the bill (6/18/13).

  2. Birth-Control Refusal Law. FY'14 Continuing Resolution, H.J.Res.59. Blackburn (R-TN) amendment to allow any employer, health-plan sponsor, insurance plan, or individual to refuse to cover any women's preventive-health service required under the health-reform law for virtually any reason for a one-year period. Passed 231-192. A pro-choice vote (+) was against the amendment (9/29/13).

Party Affiliation

(D) Democrat
(R) Republican
(I) Independent

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