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2013 Congressional Record on Choice

New York

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
  1 2 3 4
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D) + + + + 100
Sen. Charles Schumer (D) + + + + 100

U.S. House of Representatives

    House Votes Pro-Choice
    1 2
01 Rep. Timothy Bishop (D) + + 100
02 Rep. Peter King (R) - - 0
03 Rep. Steve Israel (D) + + 100
04 Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D) A A 100
05 Rep. Gregory Meeks (D) + A 100
06 Rep. Grace Meng (D) + + 100
07 Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D) + + 100
08 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D) + + 100
09 Rep. Yvette Clarke (D) + + 100
10 Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D) + + 100
11 Rep. Michael Grimm (R) - - 0
12 Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D) + + 100
13 Rep. Charles Rangel (D) + + 100
14 Rep. Joseph Crowley (D) + + 100
15 Rep. José Serrano (D) + + 100
16 Rep. Eliot Engel (D) + + 100
17 Rep. Nita Lowey (D) + + 100
18 Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D) + + 100
19 Rep. Chris Gibson (R) - + 20
20 Rep. Paul Tonko (D) + + 100
21 Rep. Bill Owens (D) + + 100
22 Rep. Richard Hanna (R) + + 100
23 Rep. Tom Reed (R) - - 0
24 Rep. Dan Maffei (D) + + 100
25 Rep. Louise Slaughter (D) + + 100
26 Rep. Brian Higgins (D) + A 100
27 Rep. Chris Collins (R) - - 0


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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