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2014 Congressional Record on Choice


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
Sen. Patrick Leahy (D) + + + 100
Sen. Bernard Sanders (I) + + + 100

U.S. House of Representatives

    House Votes
AL Rep. Peter Welch (D) +


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

2014 Congressional Record on Choice Votes

Senate Votes

  1. "Not My Boss' Business" Bill. Protect Women's Health from Corporate Interference Act, S.2578. Motion to invoke cloture (end debate) on Murray (D-WA) bill to fix the Supreme Court's decision in Hobby Lobby and prohibit employers from denying coverage of any health-care service required under federal law or regulation. Three-fifths of the total Senate (60 votes) is required to invoke cloture. Cloture motion failed 56-43. A pro-choice vote (+) was in support of cloture (7/16/14).

  2. White Confirmation. Vote to confirm nominee Ronnie White to the District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. Confirmed 53-44. A pro-choice vote (+) was in support of confirmation (7/16/14).

  3. Harris Confirmation. Vote to confirm nominee Pamela Harris to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Confirmed 50-43. A pro-choice vote (+) was in support of confirmation (7/28/14).

House Vote

  1. No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act. H.R.7. Final passage. Smith (R-NJ) bill to ban effectively abortion coverage in state health-insurance exchanges; penalize small businesses that purchase private health plans that include abortion coverage; mandate health plans to make biased, one-sided "disclosures" of abortion coverage; and permanently codify the Hyde amendment, D.C. abortion ban, and other current-law bans. Passed 227- 188. A pro-choice vote (+) was against the bill (1/28/14).

Party Affiliation

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

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