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Congressional Record on Choice

Anti-choice legislation

Restriction on Contraception: Zika Response (6/28/2016)


Zika Response and Preparedness Act, H.R.2577. Motion to invoke cloture on the conference report to accompany H.R.2577, which restricts access to contraception by excluding family-planning providers from receiving Zika response funds. (Some anti-choice lawmakers cast what appear to be pro-choice votes; most observers recognize that those votes were cast for reasons unrelated to reproductive health.) Three-fifths of the total Senate (60 votes) is required to invoke cloture. Cloture motion failed 52-48. Leader Mitch McConnell switched his vote (from anti-choice to pro-choice) to preserve right to file a motion to reconsider. A pro-choice vote (✓) was against cloture (6/28/16).

Votes for bill:
  • Anti-choice position
Votes against bill:
  • Pro-choice position
Absences or N/A:
  • Absences or N/A
Voting Record

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