On August 23, 2018, during consideration of an appropriations bill (H.R. 6157) covering various federal programs, Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) offered an amendment to cut off certain federal funds to organizations that provide elective abortions. The amendment would have blocked funding from Medicaid, CHIP, and various block grant programs, during Fiscal Year 2019, to abortion-providing organizations such as Planned Parenthood (which is the nation's largest abortion provider). National Right to Life supported the Paul Amendment, which failed, 45 to 48 (seven senators not voting) (60 votes required). To read NRLC's letter to the Senate in support of the Paul Amendment, click here
. Roll call no. 191.