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Key Votes
Abortion
Senate Votes
Rejected Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act 02/25/2019 ratingcheck
Rejected The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act 01/17/2019 ratingcheck
Rejected Denial of federal funds to abortion providers (Paul Amendment) 08/23/2018 ratingcheck
Rejected Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (20-week ban) 01/29/2018 ratingcheck
Passed Nullification of Obama pro-abortion Title X rule 03/30/2017 ratingcheck
Passed Passage of pro-life budget reconciliation bill (defunding Planned Parenthood, repealing Obamacare provisions) 12/03/2015 ratingcheck
Rejected Collins Amendment to preserve federal funding of Planned Parenthood 12/03/2015 ratingX
Agreed To Murray Amendment to provide $1 billion to abortion providers including Planned Parenthood 12/03/2015 ratingcheck
Rejected Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (20-week ban) 09/22/2015 ratingcheck
Rejected Murray bill to empower DHHS abortion mandates 07/16/2014 ratingX
Rejected Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act: Sense of the Senate 03/22/2013 ratingcheck
Rejected Protection of religious liberty (Fischer Amendment) 03/22/2013 ratingcheck
Agreed To Preventing Obama Abortion Mandates (Blunt Amendment) 03/01/2012 ratingX
Rejected Cut off federal funding for Planned Parenthood 04/14/2011 ratingcheck
Agreed To Motion to kill Nelson-Hatch Amendment (to remove abortion subsidies from health care bill) 12/08/2009 ratingX
Rejected Funding of the United Nations Population Fund (Kemp-Kasten anti-coercion law) 03/05/2009 ratingcheck
Rejected Funding of overseas pro-abortion groups ("Mexico City Policy") 01/28/2009 ratingcheck
Agreed To Prohibition on abortion services in Indian health programs (Vitter Amendment) 02/26/2008 ratingcheck
Agreed To Boxer Amendment to overturn pro-life "Mexico City Policy" 09/06/2007 ratingX
Agreed To Banning funding of organizations that support coercive abortion programs 09/06/2007 ratingcheck
Rejected Health coverage for "unborn child" (SCHIP) 08/02/2007 ratingcheck
Rejected Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act (CIANA) (S. 403, as amended) 09/30/2006 ratingcheck
Passed Child Custody Protection Act (S. 403): passage 07/25/2006 ratingcheck
Agreed To Funding of overseas pro-abortion organizations 04/05/2005 ratingX
Passed Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 10/21/2003 ratingcheck
Rejected Funding of overseas pro-abortion organizations ("Mexico City Policy") 07/09/2003 ratingcheck
Rejected Abortion in military medical facilities 05/22/2003 ratingX
Passed Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003: passage 03/13/2003 ratingcheck
Rejected Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act: Feinstein Substitute 03/12/2003 ratingX
Agreed To Harkin Amendment to endorse Roe v. Wade 03/12/2003 ratingX
Rejected Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act: Boxer Motion 03/12/2003 ratingX
Agreed To Ban on abortions in military medical facilities 06/21/2002 ratingX
Agreed To Ban on abortions in military medical facilities 06/20/2000 ratingcheck
Passed Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act 10/21/1999 ratingcheck
Rejected Baby body parts ("fetal tissue") 10/21/1999 ratingcheck
Agreed To Roe v. Wade endorsement 10/21/1999 ratingX
Failed killing Roe v. Wade endorsement 10/21/1999 ratingcheck
Agreed To Ban on federal employees' abortion coverage 07/01/1999 ratingX
Agreed To Ban on abortions in military medical facilities 05/26/1999 ratingcheck
Rejected Child Custody Protection Act -- Cloture Vote 09/22/1998 ratingcheck
Partial-Birth Abortion Ban--Veto Override 09/18/1998 ratingcheck
Rejected Abortions in military medical facilities 06/25/1998 ratingX
Agreed To State Department authorization bill 04/28/1998 ratingcheck
Rejected Abortion-dependent fetal tissue research 09/04/1997 ratingcheck
Agreed To Federal employees' abortion coverage 07/22/1997 ratingcheck
Rejected Abortions in military medical facilities 07/10/1997 ratingX
Rejected Abortion coverage in S-CHIP ("kid care") 06/25/1997 ratingX
Passed Partial-Birth Abortion Ban 05/20/1997 ratingcheck
Agreed To Clinton unrestricted funding for "population assistance" 02/25/1997 ratingX
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House Votes
Passed Fiscal 2020 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations 06/26/2019 ratingX
Passed Fiscal 2020 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations 06/19/2019 ratingX
Failed Amendment to Restore Pro-life Protections to Title X Program 06/13/2019 ratingcheck
Failed Amendment to Restore Conscience Protection 06/13/2019 ratingcheck
Passed The So-Called "Equality Act" 05/17/2019 ratingX
Passed Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance/ United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) 01/03/2019 ratingX
Passed Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (passage) 01/19/2018 ratingcheck
Passed Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (vote to protect bill) 01/18/2018 ratingcheck
Passed Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (20-week abortion ban) 10/03/2017 ratingcheck
Failed Congressional control over District of Columbia funds (abortion, etc.) 09/14/2017 ratingX
Agreed To To block the D.C. "Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act" (RHNDA) 09/14/2017 ratingcheck
Passed Nullification of Obama pro-abortion Title X rule 02/16/2017 ratingcheck
Passed No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act 01/24/2017 ratingcheck
Passed Conscience Protection Act 07/13/2016 ratingcheck
Agreed To To block the D.C. "Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act" (RHNDA) 07/07/2016 ratingcheck
Failed Tax-subsidized abortion on demand for federal employees 07/06/2016 ratingX
Passed Congressional control over District of Columbia funds (abortion, etc.) 05/25/2016 ratingcheck
Passed Womens Public Health and Safety Act (Medicaid state flexibility) 09/29/2015 ratingcheck
Passed Passage of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act 09/18/2015 ratingcheck
Passed Passage of the Defund Planned Parenthood Act 09/18/2015 ratingcheck
Passed Passage of Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (20-week abortion ban) 05/13/2015 ratingcheck
Failed Motion to add open-ended "health" exception to 20-week abortion ban 05/13/2015 ratingX
Passed To block the D.C. "Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act" (RHNDA) 04/30/2015 ratingcheck
Passed No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (H.R. 7) 01/22/2015 ratingcheck
Passed No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (H.R. 7) 01/28/2014 ratingcheck
Passed Delay two Obamacare programs for one year (Blackburn Amendment) 09/29/2013 ratingcheck
Passed Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (protect unborn at 20 weeks) 06/18/2013 ratingcheck
Failed District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 3803) 07/31/2012 ratingcheck
Failed Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA) (ban on sex-selection abortions) 05/31/2012 ratingcheck
Passed Protect Life Act 10/13/2011 ratingcheck
Agreed To Use of federal funds to train abortionists; conscience protection 05/25/2011 ratingcheck
Passed No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (H.R. 3): passage 05/04/2011 ratingcheck
Passed Cut off federal funds to Planned Parenthood 04/14/2011 ratingcheck
Agreed To Cut off federal funds to Planned Parenthood (Pence Amendment) 02/19/2011 ratingcheck
Agreed To Stupak-Pitts Amendment (to prohibit federal funding of abortion and federal subsidies for insurance coverage of abortion) 11/08/2009 ratingcheck
Failed Deny certain federal funds to Planned Parenthood (Title X) 07/24/2009 ratingcheck
Passed District of Columbia funding bill (public funding of elective abortion) 07/16/2009 ratingX
Passed Foreign Relations Authorization Act (Office for Global Women's Issues) 06/10/2009 ratingX
Failed Deny certain federal funds to Planned Parenthood 07/19/2007 ratingcheck
Failed Smith-Stupak Amendment to protect pro-life "Mexico City Policy" 06/21/2007 ratingcheck
Failed Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act: passage 12/06/2006 ratingcheck
Passed Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act: (CIANA): passage of revised bill 09/26/2006 ratingcheck
Failed Abortion in military medical facilities 05/10/2006 ratingX
Failed Coercive abortion / United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) 06/16/2005 ratingX
Failed Abortion in military medical facilities 05/25/2005 ratingX
Passed Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act (CIANA): passage 04/27/2005 ratingcheck
Failed Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act: (CIANA): hostile Scott Amendment 04/27/2005 ratingX
Failed Abortion in military medical facilities 05/19/2004 ratingX
Passed Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act: final approval by the House 10/02/2003 ratingcheck
Agreed To Coercive abortion / United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) 07/15/2003 ratingcheck
Passed Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act: passage 06/04/2003 ratingcheck
Failed Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act: hostile motion 06/04/2003 ratingX
Failed Abortion in military medical facilities 05/22/2003 ratingX
Passed Abortion Non-Discrimination Act: passage 09/25/2002 ratingcheck
Failed Abortion Non-Discrimination Act: hostile motion 09/25/2002 ratingX
Passed Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act: passage 07/24/2002 ratingcheck
Failed Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act: hostile motion 07/24/2002 ratingX
Failed Abortion in military medical facilities 05/09/2002 ratingX
Passed Child Custody Protection Act: passage 04/17/2002 ratingcheck
Failed Child Custody Protection Act: hostile motion 04/17/2002 ratingX
Failed Abortion in military medical facilities 09/25/2001 ratingX
Failed Abortion funding in federal prisons 07/17/2001 ratingX
Agreed To President Bush's pro-life "Mexico City Policy" 05/16/2001 ratingcheck
Failed Federal employees' abortion coverage 07/20/2000 ratingX
Failed Mexico City Policy (Smith-Barcia Provision) 07/13/2000 ratingX
Failed FDA approval of chemical abortion methods 07/10/2000 ratingcheck
Agreed To Physicians bargaining for abortion coverage 06/30/2000 ratingcheck
Failed Abortion funding for federal prisons 06/22/2000 ratingX
Failed Abortions in military medical facilities 05/18/2000 ratingX
Passed Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act 04/05/2000 ratingcheck
Failed Abortion funding for federal prisons 08/04/1999 ratingX
Agreed To Mexico City Policy (Smith-Barcia Amendment) 07/29/1999 ratingcheck
Agreed To United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) 07/20/1999 ratingX
Failed Federal employees' abortion coverage 07/15/1999 ratingX
Passed Child Custody Protection Act 06/30/1999 ratingcheck
Failed Child Custody Protection Act: hostile motion 06/30/1999 ratingX
Failed Abortions in military medical facilities 06/09/1999 ratingX
Agreed To FDA approval of chemical abortion methods 06/08/1999 ratingcheck
Failed Funding of abortions by D.C. city government 08/06/1998 ratingX
Passed Partial-Birth Abortion Ban -- Veto Override 07/23/1998 ratingcheck
Failed Federal employees' abortion coverage 07/16/1998 ratingX
Passed Child Custody Protection Act: passage 07/15/1998 ratingcheck
Failed Child Custody Protection Act: hostile motion 07/15/1998 ratingX
Agreed To FDA approval of chemical abortion methods 06/24/1998 ratingcheck
Failed Abortions in military medical facilities 05/20/1998 ratingX
Passed Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act: final approval 10/08/1997 ratingcheck
Failed Abortion funding for federal prisons 09/25/1997 ratingX
Agreed To Hyde Amendment (DHHS appropriations) 09/11/1997 ratingcheck
Agreed To Mexico City Policy / UNFPA 09/04/1997 ratingcheck
Failed Mexico City Policy / UNFPA 09/04/1997 ratingX
Failed Abortions in military medical facilities 06/19/1997 ratingX
Agreed To Mexico City Policy / UNFPA 06/05/1997 ratingcheck
Failed Mexico City Policy / UNFPA 06/05/1997 ratingX
Passed Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act: Initial Passage 03/20/1997 ratingcheck
Passed Clinton unrestricted spending on "population assistance" 02/13/1997 ratingX
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Health Care Rationing and Abortion (in same bill)
Senate Votes
Agreed To Obamacare replacement / defund Planned Parenthood 07/25/2017 ratingcheck
Rejected Defunding of the Obama health care law 03/13/2013 ratingcheck
Rejected Blocking funding for Obama health care law 04/14/2011 ratingcheck
Rejected Repeal of Obama health care law 02/02/2011 ratingcheck
Agreed To Health care restructuring: Ending debate on Reid bill 12/23/2009 ratingX
Agreed To Health care restructuring: Reid "manager's amendment" 12/21/2009 ratingX
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House Votes
Passed American Health Care Act (Obamacare replacement / defund Planned Parenthood) 05/04/2017 ratingcheck
Failed Vetoed reconciliation bill to defund Planned Parenthood, repeal Obamacare provisions 02/02/2016 ratingcheck
Passed Reconciliation bill to defund Planned Parenthood, repeal Obamacare provisions 01/06/2016 ratingcheck
Passed Initial approval of pro-life reconciliation bill (defund Planned Parenthood) 10/23/2015 ratingcheck
Passed Repeal of the Obamacare health care law 02/03/2015 ratingcheck
Passed Repeal of Obamacare health care law 05/16/2013 ratingcheck
Passed Repeal of Obamacare Act (H.R. 6079) 07/11/2012 ratingcheck
Passed Block funding for Obama health care law 04/14/2011 ratingcheck
Passed H.R. 2, to repeal the "ObamaCare" health care law 01/19/2011 ratingcheck
Passed Obama health care bill: abortion and rationing 03/21/2010 ratingX
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Health Care Rationing/Euthanasia/Assisted Suicide
Senate Votes
Rejected Medicare prescription drug price controls (S. 3) 04/18/2007 ratingX
Agreed To Medicare Modernization Act: passage 11/25/2003 ratingcheck
Agreed To Medicare Modernization Act: critical procedural vote 11/24/2003 ratingcheck
Agreed To Medicare: right to purchase unrationed insurance 04/01/1998 ratingcheck
Agreed To Medicare: right to purchase unrationed insurance 06/25/1997 ratingcheck
Passed Assisted Suicide Funding Restriction Act 04/16/1997 ratingcheck
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House Votes
Passed Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act (H.R. 4): passage 01/12/2007 ratingX
Failed Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act (CIANA): hostile Lee Amendment 04/27/2005 ratingX
Passed Terri Schiavo: Federal court review (S. 686) 03/21/2005 ratingcheck
Agreed To Medicare Modernization Act: passage 11/21/2003 ratingcheck
Passed Pain Relief Promotion Act 10/27/1999 ratingcheck
Failed Pain Relief Promotion Act : hostile substitute 10/27/1999 ratingX
Passed Assisted Suicide Funding Restriction 04/10/1997 ratingcheck
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Protect unborn child from non-abortion threats
Senate Votes
Rejected Health coverage for "unborn child" (SCHIP) 01/29/2009 ratingcheck
Passed Unborn Victims of Violence Act: passage 03/25/2004 ratingcheck
Rejected Feinstein Substitute Amendment (single-victim substitute) 03/25/2004 ratingX
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House Votes
Passed Unborn Victims of Violence Act: passage 02/26/2004 ratingcheck
Failed Unborn Victims of Violence: single-victim substitute 02/26/2004 ratingX
Passed Unborn Victims of Violence Act: passage 04/26/2001 ratingcheck
Failed Unborn Victims of Violence Act: hostile substitute 04/26/2001 ratingX
Passed Unborn Victims of Violence Act 09/30/1999 ratingcheck
Failed Unborn Victims of Violence Act: hostile substitute 09/30/1999 ratingX
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Human embryos (includes human cloning)
Senate Votes
Passed "Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007" (S. 5): passage 04/11/2007 ratingX
Passed Funding of embryo-killing stem cell research (H.R. 810) 07/18/2006 ratingX
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House Votes
Passed "Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007" (S. 5): passage 06/07/2007 ratingX
Failed Phony ban on human cloning (DeGette clone-and-kill bill) 06/06/2007 ratingX
Passed "Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act" (H.R. 3): passage 01/11/2007 ratingX
Failed "Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act" (H.R. 3): anti-cloning amendment 01/11/2007 ratingcheck
Failed Funding of embryo-killing stem cell research (H.R. 810): veto override 07/19/2006 ratingX
Passed Funding of embryo-killing stem cell research (H.R. 810) 05/24/2005 ratingX
Passed Human cloning ban: passage 02/27/2003 ratingcheck
Failed Human cloning ban: hostile substitute (clone and kill) 02/27/2003 ratingX
Passed Human cloning ban: passage 07/31/2001 ratingcheck
Failed Human cloning ban: hostile motion 07/31/2001 ratingX
Failed Human cloning ban: hostile substitute (clone and kill) 07/31/2001 ratingX
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Free speech about politicians
Senate Votes
Rejected Constitutional amendment to curb free speech about political officeholders and issues 09/11/2014 ratingX
Rejected "DISCLOSE Act" to restrict political free speech 07/17/2012 ratingX
Rejected DISCLOSE ACT (restrictions on free speech about federal politicians) 09/23/2010 ratingX
Agreed To Regulation of so-called "grassroots lobbying" groups 01/18/2007 ratingcheck
Passed Shays-Meehan (McCain-Feingold) "campaign finance reform" 03/20/2002 ratingX
Passed McCain-Feingold "campaign finance reform" 04/02/2001 ratingX
Rejected McCain-Feingold "campaign finance reform" 10/19/1999 ratingX
Rejected Shays-Meehan "campaign finance reform" 10/19/1999 ratingX
Rejected McCain-Feingold "campaign finance reform" 02/25/1998 ratingcheck
Rejected McCain-Feingold "campaign finance reform" -- Cloture Vote 10/08/1997 ratingX
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House Votes
Passed "For the People Act of 2019" (restrictions on free speech) 03/08/2019 ratingX
Passed DISCLOSE Act (restrictions on free speech about federal politicians) 06/24/2010 ratingX
Passed Shays-Meehan "campaign finance reform" 02/13/2002 ratingX
Passed Shays-Meehan "campaign finance reform" 09/14/1999 ratingX
Passed Shays-Meehan "campaign finance reform" 08/06/1998 ratingX
Agreed To Shays-Meehan "campaign finance reform" 08/03/1998 ratingX
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Judicial Nominations
Senate Votes
Confirmed Confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh as Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 10/06/2018 ratingcheck
Confirmed Confirmation of Neil Gorsuch as Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 04/07/2017 ratingcheck
Whether to allow filibusters on Supreme Court nominations 04/06/2017 ratingX
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