Delay two Obamacare programs for one year (Blackburn Amendment)

House Roll Call No. 498
113rd Congress, 1st Session

Passed: 231-192 (see complete tally)

During consideration of a continuing appropriations bill (H.J. Res. 59) to temporarily  fund federal government programs, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tn.) sponsored an NRLC-backed amendment to delay two key elements of the Obamacare health care law until January 2015.  The amendment would have delayed the Obamacare program that will subsidize purchase of health plans, including plans that cover abortion.  It would also have delayed implementation of a rule issued by the Department of Health and Human Services, mandating coverage of all FDA-approved birth control methods, with respect to any employer (including religious schools), health insurance issuer, or individual, that opposes the requirement for coverage of drugs and procedures that violate their religious or moral convictions.  The Blackburn Amendment was adopted, 231 to 192.  The amendment was supported by 229 Republicans and two Democrats.  It was opposed by two Republicans and 190 Democrats. House roll call no. 498, September 29, 2013.  (Subsequently, the Blackburn provision was not approved by the Senate and did not become law.)

Vote Map: House Roll Call No. 498
Votes For : 231
Votes Against : 192
Not Voting : 8

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