Blocking funding for Obama health care law

Senate Roll Call No. 59
112nd Congress, 1st Session

Rejected: 47-53 (see complete tally)
H. Con. Res. 35 was a measure to block funding for implementation of President Obama's 2010 health care law (the "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" or PPACA or "ObamaCare") for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2011.  As enacted, the PPACA contains multiple provisions that will, if fully implemented, result in government-imposed rationing of lifesaving medical care, which are documented here.  In addition, the PPACA also contains multiple provisions authorizing federal subsidies for abortion, and additional provisions on which future abortion-expanding regulatory mandates may be based.  The abortion-subsidizing and abortion-expanding provisions of the health care law are thoroughly documented in materials posted on the NRLC website here.  NRLC strongly supported H. Con. Res. 35, but it failed in the Senate on this roll call on April 14, 2011.  The bill was supported by 47 senators, all Republicans, and opposed by 53 senators (51 Democrats and two independents who caucus with the Democrats). (60 votes were required for approval.)  Roll call no. 59.

Vote Map: Senate Roll Call No. 59
Votes For : 47
Votes Against : 53

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