Federal - HR 7

No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act - PASSED House

Introduced

January 13, 2017

Description

Bill Text and Information

This bill  seeks to accomplish three goals: 

  1. Make the Hyde Amendment and other current abortion funding prohibitions  permanent.
  2. Ensure that the Affordable Care Act faithfully conforms with the Hyde Amendment as promised by the President.
  3. Provide full disclosure, transparency and the prominent display of the extent to which any health insurance plan on the exchange funds abortion.

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Commentary

As Rep. Chris Smith has explained, "The Hyde Amendment has two parts.  It prohibits direct funding for abortion and bans funding for any insurance coverage that includes abortion except in the cases of rape, incest or to save the life of the mother.  Under the Affordable Care Act, massive amounts of public funds in the form of tax credits -- $796 billion in direct spending over 10 years, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) -- will pay for insurance plans, many, perhaps most of which will include elective abortion. That massively violates the Hyde Amendment."

Original Sponsor 1

Co-Sponsors 101

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  • Jan. 30, 2017 — Received in the Senate and referred to the Senate Finance Committee. Congressional Record p. S488, S489

  • Jan. 27, 2017Huffman, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.63, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E93

  • Jan. 24, 2017Blumenauer, D-Ore., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.65, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E91

  • Jan. 24, 2017Blumenauer, D-Ore., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.64, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E91

  • Jan. 24, 2017Blumenauer, D-Ore., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.63, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E91

  • Jan. 24, 2017Blumenauer, D-Ore., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.62, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E91

  • Jan. 24, 2017L. Slaughter, D-N.Y., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.65, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H661

  • Jan. 24, 2017E. Johnson, D-Texas, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.65, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H661

  • Jan. 24, 2017L. Slaughter, D-N.Y., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.64, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H661

  • Jan. 24, 2017E. Johnson, D-Texas, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.64, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H661

  • Jan. 24, 2017L. Slaughter, D-N.Y., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.63, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H661

  • Jan. 24, 2017E. Johnson, D-Texas, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.63, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H661

  • Jan. 24, 2017E. Johnson, D-Texas, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.62, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H661

  • Jan. 24, 2017L. Slaughter, D-N.Y., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.62, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H661

  • Jan. 24, 2017Coffman, R-Colo., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.63, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H633

  • Jan. 24, 2017Coffman, R-Colo., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.62, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H633

  • Jan. 24, 2017House Vote 65 Permanent Prohibition on Federal Funding for Abortions — Passage
    Passage of the bill that would permanently prohibit federal funds from being used to pay for abortion services or health insurance plans that include abortion coverage. It also would prohibit the District of Columbia from using its own local funds to provide or pay for abortions. Individuals and small businesses also could not receive tax credits under the 2010 health care law related to purchases of health insurance plans that include abortion coverage. The bill would require the Office of Personnel Management to ensure that, starting in 2018, no multistate qualified health plan offered in a state insurance exchange provides coverage that includes abortion. The provisions would not apply to pregnancies resulting from rape or incest, or to situations where the woman would die unless an abortion is performed. Passed 238-183. Note: A "yea" was a vote in support of the president's position. Congressional Record p. H661

  • Jan. 24, 2017House Vote 64 Permanent Prohibition on Federal Funding for Abortions — Recommit
    Schakowsky, D-Ill., motion to recommit the bill to the House Energy and Commerce Committee with instructions to report back immediately with an amendment that would state that the bill could not be interpreted to allow health insurance plans to charge women higher premiums than they charge men. Motion rejected 187-235. Congressional Record p. H646, H660-H661

  • Jan. 24, 2017 — Considered by the House. Congressional Record p. H633-H646, H660-H661

  • Jan. 24, 2017House Vote 63 Permanent Prohibition on Federal Funding for Abortions — Rule
    Adoption of the rule (H Res 55) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 7) that would permanently prohibit the use of federal funds to pay for abortion services or health insurance plans that include coverage for abortions. It also would bar the District of Columbia from using its own local funds to provide or pay for abortions. Adopted 236-183. Congressional Record p. H633

  • Jan. 24, 2017House Vote 62 Permanent Prohibition on Federal Funding for Abortions — Previous Question
    Cheney, R-Wyo., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 55) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would permanently prohibit the use of federal funds to pay for abortion services or health insurance plans that include coverage for abortions. It also would bar the District of Columbia from using its own local funds to provide or pay for abortions. Motion agreed to 233-187. Congressional Record p. H632-H633

  • Jan. 24, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 5

    Franks, T. (R-Ariz.)Higgins, C. (R-La.)Roby, (R-Ala.)
    Graves, T. (R-Ga.)Johnson, (R-La.)
  • Jan. 23, 2017 — Rules Committee resolution, H Res 55, reported to the House as a rule for HR 7.

  • Jan. 23, 2017 — House Rules Committee granted a closed rule providing for consideration of the bill. Congressional Record p. H593, H607

  • Jan. 23, 2017 — Full committee proceeding held by the House Rules Committee.

  • Jan. 23, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 39

    Arrington, (R-Texas)Guthrie, (R-Ky.)Poe, (R-Texas)
    Biggs, (R-Ariz.)Gaetz, (R-Fla.)Ratcliffe, (R-Texas)
    Bost, (R-Ill.)Harper, (R-Miss.)Roe, (R-Tenn.)
    Buchanan, (R-Fla.)Hunter, (R-Calif.)Rooney, F. (R-Fla.)
    Bacon, (R-Neb.)Johnson, B. (R-Ohio)Rooney, T. (R-Fla.)
    Carter, J. (R-Texas)Johnson, S. (R-Texas)Russell, (R-Okla.)
    Chabot, (R-Ohio)Jordan, (R-Ohio)Scott, A. (R-Ga.)
    Comer, (R-Ky.)Kelly, (R-Pa.)Shuster, Bill (R-Pa.)
    Crawford, (R-Ark.)Love, (R-Utah)Walberg, (R-Mich.)
    Duncan, John (R-Tenn.)McKinley, (R-W.Va.)Walorski, (R-Ind.)
    Dunn, (R-Fla.)Messer, (R-Ind.)Weber, (R-Texas)
    Gohmert, (R-Texas)Murphy, T. (R-Pa.)Webster, (R-Fla.)
    Grothman, (R-Wis.)Newhouse, (R-Wash.)Woodall, (R-Ga.)
  • Jan. 20, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 10

    Bridenstine, (R-Okla.)Meadows, (R-N.C.)Smith, Lamar (R-Texas)
    Chaffetz, (R-Utah)Mitchell, (R-Mich.)Yoho, (R-Fla.)
    Collins, D. (R-Ga.)Palazzo, (R-Miss.)
    Hensarling, (R-Texas)Sessions, P. (R-Texas)
  • Jan. 13, 2017 — Original cosponsor(s): 47

    Aderholt, R. (R-Ala.)Foxx, (R-N.C.)Mullin, (R-Okla.)
    Amash, (R-Mich.)Gibbs, B. (R-Ohio)Noem, (R-S.D.)
    Babin, (R-Texas)Hartzler, (R-Mo.)Olson, (R-Texas)
    Bilirakis, G. (R-Fla.)Hice, (R-Ga.)Pearce, (R-N.M.)
    Blackburn, M. (R-Tenn.)Huizenga, (R-Mich.)Pittenger, (R-N.C.)
    Black, D. (R-Tenn.)Hultgren, (R-Ill.)Rogers, Mike D. (R-Ala.)
    Banks, (R-Ind.)Jones, (R-N.C.)Rokita, (R-Ind.)
    Cheney, (R-Wyo.)Kelly, (R-Miss.)Roskam, (R-Ill.)
    Collins, C. (R-N.Y.)LaHood, (R-Ill.)Rothfus, (R-Pa.)
    Cramer, (R-N.D.)Lamborn, (R-Colo.)Scalise, (R-La.)
    Davis, R. (R-Ill.)Latta, (R-Ohio)Stewart, (R-Utah)
    Duffy, (R-Wis.)Lipinski, D. (D-Ill.)Wagner, (R-Mo.)
    Duncan, Jeff (R-S.C.)Luetkemeyer, (R-Mo.)Wenstrup, (R-Ohio)
    Emmer, (R-Minn.)Massie, (R-Ky.)Wilson, J. (R-S.C.)
    Farenthold, (R-Texas)Moolenaar, (R-Mich.)Yoder, (R-Kan.)
    Flores, (R-Texas)Mooney, (R-W.Va.)
  • Jan. 13, 2017 — Read twice and referred to: House Energy and Commerce, House Judiciary, House Ways and Means.Congressional Record p. H542-H543

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