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H.R. 315: Improving Access to Maternity Care Act

This was a vote to pass H.R. 315 in the House. This vote was taken under a House procedure called “suspension of the rules” which is typically used to pass non-controversial bills. Votes under suspension require a 2/3rds majority. A failed vote under suspension can be taken again.

H.R. 315 requires the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to collect data to better place maternity health care professionals in existing primary care health professional shortage areas. Currently, maternity health care professionals can participate in the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) but they are not always placed where they are most needed. The bill will help better place maternity health care professionals in areas with the greatest need for their services. The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) places health care professionals who participate in their Loan Repayment Program, which requires a two-year commitment, in areas where HRSA finds health professional shortages. H.R. 315 is designed to more effectively allocate maternity health care providers who already participate in the NHSC Loan Repayment Program, in areas with higher need of maternity health care. The bill does not change or expand participation in the NHSC.

Source: Republican Policy Committee

115th Congress
Jan 9, 2017
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass in the House

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Key: R Yea D Yea
Seat position based on our ideology score.
This is a cartogram. Each hexagon represents one congressional district.
Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 405
227 178
  Nay 0
0 0
Not Voting 28
13 15
Required: 2/3 source:

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