H.J.Res. 43: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by Secretary of Health and Human Services relating to compliance with title X requirements by project recipients in selecting

This was a vote to agree to H.J.Res. 43 in the Senate.

This bill would allow states to withhold from Planned Parenthood federal family planning funding under Title X of the 1970 Public Health Service Act.

Some states will likely end grants and contracts to Planned Parenthood for its reproductive health, maternal health, and child health services because it also provides abortion services. But this bill would not end federal funding of its abortion services because federal funds are already prohibited from being used for abortion. About $200 million goes to Planned Parenthood through Title X, serving 1.5 million individuals, according to NPR.

The bill rolls back a last-minute Obama Administration regulation which became effective on January 18, 2017 that required that Title X recipients, like states, cannot prohibit an entity like Planned Parenthood from participating for reasons other than its ability to provide Title X services. See the regulation for additional details -- it is long but very readable.

By passing this bill under the procedures of the Congressional Review Act, which allows a regulation to be rolled back within 60 days, it was immune to a filibuster in the Senate. It passed in the Senate with a tie-breaking vote by the Vice President.

115th Congress
Mar 30, 2017
On the Joint Resolution in the Senate
Joint Resolution Passed

The Vice President cast a tie-breaking vote.

Key: R Yea R Nay D Nay
Seat position based on our ideology score.
Totals     Republican     Democrat     Independent     Vice President
  Yea 51
50 0 0 1
  Nay 50
2 46 2 0
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