Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance/ United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
On Passage
House Roll Call No. 11
116th Congress, 1st Session

Passed: 240-190 (see complete tally)

On January 3, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives considered the Consolidated Appropriations Act (H.R. 21), a bill to fund certain government programs through September 30, 2019.  The bill contained language to overturn President Trump's pro-life Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance program, under which certain forms of foreign aid may go only to organizations that agree not to perform abortions (except to save the mother's life or in cases of rape or incest), lobby to change the abortion laws of host countries, or otherwise actively promote abortion as a method of family planning.  Another objectionable provision of H.R. 21 would restore funding to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA); such funding was blocked by the Trump Administration in 2017 due to that agency's involvement in coercive population-control policies.  Because of these provisions, NRLC opposed the bill, as explained in detail in a letter sent to House members.  However, the House passed the bill, 241-190 (House roll call no. 11, January 3, 2019).  On this roll call, 234 Democrats and 7 Republicans voted for the bill (pro-abortion), while 190 Republicans opposed it (pro-life).  The bill then went to the U.S. Senate, which is not expected to pass it without extensive modifications.

Vote Map: House Roll Call No. 11
Votes For : 240
Votes Against : 190
Not Voting : 2

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