Defunding of the Obama health care law

Senate Roll Call No. 34
113rd Congress, 1st Session

Rejected: 45-52 (see complete tally)
On March 13, 2013, during consideration of a bill (H.R. 933) to fund numerous federal agencies for the second half of fiscal year 2013, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tx.) offered an amendment to block funding for implementation of President Obama's 2010 health care law (the "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" or "Obamacare").  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 the Cruz Amendment, but it failed, 45-52, with all Republicans voting in favor and all Democrats present voting against.  Roll call no. 34.

Vote Map: Senate Roll Call No. 34
Votes For : 45
Votes Against : 52
Not Voting : 3

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