Vote to Defund Planned Parenthood: How Did Your Senator Vote?

Vote to Defund Planned Parenthood: How Did Your Senator Vote? August 3, 2015
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Photo Source: Flickr Creative Commons by Anna Levinzon https://www.flickr.com/photos/anyalogic/

The Associated Press has published a list of the members of the United States Senate and how they voted in today’s attempt to defund Planned Parenthood.

The vote was not a vote on the bill. It was a vote on a motion for cloture. Cloture would have limited debate and stopped the potential for a filibuster. Cloture needs 60 votes.

According to the Associated Press story, the final breakdown was 2 Democrats and 51 Republicans voting “yes,” and 42 Democrats, 2 Republicans and both Independents voting “no.” The “nos” carried, which effectively killed consideration of the bill.

To see the Associated Press vote tally and how your senator voted, go to ABC News. 

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18 responses to “Vote to Defund Planned Parenthood: How Did Your Senator Vote?”

      • Thank you for your insight. There is something I find disturbing about the existence of a procedural trick like that. It makes it very difficult to hold your representatives accountable. Is this the way the founding fathers designed the system or is this the way the system has morphed over the years?

  1. I support the part of the bill that says PP can’t bid on Title X contracts. I don’t support the part where a private person can’t choose the doctor they want. Of course this was only applied to Medicaid. Why not apply it to Medicare and all abortion providers?

        • The things you mentioned are not in this bill. They are included in another bill. I forget the name of it right now, but it was directed specifically at Title X monies and was filed by a female member of the House of Representatives earlier in the year, around January.

          The bill that I wrote about in this post sought to use blanket language for defunding.

  2. My representatives did the right thing – they voted to keep funding cancer screenings, prenatal care, and preventative care for low income people.

  3. Rebecca, Do you know a place we can find how our senators vote for bills? I’m from IL, I would like to see how Kirk’s voting was after he was elected and how he is voting now. There must be a way to keep track of these people, so many of them change after entering politics.

    • I tend to use the Senate and House of Representative web sites, but they aren’t useful unless you know what you’re looking for. This site has votes. https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes
      One thing to remember: Many votes are procedural votes. This can be confusing, because on a procedural vote, a nay can actually be a vote for the bill. You need to understand the procedure.

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