Blunt Amendment to Create Loophole for Insurance Plans Based on Religious/Moral Objection
On the Motion to Table
Senate Roll Call No. 24
112nd Congress, 2nd Session

Agreed to: 51-48 (see complete tally)

On March 1, 2012 the Senate voted down (51-48) an amendment offered by Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) to the transportation authorization bill, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (S. 1813). His extreme proposal would have allowed any employer or insurance company to refuse to cover any health service otherwise required under the Affordable Care Act, for any religious or moral objection. The ACLU opposed the Blunt Amendment because the unprecedented provision would have provided employers with a license to discriminate and allowed employers and insurers to impose their beliefs on others. (112th Congress, 2nd Session, Roll Call Vote No. 24)

Vote Map: Senate Roll Call No. 24
Votes For : 51
Votes Against : 48
Not Voting : 1