H.AMDT.658 to H.R. 6, the "21st Century Cures Act"
On Agreeing to the Amendment
House Roll Call No. 432
114th Congress, 1st Session

Failed: 176-245 (see complete tally)

On July 10, 2015, the House failed to pass (176 -245) H.AMDT.658, an amendment offered by Rep. Barbara Lee to H.R. 6, the 21st Century Cures Act, that would have stricken a provision applying harmful policy riders currently included in the annual Labor-HHS appropriations bill to a fund for the National Institutes of Health in H.R. 6.  The ACLU supported the amendment because it would have prevented the attachment of harmful abortion coverage restrictions to this unrelated bipartisan legislation.   The Hyde Amendment and related policy riders exclude abortion coverage from government health care plans in all but extremely limited circumstances. This has a particularly destructive impact on low-income women, women of color, and young women, and the ACLU opposes any effort to further entrench such abortion coverage restrictions.

Vote Map: House Roll Call No. 432
Votes For : 176
Votes Against : 245
Not Voting : 12