LEGISLATIVE UPDATE—APRIL 5, 2011

H.R. 3, the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act,” authored by Pro-life Caucus Co-Chairs Chris Smith (R-N.J.) and Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.), is expected to be considered by the House of Representatives next week.

You may wish to contact your Member of Congress to urge a YES vote on H.R. 3 and NO on all hostile amendments.

222 Members of Congress (including Smith and Lipinski) have cosponsored H.R. 3. Additional cosponsors can be added until the close of legislative business on Thursday, April 7. Lists of current cosponsors and a list of Members who have not cosponsored H.R. 3 can be found below. You may also want to encourage your Member of Congress to cosponsor H.R. 3.

H.R. 1363 was introduced by House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers on April 4, 2011. H.R. 1363 is a one week Continuing Resolution (CR), to continue funding the government through April 15, 2011. The CR also includes a provision preventing both federal and local funds from being used to provide abortions in the District of Columbia.

The legislative text reinstating the D.C. Hyde amendment (Dornan amendment) can be found in Section 359 on page 182 of H.R. 1363. This language would restore the Dornan amendment to ensure that no congressionally appropriated funds (whether locally or federally generated) may pay for abortion in the District of Columbia.

Life Legal congratulates the pro-life members of Congress for their continued efforts to defund abortion!

Members to Urge to Cosponsor H.R. 3

The Members are NOT yet cosponsors of H.R. 3, but were cosponsors of the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” in the last Congress.

Altmire (PA) 52565 Lewis, J (CA) 55861
Camp (MI) 53561 Paulsen (MN) 52871
Cuellar, Henry (TX) 51640 Rohrabacher (CA) 52415
Graves, T (GA) 55211 Upton (MI) 53761

These are Republican Freshmen or Republicans who did NOT cosponsor the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” in the last Congress and have NOT yet cosponsored H.R. 3.

Bass (NH) 55206 Hastings, D (WA) 55816
Biggert (IL) 53515 Hayworth (NY) 55441
Bono Mack (CA) 55330 Heller (NV) 56155
Capito (WV) 52711 Herrera (WA) 53536
Dent (PA) 56411 Meehan (PA) 52011
Dold (IL) 54835 Nugent (FL) 51002
Dreier (CA) 52305 Reichert (WA) 57761
Frelinghuysen (NJ) 55034 Renacci (OH) 53876
Gibson (NY) 55614 Runyan (NJ) 54765
Guinta (NH) 55456 Tipton (CO) 54761
Hanna (NY) 53665 Webster (FL) 52176
Young, D (AK) 55765

This is a list of Democrats who voted for Stupak/Pitts, but didn’t cosponsor the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” in the last Congress and have NOT yet cosponsored H.R. 3

Baca (CA) Kaptur (OH)
Barrow (GA) Kildee (MI)
Bishop, S (GA) Langevin (RI)
Cardoza (CA) Lynch (MA)
Chandler (KY) Matheson (UT)
Cooper (TN) Michaud (ME)
Costa (CA) Neal (MA)
Doyle (PA) Reyes (TX)
Holden (PA) Ryan, T (OH)

 

Please also see Members to Urge to Cosponsor H.R. 3 and Cosponsors of H.R. 3 “No Taxpayer Funding For Abortion Act”

Author: Life Legal

The Life Legal Defense Foundation is a non-profit law firm that specializes in the defense of vulnerable human life, especially life in the womb.