H.R. 3134 - Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015
The Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015, which passed the House on
September 18, 2015, would place an immediate one-year moratorium on all
federal funding to the abortion business while Congress investigates it.
The funding moratorium would cover any and all federal sources of revenue
for Planned Parenthood including the Title X family planning program and
Medicaid. A Government Accountability Office study released in 2015 found
that Planned Parenthood received $1.2 billion from Medicaid over a
The Defund Planned Parenthood Act would also authorize and appropriate an
additional $235 million to the community health center program, with the
stipulation that none of the money go to facilities that perform abortions.
H.R. 3134 was introduced immediately after videos were released by the
Center for Medical Progress showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing
the procurement of aborted babies’ organs and tissues and the fees involved
for purchasing those body parts.
The Senate version of this bill is S. 3136.
The complete text of H.R. 3134 as passed by the House may be found at
H.R. 3134 was introduced by Congresswoman Diane Black (TN-6). A list of the
bill’s co-sponsors is available at
7-21-15 H.R. 3134 was introduced in the House of Representatives and
referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
7-24-15 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Energy
9-16-15 House Rules Committee passed Resolution 421 to allow House floor
consideration of H.R. 3134 and H.R. 3405.
9-18-15 House debated and passed H.R., 3134 by a 241-187 vote, with 1
Congressman voting “present.” The roll call vote showing how Members of
Congress voted is available at
7-22-15 Press release by Congresswoman Diane Black on her introduction of
H.R. 3134 may be found at
9-18-15 A video of Congresswoman Black speaking in favor of H.R. 3134 on the
House floor is available at
9-18-15 Numerous video statements by other Members of Congress in support of
H.R. 3134 are available at