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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 three-year period.

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.

Text

The complete text of H.R. 3134 as passed by the House may be found at https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/3134/text?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22%5C%22hr3134%5C%22%22%5D%7D&resultIndex=1

Co-Sponsors

H.R. 3134 was introduced by Congresswoman Diane Black (TN-6). A list of the bill’s co-sponsors is available at https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/3134/cosponsors?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22defund+planned+parenthood+act%22%5D%7D

Status

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 and Commerce.

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 http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2015/roll505.xml


Statements

7-22-15 Press release by Congresswoman Diane Black on her introduction of H.R. 3134 may be found at http://black.house.gov/press-release/black-introduces-defund-planned-parenthood-act-2015

9-18-15 A video of Congresswoman Black speaking in favor of H.R. 3134 on the House floor is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCvn3m69UbU&feature=youtu.be

9-18-15 Numerous video statements by other Members of Congress in support of H.R. 3134 are available at https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=H.R.+3134
 
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