Senate Bill 109
116th Congress(2019-2020)
No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2019
Introduced
Amendments
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Jan 10, 2019
Overview
Text
Introduced
Jan 10, 2019
Latest Action
Jan 17, 2019
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
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Bill Number
109
Congress
116
Policy Area
Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues
Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues
Primary focus of measure is discrimination on basis of race, ethnicity, age, sex, gender, health or disability; First Amendment rights; due process and equal protection; abortion rights; privacy. Measures concerning abortion rights and procedures may fall under Health policy area.
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Failed
January 17, 2019
Type
Cloture Motion
Senate Roll Call Votes
Summary

No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2019

This bill modifies provisions relating to federal funding for, and health insurance coverage of, abortions.

Specifically, the bill prohibits the use of federal funds for abortions or for health coverage that includes abortions. Such restrictions extend to the use of funds in the budget of the District of Columbia. Additionally, abortions may not be provided in a federal health care facility or by a federal employee.

Historically, language has been included in annual appropriations bills for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that prohibits the use of federal funds for abortions—such language is commonly referred to as the Hyde Amendment. Similar language is also frequently included in appropriations bills for other federal agencies and the District of Columbia. The bill makes these restrictions permanent and extends the restrictions to all federal funds (rather than specific agencies).

The bill's restrictions regarding the use of federal funds do not apply in cases of rape, incest, or where a physical disorder, injury, or illness endangers a woman's life unless an abortion is performed. The Hyde Amendment provides the same exceptions.

The bill also prohibits qualified health plans from including coverage for abortions. Currently, qualified health plans may cover abortion, but the portion of the premium attributable to abortion coverage is not eligible for subsidies.

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Amendments (1)
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Actions (7)
01/17/2019
Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 48 - 47. Record Vote Number: 7. (CR S288)
01/17/2019
Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (CR S288)
01/16/2019
Cloture motion on the motion to proceed presented in Senate. (CR S247-248)
01/16/2019
Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (CR S247)
01/11/2019
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 11.
01/10/2019
Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
01/10/2019
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Jan 11, 2019 5:40:18 AM
Updated
Dec 15, 2020 3:28:57 PM