On August 3, the U.S. Senate failed to garner the 60 votes needed to pass S.1881, a bill to defund Planned Parenthood. The vote tally can be found below. The bill was introduced as a response to the videos which show Planned Parenthood top officials discussing the sale of aborted baby body parts to undercover investigators. Many of the videos can be viewed on NJRTL’s website. Leaders in the U.S. Senate have vowed to bring the bill back at a later date. Both of NJ’s two U.S. Senators shamefully voted No on this bill. Please contact them and express your disapproval with their vote and urge them to support the bill when it comes back again for a vote. Also contact your Member of Congress and urge them to vote to defund Planned Parenthood.
Senator Robert Menendez
Wash.D.C. office 202 224-4744
NJ offices: 973 645-3030, 856 757-5353
Senator Cory Booker
Wash. D.C. office: 202 224-3224
NJ offices: 973 639 8700, 856 338-8922
Contact your Member of Congress and urge them to support legislation to defund Planned Parenthood.
Call the Capitol switchboard during regular business hours at 202 224-3121, provide your town, state and zip code and ask the operator the name, address and phone number of your Congressional Representative. You can also ask to be connected directly to their D.C. office. You can obtain the name and contact information of your Congressional Representative at the following web address: http:www.house.gov
U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 114th Congress – 1st Session as compiled through Senate LIS by the Senate Bill Clerk under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate
Question: On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed (Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S. 1881 )
Vote Number: 262 Vote Date: August 3, 2015, 05:36 PM
Required For Majority: 3/5 (60 votes) Vote Result: Cloture on the Motion to Proceed Rejected
Measure Number: S. 1881
Measure Title: A bill to prohibit Federal funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
Not Voting 1
Grouped By Vote Position
Yea = Vote to Defund Planned Parenthood
Donnelly (D-IN) Enzi (R-WY)
Murkowski (R-AK) Paul (R-KY)
Nay= Vote to Use Taxpayer dollars to fund Planned Parenthood
Heinrich (D-NM) Heitkamp (D-ND)
Nelson (D-FL) Peters (D-MI)
Not Voting – 1