Scorecard for the House and Senate on Votes during the First Session of the 108th Congress on Issues Effecting the Family
- Family Research Institute
October 21, 2003

Scorecard Legend

- .Voted Against FRC Position
+ .Voted With FRC Position on All Votes
p .Present Not Voting
s .Speaker Did Not Vote
n .Did Not Vote
Not in Office

House Membership Changes
during this session
Ed Case (DEM-2nd-HI) Elected January 4, 2003
Randy Neugebauer (REP-TX) replaced
Larry Combest (REP-TX) June 5, 2003

Senate Membership Changes
Lisa Murkowski (REP-AK) Appointed December 20, 2002



1 Encouraging Marriage and Abstinence
act, would provide $50 million per year for abstinenceuntil-marriage programs and provide over $200 million over 6 years for programs that promote healthy marriages
Passed 2/13/2003
FRC Supported this Bill


2 Allowing Human Cloning for Experimental Purposes Introduced by Representative James Greenwood (R-PA) this amendment (H. AMDT.5 to H.R. 534) would alter the definition of human cloning. The amendment would essentially overturn H.R. 534 and allow so-called "therapeutic cloning" for experimental purposes. It would ban cloning for a live birth, but would allow the cloning of
human embryos for experimentation and destruction. Failed 2/27/03
FRC Opposed this Amendment

3.Ban the creation of and trafficking
in cloned human embryos, both embryonic and experimental.

Introduced by Representative Dave Weldon (R-FL), this bill (H.R. 534) would
It would also ban the importation of "any product derived from" cloned human embryos. This bill would establish both criminal and civil penalties for cloning.
Passed 2/27/2003
FRC Supported this Bill

 

 

Massachusetts House ..........1......2......3
Member
..............................................Vote

John Olver..........................-........-.......-

Richard Neal.......................-........-.......-

James McGovern................-........-......-

Barney Frank......................-.........-......-

Marty Meehan....................-.........-......-

John Tierney......................-........-.......-

Edward Markey..................-.........-.......-

Michael Capuano..............N.........-.......-

Stephen Lynch...................-..........-......+

William Delahunt...............-..........-......-

     

4 Targeting Peaceful Pro-Life Protestors for Prosecution Introduced by Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) this amendment (H.AMDT.11 to H.R. 975) targeted prolife, peaceful protestors.
It contained a provision that would prevent non-violent protestors who have been sued
by abortion providers from discharging the fines in bankruptcy, while leaving other debtors unaffected.
FRC Opposed this Amendment

5 Prioritization of Abstinence for Global HIV/AIDS Programs
Sponsored by Representative Joseph Pitts (R-PA) this amendment (H.AMDT.111 to H.R. 1298) requires that at least 33 percent of HIV/AIDS prevention funds be
used for abstinence-until-marriage programs.Taking note of Uganda's success with their ABC program (prioritization
of abstinence, being faithful in relationships, and condoms as the last alternative), where they first promoted abstinence as a way to decrease the number of HIV/AIDS
victims, this bill requires that abstinence education be a
FRC Supported this Amendment

6 Allowing Abortions on Military Bases
Introduced by Representative Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) this amendment (H.AMDT.141 to H.R. 1588) would
repeal current law prohibiting overseas military hospitals and medical clinics from performing privately-funded
Failed 5/22/2003
FRC Opposed this Amendment

 



Massachusetts House ..........4......5......6
Member
..............................................Vote

John Olver..........................-........-.......-

Richard Neal.......................-........-.......-

James McGovern................-........-......-

Barney Frank......................-.........-......-

Marty Meehan....................-.........-......-

John Tierney......................-........-.......-

Edward Markey..................-.........-.......-

Michael Capuano...............-........-........-

Stephen Lynch..................+........-......+

William Delahunt...............-..........-......-

 


7. Allowing Partial Birth Abortion
Introduced by Representative James Greenwood (R-PA), This bill (H.AMDT.141 to H.R. 760) would render a ban on partial-birth abortions ineffective because courts have interpreted "health exceptions" to include anything from acne to depression. This allowed Representatives to vote against banning partial-birth abortions while appearing to support such a ban.
Failed 6/4/2003
FRC Opposed this Amendment

8 Banning Partial-Birth Abortion
Introduced by Representative Steve Chabot (R-OH), this bill (H.R.760) bans the procedure commonly known as partial-birth abortion. The bill includes findings that challenge the evidence used by the Supreme Court to overturn a state ban on partial-birth abortion in Stenberg v. Carhart.
Passed 6/4/2003
FRC Supported this Bill

9 Repealing the Death Tax
Introduced by Representative Thomas Reynolds (R-NY) this resolution (H. Res. 281) essentially requests the immediate
consideration of H.R. 8, a bill that would make the repeal of the death tax permanent.
Passed 6/18/2003
FRC Supported this Resolution

 

 

Massachusetts House ..........7......8......9
Member
..............................................Vote

John Olver..........................-........-.......-

Richard Neal.......................-.......+.......-

James McGovern................-........-......-

Barney Frank......................-.........-......-

Marty Meehan....................-.........-.......-

John Tierney......................-.........-.......-

Edward Markey..................-.........-.......-

Michael Capuano...............-........-........-

Stephen Lynch...................-.......+........-

William Delahunt...............-........-........-




10 De-Funding Sex-Studies at the National Institute of Health
Introduced by Representative Patrick Toomey (R-PA), this amendment (H.AMDT.221 to H.R. 2660) would have stopped the National Institutes of Health from funding five specific grants. Four of the grants are explicit sexual
studies, primarily studying gay, bisexual and trans-gendered activities. These, along with a study of Panda habitats, will cost over $1.7 million dollars to the American taxpayer.
Failed 7/10/03
FRC Supported this Amendment

11 Opposing UNFPA and Forced Abortions
Introduced by Congressmen Chris Smith (R-NJ), James Oberstar (D-MN), and Henry Hyde (R-IL), this amendment
(H.AMDT.235 to H.R. 1950, the State Department authorization bill) stripped an amendment by Congressman Joe Crowley (D-NY) that provided extra funding to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
and reversed legislative language that prohibits funding abortion internationally.
Passed 7/15/03
FRC Supported this Amendment

12 Increasing Funding for the National Endowment for the Arts
Introduced by Congressman Louise Slaughter (D-NY), this amendment (H.AMDT.254 to H.R. 2691) increased
funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) by $10 million. The NEA has consistently funded, produced,
and distributed morally objectionable art that frequently included attacks on religion, traditional art forms, and families. The NEA has also been a forum for the promotion
of homosexuality, pornography and other sexually explicit material.
Passed 7/17/03
FRC Opposed this Amendment

13 Prohibiting Faith-Based Organizations from Providing Education Services
Failed 7/24/03 FRC Opposed this
Introduced by Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey (D-CA),
this amendment (H.AMDT.321 to H.R. 2210, the School Readiness Act) would have stripped civil rights protections
for faith-based organizations participating in the Head Start program. Under H.R. 2210, religious organizations would be allowed to hire employees on a religious basis.
This amendment would have rescinded this right.


 


Massachusetts.......10......11......12......13
House Member
..............................................

John Olver...............-........-.........-........-

Richard Neal...........-..........-.......-.........-

James McGovern.....-.........-.......-.........-

Barney Frank...........-.........-........-........-

Marty Meehan..........-.........-.........-.......-

John Tierney............-.........-.........-.......-

Edward Markey........-.........-.........-.......-

Michael Capuano.....-.........-........-........-

Stephen Lynch.........-..........-.......-........-

William Delahunt.....-.........-........-........-



 

     

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