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115th Congress    }                                      {      Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session      }                                      {       115-5

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 PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL (H.R. 7) TO PROHIBIT TAXPAYER 
                            FUNDED ABORTIONS

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  January 23, 2017.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be 
                                printed

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               Ms. Cheney, from the Committee on Rules, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                       [To accompany H. Res. 55]

    The Committee on Rules, having had under consideration 
House Resolution 55, by a record vote of 8 to 4, report the 
same to the House with the recommendation that the resolution 
be adopted.

                SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS OF THE RESOLUTION

    The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 7, the No 
Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full 
Disclosure Act of 2017, under a closed rule. The resolution 
provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by 
the Majority Leader and the Minority Leader or their respective 
designees. The resolution waives all points of order against 
consideration of the bill. The resolution provides that the 
bill shall be considered as read. The resolution waives all 
points of order against provisions in the bill. The resolution 
provides one motion to recommit.

                         EXPLANATION OF WAIVERS

    Although the resolution waives all points of order against 
consideration of the bill, the Committee is not aware of any 
points of order. The waiver is prophylactic in nature.
    Although the resolution waives all points of order against 
provisions in the bill, the Committee is not aware of any 
points of order. The waiver is prophylactic in nature.

                            COMMITTEE VOTES

    The results of each record vote on an amendment or motion 
to report, together with the names of those voting for and 
against, are printed below:

Rules Committee record vote No. 15

    Motion by Ms. Slaughter to report an open rule. Defeated: 
4-8

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mr. Cole........................................          Nay   Ms. Slaughter.....................          Yea
Mr. Woodall.....................................          Nay   Mr. McGovern......................          Yea
Mr. Burgess.....................................          Nay   Mr. Hastings of Florida...........          Yea
Mr. Collins.....................................          Nay   Mr. Polis.........................          Yea
Mr. Byrne.......................................  ............
Mr. Newhouse....................................          Nay
Mr. Buck........................................          Nay
Ms. Cheney......................................          Nay
Mr. Sessions, Chairman..........................          Nay
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Rules Committee record vote No. 16

    Motion by Ms. Slaughter to amend the rule to make in order 
and provide the appropriate waivers to following amendments 
offered en bloc: amendment # 1, offered by Rep. Norton (DC) and 
Rep. Peters (CA) and Rep. Chu (CA) and Rep. Lee (CA) and Rep. 
Jayapal (WA) and Rep. Grijalva (AZ), which allows the District 
of Columbia to spend its local funds on abortion services for 
low-income women, and strikes the bill's applicability to the 
District of Columbia government; amendment # 2 by Rep. Lee (CA) 
and Rep. DeGette (CO) and Rep. Chu (CA) and Rep. Johnson (GA) 
and Rep. Jayapal (WA) and Rep. Slaughter (NY) and Rep. 
Schakowsky (IL), which expresses the sense of the Congress that 
women, not the employers of such women, nor politicians, should 
be making their own decisions regarding abortion and decisions 
that might impact access to or coverage of abortion care 
services; and amendment #3 by Rep. Schakowsky (IL) and Rep. 
DeGette (CO) and Rep. Keating (MA) and Rep. Chu (CA) and Rep. 
Johnson (GA) and Rep. Jayapal (WA) and Rep. Grijalva (AZ) and 
Rep. Slaughter (NY), which stipulates that H.R. 7 cannot take 
effect if it would reduce access to comprehensive reproductive 
health services. Defeated: 4-8

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mr. Cole........................................          Nay   Ms. Slaughter.....................          Yea
Mr. Woodall.....................................          Nay   Mr. McGovern......................          Yea
Mr. Burgess.....................................          Nay   Mr. Hastings of Florida...........          Yea
Mr. Collins.....................................          Nay   Mr. Polis.........................          Yea
Mr. Byrne.......................................  ............
Mr. Newhouse....................................          Nay
Mr. Buck........................................          Nay
Ms. Cheney......................................          Nay
Mr. Sessions, Chairman..........................          Nay
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Rules Committee record vote No. 17

    Motion by Mr. Cole to report the rule. Adopted: 8-4

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mr. Cole........................................          Yea   Ms. Slaughter.....................          Nay
Mr. Woodall.....................................          Yea   Mr. McGovern......................          Nay
Mr. Burgess.....................................          Yea   Mr. Hastings of Florida...........          Nay
Mr. Collins.....................................          Yea   Mr. Polis.........................          Nay
Mr. Byrne.......................................  ............
Mr. Newhouse....................................          Yea
Mr. Buck........................................          Yea
Ms. Cheney......................................          Yea
Mr. Sessions, Chairman..........................          Yea
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