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11-HR2059 on May 31, 2011

Bill Sponsorship: Prohibition on Funding to United Nations Population Fund
Source: H.R.2059
A BILL: To prohibit funding to the United Nations Population Fund.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives: Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of State may not make a contribution to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

[Explanation from Wikipedia.com]: UNFPA has been accused of providing support for government programs which have promoted forced-abortions and coercive sterilizations. Controversies regarding these allegations have resulted in a sometimes shaky relationship between the organization and the US government, with three presidential administrations, that of Ronald Reagan, George H. Bush and George W. Bush withholding funding from the UNFPA.

From 2002 through 2008, the Bush Administration denied funding to UNFPA that had already been allocated by the US Congress, partly on the grounds that the UNFPA supported Chinese government programs which include forced abortions and coercive sterilizations, thus violating the Kemp-Kasten Amendment.

UNFPA says it "does not provide support for abortion services". Its charter includes a strong statement condemning coercion. UNFPA's connection to China's administration of forced abortions was disputed by investigations carried out by various US, UK, and UN teams sent to examine UNFPA activities in China. A three-person US State Department fact-finding team was sent on a two week tour throughout China, concluding that it found "no evidence that UNFPA has supported or participated in the management of a program of coercive abortion or involuntary sterilization in China," as has been charged by critics. However, according to then-Secretary of State Colin Powell, the UNFPA contributed vehicles and computers to the Chinese to carry out their population control policies.

The EU and Japan decided to fill the gap left behind by the US. In America, nonprofit organizations worked to compensate for the loss of US federal funding by raising private donations.

    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Question 1: Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Abortion
  • Headline: Prohibiting forced abortions by UN Population Fund (Score: -1)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill prohibiting forced abortions by UN Fund (Score: -1)

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.

Democrats participating in 11-HR2059

Mike McIntyre s1sNorth Carolina Democrat 
Collin Peterson s1sMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/Labor 

Republicans participating in 11-HR2059

Sandy Adams s1sFlorida Republican (Lost 2012 primary) 
Todd Akin s1sMissouri Republican (Senate run 2012) 
Steve Austria s1sOhio Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Michele Bachmann s1sMinnesota Republican 
Spencer Bachus s1sAlabama Republican 
Lou Barletta s1sPennsylvania Republican 
Dan Benishek s1sMichigan Republican 
Gus Bilirakis s1sFlorida Republican 
Diane Black s1sTennessee Republican 
Marsha Blackburn s1sTennessee Republican 
Jo Bonner s1sAlabama Republican 
Larry Bucshon s1sIndiana Republican 
Ann Marie Buerkle s1sNew York Republican 
Dan Burton s1sIndiana Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Ken Calvert s1sCalifornia Republican 
Quico Canseco s1sTexas Republican 
John Carter s1sTexas Republican 
Bill Cassidy s1sLA Republican Challenger 
Steve Chabot s1sOhio Republican 
John Howard Coble s1sNorth Carolina Republican 
Mike Coffman s1sColorado Republican 
Chip Cravaack s1sMinnesota Republican 
Rick Crawford s1sArkansas Republican 
Scott DesJarlais s1sTennessee Republican 
Jeff Duncan s1sSouth Carolina Republican 
Jimmy Duncan s1sTennessee Republican 
Renee Ellmers s2pNorth Carolina Republican 
Blake Farenthold s1sTexas Republican 
Stephen Fincher s1sTennessee Republican 
John Fleming s1sLouisiana Republican 
Bill Flores s1sTexas Republican 
Randy Forbes s1sVirginia Republican 
Jeff Fortenberry s1sNebraska Republican 
Virginia Foxx s1sNorth Carolina Republican 
Trent Franks s1sArizona Republican 
Elton Gallegly s1sCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Scott Garrett s1sNew Jersey Republican 
Samuel Graves s1sMissouri Republican 
Tom Graves s1sGeorgia Republican 
Tim Griffin s1sArkansas Republican 
Vicky Hartzler s1sMissouri Republican 
Tim Huelskamp s1sKansas Republican 
Bill Huizenga s1sMichigan Republican 
Randy Hultgren s1sIllinois Republican 
Bill Johnson s1sOhio Republican 
Sam Johnson s1sTexas Republican 
Walter Beaman Jones s1sNorth Carolina Republican 
Jim Jordan s1sOhio Republican 
Mike Kelly s1sPennsylvania Republican 
Peter King s1sNew York Rep./Ind./Cons./Right-To-Life 
Steve King s1sIowa Republican 
John Kline s1sMinnesota Republican 
Doug Lamborn s1sColorado Republican 
James Lankford s1sOklahoma Republican 
Bob Latta s1sOhio Republican 
Connie Mack s1sFL Former Republican Senator (until 2000) 
Donald Manzullo s1sIllinois Republican (Lost 2012 Primary) 
Kenny Marchant s1sTexas Republican 
Tom Marino s1sPennsylvania Republican 
Michael McCaul s1sTexas Republican 
Thad McCotter s1sMichigan Republican 
Patrick McHenry s1sNorth Carolina Republican 
David McKinley s1sWest Virginia Republican 
Mick Mulvaney s1sSouth Carolina Republican 
Tim Murphy s1sPennsylvania Republican 
Randy Neugebauer s1sTexas Republican 
Alan Nunnelee s1sMississippi Republican 
Steven Palazzo s1sMississippi Republican 
Mike Pence s1sIN Republican Governor 
Joseph Pitts s1sPennsylvania Republican 
Ted Poe s1sTexas Republican 
Mike Pompeo s1sKansas Republican 
Bill Posey s1sFlorida Republican 
Ben Quayle s1sArizona Republican (lost 2012 primary) 
Scott Rigell s1sVirginia Republican 
David Rivera s1sFlorida Republican 
Martha Roby s1sAlabama Republican 
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen s1sFlorida Republican 
Peter Roskam s1sIllinois Republican 
Dennis Ross s1sFlorida Republican 
Steve Scalise s1sLA Republican challenger 
Jean Schmidt s1sOhio Republican (Lost 2012 Primary) 
David Schweikert s1sArizona Republican 
Tim Scott s1sSC Republican Senator-Appointee 
James Sensenbrenner s1sWisconsin Republican 
John Shimkus s1sIllinois Republican 
Bill Shuster s1sPennsylvania Republican 
Christopher Smith s1sNew Jersey Republican 
Cliff Stearns s1sFlorida Republican (Lost 2012 primary) 
Glenn Thompson s1sPennsylvania Republican 
Bob Turner s1sNew York Former Republican 
Joe Walsh s1sIllinois Republican 
Joe Wilson s1sSouth Carolina Republican 

Independents participating in 11-HR2059

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 2
Republicans: 93
Independents: 0

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