S. 2578 - Protect Women's Health From Corporate Interference Act of 2014

Health. 113th Congress (2013-2014) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to ensure that employers cannot interfere in their employees' birth control and other health care decisions. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill was voted on in the Senate on July 16, 2014 
Amendments:
2 proposed amendments. View amendments 
Senate Vote: On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed S. 2578

DID NOT PASS on July 16, 2014.

3/5 required to pass

voted YES: 56 voted NO: 43
1 voted present/not voting

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Protect Women's Health From Corporate Interference Act of 2014

S. 2578 — 113th Congress (2013–2014)

Summary
A bill to ensure that employers cannot interfere in their employees' birth control and other health care decisions. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to ensure that employers cannot interfere in their employees' birth control and other health care decisions.
Other Titles
  • Protect Women's Health From Corporate Interference Act of 2014
  • Protect Women's Health From Corporate Interference Act of 2014
Sponsor
Patty Murray
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Health
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Comprehensive health care
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Department of Labor
  • Department of the Treasury
  • Employee benefits and pensions
  • Family planning and birth control
  • Health care costs and insurance
  • Health care coverage and access
  • Health promotion and preventive care
  • Religion
  • Women's health
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Major Actions
Introduced7/09/2014
Amendments (2 proposed)
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
currently selectedSenateOn Cloture on the Motion to Proceed S. 25787/16/2014This motion DID NOT PASS the Senate
56 voted YES 43 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced7/09/2014
7/09/2014Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
7/09/2014Introduced in Senate
Put on a legislative calendar7/10/2014Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 459.
7/14/2014Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
7/14/2014Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate.
7/15/2014Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
7/16/2014Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
7/16/2014Motion by Senator Reid to reconsider the vote by which cloture was not invoked on the motion to proceed to the measure (Record Vote No. 228) entered in Senate.
7/16/2014
7/16/2014Senate amendment submitted
7/16/2014
7/16/2014Senate amendment submitted
currently selectedVote7/16/2014On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed S. 2578
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
S. Amdt. 3558Vitter, David [R-LA]July 16, 2014Offered on July 15, 2014.

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S. Amdt. 3559Vitter, David [R-LA]July 16, 2014Offered on July 15, 2014.

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Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

3.4 times as much
$2,530,650
$10,190,152
$7,206,950
$10,627,250
$2,451,417
$39,250
$266,665
$33,312,334
$61,544
$9,043,639
$491,557
$215,710
$9,812,450
8 Organizations Supported and 7 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Protect Women's Health From Corporate Interference Act of 2014

8 organizations supported this motion

AFL-CIO
Samuel, William (2014, July 14). Letter to Senators in Support of the Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act (S. 2578). Retrieved September 19, 2014, from AFL-CIO.
American Civil Liberties Union
Murphy, Laura W., Thompson, Ian S. & Usova, Georgeanne M. (2014, July 15). ACLU Urges “YES” Vote on Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S. 2578, the Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act. Retrieved July 18, 2014, from American Civil Liberties Union.
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
ACOG (2014, July 9). ACOG Statement in Support of the Protect Women's Health from Corporate Interference Act. Retrieved July 17, 2014, from American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Americans United for Separation of Church and State
Americans United for Separation of Church and State (2014, July 16). Americans United Blasts ‘Disgraceful’ Senate Vote On Workers’ Access To Birth Control. Retrieved July 18, 2014, from Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
NARAL Pro-Choice America
NARAL Pro-Choice America (n.d.). Call Your Senators: Vote for the Not My Boss' Business Act. Retrieved July 18, 2014, from NARAL Pro-Choice America.
National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
Loretta Kane (2014, July 9). New Legislation Could Restore Health Care Coverage Threatened by Supreme Court Decision in Hobby Lobby Case. Retrieved July 17, 2014, from NLIRH.
National Women's Law Center
NWLC (2014, June 9). NWLC Applauds Introduction of Legislation Reinstating Women's Access to Birth Control Coverage. Retrieved July 17, 2014, from NWLC.
Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood (2014, July 9). Planned Parenthood Action Fund Urges Congress to Pass Bill to Protect Women's Access to Birth Control. Retrieved July 17, 2014, from Planned Parenthood.

7 organizations opposed this motion

American Family Association of Pennsylvania
AFAofPA (2014, July 16). Action Alert – Ask Senators to Oppose Attack on Religious Freedom. Retrieved July 17, 2014, from AFAofPA.
Concerned Women for America
Nance, Penny Young (2014, July 0). CWA Letter Opposing S 2578. Retrieved July 18, 2014, from Concerned Women for America.
Heritage Action for America
Heritage Action (2014, July 16). "No" on the Protect Women's Health from Corporate Interference Act. Retrieved July 17, 2014, from Heritage Action.
National Association of Evangelicals
Gonzales, Heather & Carey, Galen (2014, July 15). NAE Letter Opposing S 2578. Retrieved July 18, 2014, from National Association of Evangelicals.
National Right to Life Committee
Dave Andrusko (2014, July 17). Why Defeating S.2578 is Vitally Important to Pro-Lifers. Retrieved July 24, 2014, from NRL.
Southern Baptist Convention
Bob Allen (2014, July 11). SBC Leader Opposes Legislation to Reverse Hobby Lobby Ruling. Retrieved July 24, 2014, from ABP News.
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
St. Mary Ann Walsh (2014, July 14). Cardinal O'Malley, Archbishop Lori to Senate: Oppose Bill that Attacks Religious Freedom. Retrieved July 17, 2014, from USCCB.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2014.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$142,350$29,400No
Kelly AyotteRNH$124,600$139,944No
Tammy BaldwinDWI$1,656,744$16,200Yes
John BarrassoRWY$361,476$19,400No
Mark BegichDAK$414,759$3,550Yes
Michael F. BennetDCO$350,599$5,472Yes
Richard BlumenthalDCT$197,850$3,000Yes
Roy BluntRMO$293,429$150,244No
Cory A. BookerDNJ$217,717$17,358Yes
John BoozmanRAR$88,635$53,948No
Barbara BoxerDCA$1,505,152$9,680Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$1,104,446$16,300Yes
Richard BurrRNC$258,245$60,700No
Maria CantwellDWA$236,459$2,750Yes
Ben CardinDMD$305,784$5,500Yes
Tom CarperDDE$102,850$2,400Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$274,955$7,000Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$15,975$500No
Daniel CoatsRIN$62,000$62,650No
Tom CoburnROK$102,172$84,093No
William Thad CochranRMS$49,059$8,500No
Susan M. CollinsRME$176,612$22,150Yes
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$244,651$8,150Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$220,709$45,470No
John CornynRTX$395,188$117,255No
Mike CrapoRID$76,902$0No
Ted CruzRTX$177,364$1,637,620No
Joe DonnellyDIN$148,829$11,250Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$191,193$3,550Yes
Mike EnziRWY$107,750$2,000No
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$279,020$1,000Yes
Deb FischerRNE$90,364$221,950No
Jeff FlakeRAZ$155,000$1,353,039No
Al FrankenDMN$399,776$10,534Yes
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$1,641,394$32,450Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$91,387$56,066No
Chuck GrassleyRIA$149,410$48,650No
Kay R. HaganDNC$1,126,843$5,575Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$76,203$250Yes
Orrin G. HatchRUT$295,297$31,450No
Martin HeinrichDNM$344,416$11,400Yes
Heidi HeitkampDND$273,215$2,263Yes
Dean HellerRNV$150,750$137,837No
Mazie K. HironoDHI$485,279$1,500Yes
John HoevenRND$33,550$19,900No
Jim InhofeROK$19,450$48,025No
Johnny IsaksonRGA$176,000$26,250No
Mike JohannsRNE$2,500$1,000No
Ron JohnsonRWI$139,805$163,590No
Tim JohnsonDSD$17,050$0Yes
Tim KaineDVA$785,336$21,950Yes
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$59,365$700Yes
Mark KirkRIL$389,611$179,799Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$365,174$1,900Yes
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$439,183$8,515Yes
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$93,950$250Yes
Mike LeeRUT$25,650$103,817No
Carl LevinDMI$7,500$0Yes
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$176,863$2,400Yes
Ed MarkeyDMA$342,805$6,250Yes
John McCainRAZ$121,754$187,843No
Claire McCaskillDMO$1,642,624$19,050Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$514,476$271,744No
Bob MenéndezDNJ$249,349$2,750Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$206,685$5,210Yes
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$195,108$1,000Yes
Jerry MoranRKS$78,450$13,700No
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$32,250$2,750Yes
Chris MurphyDCT$613,270$5,050Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$886,561$4,037Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$226,346$7,250Yes
Rand PaulRKY$246,926$492,508No
Rob PortmanROH$217,700$136,396No
Mark L. PryorDAR$200,927$12,350Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$77,900$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$618,691$8,250No
Jim RischRID$15,250$53,502No
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$130,650$101,967No
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$3,500$0Yes
Marco RubioRFL$171,135$1,137,324No
Bernie SandersIVT$330,435$2,000Yes
Brian SchatzDHI$75,681$3,100Not Voting
Chuck SchumerDNY$497,364$7,200Yes
Tim ScottRSC$162,800$278,812No
Jeff SessionsRAL$17,250$4,200No
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$1,078,026$6,725Yes
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$39,800$4,850No
Debbie StabenowDMI$706,276$8,200Yes
Jon TesterDMT$499,074$6,800Yes
John ThuneRSD$106,994$224,753No
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$224,627$1,516,834No
Mark UdallDCO$482,146$9,400Yes
Tom UdallDNM$155,639$7,200Yes
David VitterRLA$207,450$160,726No
John E. WalshDMT$62,013$5,100Yes
Mark R. WarnerDVA$252,976$3,900Yes
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$3,174,743$38,425Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$102,640$500Yes
Roger F. WickerRMS$76,633$16,700No
Ron WydenDOR$373,615$0Yes

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$142,350$29,400No
Kelly AyotteRNH$124,600$139,944No
Tammy BaldwinDWI$1,656,744$16,200Yes
John BarrassoRWY$361,476$19,400No
Mark BegichDAK$414,759$3,550Yes
Michael F. BennetDCO$350,599$5,472Yes
Richard BlumenthalDCT$197,850$3,000Yes
Roy BluntRMO$293,429$150,244No
Cory A. BookerDNJ$217,717$17,358Yes
John BoozmanRAR$88,635$53,948No
Barbara BoxerDCA$1,505,152$9,680Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$1,104,446$16,300Yes
Richard BurrRNC$258,245$60,700No
Maria CantwellDWA$236,459$2,750Yes
Ben CardinDMD$305,784$5,500Yes
Tom CarperDDE$102,850$2,400Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$274,955$7,000Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$15,975$500No
Daniel CoatsRIN$62,000$62,650No
Tom CoburnROK$102,172$84,093No
William Thad CochranRMS$49,059$8,500No
Susan M. CollinsRME$176,612$22,150Yes
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$244,651$8,150Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$220,709$45,470No
John CornynRTX$395,188$117,255No
Mike CrapoRID$76,902$0No
Ted CruzRTX$177,364$1,637,620No
Joe DonnellyDIN$148,829$11,250Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$191,193$3,550Yes
Mike EnziRWY$107,750$2,000No
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$279,020$1,000Yes
Deb FischerRNE$90,364$221,950No
Jeff FlakeRAZ$155,000$1,353,039No
Al FrankenDMN$399,776$10,534Yes
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$1,641,394$32,450Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$91,387$56,066No
Chuck GrassleyRIA$149,410$48,650No
Kay R. HaganDNC$1,126,843$5,575Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$76,203$250Yes
Orrin G. HatchRUT$295,297$31,450No
Martin HeinrichDNM$344,416$11,400Yes
Heidi HeitkampDND$273,215$2,263Yes
Dean HellerRNV$150,750$137,837No
Mazie K. HironoDHI$485,279$1,500Yes
John HoevenRND$33,550$19,900No
Jim InhofeROK$19,450$48,025No
Johnny IsaksonRGA$176,000$26,250No
Mike JohannsRNE$2,500$1,000No
Ron JohnsonRWI$139,805$163,590No
Tim JohnsonDSD$17,050$0Yes
Tim KaineDVA$785,336$21,950Yes
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$59,365$700Yes
Mark KirkRIL$389,611$179,799Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$365,174$1,900Yes
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$439,183$8,515Yes
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$93,950$250Yes
Mike LeeRUT$25,650$103,817No
Carl LevinDMI$7,500$0Yes
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$176,863$2,400Yes
Ed MarkeyDMA$342,805$6,250Yes
John McCainRAZ$121,754$187,843No
Claire McCaskillDMO$1,642,624$19,050Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$514,476$271,744No
Bob MenéndezDNJ$249,349$2,750Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$206,685$5,210Yes
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$195,108$1,000Yes
Jerry MoranRKS$78,450$13,700No
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$32,250$2,750Yes
Chris MurphyDCT$613,270$5,050Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$886,561$4,037Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$226,346$7,250Yes
Rand PaulRKY$246,926$492,508No
Rob PortmanROH$217,700$136,396No
Mark L. PryorDAR$200,927$12,350Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$77,900$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$618,691$8,250No
Jim RischRID$15,250$53,502No
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$130,650$101,967No
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$3,500$0Yes
Marco RubioRFL$171,135$1,137,324No
Bernie SandersIVT$330,435$2,000Yes
Brian SchatzDHI$75,681$3,100Not Voting
Chuck SchumerDNY$497,364$7,200Yes
Tim ScottRSC$162,800$278,812No
Jeff SessionsRAL$17,250$4,200No
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$1,078,026$6,725Yes
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$39,800$4,850No
Debbie StabenowDMI$706,276$8,200Yes
Jon TesterDMT$499,074$6,800Yes
John ThuneRSD$106,994$224,753No
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$224,627$1,516,834No
Mark UdallDCO$482,146$9,400Yes
Tom UdallDNM$155,639$7,200Yes
David VitterRLA$207,450$160,726No
John E. WalshDMT$62,013$5,100Yes
Mark R. WarnerDVA$252,976$3,900Yes
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$3,174,743$38,425Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$102,640$500Yes
Roger F. WickerRMS$76,633$16,700No
Ron WydenDOR$373,615$0Yes

Interest Groups that supported this motion

$ Donated
Women's issues$10,627,250
Other physician specialists$10,190,152
Democratic/Liberal$7,206,950
Health care services$2,530,650
Abortion policy/Pro-Abortion Rights$2,451,417
Labor Unions$266,665
Human Rights$39,250

Interest Groups that opposed this motion

$ Donated
Republican/Conservative$9,043,639
Churches, clergy & religious organizations$491,557
Abortion policy/Anti-Abortion$215,710
Christian Conservative$61,544
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