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13-H0718 on Feb 15, 2013

Bill Sponsorship: Abstinence Education Reallocation Act
Source: S.13 / H.R.718
Congressional Summary:Authorizes the Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to award grants for qualified sexual risk avoidance education to youth and their parents. Requires such education to meet certain criteria, including:
  1. being age-appropriate, medically accurate, and evidence-based;
  2. teaching the skills and benefits of sexual abstinence as the optimal sexual health behavior for youth; and
  3. teaching the benefits of refraining from nonmarital sexual activity, the advantage of reserving sexual activity for marriage, and the foundational components of a healthy relationship.
Gives priority to programs that serve youth ages 12 to 19 and that will promote the protective benefits of parent-child communication regarding healthy sexual decisionmaking.

Opponent's argument against bill: (Nick Wing on Huffington Post) How much could it cost to keep teenagers from having sex? More than $100 million per year over the course of five years would be a good starting place, according to the Abstinence Education Reallocation Act. The bill seeks to award $550 million in Affordable Care Act grants over five years to programs that provide teenagers with abstinence-only education.

The abstinence-only effort stands as an effective counter to the Democratic-backed Real Education for Healthy Youth Act. Introduced the same day as the Abstinence Education Reallocation Act, the bill seeks to "expand comprehensive sex education programs in schools and ensure that federal funds are spent on effective, age-appropriate, medically accurate programs." The legislation would also set down guidelines calling for sexual health programs that receive federal funding to feature LGBT-inclusive language on a variety of issues, reject gender stereotypes and provide accurate information about HIV.

Also see the related Senate bill S.0013 in Senate and opposition bill H.R.725

    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 4. Question 4: Keep God in the public sphere Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Education
  • Headline: Sponsored $110M per year to teach abstinence in public schools (Score: 1)
  • Headline 2: $110M per year to teach abstinence in public schools (Score: 1)

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  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
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  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.

Democrats participating in 13-H0718

Dan Lipinski s2oIllinois DemocratFeb 14, 2013
Mike McIntyre s2oNorth Carolina Democrat (retiring 2014)May 3, 2013

Republicans participating in 13-H0718

Michele Bachmann s2oMinnesota Republican (retiring 2014)Jun 11, 2013
Jim Bridenstine s2oOklahoma RepublicanApr 26, 2013
Steve Daines s2oMontana Republican (Senate run 2014)Apr 19, 2013
Jeff Duncan s2oSouth Carolina RepublicanFeb 25, 2013
Jimmy Duncan s2oTennessee RepublicanSep 17, 2013
Stephen Fincher s2oTennessee RepublicanFeb 25, 2013
John Fleming s2oLA Republican Senate candidateMar 14, 2013
Bill Flores s2oTexas RepublicanMar 21, 2013
Randy Forbes s2oVirginia RepublicanApr 9, 2013
Jeff Fortenberry s2oNebraska RepublicanApr 9, 2013
Trent Franks s2oArizona RepublicanJul 15, 2013
Cory Gardner s2oCO Republican Senate challengerMar 4, 2013
Trey Gowdy s2oSouth Carolina RepublicanJul 8, 2013
Andy Harris s2oMaryland RepublicanApr 19, 2013
Randy Hultgren s1pIllinois RepublicanFeb 14, 2013
Bill Johnson s2oOhio RepublicanFeb 25, 2013
Steve King s2oIowa RepublicanFeb 25, 2013
Jack Kingston s2oGA Republican ChallengerJul 15, 2013
Doug LaMalfa s2oCalifornia RepublicanMay 9, 2013
James Lankford s2oOK Republican Senate challengerJul 15, 2013
Billy Long s2oMissouri RepublicanFeb 25, 2013
Blaine Luetkemeyer s2oMissouri RepublicanMar 4, 2013
Kenny Marchant s2oTexas RepublicanFeb 25, 2013
Mark Meadows s2oNorth Carolina RepublicanJul 23, 2013
Jeff Miller s2oFlorida RepublicanFeb 25, 2013
Markwayne Mullin s2oOklahoma RepublicanFeb 25, 2013
Randy Neugebauer s2oTexas RepublicanMar 21, 2013
Kristi Noem s2oSouth Dakota RepublicanMar 7, 2013
Rich Nugent s2oFlorida RepublicanMay 3, 2013
Alan Nunnelee s2oMississippi Republican (deceased 2015)Mar 4, 2013
Steve Pearce s2oNew Mexico RepublicanJul 23, 2013
Joseph Pitts s2oPennsylvania RepublicanMar 14, 2013
Mike Pompeo s2oKansas RepublicanJul 23, 2013
Dennis Ross s2oFlorida RepublicanMar 4, 2013
Steve Scalise s2oLA Republican challengerFeb 25, 2013
Steve Stivers s2oOhio RepublicanFeb 25, 2013
Pat Tiberi s2oOhio RepublicanFeb 25, 2013
Brad Wenstrup s2oOhio RepublicanApr 19, 2013
Lynn Westmoreland s2oGeorgia RepublicanFeb 25, 2013
Joe Wilson s2oSouth Carolina RepublicanMar 7, 2013
Robert Wittman s2oVirginia RepublicanApr 12, 2013
Todd Young s2oIN Republican Senate ChallengerJul 23, 2013

Independents participating in 13-H0718

Charles Boustany s2oLA U.S. Rep and Republican Senate ChallengerMay 9, 2013
Tim Griffin s2oAR GOP Lt.Gov ChallengerSep 17, 2013

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 2
Republicans: 42
Independents: 2

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