2015 U.S. Senate Bill Descriptions

Bill Number Title Summary Position Action
S. Res. 312 National Pregnancy Center Week Resolution A resolution designating the week beginning November 8, 2015, as “National Pregnancy Center Week” to recognize the vital role that community-supported pregnancy centers (also known as pregnancy care and pregnancy resource centers) play in saving lives and serving women and men faced with difficult pregnancy decisions. Against Non-sponsor
S.Amdt. 2139 to S.Amdt. 2089 to S. 1177 Scholarships for Kids Amendment To allow States to let Federal funds for the education of disadvantaged children follow low-income children to the accredited or otherwise State-approved public school, private school, or supplemental educational services program they attend. Against Vote Against
H.R. 36 Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Prohibits abortion of unborn child that is 20 weeks or greater in age except where necessary to save the lfie of a pregnant woman, where the pregnancy is the result of rape of an adult woman and the woman has received counseling or medical treatment for the rape, or where the pregancy is the result of rape or incest against a minor and has been reported to a law enforcement agency or government agency. Against Vote Against in Cloture
S. 352 EACH Act Amends Internal Revenue Code to expand religious exemptions from health coverage mandate of PPACA for individuals who rely solely on a religious method of healing Against Non-sponsor
S. 667 Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act of 2015 Prohibits fed government and state with fed funding, from discriminating against child welfare service provider that declines to provide, facilitate, or refer for a child welfare service that conflicts with the provider’s sincerely held religious beliefs Against Non-sponsor
S. 1382 Every Child Deserves a Family Act Prohibits adoption or foster care placement servies entites that receive federal assistance from discriminating on the basis of the sexual orientation, gender idenity, or marital status of any prospective adoptice or foster parent, or the sexual orientation or gender identify of the child involved For Sponsor
S. 1598 First Amendment Defense Act To prevent discriminatory treatment of any person on the basis of views held in accordance with religious belief or moral conviction that marriage is or should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman. Against Non-sponsor
S. 1858 Equality Act To prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation, and for other purposes. For Sponsor
S. 1919 Health Care Conscience Rights Act Amends title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to declare that nothing in that title requires an individual to purchase individual health insurance coverage that includes coverage of an abortion or other item or service to which the individual has a moral or religious objection, or prevent an issuer from offering coverage excluding such item or service to that individual. Against Non-sponsor
S. 2171 Scholarships for Opportunity and Results (SOAR) Reauthorization Act A bill to reauthorize the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act, and for other purposes. Against Non-sponsor