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S. 2043 - Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 2012

Health. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to provide religious conscience protections for individuals and organizations. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been introduced. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 2012

S. 2043 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
A bill to amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to provide religious conscience protections for individuals and organizations. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to provide religious conscience protections for individuals and organizations.
Other Titles
  • Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 2012
Sponsor
Marco Rubio
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Health
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Family planning and birth control
  • Health care costs and insurance
  • Health care coverage and access
  • Health promotion and preventive care
  • Religion
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Major Actions
Introduced1/30/2012
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced1/30/2012
1/30/2012Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

$381,868
$631,585
$6,864,752
$7,878,205
47% more
$2,115,619
$1,684,796
$7,742,721
$11,543,136
4 Organizations Supported and 5 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 2012

4 organizations supported this bill

Center for Moral Clarity
Center for Moral Clarity (2012, February 3). Action Alert! Sen. Rubio Striking Back Against Religious Liberty . Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Center for Moral Clarity.
Home School Legal Defense Association
Home School Legal Defense Association (n.d.). S. 2043—Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Home School Legal Defense Association.
John Birch Society
Shibler, Ann (2012, February 22). Restore Religious Freedom in America . Retrieved July 16, 2012, from John Birch Society.
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW YORK & FAMILY LIFE /RESPECT LIFE OFFICE (2012, May 9). Federal Issues. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW YORK FAMILY LIFE /RESPECT LIFE OFFICE.

5 organizations opposed this bill

American Association of University Women
American Association of University Women (2012, February 14). Letter to Senate Opposing All Attempts to Limit Women’s Access to Contraceptives. Retrieved April 6, 2015, from American Association of University Women.
California Family Health Council
California Family Health Council (n.d.). Take Action: Keep Exemptions for Birth Control Narrow - Oppose S. 2043 . Retrieved July 16, 2012, from California Family Health Council.
Center for Reproductive Rights
Center for Reproductive Rights (n.d.). Reject the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, S. 2043. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Center for Reproductive Rights.
NARAL Pro-Choice America
NARAL Pro-Choice America (n.d.). Tell Congress: No More Attacks on Birth-Control Coverage . Retrieved July 16, 2012, from NARAL Pro-Choice America.
National Women's Law Center
National Women's Law Center (2012, February 9). The Rubio Bill Would Allow Any Employer to Take Away Women’s Insurance Coverage of Contraception, Harming the Health of Women and Their Families. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from National Women's Law Center.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 112th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2012.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$2,000
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$42,050$54,861
Kelly AyotteRNH$84,766$16,650
John BarrassoRWY$29,950$2,500
Max BaucusDMT$2,750$80,150
Mark BegichDAK$6,500$36,150
Michael F. BennetDCO$25,700$83,422
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$2,500$1,000
Richard BlumenthalDCT$20,750$44,250
Roy BluntRMO$121,466$32,800
John BoozmanRAR$48,845$11,900
Barbara BoxerDCA$36,880$1,407,622
Scott P. BrownRMA$647,014$38,350
Sherrod BrownDOH$38,550$550,213
Richard BurrRNC$54,900$19,950
Maria CantwellDWA$12,944$159,308
Ben CardinDMD$9,200$47,725
Tom CarperDDE$5,650$17,950
Bob CaseyDPA$8,500$52,737
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$368,198$23,500
Daniel CoatsRIN$53,250$8,000
Tom CoburnROK$100,093$2,500
William Thad CochranRMS$6,550$2,000
Susan M. CollinsRME$72,300$122,091
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$5,000
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$5,050$40,399
Bob CorkerRTN$67,780$63,090
John CornynRTX$158,115$50,900
Mike CrapoRID$700$4,750
Jim DeMintRSC$283,220$18,250
Dick DurbinDIL$15,000$39,700
Mike EnziRWY$8,000$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$19,500$253,574
Al FrankenDMN$27,568$109,108
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$59,244$1,599,088
Lindsey GrahamRSC$21,808$23,360
Chuck GrassleyRIA$44,100$24,550
Kay R. HaganDNC$18,450$662,881
Tom HarkinDIA$17,393$53,580
Orrin G. HatchRUT$30,450$21,750
Dean HellerRNV$154,387$9,000
John HoevenRND$14,100$5,010
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$42,600$3,500
Jim InhofeROK$62,975$9,400
Dan InouyeDHI$1,400$20,900
Johnny IsaksonRGA$26,950$8,500
Mike JohannsRNE$20,246$6,750
Ron JohnsonRWI$156,257$13,800
Tim JohnsonDSD$500$14,750
John F. KerryDMA$14,735$89,374
Mark KirkRIL$250,950$113,000
Amy KlobucharDMN$6,544$297,101
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$5,750$0
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$24,480$181,377
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$5,250$44,150
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$3,475$18,550
Mike LeeRUT$40,320$250
Carl LevinDMI$8,900$42,150
Joe LiebermanICT$0$400
Dick LugarRIN$22,250$5,250
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$9,800$1,250
John McCainRAZ$173,143$8,800
Claire McCaskillDMO$28,744$1,347,915
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$255,983$36,325
Bob MenéndezDNJ$13,350$66,999
Jeff MerkleyDOR$28,350$86,651
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$5,500$102,008
Jerry MoranRKS$19,300$6,450
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$1,250$500
Patty MurrayDWA$18,450$601,097
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$2,000$8,400
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$12,200$82,890
Rand PaulRKY$275,840$7,672
Rob PortmanROH$115,048$16,000
Mark L. PryorDAR$1,750$1,000
John "Jack" ReedDRI$11,000$3,750
Harry ReidDNV$26,450$132,694
Jim RischRID$182,256$1,750
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$107,149$4,800
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$14,450$6,250
Marco RubioRFL$959,373$33,475
Bernie SandersIVT$2,450$45,226
Chuck SchumerDNY$22,800$68,214
Jeff SessionsRAL$58,320$6,150
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$16,530$1,048,558
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$4,850$12,450
Olympia J. SnoweRME$21,050$49,767
Debbie StabenowDMI$15,894$489,215
Jon TesterDMT$6,800$282,834
John ThuneRSD$274,578$11,150
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,369,625$45,700
Mark UdallDCO$23,200$68,000
Tom UdallDNM$15,060$51,300
David VitterRLA$211,051$19,525
Mark R. WarnerDVA$26,650$57,150
Jim WebbDVA$0$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$15,783$24,850
Roger F. WickerRMS$82,225$12,400
Ron WydenDOR$12,200$23,150

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$2,000
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$42,050$54,861
Kelly AyotteRNH$84,766$16,650
John BarrassoRWY$29,950$2,500
Max BaucusDMT$2,750$80,150
Mark BegichDAK$6,500$36,150
Michael F. BennetDCO$25,700$83,422
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$2,500$1,000
Richard BlumenthalDCT$20,750$44,250
Roy BluntRMO$121,466$32,800
John BoozmanRAR$48,845$11,900
Barbara BoxerDCA$36,880$1,407,622
Scott P. BrownRMA$647,014$38,350
Sherrod BrownDOH$38,550$550,213
Richard BurrRNC$54,900$19,950
Maria CantwellDWA$12,944$159,308
Ben CardinDMD$9,200$47,725
Tom CarperDDE$5,650$17,950
Bob CaseyDPA$8,500$52,737
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$368,198$23,500
Daniel CoatsRIN$53,250$8,000
Tom CoburnROK$100,093$2,500
William Thad CochranRMS$6,550$2,000
Susan M. CollinsRME$72,300$122,091
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$5,000
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$5,050$40,399
Bob CorkerRTN$67,780$63,090
John CornynRTX$158,115$50,900
Mike CrapoRID$700$4,750
Jim DeMintRSC$283,220$18,250
Dick DurbinDIL$15,000$39,700
Mike EnziRWY$8,000$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$19,500$253,574
Al FrankenDMN$27,568$109,108
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$59,244$1,599,088
Lindsey GrahamRSC$21,808$23,360
Chuck GrassleyRIA$44,100$24,550
Kay R. HaganDNC$18,450$662,881
Tom HarkinDIA$17,393$53,580
Orrin G. HatchRUT$30,450$21,750
Dean HellerRNV$154,387$9,000
John HoevenRND$14,100$5,010
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$42,600$3,500
Jim InhofeROK$62,975$9,400
Dan InouyeDHI$1,400$20,900
Johnny IsaksonRGA$26,950$8,500
Mike JohannsRNE$20,246$6,750
Ron JohnsonRWI$156,257$13,800
Tim JohnsonDSD$500$14,750
John F. KerryDMA$14,735$89,374
Mark KirkRIL$250,950$113,000
Amy KlobucharDMN$6,544$297,101
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$5,750$0
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$24,480$181,377
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$5,250$44,150
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$3,475$18,550
Mike LeeRUT$40,320$250
Carl LevinDMI$8,900$42,150
Joe LiebermanICT$0$400
Dick LugarRIN$22,250$5,250
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$9,800$1,250
John McCainRAZ$173,143$8,800
Claire McCaskillDMO$28,744$1,347,915
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$255,983$36,325
Bob MenéndezDNJ$13,350$66,999
Jeff MerkleyDOR$28,350$86,651
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$5,500$102,008
Jerry MoranRKS$19,300$6,450
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$1,250$500
Patty MurrayDWA$18,450$601,097
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$2,000$8,400
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$12,200$82,890
Rand PaulRKY$275,840$7,672
Rob PortmanROH$115,048$16,000
Mark L. PryorDAR$1,750$1,000
John "Jack" ReedDRI$11,000$3,750
Harry ReidDNV$26,450$132,694
Jim RischRID$182,256$1,750
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$107,149$4,800
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$14,450$6,250
Marco RubioRFL$959,373$33,475
Bernie SandersIVT$2,450$45,226
Chuck SchumerDNY$22,800$68,214
Jeff SessionsRAL$58,320$6,150
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$16,530$1,048,558
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$4,850$12,450
Olympia J. SnoweRME$21,050$49,767
Debbie StabenowDMI$15,894$489,215
Jon TesterDMT$6,800$282,834
John ThuneRSD$274,578$11,150
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,369,625$45,700
Mark UdallDCO$23,200$68,000
Tom UdallDNM$15,060$51,300
David VitterRLA$211,051$19,525
Mark R. WarnerDVA$26,650$57,150
Jim WebbDVA$0$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$15,783$24,850
Roger F. WickerRMS$82,225$12,400
Ron WydenDOR$12,200$23,150

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Republican/Conservative$6,864,752
Education$631,585
Churches, clergy & religious organizations$381,868

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Women's issues$7,742,721
Abortion policy/Pro-Abortion Rights$2,115,619
Health, Education & Human Resources$1,684,796
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