Life Advocacy Briefing

November 7, 2022

Reflections / Voting Record Index 2021-22


CONSIDERING THAT ‘ABORTION’ IS SUPPOSED TO BE A TOP TOPIC in the November, 2022, elections – in the wake of the Supreme Court’s momentous, long-overdue overturning of Roe v. Wade – 2022 was a year of remarkably little Congressional activity on issues related to the right to life, following a tumultuous 2021. Still, voting records of our Congressional Representatives and Senators for the two-year Congress are definitional, and we present them here, as is our custom at this point in the biennium.

We acknowledge in advance that we may have made an error or two in our Voting Record Index, and we apologize for any error we may have made here. But we have done our best to provide this information to our readers for your assessment of your own federal lawmakers as to their commitment to the cause of Life or to its intentional destruction.


Voting Record Index 2021-22


  1. Procedural Motion to end debate on HRes-147 – Rule for Consideration of HR-5 – Feb. 24, 2021 – Adopted 219-211

  2. HRes-147 – Rule for Consideration of HR-5 – Feb. 24, 2021 – Adopted 218-208  

  3. HR-5 – ‘Equality’ Act – Feb. 25, 2021 – Passed 224-206

  4. HRes-233 – Removing 1982 Deadline for Ratification of ‘Equal Rights Amendment’ – March 16, 2021 – Adopted 216-204

  5. Procedural Motion to Recommit HR-51 to Committee – April 22, 2021 – Failed 205-215

  6. HR-51 – Granting Statehood to the District of Columbia – April 22, 2021 – Adopted 216-208

  7. Procedural Motion to Table Reconsideration of HR-51 – April 22, 2021 – Adopted 292-123

  8. Procedural Motion to Suspend Rules & Pass HR-239 as if an emergency – June 15, 2021 – Failed at 240-188, needing a 2/3 vote to be adopted

  9. HR-239 – Requiring Taxpayers to Cover Contraceptives (of any type) for Veterans – June 24, 2021 – Passed 240-188

  10. Procedural Motion to Recommit HR-4502 to Committee – July 29, 2021 – Failed 208-217

  11. HR-4502 – Appropriation for Dept. of Health & Human Services excluding Hyde Amendment – July 29, 2021 – Passed 219-208

  12. Procedural Motion to Table Motion to Reconsider Vote on HR-4502 – July 29, 2021 – Adopted 219-209

  13. HR-3755 – ‘Women’s Health Protection Act’ (Enacting Roe by Statute) – Sept. 24, 2021 – Passed 218-211

  14. HR-8296 & 8297 – Make Abortion Legal – Rule for Consideration (Procedural) – July 13, 2022 – Adopted 217-204

  15. HR-8296 & 8297 – Make Abortion Legal – End Debate & Vote (Procedural) – July 13, 2022 – Adopted 218-208

  16. HR-8296 – Make Abortion Legal – Final Passage – July 15, 2022 – Passed 219-210

  17. HR-8297 – Interfere with State Laws Pertaining to Cross-Border Abortions – Final Passage – July 15, 2022 – Passed 223-205

HOUSE VOTING RECORD INDEX – Listed by Position and State

100% pro-Life: Aderholt, Moore, Palmer/AL; Gosar/AZ; Crawford, Westerman/AR; Issa/CA; Buck, Lamborn/CO; Cammack, Donalds, Franklin, Mast, Posey, Steube, Webster/FL; Allen, Carter, Greene, Hice, A.Scott/GA; LaHood, Miller/IL; Baird, Banks, Pence/IN; Feenstra, Hinson/IA; Estes, LaTurner, Mann/KS; Barr, Comer, Massie/KY; Scalise/LA; Harris/MD; Bergman/MI; Fischbach/MN; Guest, Kelly, Palazzo/MS; Hartzler, Smith/MO; Rosendale/MT; Bacon/NE; Smith/NJ; Zeldin/NY; Bishop, Budd, Cawthorn, Foxx, Hudson, Murphy/NC; Chabot, Davidson, Johnson, Latta, Wenstrup/OH; Hern, Mullin/OK; Joyce, Perry, Reschenthaler/PA; Duncan, Rice/SC; Burchett, DesJarlais, Harshbarger, Kustoff, Rose/TN; Arrington, Carter, Cloud, Fallon, Gohmert, Gooden, Jackson, McCaul, Nehls, Pfluger, Roy, Sessions, Weber, Williams/TX; Cline, Good, Griffith, Wittman/VA; Herrera-Beutler/WA; Miller, Mooney/WV; Fitzgerald, Grothman, Steil, Tiffany/WI. (All are Republicans.)

100% pro-life with absences: Brooks(n)/AL; Biggs(h), Lesko(m)/AZ; LaMalfa(e)/CA; Boebert(c,j,o)/CO; Gaetz(d), Waltz(d)/FL; Clyde(e,f,g), Ferguson(g), Loudermilk(g)/GA; Fulcher(i), Simpson(d,g)/ID; Spartz(n,o)/IN; Higgins(g,j,k,l), Johnson(g,i)/LA; Huizenga(g)/MI; Smith(e,f,g)/NE; Herrell(n,o)/NM; Stefanik(e)/NY; Rouzer(k)/NC; Armstrong(d)/ND; Gibbs(e,g), Jordan(k,l)/OH; Smucker(i)/PA; Norman(j), Rice(n)/SC; Green(g)/TN; Babin(f,g), Granger(n)/TX. (All are Republicans.) (absent votes are cited via lowercase letters)

Mostly pro-life­: Carl[G], Rogers[G]/AL; Schweikert[G]/AZ; Hill[G], Womack[G]/AR; Calvert[G](b), Garcia[G], Kim[H,I], McCarthy[H,I], McClintock[E], Obernolte[G,H,I], Steel[G,H,I], Valadao[G]/CA; Bilirakis[G], Buchanan[G], Diaz-Balart[G], Dunn[G], Gimenez[G,H,I], Rutherford[G], Salazar[G,H,I]/FL; Bost[G,H,I], R.Davis[H,I](b), Kinzinger[G,H,I,Q]/IL; Bucshon[G], Hollingsworth[I]/IN; Miller-Meeks[G,H,I]/IA; Guthrie[G], Rogers[G]/KY; Graves[G]/LA; McClain[H], Meijer[G], Moolenaar[G], Upton[G,H,I,Q], Walberg[G]/MI; Emmer[G], Stauber[G](b)/MN; Graves[G], Long[G], Luetkemeyer[G], Wagner[G]/MO; Amodei[G]/NV; VanDrew[G,H,I]/NJ; Garbarino[G], Jacobs[G], Katko[C,G,H,I], Malliotakis[G,H,I], Tenney[G]/NY; McHenry[G]/NC; Balderson[G](d), Gonzalez[G,H,I,p,q], Joyce[G,I], Turner[G]/OH; Bice[G], Cole[G], Lucas[G]/OK; Bentz[G]/OR; Fitzpatrick[C,G,H,I,Q], Keller[G], Kelly[G], Meuser[I](e), Thompson[G]/PA; Mace[H,I(q)], Timmons[G], Wilson[G](d)/SC; Johnson[G]/SD; Fleischmann[G]/TN; Brady[G](d,n), Burgess[I], Crenshaw[H,I](g), Gonzales[G,H,I], Taylor[G], VanDuyne[G](i)/TX; Curtis[G], Moore[G], Owens[G], Stewart[G]/UT; Newhouse[H,I], Rodgers[G]/WA; McKinley[G]/WV; Gallagher[G]/WI; Cheney[G](m,p,q)/WY. (All are Republicans.)

Mostly anti-Life: Cuellar[M,P]/TX. (Mr. Cuellar is a Democrat.) (pro-Life votes are listed by Uppercase letters):

100% anti-Life: Sewell/AL; Gallego, Grijalva, Kirkpatrick, O’Halleran, Stanton/AZ; Aguilar, Barragon, Bass, Bera, Brownley, Carbajal, Cardenas, Chu, Correa, Costa, DeSaulnier, Eshoo, Garamendi, Gomez, Harder, Huffman, Jacobs, Khanna, Lee, Levin, Lieu, Lofgren, Lowenthal, McNerney, Napolitano, Panetta, Peters, Porter, Roybal-Allard, Ruiz, Sanchez, Schiff, Sherman, Speier, Swalwell, Takano, Thompson, Torres, Waters/CA; Crow, DeGette, Neguse, Perlmutter/CO; Courtney, DeLauro, Hayes, Himes, Larson/CT; Blunt-Rochester/DE; Castor, Crist, Demings, Deutch, Frankel, Soto, Wasserman-Schultz, Wilson/FL; Bishop, Bourdeaux, Johnson, McBath, D.Scott, Williams/GA; Case, Kahele/HI; Bustos, Casten, Foster, Garcia, Kelly, Krishnamoorthi, Newman, Quigley, Rush, Schakowsky, Schneider, Underwood/IL; Carson, Mrvan/IN; Axne/IA; Davids/KS; Yarmuth/KY; Pingree/ME; Hoyer, Mfume, Ruppersberger, Sarbanes, Trone/MD; Auchincloss, Clark, Lynch, McGovern, Moulton, Neal, Pressley, Trahan/MA; Dingell, Kildee, Lawrence, Slotkin, Stevens/MI; Craig, McCollum, Omar, Philips/MN; Thompson/MS; Bush/MO; Horsford, Lee, Titus/NV; Kuster, Pappas/NH; Gottheimer, Kim, Malinowski, Norcross, Pallone, Pascrell, Payne, Sherrill, Sires, Watson-Coleman/NJ; Leger-Fernandez, Stansbury/NM; Espaillat, Higgins, Jeffries, Jones, C.Maloney, S.Maloney, Meeks, Meng, Morelle, Nadler, Rice, Suozzi, Tonko, Torres, Velazquez/NY; Adams, Butterfield, Manning, Price, Ross/NC; Beatty, Ryan/OH; Blumenauer, Bonamici, Schrader/OR; Boyle, Cartwright, Dean, Doyle, Evans, Houlahan, Lamb, Scanlon, Wild/PA; Cicilline, Langevin/RI; Clyburn/SC; Cohen, Cooper/TN; Allred, Castro, Doggett, Escobar, Fletcher, Garcia, Green, Jackson-Lee, Johnson, Veasey/TX; Welch/VT; Beyer, Connolly, Luria, McEachin, Scott, Spanberger, Wexton/VA; DelBene, Jayapal, Kilmer, Larsen, Schreier, Smith, Strickland/WA; Kind, Moore, Pocan/WI. (All are Democrats.)

100% anti-Life with absences: Matsui(b), Pelosi*(a,b,d,e,g,h,i,j,l), Vargas(e)/CA; Lawson(m), Murphy(d,e)/FL; D.Davis(n)/IL; Golden(d)/ME; Brown(k)/MD; Raskin(j)/MD; Keating(b)/MA; Levin(j), Tlaib(f)/MI; Cleaver/e/MO; Clarke(b), Ocasio-Cortez(e,o)/NY; Kaptur(b)/OH; DeFazio(h)/OR; Gonzalez(g)/TX; (All are Democrats.) *The Speaker of the House traditionally does not vote; Mrs. Pelosi chose to vote on six roll calls: c,f,k,m,p, q; in each case, she voted anti-Life. (absent votes are cited via lowercase letters)

Members who have been elected to fill vacancies after the beginning of the 2021 session:

Republican Rep. Julia Letlow/LA voted anti-Life on roll call G, and otherwise voted pro-Life after taking office April 14, 2021.

Democratic Rep. Troy Carter/LA voted 100% anti-Life on all Life-related roll calls, beginning with H, after taking office May 11, 2021.

Republican Rep. Jake Ellzey/TX voted pro-Life on all Life-related roll calls, beginning with M, after taking office July 30, 2021.

Democratic Rep. Shontel Brown/OH voted 100% anti-Life on all Life-related roll calls, beginning with N, after taking office Nov. 4, 2021.

Democratic Rep. Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick/FL voted 100% anti-Life on all Life-related roll calls, beginning with N, after taking office Jan. 18, 2022.

Republican Rep. Mayra Flores/TX voted 100% pro-Life on all Life-related roll calls, beginning with N, after taking office June 21, 2022.

Republican Rep. Brad Finstad/MN took office Aug. 12, 2022, and Republican Rep. Joe Sempolinski/NY took office Sept. 13, 2022, both after the latest Life-related roll call published by Life Advocacy.


  1. Sasse Amendment to Budget Reconciliation Bill to Add Born-Alive Abortion Survivor Protection – Feb. 4, 2021 – Failed 52-48 (needing 60 Yes)

  2. Paul Amendment to Exclude Planned Parenthood from Covid Relief Funding – March 6, 2021 – Failed 47-51

  3. Motion to Discharge Nomination of Xavier Becerra (HHS Secretary) from Committee – March 11, 2021 – Adopted 51-48

  4. Motion to Close Debate on Nomination of Xavier Becerra – March 17, 2021 – Adopted 50-49

  5. Confirmation of Xavier Becerra – March 18, 2021 – Confirmed 50-49

  6. Motion to Close Debate on Nomination of Vivek Murthy (Surgeon General) – March 23, 2021 – Adopted 57-43

  7. Confirmation of Vivek Murthy – March 23, 2021 – Confirmed 57-43

  8. Motion to Close Debate on Nomination of Rachel Levine (HHS Ass’t Secretary) – March 24, 2021 – Adopted 52-48

  9. Confirmation of Rachel Levine – March 24, 2021 – Confirmed 57-43

  10. Motion to Close Debate on Nomination of Vanita Gupta (Assoc. Atty. Gen.) – April 21, 2021 – Adopted 51-49

  11. Confirmation of Vanita Gupta – April 21, 2021 – Confirmed 51-49

  12. Motion to Discharge Committee on Nomination of Chiquita Brooks-LaSure (Chief, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) – May 12, 2021 – Adopted 51-48

  13. Motion to End Debate on Nomination of Chiquita Brooks-LaSure – May 24, 2021 – Adopted 52-43

  14. Confirmation of Chiquita Brooks-LaSure – May 25, 2021 – Confirmed 55-44

  15. Braun Amendment to Bar NIH $ for Human-Animal Experimentation – May 26, 2021 – Failed 48-49

  16. Motion to End Debate on Nomination of Kiran Ahuja (Dir., Personnel Mgmt.) – June 22, 2021 – Adopted 50-50 + 51st “yes” vote by V.P. Harris*

  17. Confirmation of Kiran Ahuja – June 22, 2021 – Confirmed 50-50 + 51st “yes” vote by V.P. Harris*

  18. Motion to End Debate on Nomination of Tracy Stone-Manning (Dir., Bureau of Land Mgmt.) – Sept. 30, 2021 – Adopted 50-48

  19. Confirmation of Tracy Stone-Manning – Sept. 30, 2021 – Confirmed 50-45

  20. Discharge Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson from Judiciary Committee – April 4, 2022 – Adopted 53-47

  21. Motion to End Debate on Nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson – April 7, 2022 – Adopted 53-47

  22. Confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson (Supreme Court Justice) – April 7, 2022 – Confirmed 53-47

  23. Motion to proceed to SJRes-41 (Rubio) to disapprove rule making abortionists eligible for family planning funds – April 27, 2022 – Failed 49-49

  24. Motion to proceed to S-4132 –Legalizing abortion-on-demand via federal statute – May 11, 2022 – Failed 49-51    

*The Vice President, who presides over the Senate, is granted authority by the Constitution to cast a vote in order to break a tie.

SENATE VOTING RECORD INDEX – Listed by Position and State

(anti-Life votes are cited via Uppercase letters; absent votes are cited via lowercase letters)

100% pro-Life: Shelby/AL; Boozman & Cotton/AR; Rubio & Scott/FL; Crapo & Risch/ID; Braun/IN; Ernst & Grassley/IA; McConnell/KY; Hyde-Smith & Wicker/MS; Hawley/MO; Daines/MT; Fischer & Sasse/NE; Cramer & Hoeven/ND; Inhofe & Lankford/OK; Graham & Scott/SC; Rounds & Thune/SD; Hagerty/TN; Lee/UT; Capito/WV; Johnson/WI; Barrasso & Lummis/WY. All Republicans.

100% pro-Life with absences: Tuberville(s)/AL; Young(m)/IN; Paul(r,s)/KY; Kennedy(n)/LA; Tillis(o)/NC; Toomey(b)/PA; Blackburn(o,s)/TN; Cornyn(r,s) & Cruz(m)/TX. All Republicans.

Mostly pro-Life: Sullivan[F,G](b)/AK; Marshall[F,G] & Moran[L](m,s)/KS; Cassidy[F,G]/LA; Blunt[M,N]/MO; Burr[N](c)/NC; Portman[F,G]/OH; Romney[F,G,T,U,V]/UT. All Republicans.

(pro-Life votes are cited via Uppercase letters; absent votes are cited via lowercase letters)

Mostly anti-Life: Murkowski[A,C,D,E,L,O,P,Q,R,S,X]/AK; Collins[A,B,J,K,O,P,R,S,X]/ME; Casey[except A]/PA; Manchin[except A,W,X](o)/WV. Murkowski & Collins are Republicans; Casey & Manchin are Democrats.

100% anti-Life with absences: Murphy(w)/CT; Hirono(d,e)/HI; Heinrich(l)/NM; Wyden(w)/OR; Murray(m)/WA. All Democrats.

100% anti-Life: Kelly & Sinema/AZ; Feinstein & Padilla/CA; Bennet & Hickenlooper/CO; Blumenthal/CT; Carper & Coons/DE; Ossoff & Warnock/GA; Schatz/HI; Duckworth & Durbin/IL; King/ME; Cardin & VanHollen/MD; Markey & Warren/MA; Peters & Stabenow/MI; Klobuchar & Smith/MN; Tester/MT; Cortez-Masto & Rosen/NV; Hassan & Shaheen/NH; Booker & Menendez/NJ; Lujan/NM; Gillibrand & Schumer/NY; Brown/OH; Merkley/OR; Reed & Whitehouse/RI; Leahy & Sanders/VT; Kaine & Warner/VA; Cantwell/WA; Baldwin/WI. All are Democrats, though Mr. King terms himself an “independent” but caucuses with the Democratic Party.