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13-H0725 on Feb 14, 2013

Bill Sponsorship: Real Education for Healthy Youth Act
Source: H.R.725 / S.372
Award competitive grants to provide adolescents with comprehensive sex education to:
  1. replicate evidence-based sex education programs,
  2. substantially incorporate elements of evidence-based sex education programs, or
  3. create a demonstration project based on generally accepted characteristics of effective sex education programs.
Prohibits federal funds provided under this Act from being used for health education programs that:
  1. deliberately withhold life-saving information about HIV;
  2. are medically inaccurate or have been scientifically shown to be ineffective;
  3. promote gender stereotypes;
  4. are insensitive and unresponsive to the needs of sexually active youth or lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender youth; or
  5. are inconsistent with the ethical imperatives of medicine and public health.

Opponent's argument against bill: (Nick Wing on Huffington Post) An abstinence-only effort, introduced the same day, the Abstinence Education Reallocation Act, stands as an effective counter to the Democratic-backed Real Education for Healthy Youth Act.

According to the text of the abstinence-only bill, sex education programs would need to be "medically accurate" and teach the "skills and benefits of sexual abstinence as the optimal sexual health behavior for youth" in order to qualify for grant money. The bill also calls for applicable programs to focus on the "holistic health, economic, and societal benefits that can be gained by refraining from non-marital sexual activity," as well as to provide an "understanding of how drugs, alcohol, and the irresponsible use of social media can influence sexual decision-making and can contribute to risky and often aggressive sexual behavior."

Also see the related Senate bill S.0372 in Senate and opposition bill H.R.718

    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 comprehensive sex ed for sexually-active adolescents (Score: -1)
  • Headline 2: Comprehensive sex ed for sexually-active adolescents (Score: -1)

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Democrats participating in 13-H0725

Karen Bass s2oCalifornia DemocratFeb 15, 2013
Earl Blumenauer s2oOregon DemocratFeb 14, 2013
Suzanne Bonamici s2oOregon DemocratFeb 14, 2013
Judy Chu s2oCalifornia DemocratFeb 14, 2013
Yvette Clarke s2oNew York DemocratFeb 14, 2013
Steve Cohen s2oTennessee DemocratMar 15, 2013
John Conyers s2oMichigan DemocratFeb 14, 2013
Susan Davis s2oCalifornia DemocratFeb 14, 2013
Peter Defazio s2oOregon DemocratMar 12, 2013
Diana DeGette s2oColorado DemocratFeb 14, 2013
Rosa DeLauro s2oConnecticut DemocratMar 5, 2013
Ted Deutch s2oFlorida DemocratFeb 14, 2013
Keith Ellison s2oMinnesota DemocratFeb 15, 2013
Sam Farr s2oCalifornia DemocratApr 10, 2013
Lois Frankel s2oFlorida DemocratJun 18, 2013
Raul Grijalva s2oArizona DemocratFeb 14, 2013
Janice Hahn s2oCalifornia Democrat (retiring 2016)Jun 17, 2013
Alcee Hastings s2oFlorida DemocratFeb 14, 2013
Rush Holt s2oNew Jersey Democrat (retiring 2014)Feb 14, 2013
Mike Honda s2oCalifornia DemocratFeb 14, 2013
Eddie Bernice Johnson s2oTexas DemocratMay 8, 2013
James Langevin s2oRhode Island DemocratApr 10, 2013
Rick Larsen s2oWashington DemocratFeb 14, 2013
Barbara Lee s1pCalifornia DemocratFeb 14, 2013
John Lewis s2oGeorgia DemocratFeb 14, 2013
Zoe Lofgren s2oCalifornia DemocratFeb 14, 2013
Alan Lowenthal s2oCalifornia DemocratMay 7, 2013
Carolyn Maloney s2oNew York Democrat/LiberalJul 11, 2013
Betty McCollum s2oMinnesota DemocratFeb 14, 2013
Jim McDermott s2oWashington DemocratFeb 14, 2013
Jim McGovern s2oMassachusetts DemocratMar 5, 2013
Jerry McNerney s2oCalifornia DemocratMar 13, 2013
Gwen Moore s2oWisconsin DemocratFeb 14, 2013
James Moran s2oVirginia Democrat (retiring 2014)Feb 14, 2013
Jerrold Nadler s2oNew York Dem./Lib./Working-FamiliesFeb 14, 2013
Grace Napolitano s2oCalifornia DemocratMar 12, 2013
Eleanor Holmes Norton s2oDistrict of Columbia DemocratFeb 14, 2013
Beto O`Rourke s2oTexas DemocratSep 9, 2013
Chellie Pingree s2oMaine DemocratFeb 14, 2013
Mark Pocan s2oWisconsin DemocratMar 12, 2013
David Eugene Price s2oNorth Carolina DemocratMar 5, 2013
Mike Quigley s2oIllinois DemocratMar 12, 2013
Charles Rangel s2oNew York Dem./Lib. (retiring 2016)Feb 14, 2013
Lucille Roybal-Allard s2oCalifornia DemocratFeb 14, 2013
Jan Schakowsky s2oIllinois DemocratFeb 14, 2013
Allyson Schwartz s2oPA Democratic ChallengerJun 5, 2013
Bobby Scott s2oVirginia DemocratMar 5, 2013
Jose Serrano s2oNew York Democrat/LiberalOct 16, 2013
Albio Sires s2oNew Jersey DemocratFeb 14, 2013
Louise Slaughter s2oNew York DemocratFeb 14, 2013
Jackie Speier s2oCalifornia DemocratFeb 14, 2013
Mark Takano s2oCalifornia DemocratFeb 15, 2013
Dina Titus s2oNevada DemocratOct 8, 2013
Debbie Wasserman Schultz s2oFlorida DemocratFeb 14, 2013
Maxine Waters s2oCalifornia DemocratFeb 14, 2013

Republicans participating in 13-H0725

Independents participating in 13-H0725

Donna Christensen s2oVirgin Islands Governor candidate 2014Feb 14, 2013

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 55
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1

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