About the July – December 2022 Family Sentiment Scorecard

These are the 14 votes that passed in the House from July to December 2022 which affect the Family.

Name, Bill #, RC # Description Result Why this should be considered as Pro-Family or Anti-Family AFP Opinion
Appropriations Act

HR 8294 (RC 383)

This bill provides FY2023 appropriations for 6 of the 12 regular FY2023 appropriations bills for federal departments and agencies. Jul 20, 2022

Passed House

Yea: 220

Nay: 207

Twelve appropriations bills should be presented for the approval of Congress. By bundling the appropriations, increasing budgets beyond the COVID increases, forbidding amendments and not covering expenses with revenue, Congress puts the nation further in debt and more beholden to foreign entities, particularly China. Oppose
Right to Contraception Act

HR 8373 (RC 385)


This bill

  • creates a statutory right to access contraception and contraceptive.
  • endows both the health care provider and the patient with this statutory right
  • prohibits federal and state governments from interfering with a health care provider’s ability to provide contraception.
  • creates a right to receive birth control information
  • preempts all state laws
  • expressly waives sovereign immunity to permit suits against the states
Jul 21, 2022

Passed House

Yea: 228

Nay: 195

Birth control destroys a person’s proper understanding of themselves and the sexual act.

Opening access to birth control to minors weakens their ability to make the commitments and accept the responsibilities of married life and therefore undermines marriage and the development of families.


Weight: 3

Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

HR 5376 (RC 420)


Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 2617, Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act; and for other purposes Aug 12, 2022

Became law

Yea: 220

Nay: 207

None of the “other purposes” are family-oriented. Over-emphasis on climate control and other progressive issues without regard for families. Oppose
United States Commission on International Religious Freedom Reauthorization Act of 2022

S. 3895 (RC 438)

This act reauthorizes the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom through FY2024. The commission is an independent federal commission that monitors international religious freedom violations and makes policy recommendations.


Sep 19, 2022

Became law

Yea: 402

Nay: 4

Religious freedom at home and abroad is a foundational principle for the flourishing of families. In favor
Presidential Election Reform Act

HR 8873 (RC 449)

This bill revises the process of casting and counting electoral votes for presidential elections, specifies that the choice of electors must occur in accordance with the laws of the state enacted prior to election day and specifies that the voting time for a state’s presidential election may only be extended due to a catastrophic event. Sep 21, 2022

Passed House



This bill abrogates the rights of the states to govern their own elections and makes an end run around the Constitution by making it more difficult to contest election improprieties. Oppose
Mental Health Justice Act of 2022

HR 8542 (RC 452)

This bill creates a grant program for states, tribal entities, and local governments to train and dispatch mental health professionals to respond, instead of law enforcement officers, to emergencies that involve people with behavioral health needs.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) must manage the program in consultation with the Department of Justice (DOJ). SAMHSA may cancel grants that increase incarceration or institutionalization.

Sep 22, 2022

Passed House

Yea: 223

Nay: 206

Expands Federal bureaucracy.

After the education and public health authorities  caused significant damage to the mental health of school children, the Congress is allocating taxpayer money to these same players to “fix” the problem. Since sexual has been deemed a mental health problem, it is suspected that a portion of these funds will go to “transitioning” programs, often without parental notification.

Break the Cycle of Violence Act

HR 4118 (RC 453)

This bill establishes federal grant programs and related entities to support violence intervention initiatives.

Specifically, this legislation provides $5 billion in funding for community violence prevention and intervention programs across the country.

Sep 22, 2022

Passed House

Yea: 220

Nay: 207

More Federal dollars to government programs to fix the violence in the country’s largest cities, all run by anti-family forces.

This violence could be better mitigated by healthy, intact families where discipline is learned in the home.

Mental Health Matters Act

HR 7780 (RC 459)

This bill seeks to address mental health concerns among students, families and educators aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic, which lawmakers say had a “severe impact” on those three groups.


Sep 29, 2022

Passed House

Yea: 220

Nay: 205

After the education and public health authorities  caused significant damage to the mental health of school children, the Congress is allocating taxpayer money to these same players to “fix” the problem. Since sexual has been deemed a mental health problem, it is suspected that a portion of these funds will go to “transitioning” programs, often without parental notification. Oppose
End Human Trafficking in Government Contracts Act

S. 3470, RC 463


The bill requires, upon receipt of an office of inspector general report substantiating an allegation that the recipient of a contract, grant, or cooperative agreement (or any subgrantee, subcontractor, or agent of the recipient) engaged in human trafficking, that the agency refer the matter to the agency suspension and debarment office (current law requires that the agency consider remedial actions that include such referral). Sep 29, 2022

Became law

Yea: 425

Nay: 0

The Federal government must go beyond its own employment and that of its contractors to totally eliminate human trafficking in this country. In favor


Weight: 3

Supporting Families of the Fallen Act

S 2794 (RC 470)


The Supporting Families of the Fallen Act increases the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs Service members’ Group Life Insurance and Veterans’ Group Life Insurance coverage amount from $400,000 to $500,000. These had not been updated since 2005.


Sep 29, 2022

Became Law

Yea: 425

Nay: 0


AFP opposes the endless wars instigated by the Military Industrial Complex. Nevertheless, as long as we send our service people into harm’s way, we have a national duty to support them in their ailments caused by unwise foreign policies. In favor
Continuing Appropriations and Ukraine Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2023

HR 6833 (RC 476)

On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment Sep 30, 2022

Became law

Yea: 230

Nay: 201

Sending money to Ukraine when people in this country are suffering makes no sense.

Every trafficked human belongs to someone’s family.

Speak Out Act

S. 4524, (RC 480)

This bill prohibits the judicial enforceability of a nondisclosure clause or nondisparagement clause agreed to before a dispute arises involving sexual assault or sexual harassment in violation of federal, tribal, or state law.

Limits the enforceability of pre–dispute nondisclosure and nondisparagement clauses relating to sexual assault and sexual harassment claims.

Nov 16, 2022

Became law

Yea: 315

Nay: 109

Workforce harassment is an abomination. However, Federal regulations that replace human virtue do Fails to contribute to the sense of responsibility that adults must maintain in their relations with others.

Parents need to learn to self-govern themselves if they are to teach their children to do so.

Respect for Marriage Act

HR 8404 (RC 514)

Ratification of the Senate changes to the Respect for Marriage Act previously passed in the House in July, 2023. Dec 8, 2022

Became law

Yea:  224

Nay: 164

Defines marriage in a way that destroys the natural family. Oppose

Weight: 3

Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 (Omnibus Bill)

HR 2617 (RC 549)

This bill provides appropriations to federal agencies for the remainder of FY2023, provides supplemental appropriations for disaster relief and to support Ukraine, extends several expiring authorities, and modifies or establishes various programs that address a wide range of policy areas.

The bill includes the 12 regular appropriations bills that fund federal agencies for FY2023.

Dec 23, 2022

Became law

Yea: 225

Nay: 201

More Federal spending and needless expansion of the Administrative State. Oppose