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Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) offered an amendment to the FY 2013 Department of Defense Appropriations bill, prohibiting the use of funds in the bill “in contravention of” the Defense of Marriage Act.
The House adopted the amendment on July 19, 2012, by a vote of 247-166 (Roll Call Vote No. 487, 2nd Session, 112th Congress). Democrats — 17 yes, 161 no, 13 not voting; Republicans — 230 yes, 5 no, 5 not voting.
HRC opposed the amendment.