Federal - HR 36

A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to protect pain-capable unborn children, and for other purposes.

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January 6, 2015

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A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to protect pain-capable unborn children, and for other purposes.

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Co-Sponsors 186

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  • Sept. 24, 2015Boxer, D-Calif., Senate speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.268, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. S6933

  • Sept. 22, 2015M. Warner, D-Va., Senate speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.268, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. S6864

  • Sept. 22, 2015Senate Vote 268 Twenty-Week Abortion Ban — Cloture
    Motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on the McConnell, R-Ky., motion to proceed to the bill that would prohibit abortions in cases where the probable age of the fetus is 20 weeks or later, except in cases of rape, incest against a minor or when the life of the pregnant woman is in danger. Specifically, it would provide an exemption for pregnancies that are the result of rape against adult women if the woman obtained counseling or medical treatment for the rape at least 48 hours before the abortion. Pregnancies resulting from rape or incest against a minor would also be exempt from the ban if the rape or incest had been reported before the abortion to law enforcement or another government agency authorized to act on reports of child abuse. The measure would impose criminal penalties on doctors who violate the ban. The measure also would require health care practitioners to give the same level of care to an infant born alive during a failed abortion as they would give to an infant born at the same gestational age through natural birth. Motion rejected 54-42. Note: Three-fifths of the total Senate (60) is required to invoke cloture. Congressional Record p. S6864

  • Sept. 22, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to proceed to the bill, withdrawn by unanimous consent. Congressional Record p. S6864

  • Sept. 22, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to proceed to the bill, pending at recess. Congressional Record p. S6864

  • Sept. 21, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to proceed to the bill, pending at recess. Congressional Record p. S6822-S6847

  • Sept. 21, 2015 — Casey, D-Pa., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2667. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S6851

  • Sept. 17, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on the motion to proceed to the bill (60 votes required), offered. Congressional Record p. S6798

  • Sept. 17, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to proceed to the bill, offered. Congressional Record p. S6798

  • Sept. 16, 2015 — Placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar by unanimous consent. Congressional Record p. S6662, S6694-S6695

  • Sept. 15, 2015 — Received in the Senate and read the first time. Congressional Record p. S6660

  • May 14, 2015 — Received in the Senate and held at the desk. Congressional Record p. S2932

  • May 13, 2015Capps, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.222, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H2940

  • May 13, 2015Capps, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.223, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H2940

  • May 13, 2015Capps, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.221, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H2940

  • May 13, 2015House Vote 223 Twenty-Week Abortion Ban — Passage
    Passage of the bill that would prohibit abortions in cases where the probable age of the fetus is 20 weeks or later and would impose criminal penalties on doctors who violate the ban. It would provide exceptions for cases in which the woman's life is in danger as well as for pregnancies that are a result of rape if, as amended, for pregnancies that are a result of rape against an adult woman, the woman received counseling or medical treatment for the rape at least 48 hours prior to the abortion. An exception would be provided for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest against a minor if the rape or incest had been previously reported to law enforcement or another government agency authorized to act on reports of child abuse. As amended, the bill would require a second doctor trained in neonatal resuscitation to be present for abortions where the fetus has the "potential" to survive outside the womb, and, if the fetus is born alive, the bill would require that the infant be provided medical care and immediately be transported and admitted to a hospital. As amended, women wishing to have abortions under the bill's exceptions would need to sign (along with the doctor and a witness) an informed consent authorization form detailing the age of the fetus and stating that, if born alive, would be given medical assistance and transported to a hospital. Passed 242-184. Note: A "nay" was a vote in support of the president's position. Congressional Record p. H2939

  • May 13, 2015House Vote 222 Twenty-Week Abortion Ban — Recommit
    Brownley, D-Calif., motion to recommit the bill to the House Judiciary Committee with instructions to report back immediately with an amendment that would add an exception to the 20-week abortion ban for abortions necessary to save the health of the pregnant woman. Motion rejected 181-246. Congressional Record p. H2936-H2938

  • May 13, 2015House Vote 221 Fiscal 2016 Defense Authorization, 20-Week Abortion Ban, Government Surveillance Authorities — Rule
    Adoption of the rule (H Res 255) to provide for House floor consideration of the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill (HR 1735), the bill (HR 36) that would prohibit abortions in cases where the probable age of the fetus is 20 weeks or later, and the bill (HR 2048) that would prohibit the National Security Agency's bulk collection and storage of telephone metadata and ability to collect other bulk data, and would require the NSA to obtain approval from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to examine the calling records of individual target telephone numbers on a case-by-case basis (before requesting the information from a phone company) and would limit the associated calling records of a telephone number that may be examined to two "hops" from the suspect's number. Adopted 240-186. Congressional Record p. H2901

  • May 13, 2015 — Considered by the House. Congressional Record p. H2923-H2939

  • May 13, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Scalise, (R-La.)
  • May 12, 2015 — Rules Committee resolution, H Res 255, reported to the House as a rule for HR 36.

  • May 12, 2015 — House Rules Committee granted a closed rule providing for consideration of the bill. Congressional Record p. H2875-H2876, D524

  • May 12, 2015 — Rules Committee vote: Rule for Floor Consideration of HR 1735, FY 2016 Defense Authorization, HR 36, 20-Week Abortion Ban and HR 2048, NSA Overhaul-Vote to Report
    Ordered reported favorably to the full House 8-3.

  • May 12, 2015 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the House Rules Committee.

    May 12, 2015 — Committee Vote: Rule for Floor Consideration of HR 1735, FY 2016 Defense Authorization, HR 36, 20-Week Abortion Ban and HR 2048, NSA Overhaul — Division of Resolution
    L. Slaughter, D-N.Y. —

    Motion to report separate resolutions establishing rules for floor debate of the following bills:

    • HR 1735, the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill.
    • HR 36, which would ban abortions in cases where the probable age of the fetus is 20 weeks or later and imposes criminal penalties on doctors who violate the ban.
    • HR 2048, which would prohibit the National Security Agency’s bulk collection and storage of telephone metadata and ability to collect other bulk data.
    • Rejected 3-8.

      May 12, 2015 — Committee Vote: Rule for Floor Consideration of HR 1735, FY 2016 Defense Authorization, HR 36, 20-Week Abortion Ban and HR 2048, NSA Overhaul — NSA Overhaul Open Rule
      McGovern, D-Mass. —

      Amendment that would provide an open rule for House floor consideration of HR 2048, a bill that would prohibit the National Security Agency’s bulk collection and storage of telephone metadata and ability to collect other bulk data.

      Rejected 3-8.

      May 12, 2015 — Committee Vote: Rule for Floor Consideration of HR 1735, FY 2016 Defense Authorization, HR 36, 20-Week Abortion Ban and HR 2048, NSA Overhaul — Vote to Report

      Provide a rule for general debate of HR 1735, the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill.

      The rule would provide one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking Democrat of the House Armed Services Committee.

      The rule would make in order the text of a Rules committee print, which would be considered as original text upon the rule’s adoption by the full House.

      All points of order against consideration and provisions of the bill would be waived under the rule. Amendments could not be subject to further modification or a division vote.

      The rule would provide a closed rule for consideration of HR 36, which would ban abortions in cases where the probable age of the fetus is 20 weeks or later and imposes criminal penalties on doctors who violate the ban.

      The rule would provide one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking Democrat of the House Judiciary Committee.

      The rule would make in order a substitute amendment that will be considered as adopted.

      The rule would waive all points of order against consideration and provisions of the bill. It would provide one motion to recommit with or without instruction.

      The rule also would provide a closed rule for consideration of HR 2048, which would prohibit the National Security Agency’s bulk collection and storage of telephone metadata and ability to collect other bulk data.

      The rule would provide one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking Democrat of the House Judiciary Committee.

      The rule would make in order a substitute amendment that will be considered as adopted.

      The rule would waive all points of order against consideration and provisions of the bill. It would provide one motion to recommit with or without instruction.

      Ordered reported favorably to the full House 8-3.

  • May 12, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Hartzler, (R-Mo.)
  • Jan. 26, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Love, (R-Utah)
  • Jan. 21, 2015House Vote 39 Gas Pipeline Permit Deadlines and Limited Abortion Ban — Rule
    Adoption of the rule (H Res 38) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 161) that would set statutory deadlines for considering permits on natural gas pipeline projects, and the bill (HR 36) that would create a nationwide ban on abortions performed at 20 weeks or later, with certain exceptions. Adopted 238-181. Congressional Record p. H453

  • Jan. 21, 2015House Vote 38 Gas Pipeline Permit Deadlines and Limited Abortion Ban — Previous Question
    Foxx, R-N.C., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 38) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 161) that would set statutory deadlines for considering permits on natural gas pipeline projects, and the bill (HR 36) that would create a nationwide ban on abortions performed at 20 weeks or later, with certain exceptions. Motion agreed to 238-182. Congressional Record p. H452

  • Jan. 21, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Abraham, (R-La.)Moolenaar, (R-Mich.)Scott, A. (R-Ga.)
  • Jan. 20, 2015 — Rules Committee resolution, H Res 38, reported to the House as a rule for HR 36.

  • Jan. 20, 2015Statement of Administration Policy issued by Office of Management and Budget.

  • Jan. 20, 2015 — House Rules Committee granted a closed rule providing for consideration of the bill.

  • Jan. 20, 2015 — Rules Committee vote: Rules for Floor Consideration of HR 36, Abortion Limits; HR 161, Pipeline Approvals-Vote to Report
    Ordered reported favorably to the full House 5-3.

  • Jan. 20, 2015 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the House Rules Committee.

    Jan. 20, 2015 — Committee Vote: Rules for Floor Consideration of HR 36, Abortion Limits; HR 161, Pipeline Approvals — Open Rules
    L. Slaughter, D-N.Y. —

    Motion to provide open rules to govern House floor debate of a bill (HR 36) to block most abortions performed at 20 weeks after fertilization or later and a measure (HR 161) to impose deadlines on the review of natural gas pipeline permits.

    Rejected 3-5.

    Jan. 20, 2015 — Committee Vote: Rules for Floor Consideration of HR 36, Abortion Limits; HR 161, Pipeline Approvals — Conservation Lands
    McGovern, D-Mass. —

    Motion to make in order a Niki Tsongas, D-Mass., amendment that would exempt pipelines that pass through conservation or recreational lands from the timelines established by the bill.

    Rejected 3-5.

    Jan. 20, 2015 — Committee Vote: Rules for Floor Consideration of HR 36, Abortion Limits; HR 161, Pipeline Approvals — Vote to Report

    Provide closed rules to govern House floor debate on measures that would block most abortions performed at 20 weeks after fertilization or later (HR 36) and would impose deadlines on the review of natural gas pipelines (HR 161).

    The rules would provide an hour of debate and a motion to recommit for each measure. They also would waive all points of order against the bills' consideration and their provisions, as well as consider each bill as read.

    Ordered reported favorably to the full House 5-3.
  • Jan. 20, 2015 — Cosponsor(s) withdrawn: 1

    Ellmers, (R-N.C.)
  • Jan. 20, 2015 — Cosponsor(s) withdrawn: 1

    Walorski, (R-Ind.)
  • Jan. 20, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 24

    Barton, J. (R-Texas)Graves, G. (R-La.)Mica, (R-Fla.)
    Bordallo, (D-Guam)Hardy, (R-Nev.)Nunes, (R-Calif.)
    Bost, (R-Ill.)Hensarling, (R-Texas)Perry, (R-Pa.)
    Carter, J. (R-Texas)Holding, (R-N.C.)Price, T. (R-Ga.)
    Chaffetz, (R-Utah)Hultgren, (R-Ill.)Shuster, Bill (R-Pa.)
    Collins, C. (R-N.Y.)King, P. (R-N.Y.)Simpson, M. (R-Idaho)
    Fitzpatrick, (R-Pa.)Massie, (R-Ky.)Weber, (R-Texas)
    Gowdy, (R-S.C.)McClintock, (R-Calif.)Zeldin, (R-N.Y.)
  • Jan. 14, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 16

    Aderholt, R. (R-Ala.)Foxx, (R-N.C.)McCaul, (R-Texas)
    Barletta, (R-Pa.)Hice, (R-Ga.)Ratcliffe, (R-Texas)
    Culberson, (R-Texas)Jenkins, E. (R-W.Va.)Rogers, H. (R-Ky.)
    DesJarlais, (R-Tenn.)Kline, J. (R-Minn.)Wittman, (R-Va.)
    Fleischmann, (R-Tenn.)LaMalfa, (R-Calif.)
    Forbes, (R-Va.)Lucas, F. (R-Okla.)
  • Jan. 13, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 12

    Allen, (R-Ga.)McHenry, (R-N.C.)Posey, (R-Fla.)
    Hill, (R-Ark.)Mooney, (R-W.Va.)Ribble, (R-Wis.)
    Long, (R-Mo.)Mullin, (R-Okla.)Webster, (R-Fla.)
    Luetkemeyer, (R-Mo.)Nunnelee, (R-Miss.)Young, T. (R-Ind.)
  • Jan. 12, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 15

    Amash, (R-Mich.)Harper, (R-Miss.)Reed, T. (R-N.Y.)
    Black, D. (R-Tenn.)Hunter, (R-Calif.)Rice, T. (R-S.C.)
    Brat, (R-Va.)Mulvaney, (R-S.C.)Smith, J. (R-Mo.)
    Buchanan, (R-Fla.)Murphy, T. (R-Pa.)Stutzman, (R-Ind.)
    Cramer, (R-N.D.)Pittenger, (R-N.C.)Williams, (R-Texas)
  • Jan. 9, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 114

    Amodei, (R-Nev.)Goodlatte, R. (R-Va.)Pitts, (R-Pa.)
    Babin, (R-Texas)Gosar, (R-Ariz.)Poe, (R-Texas)
    Barr, (R-Ky.)Graves, S. (R-Mo.)Pompeo, (R-Kan.)
    Benishek, (R-Mich.)Graves, T. (R-Ga.)Roby, (R-Ala.)
    Bilirakis, G. (R-Fla.)Griffith, (R-Va.)Roe, (R-Tenn.)
    Bishop, R. (R-Utah)Grothman, (R-Wis.)Rogers, Mike D. (R-Ala.)
    Blum, (R-Iowa)Guthrie, (R-Ky.)Rokita, (R-Ind.)
    Boustany (R-La.)Harris, (R-Md.)Ros-Lehtinen, (R-Fla.)
    Brady, K. (R-Texas)Hudson, (R-N.C.)Roskam, (R-Ill.)
    Bridenstine, (R-Okla.)Huelskamp, (R-Kan.)Rothfus, (R-Pa.)
    Brooks, M. (R-Ala.)Huizenga, (R-Mich.)Rouzer, (R-N.C.)
    Buck, (R-Colo.)Hurt, (R-Va.)Russell, (R-Okla.)
    Bucshon, (R-Ind.)Jenkins, L. (R-Kan.)Salmon, (R-Ariz.)
    Burgess, (R-Texas)Johnson, B. (R-Ohio)Sanford, (R-S.C.)
    Byrne, (R-Ala.)Johnson, S. (R-Texas)Schock, (R-Ill.)
    Chabot, (R-Ohio)Jolly, (R-Fla.)Schweikert, (R-Ariz.)
    Clawson, (R-Fla.)Jones, (R-N.C.)Sensenbrenner, (R-Wis.)
    Cole, (R-Okla.)Jordan, (R-Ohio)Sessions, P. (R-Texas)
    Collins, D. (R-Ga.)Joyce, (R-Ohio)Shimkus, (R-Ill.)
    Conaway, (R-Texas)Kelly, (R-Pa.)Smith, Adrian (R-Neb.)
    Cook, (R-Calif.)King, S. (R-Iowa)Smith, C. (R-N.J.)
    Crawford, (R-Ark.)Lamborn, (R-Colo.)Smith, Lamar (R-Texas)
    Crenshaw, (R-Fla.)Latta, (R-Ohio)Stewart, (R-Utah)
    Curbelo, (R-Fla.)Lipinski, D. (D-Ill.)Stivers, (R-Ohio)
    DeSantis, (R-Fla.)Marchant, (R-Texas)Thompson, G. (R-Pa.)
    Diaz-Balart, (R-Fla.)Marino, (R-Pa.)Tiberi, (R-Ohio)
    Duffy, (R-Wis.)McKinley, (R-W.Va.)Turner, M. (R-Ohio)
    Duncan, Jeff (R-S.C.)Meadows, (R-N.C.)Walberg, (R-Mich.)
    Duncan, John (R-Tenn.)Messer, (R-Ind.)Walker, (R-N.C.)
    Ellmers, (R-N.C.)Miller, C. (R-Mich.)Walorski, (R-Ind.)
    Emmer, (R-Minn.)Miller, J. (R-Fla.)Wenstrup, (R-Ohio)
    Farenthold, (R-Texas)Neugebauer, (R-Texas)Westerman, (R-Ark.)
    Fincher, (R-Tenn.)Nugent, (R-Fla.)Westmoreland, L. (R-Ga.)
    Fleming, (R-La.)Olson, (R-Texas)Wilson, J. (R-S.C.)
    Flores, (R-Texas)Palazzo, (R-Miss.)Womack, (R-Ark.)
    Fortenberry, (R-Neb.)Palmer, (R-Ala.)Yoder, (R-Kan.)
    Garrett, (R-N.J.)Pearce, (R-N.M.)Yoho, (R-Fla.)
    Gibbs, B. (R-Ohio)Peterson, C. (D-Minn.)Zinke, (R-Mont.)
  • Jan. 6, 2015 — Original cosponsor(s): 1

    Blackburn, M. (R-Tenn.)
  • Jan. 6, 2015 — Read twice and referred to: House Judiciary.Congressional Record p. H37

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