Federal - HR 36

Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - PASSED HOUSE

Introduced

January 3, 2017

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This bill would protect the lives of unborn children at 20 weeks after fertilization.

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A recent study from the New England Journal of Medicine reveals that premature babies can survive at 22 weeks.

Rep. Trent Franks delivered these remarks on the floor of the US House of Represenatives: Watch Video

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Co-Sponsors 182

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  • Nov. 16, 2017Himes, D-Conn., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.549, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1580

  • Nov. 16, 2017Himes, D-Conn., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.548, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E1580

  • Oct. 31, 2017Long, R-Mo., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.548, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1465

  • Oct. 24, 2017Titus, D-Nev., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.549, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1419

  • Oct. 24, 2017Titus, D-Nev., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.547, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1419

  • Oct. 24, 2017Titus, D-Nev., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.546, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1419

  • Oct. 24, 2017Titus, D-Nev., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.548, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E1419

  • Oct. 4, 2017Gutierrez, D-Ill., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.546, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1319

  • Oct. 4, 2017Crowley, D-N.Y., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.547, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1319

  • Oct. 4, 2017Crowley, D-N.Y., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.546, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1319

  • Oct. 4, 2017 — Received in the Senate and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Congressional Record p. S6318

  • Oct. 3, 2017Smucker, R-Pa., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.547, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H7694

  • Oct. 3, 2017Rosen, D-Nev., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.549, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H7728

  • Oct. 3, 2017Rosen, D-Nev., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.547, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H7728

  • Oct. 3, 2017Rosen, D-Nev., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.546, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H7728

  • Oct. 3, 2017Rosen, D-Nev., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.548, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H7728

  • Oct. 3, 2017Foster, D-Ill., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.548, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H7727

  • Oct. 3, 2017Garrett, R-Va., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.546, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H7694

  • Oct. 3, 2017House Vote 549 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 for pregnancies that are a result of rape against an adult woman, if 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. 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. Passed 237-189. Note: A "yea" was a vote in support of the president's position. Congressional Record p. H7727

  • Oct. 3, 2017House Vote 548 Twenty-Week Abortion Ban — Recommit
    Brownley, D-Calif., motion to recommit the bill to the House Judiciary Committee with instructions to report it 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 187-238. Congressional Record p. H7725-H7727

  • Oct. 3, 2017 — Considered by the House. Congressional Record p. H7712-H7728

  • Oct. 3, 2017House Vote 547 Twenty-Week Abortion Ban — Rule
    Adoption of the rule (H Res 548) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 36) 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, with certain exceptions. Adopted 233-187. Congressional Record p. H7694

  • Oct. 3, 2017House Vote 546 Twenty-Week Abortion Ban — Previous Question
    Cheney, R-Wyo., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 548) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 36) 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, with certain exceptions. Motion agreed to 233-184. Congressional Record p. H7693-H7694

  • Oct. 3, 2017Cost Estimate issued by Congressional Budget Office.

  • Oct. 2, 2017 — Rules Committee resolution, H Res 548, reported to the House as a rule for HR 36.

  • Oct. 2, 2017Statement of Administration Policy issued by Office of Management and Budget.

  • Oct. 2, 2017 — House Rules Committee granted a closed rule providing for consideration of the bill. Congressional Record p. H7650

  • Oct. 2, 2017 — Full committee proceeding held by the House Rules Committee.

  • Oct. 2, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 12

    Barton, (R-Texas)LaMalfa, (R-Calif.)Ross, (R-Fla.)
    Cole, (R-Okla.)Lucas, (R-Okla.)Rutherford, (R-Fla.)
    DesJarlais, (R-Tenn.)McClintock, (R-Calif.)Simpson, (R-Idaho)
    Garrett, (R-Va.)Rogers, H. (R-Ky.)Young, David (R-Iowa)
  • Sept. 28, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Cook, (R-Calif.)
  • Sept. 27, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Burgess, (R-Texas)Rooney, T. (R-Fla.)
  • Sept. 26, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 9

    Brat, (R-Va.)Graves, T. (R-Ga.)Scott, A. (R-Ga.)
    Duncan, John (R-Tenn.)Handel, (R-Ga.)Stivers, (R-Ohio)
    Estes, (R-Kan.)McCaul, (R-Texas)Zeldin, (R-N.Y.)
  • Sept. 25, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 6

    Gowdy, (R-S.C.)Jenkins, E. (R-W.Va.)Rice, T. (R-S.C.)
    Holding, (R-N.C.)Johnson, M. (R-La.)Russell, (R-Okla.)
  • Sept. 18, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Harper, (R-Miss.)Smith, L. (R-Texas)
  • Sept. 14, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Norman, (R-S.C.)Pearce, (R-N.M.)Renacci, (R-Ohio)
  • Sept. 12, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Higgins, C. (R-La.)Loudermilk, (R-Ga.)Rooney, F. (R-Fla.)
  • Sept. 8, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Fortenberry, (R-Neb.)Perry, (R-Pa.)Smucker, (R-Pa.)
  • Sept. 7, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Tenney, (R-N.Y.)
  • Sept. 6, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 4

    Herrera Beutler, (R-Wash.)Long, (R-Mo.)
    LaHood, (R-Ill.)Woodall, (R-Ga.)
  • Aug. 29, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 9

    Bishop, R. (R-Utah)Marino, (R-Pa.)Westerman, (R-Ark.)
    Crawford, (R-Ark.)Schweikert, (R-Ariz.)Williams, (R-Texas)
    Labrador, (R-Idaho)Sessions, (R-Texas)Womack, (R-Ark.)
  • Aug. 8, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Brooks, M. (R-Ala.)Hensarling, (R-Texas)
  • July 25, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Carter, E.L. (R-Ga.)
  • July 17, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    McHenry, (R-N.C.)
  • July 13, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Noem, (R-S.D.)
  • July 11, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Dunn, (R-Fla.)Thompson, G. (R-Pa.)
  • June 21, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Budd, (R-N.C.)Culberson, (R-Texas)Hollingsworth, (R-Ind.)
  • June 8, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Kustoff, (R-Tenn.)
  • June 6, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Davis, R. (R-Ill.)McKinley, (R-W.Va.)
  • May 23, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Bishop, M. (R-Mich.)
  • May 22, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Buck, (R-Colo.)
  • May 16, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Cheney, (R-Wyo.)
  • May 4, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Bergman, (R-Mich.)Hudson, (R-N.C.)
  • May 3, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Meadows, (R-N.C.)Peterson, (D-Minn.)
  • May 2, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Gaetz, (R-Fla.)
  • May 1, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Weber, (R-Texas)
  • April 25, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Blum, (R-Iowa)Walker, (R-N.C.)
  • April 17, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Carter, J. (R-Texas)Webster, (R-Fla.)
  • April 3, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Arrington, (R-Texas)Collins, C. (R-N.Y.)
  • March 16, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Fleischmann, (R-Tenn.)Hultgren, (R-Ill.)
  • March 13, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Biggs, (R-Ariz.)Lipinski, (D-Ill.)
  • March 8, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Bacon, (R-Neb.)Hartzler, (R-Mo.)
  • March 1, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Roby, (R-Ala.)
  • Feb. 16, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Allen, (R-Ga.)Conaway, (R-Texas)Roe, (R-Tenn.)
  • Feb. 7, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 8

    Barr, (R-Ky.)Mitchell, (R-Mich.)Smith, Adrian (R-Neb.)
    Ferguson, (R-Ga.)Murphy, T. (R-Pa.)Walorski, (R-Ind.)
    Massie, (R-Ky.)Shuster, Bill (R-Pa.)
  • Jan. 24, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 7

    Brady, K. (R-Texas)Marshall, (R-Kan.)Yoho, (R-Fla.)
    Hunter, (R-Calif.)Ratcliffe, (R-Texas)
    Jordan, (R-Ohio)Turner, M. (R-Ohio)
  • Jan. 13, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 17

    Amash, (R-Mich.)Hice, (R-Ga.)Scalise, (R-La.)
    Babin, (R-Texas)Hill, (R-Ark.)Stewart, (R-Utah)
    Bucshon, (R-Ind.)Johnson, S. (R-Texas)Wilson, J. (R-S.C.)
    Collins, D. (R-Ga.)Lamborn, (R-Colo.)Wittman, (R-Va.)
    Cramer, (R-N.D.)Palazzo, (R-Miss.)Yoder, (R-Kan.)
    Emmer, (R-Minn.)Rokita, (R-Ind.)
  • Jan. 10, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 57

    Abraham, (R-La.)Goodlatte, R. (R-Va.)Messer, (R-Ind.)
    Aderholt, R. (R-Ala.)Gosar, (R-Ariz.)Moolenaar, (R-Mich.)
    Barletta, (R-Pa.)Graves, S. (R-Mo.)Mooney, (R-W.Va.)
    Bilirakis, G. (R-Fla.)Griffith, (R-Va.)Mullin, (R-Okla.)
    Blackburn, M. (R-Tenn.)Grothman, (R-Wis.)Olson, (R-Texas)
    Black, D. (R-Tenn.)Guthrie, (R-Ky.)Palmer, (R-Ala.)
    Bost, (R-Ill.)Harris, A. (R-Md.)Pittenger, (R-N.C.)
    Bridenstine, (R-Okla.)Huizenga, (R-Mich.)Poe, (R-Texas)
    Byrne, (R-Ala.)Jenkins, L. (R-Kan.)Rogers, Mike D. (R-Ala.)
    Banks, (R-Ind.)Johnson, B. (R-Ohio)Roskam, (R-Ill.)
    Chabot, (R-Ohio)Jones, (R-N.C.)Rothfus, (R-Pa.)
    Davidson, (R-Ohio)Joyce, (R-Ohio)Rouzer, (R-N.C.)
    Duffy, (R-Wis.)Kelly, (R-Pa.)Shimkus, (R-Ill.)
    Duncan, Jeff (R-S.C.)Kelly, (R-Miss.)Smith, C. (R-N.J.)
    Farenthold, (R-Texas)King, S. (R-Iowa)Smith, J. (R-Mo.)
    Flores, (R-Texas)Latta, (R-Ohio)Tiberi, (R-Ohio)
    Foxx, (R-N.C.)Love, (R-Utah)Wagner, (R-Mo.)
    Gibbs, B. (R-Ohio)Luetkemeyer, (R-Mo.)Walberg, (R-Mich.)
    Gohmert, (R-Texas)Marchant, (R-Texas)Wenstrup, (R-Ohio)
  • Jan. 3, 2017 — Read twice and referred to: House Judiciary.Congressional Record p. H38

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