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Titles (5)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

Short Titles as Reported to House

Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

Short Titles as Introduced

District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Titles as Amended by House

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

Official Title as Introduced

To amend title 18, United States Code, to protect pain-capable unborn children in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (4)

Date
06/18/2013 Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 228 - 196 (Roll no. 251).(text: CR H3730-3731)
06/14/2013 Committee on Oversight and Government discharged.
06/14/2013 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 113-109, Part I.
04/26/2013 Introduced in House

All Actions (26)

Date Chamber
06/19/2013 Senate Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
06/18/2013-6:45pm House The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
06/18/2013-6:45pm House Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
06/18/2013-6:45pm House On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 228 - 196 (Roll no. 251). (text: CR H3730-3731)
06/18/2013-6:15pm House Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H3743-3744)
06/18/2013-6:01pm House POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H.R. 1797, the Chair put the question on passage and, by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Ros-Lehtinen demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of passage until later in the legislative day.
06/18/2013-6:01pm House The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H3743)
06/18/2013-4:41pm House DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 1797.
06/18/2013-4:41pm House The resolution provides for one hour of debate on H.R. 1947 and provides for consideration of H.R. 1797 with one hour of debate and one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
06/18/2013-4:41pm House Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 266. (consideration: CR H3730-3743)
06/17/2013-7:32pm House Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 266 Reported to House. The resolution provides for one hour of debate on H.R. 1947 and provides for consideration of H.R. 1797 with one hour of debate and one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
06/14/2013 House Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 77.
06/14/2013 House Committee on Oversight and Government discharged.
06/14/2013 House Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 113-109, Part I.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
06/12/2013 House Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 20 - 12.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
06/12/2013 House Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
06/04/2013 House Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 6 - 4 .
Action By: House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice
06/04/2013 House Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice
06/03/2013 House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations Discharged.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
05/23/2013 House Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
05/23/2013 House Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
05/23/2013 House Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Action By: House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice
04/26/2013 House Referred to House Oversight and Government Reform
04/26/2013 House Referred to House Judiciary
04/26/2013 House Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
04/26/2013 House Introduced in House

Cosponsors (184)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Scalise, Steve [R-LA-1]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Gosar, Paul A. [R-AZ-4]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Schweikert, David [R-AZ-6]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Salmon, Matt [R-AZ-5]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Conaway, K. Michael [R-TX-11]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Crawford, Eric A. "Rick" [R-AR-1]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Nunnelee, Alan [R-MS-1]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Cramer, Kevin [R-ND-At Large]* 04/26/2013
Rep. King, Steve [R-IA-4]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Fleming, John [R-LA-4]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Garrett, Scott [R-NJ-5]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Roe, David P. [R-TN-1]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Carter, John R. [R-TX-31]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Neugebauer, Randy [R-TX-19]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Roby, Martha [R-AL-2]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Cole, Tom [R-OK-4]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Huizenga, Bill [R-MI-2]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Harper, Gregg [R-MS-3]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Massie, Thomas [R-KY-4]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Pearce, Stevan [R-NM-2]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN-7]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Boustany, Charles W., Jr. [R-LA-3]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Hartzler, Vicky [R-MO-4]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Bridenstine, Jim [R-OK-1]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Kingston, Jack [R-GA-1]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Guthrie, Brett [R-KY-2]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Holding, George [R-NC-13]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Griffin, Tim [R-AR-2]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Rogers, Mike D. [R-AL-3]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Aderholt, Robert B. [R-AL-4]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Amash, Justin [R-MI-3]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Buchanan, Vern [R-FL-16]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Duncan, Jeff [R-SC-3]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Simpson, Michael K. [R-ID-2]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Marino, Tom [R-PA-10]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA-6]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Brady, Kevin [R-TX-8]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Duncan, John J., Jr. [R-TN-2]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Gowdy, Trey [R-SC-4]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Bachus, Spencer [R-AL-6]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Black, Diane [R-TN-6]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Noem, Kristi L. [R-SD-At Large]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [R-FL-27]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Young, Todd C. [R-IN-9]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Pompeo, Mike [R-KS-4]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Stockman, Steve [R-TX-36]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Wilson, Joe [R-SC-2]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Alexander, Rodney [R-LA-5]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Huelskamp, Tim [R-KS-1]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Shuster, Bill [R-PA-9]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Stivers, Steve [R-OH-15]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Barr, Andy [R-KY-6]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Gohmert, Louie [R-TX-1]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Fincher, Stephen Lee [R-TN-8]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Mullin, Markwayne [R-OK-2]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Broun, Paul C. [R-GA-10]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL-3]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Benishek, Dan [R-MI-1]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Ross, Dennis A. [R-FL-15]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Tiberi, Patrick J. [R-OH-12]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Westmoreland, Lynn A. [R-GA-3]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Rothfus, Keith J. [R-PA-12]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Palazzo, Steven M. [R-MS-4]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Long, Billy [R-MO-7]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Bonner, Jo [R-AL-1]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Pitts, Joseph R. [R-PA-16]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Price, Tom [R-GA-6]* 04/26/2013
Rep. McKinley, David B. [R-WV-1]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Calvert, Ken [R-CA-42]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Jordan, Jim [R-OH-4]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Walberg, Tim [R-MI-7]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Stewart, Chris [R-UT-2]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Yoder, Kevin [R-KS-3]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Hultgren, Randy [R-IL-14]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Lankford, James [R-OK-5]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Olson, Pete [R-TX-22]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Smith, Adrian [R-NE-3]* 04/26/2013
Rep. DeSantis, Ron [R-FL-6]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Meadows, Mark [R-NC-11]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Rokita, Todd [R-IN-4]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Hall, Ralph M. [R-TX-4]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Nugent, Richard B. [R-FL-11]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Mulvaney, Mick [R-SC-5]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Miller, Jeff [R-FL-1]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Wagner, Ann [R-MO-2]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Davis, Rodney [R-IL-13]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Johnson, Bill [R-OH-6]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Fortenberry, Jeff [R-NE-1]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Schock, Aaron [R-IL-18]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Posey, Bill [R-FL-8]* 04/26/2013
Rep. Kelly, Mike [R-PA-3] 04/30/2013
Rep. Flores, Bill [R-TX-17] 04/30/2013
Rep. Jenkins, Lynn [R-KS-2] 04/30/2013
Rep. Harris, Andy [R-MD-1] 04/30/2013
Rep. Weber, Randy K., Sr. [R-TX-14] 04/30/2013
Rep. Forbes, J. Randy [R-VA-4] 04/30/2013
Rep. Terry, Lee [R-NE-2] 05/08/2013
Rep. Bishop, Rob [R-UT-1] 05/08/2013
Rep. Kline, John [R-MN-2] 05/13/2013
Rep. Camp, Dave [R-MI-4] 05/13/2013
Rep. Fleischmann, Charles J. "Chuck" [R-TN-3] 05/14/2013
Rep. Labrador, Raul R. [R-ID-1] 05/15/2013
Rep. Barletta, Lou [R-PA-11] 05/16/2013
Rep. Lucas, Frank D. [R-OK-3] 05/16/2013
Rep. Marchant, Kenny [R-TX-24] 05/20/2013
Rep. Rahall, Nick J., II [D-WV-3] 05/20/2013
Rep. Luetkemeyer, Blaine [R-MO-3] 05/20/2013
Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-5] 05/20/2013
Rep. Pittenger, Robert [R-NC-9] 05/21/2013
Rep. Daines, Steve [R-MT-At Large] 05/21/2013
Rep. Womack, Steve [R-AR-3] 05/21/2013
Rep. McIntyre, Mike [D-NC-7] 05/21/2013
Rep. Ellmers, Renee L. [R-NC-2] 05/21/2013
Rep. Johnson, Sam [R-TX-3] 05/22/2013
Rep. Bachmann, Michele [R-MN-6] 05/22/2013
Rep. Latham, Tom [R-IA-3] 05/22/2013
Rep. Thompson, Glenn [R-PA-5] 05/22/2013
Rep. Lamborn, Doug [R-CO-5] 05/23/2013
Rep. Southerland, Steve II [R-FL-2] 05/23/2013
Rep. Ribble, Reid J. [R-WI-8] 05/23/2013
Rep. Barton, Joe [R-TX-6] 05/23/2013
Rep. Chabot, Steve [R-OH-1] 05/23/2013
Rep. Smith, Lamar [R-TX-21] 05/23/2013
Rep. Wenstrup, Brad R. [R-OH-2] 05/23/2013
Rep. Cotton, Tom [R-AR-4] 05/24/2013
Rep. Rogers, Harold [R-KY-5] 05/24/2013
Rep. Collins, Doug [R-GA-9] 05/24/2013
Rep. Stutzman, Marlin A. [R-IN-3] 05/24/2013
Rep. Coble, Howard [R-NC-6] 05/24/2013
Rep. Murphy, Tim [R-PA-18] 05/24/2013
Rep. Farenthold, Blake [R-TX-27] 06/03/2013
Rep. McHenry, Patrick T. [R-NC-10] 06/03/2013
Rep. Duffy, Sean P. [R-WI-7] 06/03/2013
Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7] 06/03/2013
Rep. Hensarling, Jeb [R-TX-5] 06/04/2013
Rep. Turner, Michael R. [R-OH-10] 06/04/2013
Rep. Poe, Ted [R-TX-2] 06/05/2013
Rep. Denham, Jeff [R-CA-10] 06/05/2013
Rep. Foxx, Virginia [R-NC-5] 06/05/2013
Rep. Hudson, Richard [R-NC-8] 06/05/2013
Rep. Brooks, Susan W. [R-IN-5] 06/06/2013
Rep. King, Peter T. [R-NY-2] 06/06/2013
Rep. Bentivolio, Kerry L. [R-MI-11] 06/06/2013
Rep. Brooks, Mo [R-AL-5] 06/10/2013
Rep. Renacci, James B. [R-OH-16] 06/10/2013
Rep. Messer, Luke [R-IN-6] 06/10/2013
Rep. Bilirakis, Gus M. [R-FL-12] 06/10/2013
Rep. McClintock, Tom [R-CA-4] 06/10/2013
Rep. Walorski, Jackie [R-IN-2] 06/10/2013
Rep. Mica, John L. [R-FL-7] 06/10/2013
Rep. Miller, Candice S. [R-MI-10] 06/10/2013
Rep. Gibbs, Bob [R-OH-7] 06/10/2013
Rep. LaMalfa, Doug [R-CA-1] 06/10/2013
Rep. Yoho, Ted S. [R-FL-3] 06/11/2013
Rep. Perry, Scott [R-PA-4] 06/11/2013
Rep. Scott, Austin [R-GA-8] 06/11/2013
Rep. Nunes, Devin [R-CA-22] 06/11/2013
Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10] 06/11/2013
Rep. Radel, Trey [R-FL-19] 06/11/2013
Rep. Roskam, Peter J. [R-IL-6] 06/11/2013
Rep. Reed, Tom [R-NY-23] 06/11/2013
Rep. Gingrey, Phil [R-GA-11] 06/11/2013
Rep. Crenshaw, Ander [R-FL-4] 06/11/2013
Rep. Collins, Chris [R-NY-27] 06/11/2013
Rep. Bucshon, Larry [R-IN-8] 06/11/2013
Rep. Griffith, H. Morgan [R-VA-9] 06/11/2013
Rep. Joyce, David P. [R-OH-14] 06/11/2013
Rep. Diaz-Balart, Mario [R-FL-25] 06/11/2013
Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6] 06/12/2013
Rep. Sanford, Mark [R-SC-1] 06/12/2013
Rep. Culberson, John Abney [R-TX-7] 06/12/2013
Rep. Rice, Tom [R-SC-7] 06/12/2013
Rep. Wolf, Frank R. [R-VA-10] 06/12/2013
Rep. Graves, Sam [R-MO-6] 06/12/2013
Rep. Wittman, Robert J. [R-VA-1] 06/12/2013
Rep. Smith, Jason [R-MO-8] 06/12/2013
Rep. Petri, Thomas E. [R-WI-6] 06/12/2013
Rep. Graves, Tom [R-GA-14] 06/13/2013
Rep. Webster, Daniel [R-FL-10] 06/13/2013
Rep. Rigell, E. Scott [R-VA-2] 06/13/2013
Rep. Hurt, Robert [R-VA-5] 06/14/2013

Committees (3)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary04/26/2013 Referred to
06/12/2013 Markup by
06/14/2013 Reported by H. Rept. 113-109
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations05/23/2013 Referred to
06/03/2013 Discharged from
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice05/23/2013 Referred to
05/23/2013 Hearings by
06/04/2013 Markup by
06/04/2013 Reported by
House Oversight and Government Reform04/26/2013 Referred to
06/14/2013 Discharged from
Senate Judiciary06/19/2013 Referred to

Related Bills (3)

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Subjects (15)

  • Abortion
  • Civil actions and liability
  • Criminal investigation, prosecution, interrogation
  • District of Columbia
  • Federal preemption
  • Government information and archives
  • Health information and medical records
  • Health personnel
  • Judicial procedure and administration
  • Legal fees and court costs
  • Medical ethics
  • Medical tests and diagnostic methods
  • Right of privacy
  • Women's health

Latest Summary (3)

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Passed House amended (06/18/2013)

Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Amends the federal criminal code to prohibit any person from performing or attempting to perform an abortion except in conformity with this Act's requirements.

Requires the physician to first determine the probable post-fertilization age of the unborn child, or reasonably rely upon such a determination made by another physician, by making inquiries of the pregnant woman and performing such medical examinations and tests as a reasonably prudent physician would consider necessary.

Prohibits the abortion from being performed if the probable post-fertilization age of the unborn child is 20 weeks or greater, except: (1) where necessary to save the life of a pregnant woman whose life is endangered by a physical disorder, illness, or injury, excluding psychological or emotional conditions; or (2) where the pregnancy is the result of rape, or the result of incest against a minor, if the rape has been reported at any time prior to the abortion to an appropriate law enforcement agency, or if the incest has been reported at any time prior to the abortion to an appropriate law enforcement agency or to a government agency legally authorized to act on reports of child abuse or neglect. Permits a physician to terminate a pregnancy under such an exception only in the manner that provides the best opportunity for the unborn child to survive, unless that manner would pose a greater risk than other available methods would pose of the death or substantial and irreversible physical impairment of a major bodily function, excluding psychological or emotional conditions, of the pregnant woman.

Subjects individuals who violate this Act to a fine, imprisonment for not more than five years, or both. Bars prosecution of a woman upon whom an abortion is performed in violation of this Act for violating or conspiring to violate this Act.

Defines "abortion" to mean the use or prescription of any instrument, medicine, drug, or any other substance or device to intentionally kill an unborn child or to intentionally terminate a pregnancy with an intention other than: (1) after viability, to produce a live birth and preserve the life and health of the child; or (2) to remove a dead unborn child.