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Titles (3)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

Short Titles as Introduced

Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

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

Actions Overview (2)

Date Actions Overview
10/03/2017Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by recorded vote: 237 - 189 (Roll no. 549).(text: CR H7713-7715)
01/03/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (16)

Date Chamber All Actions
10/04/2017SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
10/03/2017-6:03pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10/03/2017-6:03pmHouseOn passage Passed by recorded vote: 237 - 189 (Roll no. 549). (text: CR H7713-7715)
10/03/2017-5:56pmHouseOn motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 187 - 238 (Roll no. 548).
10/03/2017-5:32pmHouseThe previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
10/03/2017-5:23pmHouseFloor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Brownley (CA) motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion to seek the require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to add the word health throughout section 3 pertaining to the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection.
10/03/2017-5:22pmHouseMs. Brownley (CA) moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text: CR H7725)
10/03/2017-5:22pmHouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
10/03/2017-3:58pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 36.
10/03/2017-3:57pmHouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 36 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments.
10/03/2017-3:57pmHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 548. (consideration: CR H7712-7728)
10/03/2017-2:00pmHouseRule H. Res. 548 passed House.
10/02/2017-6:45pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 548 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 36 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments.
01/12/2017HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
01/03/2017HouseReferred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
01/03/2017HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (182)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. King, Steve [R-IA-4] 01/10/2017
Rep. Abraham, Ralph Lee [R-LA-5] 01/10/2017
Rep. Messer, Luke [R-IN-6] 01/10/2017
Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] 01/10/2017
Rep. Farenthold, Blake [R-TX-27] 01/10/2017
Rep. Palmer, Gary J. [R-AL-6] 01/10/2017
Rep. Mullin, Markwayne [R-OK-2] 01/10/2017
Rep. Rothfus, Keith J. [R-PA-12] 01/10/2017
Rep. Bost, Mike [R-IL-12] 01/10/2017
Rep. Kelly, Mike [R-PA-3] 01/10/2017
Rep. Johnson, Bill [R-OH-6] 01/10/2017
Rep. Graves, Sam [R-MO-6] 01/10/2017
Rep. Huizenga, Bill [R-MI-2] 01/10/2017
Rep. Kelly, Trent [R-MS-1] 01/10/2017
Rep. Chabot, Steve [R-OH-1] 01/10/2017
Rep. Marchant, Kenny [R-TX-24] 01/10/2017
Rep. Olson, Pete [R-TX-22] 01/10/2017
Rep. Love, Mia B. [R-UT-4] 01/10/2017
Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5] 01/10/2017
Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3] 01/10/2017
Rep. Davidson, Warren [R-OH-8] 01/10/2017
Rep. Roskam, Peter J. [R-IL-6] 01/10/2017
Rep. Duncan, Jeff [R-SC-3] 01/10/2017
Rep. Grothman, Glenn [R-WI-6] 01/10/2017
Rep. Bilirakis, Gus M. [R-FL-12] 01/10/2017
Rep. Aderholt, Robert B. [R-AL-4] 01/10/2017
Rep. Duffy, Sean P. [R-WI-7] 01/10/2017
Rep. Griffith, H. Morgan [R-VA-9] 01/10/2017
Rep. Gosar, Paul A. [R-AZ-4] 01/10/2017
Rep. Jenkins, Lynn [R-KS-2] 01/10/2017
Rep. Rouzer, David [R-NC-7] 01/10/2017
Rep. Pittenger, Robert [R-NC-9] 01/10/2017
Rep. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN-7] 01/10/2017
Rep. Black, Diane [R-TN-6] 01/10/2017
Rep. Gohmert, Louie [R-TX-1] 01/10/2017
Rep. Wagner, Ann [R-MO-2] 01/10/2017
Rep. Wenstrup, Brad R. [R-OH-2] 01/10/2017
Rep. Gibbs, Bob [R-OH-7] 01/10/2017
Rep. Shimkus, John [R-IL-15] 01/10/2017
Rep. Banks, Jim [R-IN-3] 01/10/2017
Rep. Byrne, Bradley [R-AL-1] 01/10/2017
Rep. Rogers, Mike D. [R-AL-3] 01/10/2017
Rep. Moolenaar, John R. [R-MI-4] 01/10/2017
Rep. Bridenstine, Jim [R-OK-1] 01/10/2017
Rep. Foxx, Virginia [R-NC-5] 01/10/2017
Rep. Guthrie, Brett [R-KY-2] 01/10/2017
Rep. Joyce, David P. [R-OH-14] 01/10/2017
Rep. Harris, Andy [R-MD-1] 01/10/2017
Rep. Smith, Jason [R-MO-8] 01/10/2017
Rep. Tiberi, Patrick J. [R-OH-12] 01/10/2017
Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6] 01/10/2017
Rep. Barletta, Lou [R-PA-11] 01/10/2017
Rep. Flores, Bill [R-TX-17] 01/10/2017
Rep. Poe, Ted [R-TX-2] 01/10/2017
Rep. Walberg, Tim [R-MI-7] 01/10/2017
Rep. Mooney, Alexander X. [R-WV-2] 01/10/2017
Rep. Luetkemeyer, Blaine [R-MO-3] 01/10/2017
Rep. Rokita, Todd [R-IN-4] 01/13/2017
Rep. Hice, Jody B. [R-GA-10] 01/13/2017
Rep. Cramer, Kevin [R-ND-At Large] 01/13/2017
Rep. Collins, Doug [R-GA-9] 01/13/2017
Rep. Johnson, Sam [R-TX-3] 01/13/2017
Rep. Stewart, Chris [R-UT-2] 01/13/2017
Rep. Hill, J. French [R-AR-2] 01/13/2017
Rep. Bucshon, Larry [R-IN-8] 01/13/2017
Rep. Emmer, Tom [R-MN-6] 01/13/2017
Rep. Yoder, Kevin [R-KS-3] 01/13/2017
Rep. Scalise, Steve [R-LA-1] 01/13/2017
Rep. Wilson, Joe [R-SC-2] 01/13/2017
Rep. Babin, Brian [R-TX-36] 01/13/2017
Rep. Lamborn, Doug [R-CO-5] 01/13/2017
Rep. Palazzo, Steven M. [R-MS-4] 01/13/2017
Rep. Wittman, Robert J. [R-VA-1] 01/13/2017
Rep. Amash, Justin [R-MI-3] 01/13/2017
Rep. Turner, Michael R. [R-OH-10] 01/24/2017
Rep. Yoho, Ted S. [R-FL-3] 01/24/2017
Rep. Jordan, Jim [R-OH-4] 01/24/2017
Rep. Ratcliffe, John [R-TX-4] 01/24/2017
Rep. Brady, Kevin [R-TX-8] 01/24/2017
Rep. Hunter, Duncan D. [R-CA-50] 01/24/2017
Rep. Marshall, Roger W. [R-KS-1] 01/24/2017
Rep. Barr, Andy [R-KY-6] 02/07/2017
Rep. Mitchell, Paul [R-MI-10] 02/07/2017
Rep. Shuster, Bill [R-PA-9] 02/07/2017
Rep. Murphy, Tim [R-PA-18] 02/07/2017
Rep. Walorski, Jackie [R-IN-2] 02/07/2017
Rep. Massie, Thomas [R-KY-4] 02/07/2017
Rep. Smith, Adrian [R-NE-3] 02/07/2017
Rep. Ferguson, A. Drew, IV [R-GA-3] 02/07/2017
Rep. Conaway, K. Michael [R-TX-11] 02/16/2017
Rep. Roe, David P. [R-TN-1] 02/16/2017
Rep. Allen, Rick W. [R-GA-12] 02/16/2017
Rep. Roby, Martha [R-AL-2] 03/01/2017
Rep. Bacon, Don [R-NE-2] 03/08/2017
Rep. Hartzler, Vicky [R-MO-4] 03/08/2017
Rep. Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL-3] 03/13/2017
Rep. Biggs, Andy [R-AZ-5] 03/13/2017
Rep. Hultgren, Randy [R-IL-14] 03/16/2017
Rep. Fleischmann, Charles J. "Chuck" [R-TN-3] 03/16/2017
Rep. Arrington, Jodey C. [R-TX-19] 04/03/2017
Rep. Collins, Chris [R-NY-27] 04/03/2017
Rep. Webster, Daniel [R-FL-11] 04/17/2017
Rep. Carter, John R. [R-TX-31] 04/17/2017
Rep. Walker, Mark [R-NC-6] 04/25/2017
Rep. Blum, Rod [R-IA-1] 04/25/2017
Rep. Weber, Randy K., Sr. [R-TX-14] 05/01/2017
Rep. Gaetz, Matt [R-FL-1] 05/02/2017
Rep. Meadows, Mark [R-NC-11] 05/03/2017
Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7] 05/03/2017
Rep. Bergman, Jack [R-MI-1] 05/04/2017
Rep. Hudson, Richard [R-NC-8] 05/04/2017
Rep. Cheney, Liz [R-WY-At Large] 05/16/2017
Rep. Buck, Ken [R-CO-4] 05/22/2017
Rep. Bishop, Mike [R-MI-8] 05/23/2017
Rep. Davis, Rodney [R-IL-13] 06/06/2017
Rep. McKinley, David B. [R-WV-1] 06/06/2017
Rep. Kustoff, David [R-TN-8] 06/08/2017
Rep. Hollingsworth, Trey [R-IN-9] 06/21/2017
Rep. Budd, Ted [R-NC-13] 06/21/2017
Rep. Culberson, John Abney [R-TX-7] 06/21/2017
Rep. Thompson, Glenn [R-PA-5] 07/11/2017
Rep. Dunn, Neal P. [R-FL-2] 07/11/2017
Rep. Noem, Kristi L. [R-SD-At Large] 07/13/2017
Rep. McHenry, Patrick T. [R-NC-10] 07/17/2017
Rep. Carter, Earl L. "Buddy" [R-GA-1] 07/25/2017
Rep. Hensarling, Jeb [R-TX-5] 08/08/2017
Rep. Brooks, Mo [R-AL-5] 08/08/2017
Rep. Westerman, Bruce [R-AR-4] 08/29/2017
Rep. Sessions, Pete [R-TX-32] 08/29/2017
Rep. Bishop, Rob [R-UT-1] 08/29/2017
Rep. Williams, Roger [R-TX-25] 08/29/2017
Rep. Marino, Tom [R-PA-10] 08/29/2017
Rep. Crawford, Eric A. "Rick" [R-AR-1] 08/29/2017
Rep. Schweikert, David [R-AZ-6] 08/29/2017
Rep. Womack, Steve [R-AR-3] 08/29/2017
Rep. Labrador, Raul R. [R-ID-1] 08/29/2017
Rep. Long, Billy [R-MO-7] 09/06/2017
Rep. Woodall, Rob [R-GA-7] 09/06/2017
Rep. Herrera Beutler, Jaime [R-WA-3] 09/06/2017
Rep. LaHood, Darin [R-IL-18] 09/06/2017
Rep. Tenney, Claudia [R-NY-22] 09/07/2017
Rep. Perry, Scott [R-PA-4] 09/08/2017
Rep. Smucker, Lloyd [R-PA-16] 09/08/2017
Rep. Fortenberry, Jeff [R-NE-1] 09/08/2017
Rep. Rooney, Francis [R-FL-19] 09/12/2017
Rep. Loudermilk, Barry [R-GA-11] 09/12/2017
Rep. Higgins, Clay [R-LA-3] 09/12/2017
Rep. Pearce, Stevan [R-NM-2] 09/14/2017
Rep. Norman, Ralph [R-SC-5] 09/14/2017
Rep. Renacci, James B. [R-OH-16] 09/14/2017
Rep. Smith, Lamar [R-TX-21] 09/18/2017
Rep. Harper, Gregg [R-MS-3] 09/18/2017
Rep. Holding, George [R-NC-2] 09/25/2017
Rep. Rice, Tom [R-SC-7] 09/25/2017
Rep. Gowdy, Trey [R-SC-4] 09/25/2017
Rep. Johnson, Mike [R-LA-4] 09/25/2017
Rep. Jenkins, Evan H. [R-WV-3] 09/25/2017
Rep. Russell, Steve [R-OK-5] 09/25/2017
Rep. Stivers, Steve [R-OH-15] 09/26/2017
Rep. Handel, Karen C. [R-GA-6] 09/26/2017
Rep. Estes, Ron [R-KS-4] 09/26/2017
Rep. Zeldin, Lee M. [R-NY-1] 09/26/2017
Rep. Graves, Tom [R-GA-14] 09/26/2017
Rep. Duncan, John J., Jr. [R-TN-2] 09/26/2017
Rep. Brat, Dave [R-VA-7] 09/26/2017
Rep. Scott, Austin [R-GA-8] 09/26/2017
Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10] 09/26/2017
Rep. Burgess, Michael C. [R-TX-26] 09/27/2017
Rep. Rooney, Thomas J. [R-FL-17] 09/27/2017
Rep. Cook, Paul [R-CA-8] 09/28/2017
Rep. Young, David [R-IA-3] 10/02/2017
Rep. Rogers, Harold [R-KY-5] 10/02/2017
Rep. McClintock, Tom [R-CA-4] 10/02/2017
Rep. Simpson, Michael K. [R-ID-2] 10/02/2017
Rep. Garrett, Thomas A., Jr. [R-VA-5] 10/02/2017
Rep. Rutherford, John H. [R-FL-4] 10/02/2017
Rep. Cole, Tom [R-OK-4] 10/02/2017
Rep. Ross, Dennis A. [R-FL-15] 10/02/2017
Rep. Barton, Joe [R-TX-6] 10/02/2017
Rep. LaMalfa, Doug [R-CA-1] 10/02/2017
Rep. DesJarlais, Scott [R-TN-4] 10/02/2017
Rep. Lucas, Frank D. [R-OK-3] 10/02/2017

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary01/03/2017 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice01/12/2017 Referred to
Senate Judiciary10/04/2017 Referred to

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Latest Summary (2)

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Passed House without amendment (10/03/2017)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

(Sec. 3) This bill amends the federal criminal code to make it a crime for any person to perform or attempt to perform an abortion if the probable post-fertilization age of the fetus is 20 weeks or more.

A violator is subject to criminal penalties—a fine, up to five years in prison, or both.

The bill provides exceptions for an abortion: (1) that is necessary to save the life of the pregnant woman, or (2) when the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest. A physician who performs or attempts to perform an abortion under an exception must comply with specified requirements.

A woman who undergoes a prohibited abortion may not be prosecuted for violating or conspiring to violate the provisions of this bill.

A woman who undergoes an abortion or attempted abortion may file a civil action for damages against an individual who violates the provisions of this bill.