H.R.36: Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

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Bill Cosponsors

188 (3 Democrats, 185 Republicans)

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Week Ending Rank
Sept. 20, 2015 9th

Bill Summary

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...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

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There are 133 statements associated with H.R.36.

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 22, 2015
Motion to proceed to consideration of measure withdrawn in Senate. (consideration: CR S6868)
Sept. 22, 2015

Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 54 - 42. Record Vote Number: 268. (consideration: CR S6864; text: CR S6864)

Sept. 22, 2015
Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (consideration: CR S6860-6864, S6868)
Sept. 21, 2015
Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (consideration: CR S6822-6847)
Sept. 17, 2015
Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S6798; text: CR S6798)
Sept. 17, 2015
Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (consideration: CR S6798)
Sept. 16, 2015
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 230.
Sept. 15, 2015
Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
May 14, 2015
Received in the Senate.
May 13, 2015
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
May 13, 2015

On passage Passed by recorded vote: 242 - 184, 1 Present (Roll no. 223). (text: CR H2924-2926)

May 13, 2015

On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 181 - 246 (Roll no. 222). (consideration: CR H2937-2938)

May 13, 2015
The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H2937)
May 13, 2015
Floor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the Brownley (CA) motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to stipulate that the underlying bill would protect both the health and life of the mother.
May 13, 2015
Ms. Brownley (CA) moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary. (consideration: CR H2936; text: CR H2936)
May 13, 2015
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H2936)
May 13, 2015
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 36.
May 13, 2015
Providing for consideration of H.R. 1735, H.R. 36, and H.R. 2048
May 13, 2015
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 255. (consideration: CR H2923-2939)
May 12, 2015
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 255 Reported to House. Providing for consideration of H.R. 1735, H.R. 36, and H.R. 2048
Jan. 22, 2015
Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
Jan. 21, 2015
Rule H. Res. 38 passed House.
Jan. 20, 2015
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 38 Reported to House. The rule provides for one hour of debate on each measure. The resolution waives all points of order against consideration of the bills. The resolution provides that the bills shall be considered as read. The resolution waives all points of order against provisions in the bills. The resolution provides one motion to recommit per bill.
Jan. 6, 2015
Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Jan. 6, 2015

Introduced in the House by Trent Franks (R-Ariz.)

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