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Nomination Confirmed 69/21
May 3, 2006
109th Congress, 2005–2006
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress but was killed due to a failed vote for cloture, under a fast-track vote called "suspension", or while resolving differences on May 8, 2006.
Senator from Pennsylvania
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Last Updated: May 4, 2006
Length: 32 pages
A bill to improve women's access to health care services and provide improved medical care by reducing the excessive burden the liability system places on the delivery of obstetrical and gynecological services.
5/3/2006--Introduced.Healthy Mothers and Healthy Babies Access to Care Act - Sets forth provisions regulating lawsuits for health care liability claims related to the provision of obstetrical or gynecological services.Sets a ... Read more >
The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.
This is the first step in the legislative process.
Reported by Committee
A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.
Failed Cloture in the Senate
The Senate must often vote to end debate before voting on a bill, called a cloture vote. The vote on cloture failed. This is often considered a filibuster. The Senate may try again.
This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 23”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
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Civic Impulse. (2015). S. 23 — 109th Congress: Healthy Mothers and Healthy Babies Access to Care Act. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/109/s23
“S. 23 — 109th Congress: Healthy Mothers and Healthy Babies Access to Care Act.” www.GovTrack.us. 2006. October 6, 2015 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/109/s23>
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