H.R. 20 (110th): Melanie Blocker-Stokes Postpartum Depression Research and Care Act


Jan 4, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on October 15, 2007 but was never passed by the Senate.


Bobby Rush

Representative for Illinois's 1st congressional district



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Last Updated: Oct 16, 2007
Length: 11 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To provide for research on, and services for individuals with, postpartum depression and psychosis.

Summary (CRS)

TitleI - Research on Postpartum Depression and PsychosisSection101 - Encourages the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 4, 2007

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Sep 27, 2007
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.

Oct 15, 2007
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 20”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


130 cosponsors (116D, 14R) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Oct 15, 2007 7:10 p.m.
Passed 382/3

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Primary Source

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