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H.R. 3 (112th): No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act

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To prohibit taxpayer funded abortions and to provide for conscience protections, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Christopher “Chris” Smith

Sponsor. Representative for New Jersey's 4th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 9, 2011
Length: 16 pages
Jan 20, 2011
112th Congress (2011–2013)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on May 4, 2011 but was never passed by the Senate.


227 Cosponsors (216 Republicans, 11 Democrats)


Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Barack Obama [D, 2009-2017]: No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (May 2, 2011)

What legislators are saying

Aderholt Supports Legislation to End Taxpayer Funded Abortions
    — Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL4] (Co-sponsor) on May 4, 2011

Gillibrand, Senate Democrats Speak Out Against Republican Efforts To Restrict Womens Access To Health Care
    — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY] on Feb 8, 2011

Blumenauer Statement on HR 3
    — Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3] on May 3, 2011

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Jan 20, 2011

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Mar 3, 2011
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

May 4, 2011
Passed House (Senate next)

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

H.R. 3 (112th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 3. This is the one from the 112th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 112th Congress, which met from Jan 5, 2011 to Jan 3, 2013. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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