H.R. 3803 (112th): District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

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

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.



Jan 23, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

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 July 31, 2012.


Trent Franks

Representative for Arizona's 2nd congressional district



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Last Updated: Jul 31, 2012
Length: 24 pages


Jan 23, 2012

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Jul 18, 2012
Reported by Committee

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Jul 31, 2012
Failed in the House Under Suspension

Passage was attempted under a fast-track procedure called "suspension of the rules." The vote failed, but the bill can be voted on again.

H.R. 3803 (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.

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

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