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S. 2578 (113th): Protect Women’s Health From Corporate Interference Act of 2014

A bill to ensure that employers cannot interfere in their employees' birth control and other health care decisions.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Patty Murray

Sponsor. Senator for Washington. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 10, 2014
Length: 10 pages
Jul 9, 2014
113th Congress (2013–2015)
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 16, 2014.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


46 Cosponsors (45 Democrats, 1 Independent)


Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Barack Obama [D, 2009-2017]: Protect Women's Health from Corporate Interference Act (Jul 16, 2014)

What legislators are saying

Casey Statement on the Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act
    — Sen. Robert “Bob” Casey [D-PA] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 16, 2014

Inhofe Statement on Senate Vote to Reverse Supreme Courts Hobby Lobby Ruling
    — Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK] on Jul 16, 2014

Hatch: Senate Democrats Legislation Diminishes Religious Liberty Protections of all Americans
    — Sen. Orrin Hatch [R-UT, 1977-2018] on Jul 15, 2014

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Jul 9, 2014

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Jul 10, 2014
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.

Jul 16, 2014
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.

S. 2578 (113th) 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 S. 2578. This is the one from the 113th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 2, 2015. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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