About the bill
This bill would give states the ability to end their funding to Planned Parenthood. H.R. 3495 would do this by allowing states to exclude health care providers that perform abortions from participating in that state’s Medicaid program. States would not be given this authority if the abortion was performed in the cases of rape, incest, or danger to the health of the mother.
The bill passed the House by a partisan vote of 236–193. The White House has threatened to veto the bill.
Current law prohibits federal funding from being spent to perform most abortions, with exceptions listed above. However, the law does not prohibit health care providers from performing abortions, and Planned Parenthood accepts Medicaid for its non-abortion health services. H.R. 3495 would allow a state to exclude …
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Wisconsin's 7th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jul 14, 2016
Length: 3 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 29, 2015 but was never passed by the Senate.
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).
25 Cosponsors (25 Republicans)
What legislators are saying
“House Passes Bill to Protect States Rights and Rights of the Unborn”
— Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8, 1997-2022] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 29, 2015
“Palmer Says that States Should Have the Choice of Defunding Abortion Performing Organizations”
— Rep. Gary Palmer [R-AL6] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 1, 2015
“Rep. Chu Speaks Out Against Attacks on Planned Parenthood and Womens Health”
— Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA28] on Sep 29, 2015
Sep 11, 2015
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Sep 29, 2015
Passed House (Senate next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.
Jan 24, 2017
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 656 (115th).
Jan 30, 2019
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 888 (116th).
H.R. 3495 (114th) 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. 3495. This is the one from the 114th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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