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S. 1553 (114th): Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

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A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to protect pain-capable unborn children, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Lindsey Graham

Sponsor. Senator for South Carolina. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 11, 2015
Length: 23 pages
Jun 11, 2015
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 11, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

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).


45 Cosponsors (45 Republicans)

See Instead

H.R. 36 (same title)
Failed Cloture — Sep 22, 2015


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Inhofe Votes for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
    — Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK, 1994-2022] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 22, 2015

    — Sen. John McCain [R-AZ, 1987-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 22, 2015

Senator Lankfords Office Releases 2015 Activity Report
    — Sen. James Lankford [R-OK] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 6, 2016

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Jun 11, 2015

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

S. 1553 (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 S. 1553. 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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