H.R. 1215: Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017

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Overview

Introduced:

Feb 24, 2017

Status:

Ordered Reported on Feb 28, 2017

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on February 28, 2017.

The House Majority Leader indicated on Jun 23, 2017 that this bill may be considered in the week ahead.

Sponsor:

Steve King

Representative for Iowa's 4th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Mar 22, 2017
Length: 20 pages

Prognosis:

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Feb 24, 2017
 
Introduced

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

Feb 28, 2017
 
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.

Feb 28, 2017
 
Considered by House Committee on the Judiciary

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Mar 22, 2017
 
Reported by House Committee on the Judiciary

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Jun 13, 2017
 
Considered by House Committee on Rules

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Jun 23, 2017
 
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

 
Passed House (Senate next)

 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 1215 is 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.

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