To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to allow for greater State flexibility with respect to excluding providers who are involved in abortions.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Wisconsin's 7th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jan 24, 2017
Length: 3 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced on January 24, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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25 Cosponsors (25 Republicans)
Sep 29, 2015
Earlier Version — Passed House (Senate next)
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 3495 (114th).
Jan 24, 2017
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Jan 30, 2019
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 888 (116th).
H.R. 656 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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