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H.R. 671: HER Act

About the bill

In one of his first actions as president, President Trump signed an executive order banning U.S. funding for abortions performed or promoted overseas. The rule prevents any federal money from going towards any global health charity or non-governmental organization (NGO) performing abortions, even if that’s only a small portion of their services. It even bans the money for organizations that merely promote or discuss abortions.

This reverses the Obama-era rule which allowed such funding. Democrats in Congress introduced legislation that would bring the Obama-era rule back.

What the ...

Sponsor and status

Nita Lowey

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 17th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 24, 2017
Length: 5 pages
Introduced:

Jan 24, 2017

Status:

Introduced on Jan 24, 2017

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on January 24, 2017. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

History

Jan 24, 2017
 
Introduced

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Ordered Reported

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Passed House (Senate next)

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Passed Senate

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Signed by the President

H.R. 671 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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