About the bill
Permanently banning federal funding for abortions is a top Republican social policy priority. H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act, passed the House last month and would accomplish that goal. H.R. 771, the EACH Woman Act, would do the opposite and permanently repeal the ban.
What the Republican and Democratic bills each do
Making the ban permanent
Every year since 1976, Congress — regardless of party control — has passed the Hyde Amendment, which prevents federal money from being used to perform abortions, even as abortions themselves remain legal. But the policy has never been extended permanently. The bill introduced by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ4) would do just that.
It also prevents federal subsidies for any health care plans that include …
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for California's 13th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Jan 31, 2017
Length: 6 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced on January 31, 2017, 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).
137 Cosponsors (137 Democrats)
What legislators are saying
“house passes Rosen-backed legislation aimed at addressing the maternal mortality rate”
— Sen. Jacky Rosen [D-NV] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 11, 2018
Jul 8, 2015
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 2972 (114th).
Jan 31, 2017
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Mar 12, 2019
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 1692 (116th).
H.R. 771 (115th) 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. 771. This is the one from the 115th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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