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S. 2311: Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

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. Senior Senator for South Carolina. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 17, 2018
Length: 24 pages
Introduced:

Jan 16, 2018

Status:

Failed Cloture on Jan 29, 2018

This bill is provisionally dead due to a failed vote for cloture on January 29, 2018. Cloture is required to move past a Senate filibuster or the threat of a filibuster and takes a 3/5ths vote. In practice, most bills must pass cloture to move forward in the Senate.

Prognosis:

4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Jan 16, 2018
 
Introduced

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

Jan 17, 2018
 
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.

Jan 29, 2018
 
Failed Cloture in the Senate

The Senate must often vote to end debate before voting on a bill, called a cloture vote. The vote on cloture failed. This is often considered a filibuster. The Senate may try again.

Pending
 
Passed Senate (House next)

Pending
 
Passed House

Pending
 
Signed by the President

S. 2311 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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