To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit abortion in cases where a fetal heartbeat is detectable.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Iowa's 4th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jan 11, 2019
Length: 5 pages
116th Congress (2019–2021)
This bill was introduced on January 11, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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101 Cosponsors (101 Republicans)
What legislators are saying
“King Introduces Legislation to Refurbish the Pillars of American Exceptionalism”
— Rep. Steve King [R-IA4, 2013-2020] (Sponsor) on Dec 31, 2020
Jan 12, 2017
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 490 (115th).
Jan 11, 2019
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