H.R. 5440 (96th): A bill to limit the jurisdiction of the courts of the United States in matters relating to abortion.


Sep 27, 1979
96th Congress, 1979–1980

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on September 27, 1979, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


David Treen

Representative for Louisiana's 3rd congressional district


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Summary (CRS)

9/27/1979--Introduced.Prohibits any Federal court (excluding the Supreme Court) from issuing injunctive relief in any case arising out of Federal, State, or local law that prohibits, limits, or regulates abortion or ... Read more >

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Sep 27, 1979

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 5440”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


9 cosponsors (6R, 3D) (show)
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H.R. 7307 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 8, 1980

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