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Bioethics in Law & Culture                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Spring  2019       vol. 2  issue 2

A summary of Federal Government activity from January to April 25, 2019

Ana Brennan, J.D.

 

Born-Alive Survivors Protection Act - S. 311

January 31, 2019: Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Ben Sasse, R-NE

February 14, 2019Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the consideration of measure presented in the Senate.

February 14, 2019Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in the Senate.

February 25, 2019Motion to proceed to measure considered in the Senate.

February 25, 2019Cloture on motion to proceed not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 53 - 44. 

 

60 votes were needed to continue.

YEAs -53

Alexander (R-TN)                 Barrasso (R-WY)               Blackburn (R-TN)                    Blunt (R-MO)
Boozman (R-AR)                  Braun (R-IN)                      Burr (R-NC)                              Capito (R-WV)
Casey (D-PA)                         Cassidy (R-LA)                  Collins (R-ME)                          Cornyn (R-TX)
Cotton (R-AR)                       Crapo (R-ID)                      Cruz (R-TX)                               Daines (R-MT)
Enzi (R-WY)                          Ernst (R-IA)                       Fischer (R-NE)                          Gardner (R-CO)
Graham (R-SC)                     Grassley (R-IA)                  Hawley (R-MO)                        Hoeven (R-ND)
Hyde-Smith (R-MS)            Inhofe (R-OK)                    Isakson (R-GA)                         Johnson (R-WI)
Jones (D-AL)                        Kennedy (R-LA)                 Lankford (R-OK)                       Lee (R-UT)
Manchin (D-WV)                 McConnell (R-KY)             McSally (R-AZ)                          Moran (R-KS)
Paul (R-KY)                           Perdue (R-GA)                   Portman (R-OH)                        Risch (R-ID)                        Roberts (R-KS)                    Romney (R-UT)                  
Rounds (R-SD)                           Rubio (R-FL)
Sasse (R-NE)                        Scott (R-FL)                        Shelby (R-AL)                             Sullivan (R-AK)
Thune (R-SD)                      Tillis (R-NC)                        Toomey (R-PA)                          Wicker (R-MS)
Young (R-IN)

NAYs -44

Baldwin (D-WI)                  Bennet (D-CO)                   Blumenthal (D-CT)                   Booker (D-NJ)
Brown (D-OH)                    Cantwell (D-WA)               Cardin (D-MD)                          Carper (D-DE)
Coons (D-DE)                     Cortez Masto (D-NV)        Duckworth (D-IL)                     Durbin (D-IL)
Feinstein (D-CA)               Gillibrand (D-NY)              Harris (D-CA)                            Hassan (D-NH)
Heinrich (D-NM)               Hirono (D-HI)                    Kaine (D-VA)                             King (I-ME)

Klobuchar (D-MN)            Leahy (D-VT)                      Markey (D-MA)                         Menendez (D-NJ)
Merkley (D-OR)                 Murphy (D-CT)                  Murray (D-WA)                          Peters (D-MI)
Reed (D-RI)                        Rosen (D-NV)                     Sanders (I-VT)                            Schatz (D-HI)
Schumer (D-NY)                Shaheen (D-NH)                Sinema (D-AZ)                           Smith (D-MN)
Stabenow (D-MI)              Tester (D-MT)                     Udall (D-NM)                             Van Hollen (D-MD)
Warner (D-VA)                  Warren (D-MA)                  Whitehouse (D-RI)                    Wyden (D-OR)

Not Voting - 3

Cramer (R-ND)                Murkowski (R-AK)             Scott (R-SC)

 

 

Born-Alive Survivors Protection Act - HR. 962

February o5, 2019: Introduced in the House by Rep. Wagner, Ann (R-MO-2). Co-sponsors: 186(R); 3(D).

 

February 05, 2019: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

 

March 22, 2019: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

 

 


Dismemberment Abortion Ban Act of 2019 - S. 1035

April 4, 2019: Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Mike Rounds(R-ND), was read twice and referred to the Judiciary Committee.

Other Bills of Note Introduced January to April 2019

SENATE

S. 190: Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance Act of 2019

Sponsor: Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) - Introduced: Jan. 17, 2019

S. 158: A bill to prohibit Federal funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

Sponsor: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) - Introduced: Jan. 16, 2019

S. 160: Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

Sponsor: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) - Introduced: Jan. 16, 2019

S. 105: Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act

Sponsor: Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) - Introduced: Jan. 10, 2019

S. 194: Child Custody Protection Act of 2019

Sponsor: Sen. Robert “Rob” Portman (R-OH) - Introduced: Jan 19, 2019

 

S. 182: PRENDA

Sponsor: Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) - Introduced: Jan. 17, 2019

 

S. 141: Protect Funding for Women’s Health Care Act

Sponsor: Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) - Introduced: Jan. 16, 2019

S. 183: Conscience Protection Act of 2019

Sponsor: Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) - Introduced: Jan. 17, 2019

S. 159: Life at Conception Act of 2019

Sponsor: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) - Introduced: Jan. 16, 2019

 

S. 119: Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act

Sponsor: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) - Introduced - Jan. 15, 2019

HOUSE

H.R. 661: Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance Act of 2019

Sponsor: Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC-5) - Introduced: Jan. 17, 2019

H.R. 784: Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

Sponsor: Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith (R-NJ-4) - Introduced: Jan. 24, 2019

H.R. 20: No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2019

Sponsor: Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith (R-NJ-4) - Introduced: Jan. 17, 2019

H.R. 611: Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act

Sponsor: Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA-4) - Introduced: Jan. 16, 2019

H.R. 2373: Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act of 2019

Sponsor: Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO-2) - Introduced: April 25, 2019

H.R. 2373: Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act of 2019

Sponsor: Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO-2) - Introduced: April 25, 2019

H.R. 616: Life at Conception Act

Sponsor: Rep. Alex Mooney (R-WV-2) - Introduced: Jan. 16, 2019

H.R. 833: Protecting Life and Taxpayers Act of 2019

Sponsor: Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO-4) - Introduced: Jan. 29, 2019

H.R. 369: Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2019

Sponsor: Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO-4) - Introduced: Jan 9, 2019

H.R. 296: Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act

Sponsor: Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC-5) - Introduced: Jan. 8, 2019

 

H.R. 956: Saving Children Act

Sponsor: Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-AZ-8) - Introduced: Feb. 4, 2019

H.R. 2082: Parental Notification and Intervention Act of 2019

Sponsor: Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX-1) - Introduced: April 4, 2019

 

H.R. 219: No Abortion Bonds Act

Sponsor: Rep. Jason Smith (R-MO-8) - Introduced: Jan 3, 2019

 

H.R. 708: Taxpayer Conscience Protection Act of 2019

Sponsor: Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX-22) - Introduced: Jan. 22, 2019

 

H.R. 634: Ultrasound Informed Consent Act

Sponsor: Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC-3) - Introduced: Jan 17, 2019

 

H.R. 490: Heartbeat Protection Act of 2019

Sponsor: Rep. Steve King (R-IA-4) - Introduced: Jan. 11, 2019

 

H.R. 2014: Conscience Protection Act of 2019

Sponsor: Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD-1) - Introduced: April 1, 2019

H.R. 888: Women’s Public Health and Safety Act

Sponsor: Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI-7) - Introduced: Jan. 30, 2019

 

H.R. 573: Protecting Life and Integrity in Research Act of 2019

Sponsor: Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO-3) - Introduced: Jan. 15, 2019

 

H.R. 437: Safe RESEARCH Act

Sponsor: Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI-5) - Introduced: Jan. 10, 2019

H.Res. 50: Memorializing the unborn by lowering the United States flag to half-staff on the 22d day of January each year.

Sponsor: Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA-10) - Introduced: Jan. 16, 2019

 

H.R. 671: Protecting the Dignity of Unborn Children Act of 2019

Sponsor: Rep. Robert Latta (R-OH-5) - Introduced: Jan. 17, 2019

H.R. 305: Sanctity of Human Life Act

Sponsor: Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA-10) - Introduced: Jan. 8, 2019