H.R. 3495 - Women’s Public Health and Safety Act

Bill Text

    Text of H.R. 3495 PDF XML

    Women’s Public Health and Safety Act

Rule Information

REPORTED BY RECORD VOTE of 9-4 on Monday, September 28, 2015.

Adopted by record vote of 242-183, after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 243-182, on Tuesday, September 29, 2015.  


1. Closed rule.

2. Provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce or their respective designees.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

4. Provides that the amendment printed in the Rules Committee report shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.

6. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

7. Waives clause 6(a) of rule XIII (requiring a two-thirds vote to consider a rule on the same day it is reported from the Rules Committee) against any resolution reported from the Rules Committee through the legislative day of October 1, 2015.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
1Version 1Blackburn (TN)RepublicanEnsures that the policy aims of the underlying bill are achieved in a sound and comprehensive manner. The changes enhance State flexibility while minimizing HHS’s ability to interfere with State choices. The changes also ensure that the bill applies to managed care plans. Finally, the bill also makes clear that the focus is on elective abortions, not abortions provided in the case of rape, incest, or endangerment to the mother.Considered As Adopted