US HB1881 | 2017-2018 | 115th Congress


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 113-1)
Status: Introduced on April 4 2017 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2017-04-17 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Human Resources.
Pending: House Subcommittee on Human Resources Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act of 2017 This bill prohibits the federal government, and any state or local government that receives federal funding for any program that provides child welfare services under part B (Child and Family Services) or part E (Foster Care and Adoption Assistance) of title IV of the Social Security Act (SSAct), from discriminating or taking an adverse action against a child welfare service provider that declines to provide, facilitate, or refer for a child welfare service that conflicts with the provider's sincerely held religious beliefs or moral convictions. The bill bars such prohibition from applying to SSAct requirements that forbid state entities from denying or delaying adoption or foster care placements on the basis of an adoptive parent's or a child's race, color, or national origin. The Department of Health and Human Services must withhold 15% of the federal funds that a state or local government receives for such programs if the state or local government violates this bill. An aggrieved child welfare service provider may assert such an adverse action violation as a claim or defense in a judicial proceeding and to obtain all appropriate relief (including declaratory relief, injunctive relief, compensatory damages, and reasonable attorney's fees and costs).

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Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act of 2017


Rep. Mike Kelly [R-PA]Rep. Robert Pittenger [R-NC]Rep. Jeff Duncan [R-SC]Rep. Keith Rothfus [R-PA]
Rep. Christopher Smith [R-NJ]Rep. Randy Hultgren [R-IL]Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC]Rep. Steven Palazzo [R-MS]
Rep. James Renacci [R-OH]Rep. Steve King [R-IA]Rep. Gary Palmer [R-AL]Rep. Alexander Mooney [R-WV]
Rep. Glenn Grothman [R-WI]Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX]Rep. Daniel Webster [R-FL]Rep. Jody Hice [R-GA]
Rep. Vicky Hartzler [R-MO]Rep. Lou Barletta [R-PA]Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO]Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX]
Rep. David Roe [R-TN]Rep. Bill Flores [R-TX]Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC]Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA]
Rep. John Rutherford [R-FL]Rep. John Moolenaar [R-MI]Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC]Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC]
Rep. Tom Graves [R-GA]Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO]Rep. Warren Davidson [R-OH]Rep. Mike Johnson [R-LA]
Rep. Brian Babin [R-TX]Rep. Todd Rokita [R-IN]Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA]Rep. Chris Collins [R-NY]
Rep. Bill Johnson [R-OH]Rep. Tom Emmer [R-MN]Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA]Rep. Luke Messer [R-IN]
Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI]Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA]Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH]Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA]
Rep. Billy Long [R-MO]Rep. Randy Weber [R-TX]Rep. Andy Harris [R-MD]Rep. Barry Loudermilk [R-GA]
Rep. Jason Smith [R-MO]Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R-TX]Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA]Rep. Diane Black [R-TN]
Rep. David Rouzer [R-NC]Rep. Ralph Norman [R-SC]Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK]Rep. Neal Dunn [R-FL]
Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE]Rep. Rick Allen [R-GA]Rep. Jim Banks [R-IN]Rep. Stevan Pearce [R-NM]
Rep. Austin Scott [R-GA]Rep. Darin LaHood [R-IL]Rep. John Shimkus [R-IL]Rep. Mark Walker [R-NC]
Rep. Brad Wenstrup [R-OH]Rep. Mike Bishop [R-MI]Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH]Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN]
Rep. Steve Russell [R-OK]Rep. Matt Gaetz [R-FL]Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX]Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT]
Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA]Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-AL]Rep. Chris Stewart [R-UT]Rep. Mia Love [R-UT]
Rep. Greg Gianforte [R-MT]Rep. Tom Marino [R-PA]Rep. George Holding [R-NC]Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE]
Rep. David Schweikert [R-AZ]Rep. Dennis Ross [R-FL]Rep. Debbie Lesko [R-AZ]Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX]
Rep. Ron Estes [R-KS]Sen. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN]Rep. Kristi Noem [R-SD]Rep. Ralph Abraham [R-LA]
Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN]Rep. Charles Fleischmann [R-TN]Rep. Tom Rice [R-SC]Rep. Dave Brat [R-VA]
Rep. Andy Biggs [R-AZ]Rep. John Carter [R-TX]Rep. James Comer [R-KY]Rep. Bradley Byrne [R-AL]
Rep. Evan Jenkins [R-WV]Rep. Bob Gibbs [R-OH]Rep. Paul Mitchell [R-MI]Rep. Don Bacon [R-NE]
Rep. Drew Ferguson [R-GA]Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX]Sen. Ted Budd [R-NC]Rep. Bill Huizenga [R-MI]
Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ]Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX]Rep. Roger Williams [R-TX]Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL]
Rep. David Kustoff [R-TN]Rep. Francis Rooney [R-FL]Rep. Michael Cloud [R-TX]Rep. John Ratcliffe [R-TX]
Rep. John Curtis [R-UT]Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC]


2017-04-17HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Human Resources.
2017-04-04HouseReferred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
2017-04-04HouseIntroduced in House

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SB811 (Related) 2017-04-04 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
HB1551 (Related) 2018-10-11 - Became Public Law No: 115-264.


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