US HB5542 | 2021-2022 | 117th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on October 8 2021 - 25% progression
Action: 2021-10-11 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Pending: House Subcommittee on Health Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Establishes a program to distribute funds to cover the travel expenses of individuals who must travel out of state to obtain certain abortion services. Specifically, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) may award up to $1,000 to an individual who (1) is a resident of a state that does not have a state law protecting the right to abortion services before fetal viability, and (2) traveled to another state to receive abortion services. HHS may increase the award amount in extraordinary circumstances.

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Title

Medical Travel Assistance to Protect Women’s Right to Choose Act of 2021

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History

DateChamberAction
2021-10-11HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Health.
2021-10-08HouseReferred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2021-10-08HouseReferred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2021-10-08HouseIntroduced in House

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