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10:00 a.m.: Morning Hour
12:00 p.m.: Legislative Business

Fifteen “One Minutes”
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

H.Res. 548 – Rule providing for consideration of H.R. 36 – Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (Rep. Franks – Judiciary) (One Hour of debate). The Rules Committee has recommended a closed Rule that provides for one hour of general debate equally divided between the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Judiciary. The Rule allows one motion to recommit and waives all points of order against the legislation.  Members are urged to VOTE NO.

H.R. 36 – Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (Rep. Franks – Judiciary) (One Hour of Debate). The bill would ban abortions nationwide in cases where the probable age of the fetus is 20 weeks or later. The bill imposes criminal penalties (fines and/or imprisonment of up to 5 years) on medical professionals who violate the ban. The measure provides an exception for cases where the life of the woman is in danger due to a physical illness or physical condition. There are also limited exceptions for cases of incest and rape against a minor, providing the rape or incest has been reported to law enforcement or a social services agency.  There is also a limited rape exception for adult women if they obtain counseling or medical treatment for the rape at least 48 hours before obtaining an abortion.  Such treatment or counseling must be documented and cannot be obtained at a facility that provides abortion services. 

Bill Text for H.R. 36:
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Suspensions (6 bills)

  1. S. 652 – Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Act of 2017 (Sen. Portman – Energy and Commerce)
  2. H.R. 2408 – Protecting Girls’ Access to Education in Vulnerable Settings Act (Rep. Chabot – Foreign Affairs)
  3. H.R. 1918 – Nicaraguan Investment Conditionality Act (NICA) of 2017, as amended (Rep. Ros-Lehtinen – Foreign Affairs)
  4. H.R. 1624 – Municipal Finance Support Act of 2017, as amended (Rep. Messer – Financial Services)
  5. S. 782 – PROTECT Our Children Act, as amended (Sen. Cornyn – Judiciary)
  6. S. 178 – Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act (Sen. Grassley – Judiciary)


The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Wednesday, October 4: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. The House is expected to begin consideration of H.Con.Res. 71 – Fiscal Year 2018 Republican Budget Resolution (Rep. Black – Budget) (Subject to a Rule).

"This is a GOP tax plan? Possibly 30% of middle class gets a tax hike? I hope the final details are better than this."
     -    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), 10/2/2017