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Taxpayer Conscience Protection Act of 2019 (H.R. 708)

This law was last updated on Sep 16, 2019

This law is Anti–Choice




H.R. 708




Jan 22, 2019


Co-sponsors: 24
Primary Sponsors: 1
Total Sponsors: 25


Reporting Requirements

Full Bill Text

H.R. 708 would require states to report information on Medicaid payments to abortion providers.

The bill would require each state that makes a Medicaid payment from federal funds to submit to the Secretary a report on all such payments, and publish the report on a public Internet website of the state.

The report should include the following information for each payment:

  • The amount of the payment;
  • The purposes for which the payment was made;
  • A comparison of the amount with the amount of any such payment to the provider involved in any prior fiscal year; and
  • The number of abortions performed during the fiscal year by the provider involved, and the gestational age of each aborted fetus.

The Secretary would then be required to submit to Congress, and publish on a public Internet website of the Department of Health and Human Services, a report that contains all the submitted reports from the year, along with a summary.

Related Legislation

Nearly identical to H.R. 4849 (2018), H.R. 489 (2015) and H.R. 2993 (2013), all of which failed to pass.

Latest Action

1/22/19 – Introduced; referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

1/25/19 – Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.