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H.R. 2 - Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015

Bill Text

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    Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (as introduced)

Rule Information

REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Wednesday, March 25, 2015.

Agreed to by record vote of 302-12, 5 Present on Thursday, March 26, 2015.

MANAGERS: Burgess/McGovern

1. Closed rule.

2. Provides one hour of debate equally divided among and controlled by the chairs and ranking minority members of the Committee on Energy and Commerce and the Committee on Ways and Means.

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. Section 2 provides that on any legislative day during the period from March 27, 2015 through April 10, 2015: the Journal of the proceedings of the previous day shall be considered as approved; and the Chair may at any time declare the House adjourned to meet at a date and time to be announced by the Chair in declaring the adjournment.

8. Section 3 provides that the Speaker may appoint Members to perform the duties of the Chair for the duration of the period addressed by section 2.

9. Section 4 provides that each day during the period addressed by section 2 of this resolution shall not constitute a calendar day for purposes of section 7 of the War Powers Resolution (50 U.S.C. 1546).

10. Section 5 provides that the Committee on Financial Services and the Committee on Ways and Means each may, at any time before 5 p.m. on April 6, 2015, file reports to accompany measures.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
6Version 1Burgess (TX)RepublicanMANAGER’S AMENDMENT Makes technical corrections.Considered As Adopted
1Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratStrikes sections 401 and 402 (which alter Medicare benefits as an offset) from the bill. As an alternative, lowers the threshold amount in section 1411 of the Internal Revenue Code (above which a tax on unearned income – i.e. interest, dividends, and capital gains – is applied and contributed to Medicare).Submitted
2Version 1McClintock (CA)RepublicanEnacts the Medicare reforms (Medigap first dollar coverage and means testing benefits) in 2016, rather than 2020 and 2018, respectively.Submitted
3Version 1Palmer (AL)RepublicanStrikes section 524 (extending the Securing Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000).Submitted
4Version 1Palmer (AL)RepublicanDelays implementation of ICD-10 until October 01, 2017.Submitted
5Version 1Palmer (AL)RepublicanImposes a work requirement for able-bodied individuals on Medicaid. States are given discretion to establish these requirements.Submitted