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HR 195 - Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018 - Key Vote

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Gary Palmer voted Yea (Concurrence Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (266-150) - (Key vote)

Title: Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

A vote to concur with Senate amendments and pass a final bill that authorizes temporary funding for the federal government through February 8, 2018 and a 6-year extension of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

Highlights:
  • Authorizes continued funding for federal agencies through February 8, 2018 (Sec. 2001).
  • Specifies that federal employees and members of the military who are furloughed as a result of any lapse in appropriations on or after January 20, 2018 will be compensated at their standard rate of pay as soon as practical after the lapse ends (Sec. 2001).
  • Authorizes an extension of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Childhood Obesity Demonstration Project, Child Enrollment Contingency Fund, and Pediatric Quality Measures Program through the fiscal year 2023 (Secs. 3002 and 3003).
  • Specifies that in determining eligibility for a child to receive Medicaid or CHIP benefits, a state is authorized to rely on a determination of another assistance program or that of an Express Lane agency (Sec. 3002).
  • Authorizes the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to make temporary adjustments to Section 8 funding in areas affected by a major disaster in 2017 or 2018 (Sec. 2001).
  • Authorizes funds for the Missile Defeat and Defense Enhancements Appropriations Act to continue being spent and expanded if necessary (Sec. 2001).
  • Authorizes the necessary funds for the Space Launch System to meet its launch capability schedules (Sec. 2001).
  • Appropriates enough money for the Department of Energy to sustain its 2017 staffing levels (Sec. 2001).
  • Appropriates the funds necessary for the Small Business Administration to accommodate the increased demand for general business loans (Sec. 2001).
  • Specifies that the Federal Matching Assistance Percentage (FMAP), which is used to determine the federal government's contribution to specific state administered programs such as CHIP,  will increase by 11.5 percentage points for the period beginning on October 1, 2019 and ending on September 30, 2020 (Sec. 3005).
  • Authorizes Medicare & Medicaid Services to make additional funding available to states for operations related to mechanized claims systems (Sec. 3006).
  • Requires a 2-year moratorium on the 2.3-percent excise tax imposed on the sale of medical devices, making the tax inactive in calendar years 2018 and 2019 (Sec. 4001).
  • Requires a delay on the implementation of the excise tax on high-cost employer health coverage, also known as the “Cadillac Tax,” pushing the effective date to 2022 (Sec. 4002).
  • Requires a suspension in 2019 of the annual excise tax imposed on health insurers (Sec. 4003).
  • Specifies that the budgetary effects of this bill are exempt from Pay-As-You-Go rules (Sec. 5001).
Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (81-18) - (Key vote)

Title: Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

A vote to concur with House amendments and further amend a bill that authorizes temporary funding for the federal government through February 8, 2018 and a 6-year extension of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

Highlights:
  • Authorizes continued funding for federal agencies through February 8, 2018 (Sec. 2001).
  • Specifies that federal employees and members of the military who are furloughed as a result of any lapse in appropriations on or after January 20, 2018 will be compensated at their standard rate of pay as soon as practical after the lapse ends (Sec. 2001).
  • Authorizes an extension of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Childhood Obesity Demonstration Project, Child Enrollment Contingency Fund, and Pediatric Quality Measures Program through the fiscal year 2023 (Secs. 3002 and 3003).
  • Specifies that in determining eligibility for a child to receive Medicaid or CHIP benefits, a state is authorized to rely on a determination of another assistance program or that of an Express Lane agency (Sec. 3002).
  • Authorizes the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to make temporary adjustments to Section 8 funding in areas affected by a major disaster in 2017 or 2018 (Sec. 2001).
  • Authorizes funds for the Missile Defeat and Defense Enhancements Appropriations Act to continue being spent and expanded if necessary (Sec. 2001).
  • Authorizes the necessary funds for the Space Launch System to meet its launch capability schedules (Sec. 2001).
  • Appropriates enough money for the Department of Energy to sustain its 2017 staffing levels (Sec. 2001).
  • Appropriates the funds necessary for the Small Business Administration to accommodate the increased demand for general business loans (Sec. 2001).
  • Specifies that the Federal Matching Assistance Percentage (FMAP), which is used to determine the federal government's contribution to specific state administered programs such as CHIP,  will increase by 11.5 percentage points for the period beginning on October 1, 2019 and ending on September 30, 2020 (Sec. 3005).
  • Authorizes Medicare & Medicaid Services to make additional funding available to states for operations related to mechanized claims systems (Sec. 3006).
  • Requires a 2-year moratorium on the 2.3-percent excise tax imposed on the sale of medical devices, making the tax inactive in calendar years 2018 and 2019 (Sec. 4001).
  • Requires a delay on the implementation of the excise tax on high-cost employer health coverage, also known as the “Cadillac Tax,” pushing the effective date to 2022 (Sec. 4002).
  • Requires a suspension in 2019 of the annual excise tax imposed on health insurers (Sec. 4003).
  • Specifies that the budgetary effects of this bill are exempt from Pay-As-You-Go rules (Sec. 5001).
Note:

NOTE: THIS VERSION OF THE BILL HAS BEEN AMENDED FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE BILL.

Legislation - Cloture Not Invoked (Senate) (50-49) - (Key vote)

Title: Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

A vote on a motion to invoke cloture on a bill that authorizes temporary funding for the federal government through February 16, 2018 and 6-year extension of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

Highlights:
  • Authorizes continued funding for federal agencies through February 16, 2018 (Sec. 2001).

  • Authorizes continued funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Childhood Obesity Demonstration Project, Child Enrollment Contingency Fund, and Pediatric Quality Measures Program through the fiscal year 2023 (Secs. 3002 and 3003).

  • Specifies that in determining eligibility for a child to receive Medicaid or CHIP benefits, a state is authorized to rely on a determination of another assistance program or that of an Express Lane agency (Sec. 3002).

  • Authorizes the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to make temporary adjustments to Section 8 funding in areas affected by a major disaster in 2017 or 2018 (Sec. 2001).

  • Authorizes funds for the Missile Defeat and Defense Enhancements Appropriations Act to continue being spent and expanded if necessary (Sec. 2001).

  • Authorizes the necessary funds for the Space Launch System to meet its launch capability  schedules (Sec. 2001).

  • Appropriates enough money for the Department of Energy to sustain its 2017 staffing levels (Sec. 2001).

  • Appropriates the funds necessary for the Small Business Administration to accommodate the increased demand for general business loans (Sec. 2001).

  • Specifies that the Federal Matching Assistance Percentage (FMAP), which is used to determine the federal government's contribution to specific state administered programs such as CHIP,  will increase by 11.5 percentage points for the period beginning on October 1, 2019 and ending on September 30, 2020 (Sec. 3005). 

  • Authorizes Medicare & Medicaid Services to make additional funding available to states for operations related to mechanized claims systems (Sec. 3006).

  • Requires a 2-year moratorium on the 2.3-percent excise tax imposed on the sale of medical devices, making the tax inactive in calendar years  2018 and 2019 (Sec. 4001).

  • Requires a delay on the implementation of the excise tax on high-cost employer health coverage,  also known as the “Cadillac Tax,”  pushing the effective date to 2022 (Sec. 4002).

  • Requires a suspension in the calendar year 2019 of the annual excise tax imposed on health insurers (Sec. 4003).

  • Specifies that the budgetary effects of this bill are exempt from Pay-As-You-Go  rules (Sec. 5001).

Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A VOTE TO INVOKE CLOTURE ON A MOTION TO PROCEED, WHICH SENDS THE LEGISLATION TO THE FLOOR OF THE SENATE FOR DEBATE AND AMENDMENT. A MOTION TO PROCEED ALONE REQUIRES A MAJORITY FOR APPROVAL. HOWEVER, THE MOTION CAN BE FILIBUSTERED, AND WHEN THIS OCCURS, A CLOTURE VOTE IS NECESSARY TO VOTE ON THE MOTION TO PROCEED. A THREE-FIFTHS MAJORITY OF THE SENATE IS NECESSARY TO INVOKE CLOTURE.

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (230-197) - (Key vote)

Title: Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

A vote to concur with Senate amendments and further amend a bill that authorizes temporary funding for the federal government through February 16, 2018 and a 6-year extension of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

Highlights:
  • Authorizes continued funding for federal agencies through February 16, 2018 (Sec. 2001).

  • Authorizes continued funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Childhood Obesity Demonstration Project, Child Enrollment Contingency Fund, and Pediatric Quality Measures Program through the fiscal year 2023 (Secs. 3002 and 3003).

  • Specifies that in determining eligibility for a child to receive Medicaid or CHIP benefits, a state is authorized to rely on a determination of another assistance program or that of an Express Lane agency (Sec. 3002).

  • Authorizes the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to make temporary adjustments to Section 8 funding in areas affected by a major disaster in 2017 or 2018 (Sec. 2001).

  • Authorizes funds for the Missile Defeat and Defense Enhancements Appropriations Act to continue being spent and expanded if necessary (Sec. 2001).

  • Authorizes the necessary funds for the Space Launch System to meet its launch capability  schedules (Sec. 2001).

  • Appropriates enough money for the Department of Energy to sustain its 2017 staffing levels (Sec. 2001).

  • Appropriates the funds necessary for the Small Business Administration to accommodate the increased demand for general business loans (Sec. 2001).

  • Specifies that the Federal Matching Assistance Percentage (FMAP), which is used to determine the federal government's contribution to specific state administered programs such as CHIP,  will increase by 11.5 percentage points for the period beginning on October 1, 2019 and ending on September 30, 2020 (Sec. 3005). 

  • Authorizes Medicare & Medicaid Services to make additional funding available to states for operations related to mechanized claims systems (Sec. 3006).

  • Requires a 2-year moratorium on the 2.3-percent excise tax imposed on the sale of medical devices, making the tax inactive in calendar years  2018 and 2019 (Sec. 4001).

  • Requires a delay on the implementation of the excise tax on high-cost employer health coverage,  also known as the “Cadillac Tax,”  pushing the effective date to 2022 (Sec. 4002).

  • Requires a suspension in the calendar year 2019 of the annual excise tax imposed on health insurers (Sec. 4003).

  • Specifies that the budgetary effects of this bill are exempt from Pay-As-You-Go  rules (Sec. 5001).

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) -

Title: Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018

Note:

NOTE: THIS VERSION OF THE BILL HAS BEEN AMENDED FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE BILL.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) -

Title: Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018

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