Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for S. Con. Res. 3 - A concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2017 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fisc

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Listed in Alphabetical Order

Jan 12, 2017 4:21 PM

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Barragán,  (CA)

#21

Enacts a statement of policy that repealing ACA is dangerous and irresponsible.

Carbajal (CA)

#25

Provides state flexibility by saying that any state in which the ACA has lowered the uninsured rate [all of them] can opt-out of the Republican replace plan.

DelBene (WA)

#7

Ensures reconciliation procedures do not apply if any provision would result in diminished access to healthcare in rural areas.

DelBene (WA)

#8

Ensures reconciliation procedures do not apply if any provision would cap Medicare spending per person, force Medicare enrollees to pay more for care, privatize Medicare, or increase the eligibility age.

DelBene (WA)

#9

Ensures reconciliation procedures do not apply if any provision would result in diminished access to treatment for individuals suffering from substance use disorders, such as opioids.

Higgins (NY)

#14

Requires that any legislative change to the Affordable Care Act shall still allow individuals to be able to remain on their parent’s health insurance until they turn 26.

Jeffries (NY)

#3

Ensures seniors and people with disabilities who have chronic conditions will continue to save billions of dollars because of the fix to the Medicare coverage gap or “doughnut hole.”

Kihuen (NV)

#16

Requires that it would not be in order to consider any legislation considered pursuant to the resolution if such legislation would decrease Medicaid payments or beneficiaries, and would require certification that such legislation would provide an adequate level of access to pediatric care, that any healthcare replacement plan would not harm access to providers, and that the Medicaid expansion portion of the Affordable Care Act would not be harmed under any healthcare replacement plan.

Lee, Barbara (CA), DelBene (WA), Jayapal (WA), Watson Coleman (NJ), Nadler (NY), DeLauro (CT), Slaughter (NY), DeGette (CO), Schakowsky (IL), Speier (CA)

#15

Prohibits the use of fast-track budget reconciliation procedures for legislation that limits access to reproductive health and family planning services.

Lieu (CA)

#17

Invests in federal cybersecurity by increasing new budget authority to create a $3.1 billion revolving fund to modernize federal information technology systems in accordance with top priorities.

Lujan Grisham (NM), Doggett (TX), Welch (VT)

#23

Expresses the sense of Congress that rising pharmaceutical costs are a threat to the well-being of the American people, and that Congress has a responsibility to act to improve access to, and affordability of, prescription drugs for all Americans and to hold pharmaceutical companies accountable for the prices they charge for critical medications.

Meehan (PA)

#2

Directs the Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce Committees that they should not identify savings that would reduce Medicare payment rates, increase to Medicare beneficiaries premiums and cost-sharing, restrict Medicare benefits, or make changes to Medicare eligibility.

Moulton (MA)

#6

Prohibits the use of any reconciliation bill to cause veterans of the United States Armed Forces or their dependents from losing access to comprehensive health insurance as a result of repealing all or part of the Affordable Care Act.

Murphy, Stephanie (FL)

#22

Ensures that the House cut-go rule, as well as the respective House and Senate rules prohibiting long-term increases in mandatory spending or deficits, would apply to any legislation designed to replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Nolan (MN)

#4

Requires that no legislation or replacement plan shall include increase on average premiums and average deductibles (or average out-of-pocket costs) related to health insurance coverage.

O'Halleran (AZ)

#19

Ensures that legislation enacted would not increase premiums or out-of-pocket costs for seniors for prescription drugs in Medicare Part D. Prevents any new legislation from re-opening the donut hole.

Panetta (CA)

#24

Allows individuals to choose to keep their ACA health care plan benefits if the ACA is repealed.

Pocan (WI), Ellison (MN), Grijalva (AZ), Schakowsky (IL), Lee, Barbara (CA), Tonko (NY), Nadler (NY), Wilson (FL), Cummings (MD), Wasserman Schultz (FL), Carson (IN), Norton (DC), Cohen (TN), Garamendi (CA), Watson Coleman (NJ), Huffman (CA), Nolan (MN), Raskin (MD), Espaillat (NY), Foster (IL), Meng (NY), Brady, Robert (PA), Conyers (MI), Serrano (NY), Maloney, Carolyn (NY), Maloney, Sean (NY), McGovern (MA), Pascrell (NJ), Bonamici (OR), Lieu (CA), Clark, Katherine (MA), Cicilline (RI), Beatty, (OH), Boyle (PA), DeFazio (OR), Green, Gene (TX), Jeffries (NY), Moore, Gwen (WI), Kildee (MI), Sánchez, Linda (CA), Takano (CA), Frankel (FL), McCollum (MN), O'Halleran (AZ), Lewis, John (GA), Lujan Grisham (NM), Deutch (FL), Chu (CA), Titus (NV), Pingree (ME), Walz (MN)

#5

Creates a point of order against any bill, amendment, motion, joint resolution between the House and Senate, if it results in 1) reduction of guaranteed benefits for Social Security, 2) increase either the early or full retirement age for benefits, 3) privatize social security, 4) result in reduction of guaranteed benefits for Medicare recipients, or 5) result in reduction of benefits or eligibility for individuals enrolled in or eligible to receive medical assistance through a State Medicaid plan or waiver.

Shea-Porter (NH)

#20

Ensures that nothing in the resolution would allow for denial of care based on age, disability, or quality of life.

Walker (NC)

#18

SUBSTITUTE Includes reforms advocated by House Republicans for several years, putting the federal budget on a path to balance. Includes the exact same reconciliation instruction as S. Con. Res. 3, as well as reserve funds to give Congress the flexibility to repeal and replace Obamacare through a deficit neutral reserve fund.

Yarmuth (KY)

#1

SUBSTITUTE REVISED Allows for passage of legislation to create jobs, improve the Nation’s infrastructure, and reform the tax code. This reflects an approach that, as we start a new Congress, looks for areas of bipartisan agreement to make a difference in the lives of Americans families. The amendment would not provide any fast track procedures for efforts related to health care legislation.

Yarmuth (KY), Lieu (CA)

#10

Prohibits the use of fast-track budget reconciliation procedures for legislation that would increase the number of Americans without health insurance or that would return power to insurance companies to discriminate based on pre-existing conditions, set lifetime limits on health insurance benefits, prevent individuals under 26 years of age to be included on their parents’ health care plans, or require individuals to pay out-of-pocket for preventive services. The amendment also protects seniors with Medicare by prohibiting fast-track consideration of legislation that would increase out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs or make seniors pay more for their overall health care by converting Medicare into fixed-dollar payments for the purchase of private insurance.

Yarmuth (KY)

#11

Prohibits the use of fast-track budget reconciliation procedures for legislation that would take away health coverage from millions of people who were able to get health insurance – some for the first time – through Medicaid in the states that took up the Affordable Care Act option to expand their Medicaid programs.

Yarmuth (KY)

#12

Prohibits the use of fast-track budget reconciliation procedures for legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act’s expansion of access to health care coverage, unless the legislation also includes a replacement plan that will provide comprehensive health coverage of at least the same number of people.

Yarmuth (KY)

#13

Prohibits the use of fast-track budget reconciliation procedures for legislation that would reduce federal taxes for millionaires while causing millions of Americans to lose health care coverage.