H.J.RES.18: Making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2003, and for other purposes.

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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced in the House on February 4, 2003. The summary of that version is repeated here.)Amends Public Law 107-229 to extend until February 20, 2003, specified continuing appropriations for FY 2003.

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Bill Actions

Date Description
Referred to the House Committee on Appropriations.
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 48 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.J. Res. 18 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments.
ORDER OF PROCEDURE - Mr. Young of Florida asked unanimous consent that it be in order at any time, to consider in the House, H.J. Res. 18; that the joint resolution be debatable for not to exceed one hour, equally divided and controlled; that the joint resolution be considered as read for amendment; and that the previous question be considered as ordered to final passage without intervening motion, except one motion to recommit. Agreed to without objection.
Consideration initiated by previous special order.
Considered by previous special order.
DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order, the House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.J. Res. 18.
The previous question was ordered pursuant to a previous order of the House.
Mr. Obey moved to recommit with instructions to Appropriations.
Floor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Obey motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require that the joint resolution be reported back to the House promptly with amendments to 1) maintain Medicare payment rates for physician services at FY 2002 levels; and 2) set the base amount for computing Medicare payments to hospitals in small urban areas and rural areas equal to the higher base amount applicable to hospitals in large urban areas.
The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 195 - 215 (Roll no. 18).
On passage Passed by voice vote.
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Received in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
Cleared for White House.
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Presented to President.
Signed by President.
Became Public Law No: 108-5.
Feb. 4, 2003

Introduced in the House by C. W. Bill Young (R-Fla.)

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