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H.R.607: To delay until 2016 provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act scheduled to take effect in 2014 or 2015 and to delay the application of sequestration until 2014.

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about health
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Sponsor William M. Thornberry, R-Texas
Total Cosponsors 17 (All Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 8, 2013
Latest Major Action April 23, 2013
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Bill Progress

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Bill Summary

Delays until January 1, 2016, the effective date of any provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or of any health care provisions of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2011 that were scheduled to take effect in 2014 or 2015.

Amends the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act) to postpone until FY2014 the automatic reductions to eliminate the excess budget deficit (sequestration). Prohibits the President from issuing an order to carry out any sequestration that the Director of the Office of Management and Budget estimates is required for FY2013.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 23, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions.
April 23, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training.
Feb. 21, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee Indian and Alaska Native Affairs.
Feb. 19, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Feb. 8, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Feb. 8, 2013 Referred to House Energy and Commerce
Feb. 8, 2013 Referred to House Administration
Feb. 8, 2013 Referred to House Appropriations
Feb. 8, 2013 Referred to House Rules
Feb. 8, 2013 Referred to House Natural Resources
Feb. 8, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary
Feb. 8, 2013 Referred to House Ways and Means
Feb. 8, 2013 Referred to House Education and the Workforce
Feb. 8, 2013 Referred to House Budget