H.R.647: ABLE Act of 2014

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381 (187 Democrats, 194 Republicans)

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Week Ending Rank
Feb. 22, 2015 9th
Feb. 15, 2015 10th
Feb. 1, 2015 8th
Jan. 25, 2015 8th
Jan. 11, 2015 5th
Jan. 5, 2015 4th
Dec. 28, 2014 4th
Dec. 21, 2014 8th
Dec. 14, 2014 7th
Dec. 7, 2014 2nd
Nov. 30, 2014 5th

Bill Summary

Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014 or the ABLE Act of 2014 - Title I: Qualified ABLE Programs - (Sec. 101) States as the purposes of this title to: (1) encourage and assist individuals and families in saving private funds for the purpose of supporting individuals with disabilities to maintain health, independence, and quality of life; and (2) provide secure funding for disability-related expenses of beneficiaries with disabilities...

(Source: Library of Congress)

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There are 30 statements associated with H.R.647.

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Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 2, 2015
LAID ON THE TABLE - Without objection, the Chair announced that H.R. 647 is laid on the table.
Dec. 3, 2014
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Dec. 3, 2014

On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 404 - 17 (Roll no. 545). (text: CR H8312-8317)

Dec. 3, 2014
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H8343-8344)
Dec. 3, 2014
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H.R. 647, the Chair put the question on passage, and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Reichert demanded a the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of passage until a time to be announced.
Dec. 3, 2014
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H8322)
Dec. 3, 2014
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 647.
Dec. 3, 2014
The rule provides for a closed rule for H.R. 5771 and H.R. 647.
Dec. 3, 2014
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 766. (consideration: CR H8312-8322)
Dec. 3, 2014
Rule H. Res. 766 passed House.
Dec. 2, 2014
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 766 Reported to House. The rule provides for a closed rule for H.R. 5771 and H.R. 647.
Nov. 12, 2014
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 456.
Nov. 12, 2014

Committee on Energy and Commerce discharged.

Nov. 12, 2014
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Ways and Means. H. Rept. 113-614, Part I.
July 31, 2014
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
July 31, 2014
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Feb. 15, 2013
Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Feb. 13, 2013
Referred to House Energy and Commerce
Feb. 13, 2013
Referred to House Ways and Means
Feb. 13, 2013

Introduced in the House by Ander Crenshaw (R-Fla.)

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