H.R.2579: Broader Options for Americans Act

About This Bill

  • Introduced May 19, 2017
  • Latest Major Action Feb. 15, 2018

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Week Ending Rank
Feb. 18, 2018 6th

Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the House on June 2, 2017. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Broader Options for Americans Act (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow the premium assistance tax credit to be used for unsubsidized COBRA continuation health coverage. (Under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 [COBRA], an individual may continue to receive...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

What Lawmakers Are Saying About This Bill

There are 15 statements associated with H.R.2579.

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 15, 2018
Considered by Senate.
Feb. 15, 2018
Considered by Senate. (CR S1131-1136, S1138-1148)
Feb. 14, 2018
Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
Feb. 14, 2018
Measure laid before Senate by motion.
Feb. 14, 2018
Motion to proceed to consideration of measure agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
Feb. 14, 2018
Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (consideration: CR S930-965)
Feb. 13, 2018
Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
Feb. 13, 2018
Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (consideration: CR S890-895, S895-903)
Feb. 12, 2018

Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 97 - 1. Record Vote Number: 32.

Feb. 12, 2018
Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
Feb. 12, 2018

Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 97 - 1. Record Vote Number: 32. (CR S867-868)

Feb. 12, 2018
Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (consideration: CR S856-868)
Feb. 9, 2018
Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the consideration of the measure presented in Senate.
Feb. 9, 2018
Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
Feb. 9, 2018
Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the consideration of the measure presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S849-850)
Feb. 9, 2018
Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (consideration: CR S849-850)
Feb. 6, 2018
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 302.
Feb. 5, 2018
Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
June 15, 2017
Received in the Senate.
June 15, 2017
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
June 15, 2017

On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 267 - 144 (Roll no. 308). (text: CR H4929)

June 15, 2017
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 2579.
June 15, 2017
Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2372 and H.R. 2579, with 1 hour of general debate for each bill. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except a motion to recommit with or without instructions on each bill. Both measures will be considered read and are closed to amendments.
June 15, 2017
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 379. (consideration: CR H4929-4931)
June 15, 2017
Rule H. Res. 379 passed House.
June 15, 2017
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
June 12, 2017
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 379 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2372 and H.R. 2579. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2372 and H.R. 2579, with 1 hour of general debate for each bill. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except a motion to recommit with or without instructions on each bill. Both measures will be considered read and are closed to amendments.
June 2, 2017
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 107.
June 2, 2017
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Ways and Means. H. Rept. 115-160.
May 19, 2017
Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
May 19, 2017

Introduced in the House by Pat Tiberi (R-Ohio)

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