Federal - S 984

A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide Medicare beneficiary access to eye tracking accessories for speech generating devices and to remove the rental cap for durable medical equipment under the Medicare Program with respect to speech generating devices.

Introduced

April 16, 2015

Description

A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide Medicare beneficiary access to eye tracking accessories for speech generating devices and to remove the rental cap for durable medical equipment under the Medicare Program with respect to speech generating devices.

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Co-Sponsors 6

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  • July 30, 2015 — Became Public Law, PL 114-40, 129 Stat. 441. Congressional Record p. D922

  • July 30, 2015 — Signed by the president. Congressional Record p. D922, H6794

  • July 22, 2015 — Enrolled measure signed in the Senate. Congressional Record p. S5454

  • July 21, 2015 — Enrolled measure signed in the House. Congressional Record p. H5328

  • July 15, 2015 — Measure cleared for the president. Congressional Record p. H5217

  • July 15, 2015 — Measure passed in the House by voice vote, under suspension of the rules (two-thirds vote required). Congressional Record p. H5217

  • July 15, 2015 — Ryan, R-Wis., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, agreed to by voice vote. Congressional Record p. H5214-H5217

  • July 15, 2015 — House Energy and Commerce Committee discharged from further consideration and placed on the Union Calendar. Congressional Record p. H5235

  • June 24, 2015 — Reported to the House by the House Ways and Means Committee. Congressional Record p. H4659-H4650

  • June 2, 2015 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the House Ways and Means Committee.

  • April 22, 2015 — Measure passed in the Senate by voice vote. Congressional Record p. S2319

  • April 22, 2015 — Considered by the Senate. Congressional Record p. S2319

  • April 22, 2015 — Received in the House and referred to the House Ways and Means Committee and the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Congressional Record p. H2378, H2414

  • April 21, 2015 — Companion measure, HR 1919, introduced by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.).

  • April 20, 2015 — Placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar by unanimous consent. Congressional Record p. S2261-S2262, S2269

  • April 16, 2015 — Original cosponsor(s): 6

    Collins, S. (R-Maine)King, A. (I-Maine)Klobuchar, (D-Minn.)
    Grassley, (R-Iowa)Kirk, (R-Ill.)Murkowski, L. (R-Alaska)
  • April 16, 2015 — Introduced in the Senate and read the first time. Congressional Record p. S2243, S2244, S2256