Federal - HR 1868

A bill to prevent across-the-board direct spending cuts, and for other purposes.

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A bill to prevent across-the-board direct spending cuts, and for other purposes.

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  • April 15, 2021Greene, R-Ga., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.98, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E402

  • April 14, 2021K. Brady, R-Texas, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.98, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E389

  • April 14, 2021 — Became Public Law, PL 117-7, 135 Stat. 251.

  • April 14, 2021 — Signed by the president.

  • April 14, 2021 — Enrolled measure signed in the Senate. Congressional Record p. S1938

  • April 13, 2021 — Enrolled measure signed in the House. Congressional Record p. H1748, H1786

  • April 13, 2021 — Measure cleared for the president. Congressional Record p. H1733

  • April 13, 2021 — Measure passed in the House by roll call vote, 384-38, via motion to concur, under suspension of the rules (two-thirds majority required). Congressional Record p. H1732-H1733

  • April 13, 2021House Vote 98 Prevent Sequestration Cuts — Motion to Concur
    Yarmuth, D-Ky., motion to suspend the rules and concur in the Senate amendment to the bill that would extend from March 31 to Dec. 31, 2021, a temporary suspension of the 2 percent annual sequester of Medicare payments and provide offsets by increasing Medicare sequestration amounts for fiscal 2030. It would also modify a deadline for changes to payments for rural health clinics enrolled in Medicare and restore a transition rule related to determining payment adjustments for disproportionate share hospitals in California. Motion agreed to (thus cleared for the president), 384-38. Note: A two-thirds vote of those present and voting (282 in this case) is required for passage under suspension of the rules. 35 members voted remotely by proxy, pursuant to the provisions of H Res 8 during the public health emergency period related to COVID-19. Congressional Record p. H1729-H1733

  • April 12, 2021K. Brady, R-Texas, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.95, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E373

  • April 12, 2021K. Brady, R-Texas, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.96, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E373

  • April 12, 2021Cost Estimate issued by Congressional Budget Office.

  • March 26, 2021Nunes, R-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.96, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E302

  • March 26, 2021Nunes, R-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.95, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E302

  • March 25, 2021Moran, R-Kan., Senate speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.142, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. S1803

  • March 25, 2021Moran, R-Kan., Senate speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.141, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. S1802

  • March 25, 2021Sasse, R-Neb., Senate speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.141, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. S1802

  • March 25, 2021Senate Vote 142 Prevent Sequestration Cuts — Passage
    Passage of the bill, as amended, that would extend from March 31 to Dec. 31, 2021, a temporary suspension of the 2 percent annual sequester of Medicare payments and provide offsets by increasing Medicare sequestration amounts for fiscal 2030. It would also modify a deadline for changes to payments for rural health clinics enrolled in Medicare and restore a transition rule related to determining payment adjustments for disproportionate share hospitals in California. Passed 90-2. Note: Per a unanimous consent agreement, 60 votes were required for passage of the bill. Congressional Record p. S1803-S1804

  • March 25, 2021 — Shaheen, D-N.H., substitute amendment no. 1410, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S1801-S1803

  • March 25, 2021Senate Vote 141 Prevent Sequestration Cuts — Disproportionate Share Hospital Payments
    Scott, R-Fla., amendment no. 1411 to the Shaheen, D-N.H., amendment no. 1410 to the bill that would strike from the substitute amendment a provision to provide for continued application of a transition rule for determining certain payment adjustments related to disproportionate share hospital payments in certain states. Rejected 47-50. Congressional Record p. S1802

  • March 25, 2021 — Considered by the Senate. Congressional Record p. S1800-S1804

  • March 25, 2021 — Placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar under the provisions of Rule XIV. Congressional Record p. S1791, S1812

  • March 25, 2021 — Scott, R-Fla., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1411. Congressional Record p. S1838, S1839

  • March 25, 2021 — Shaheen, D-N.H., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1410. Congressional Record p. S1838, S1839

  • March 24, 2021 — Taken from the desk and read the first time. Congressional Record p. S1765, S1782

  • March 24, 2021Cost Estimate issued by Congressional Budget Office.

  • March 22, 2021 — Received in the Senate and held at the desk. Congressional Record p. S1671

  • March 19, 2021House Vote 96 Prevent Sequestration Cuts — Passage
    Passage of the bill that would exempt the budgetary effects of the fiscal 2021 budget reconciliation bill (HR 1319 / PL 117-2) comprising a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package from statutory pay-as-you-go requirements, preventing a number of automatic spending cuts to mandatory programs subject to sequestration. It would also extend from March 31 to Dec. 31, 2021, a temporary suspension of the 2 percent annual sequester of Medicare payments. Among other provisions, it would exclude certain pandemic-related unemployment compensation from being classified as income for the purposes of Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program eligibility. Passed 246-175. Note: 49 members voted remotely by proxy, pursuant to the provisions of H Res 8 during the public health emergency period related to COVID-19. Congressional Record p. H1601

  • March 19, 2021House Vote 95 Prevent Sequestration Cuts — Recommit
    Smith, R-Mo., motion to recommit the bill to the House Budget Committee. Motion rejected 202-216. Note: Pursuant to the provisions of H Res 8, members were able to vote remotely by proxy during the public health emergency period related to COVID-19. Congressional Record p. H1598-H1601

  • March 19, 2021 — Considered by the House. Congressional Record p. H1589-H1601

  • March 19, 2021 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Green, A. (D-Texas)
  • March 17, 2021J. Wilson, R-S.C., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.78, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E265

  • March 17, 2021 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Larson, J. (D-Conn.)Panetta, (D-Calif.)Schakowsky, (D-Ill.)
  • March 16, 2021B. Lee, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.78, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H1405

  • March 16, 2021House Vote 79 Equal Rights Amendment; Violence Against Women; Legal Residency Status; Undocumented Farm Workers; Prevent Sequestration Cuts — Rule
    Adoption of the rule that would provide for House floor consideration of a joint resolution removing the deadline for the ratification of the equal rights amendment (H J Res 17), the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (HR 1620), the American Dream and Promise Act (HR 6), the Farm Workforce Modernization Act (HR 1603), and a bill related to preventing mandatory spending cuts due to sequestration (HR 1868). The rule would provide for up to one hour of debate on each of the five measures; make in order floor consideration of 41 amendments to HR 1620; and provide for automatic adoption of a Nadler, D-N.Y., manager's amendment to HR 1620 and a Nadler manager's amendment to HR 1603. It would also provide for automatic agreement, upon adoption of the rule, to a resolution (H Res 232) that would require a simple majority affirmative vote in the House for passage of H J Res 17, and it would extend the deadline for committee funding resolutions through April 22, 2021. The Nadler manager's amendment to HR 1620 would modify requirements and increase funding authorized for new programs to require domestic violence training for unemployment compensation personnel and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program personnel, including to authorize including $1 million in fiscal 2022 for grants to develop a training program for unemployment personnel and $8 million annually through fiscal 2026 for program implementation, as well as $1 million in fiscal 2022 and $5 million annually through fiscal 2026 for a similar program for TANF personnel. It would increase from $2 million to $10 million the amount authorized annually for grants to victim service organizations to assist victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault or stalking in underserved populations, and it would require the Justice Department to provide such grants for activities to strengthen the response of criminal and civil justice interventions by providing population-specific training for law enforcement and legal personnel. Among other provisions, it would require that a national public awareness campaign related to the workplace impact of domestic violence and related workplace laws be conducted in a manner equally accessible to people with and without disabilities; express the sense of Congress that sex trafficking victims experience sexual violence and assault and that federal recognition of their recovery is important; and make a number of technical and clarifying modifications. The Nadler manager's amendment to HR 1603 would direct the Homeland Security secretary to establish a hardship waiver for agricultural workers unable to fully satisfy the work requirements for lawful permanent residence due to age or disability. It also would allow the secretary to delay E-Verify implementation for up to 180 days if a significant number of applications for certified agricultural worker status are pending. Adopted 216-204. Note: Pursuant to the provisions of H Res 8, members were able to vote remotely by proxy during the public health emergency period related to COVID-19. Congressional Record p. H1405-H1406

  • March 16, 2021House Vote 78 Equal Rights Amendment; Violence Against Women; Legal Residency Status; Undocumented Farm Workers; Prevent Sequestration Cuts — Previous Question
    Torres, D-Calif., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 233) that would provide for House floor consideration of a joint resolution removing the deadline for the ratification of the equal rights amendment (H J Res 17), the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (HR 1620), the American Dream and Promise Act (HR 6), the Farm Workforce Modernization Act (HR 1603), and a bill related to preventing mandatory spending cuts due to sequestration (HR 1868). The rule would provide for up to one hour of debate on each of the five measures; make in order floor consideration of 41 amendments to HR 1620; and provide for automatic adoption of a Nadler, D-N.Y., manager's amendment to HR 1620 and a Nadler manager's amendment to HR 1603. It would also provide for automatic agreement, upon adoption of the rule, to a resolution (H Res 232) that would require a simple majority affirmative vote in the House for passage of H J Res 17, and it would extend the deadline for committee funding resolutions through April 22, 2021. The Nadler manager's amendment to HR 1620 would modify requirements and increase funding authorized for new programs to require domestic violence training for unemployment compensation personnel and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program personnel, including to authorize including $1 million in fiscal 2022 for grants to develop a training program for unemployment personnel and $8 million annually through fiscal 2026 for program implementation, as well as $1 million in fiscal 2022 and $5 million annually through fiscal 2026 for a similar program for TANF personnel. It would increase from $2 million to $10 million the amount authorized annually for grants to victim service organizations to assist victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault or stalking in underserved populations, and it would require the Justice Department to provide such grants for activities to strengthen the response of criminal and civil justice interventions by providing population-specific training for law enforcement and legal personnel. Among other provisions, it would require that a national public awareness campaign related to the workplace impact of domestic violence and related workplace laws be conducted in a manner equally accessible to people with and without disabilities; express the sense of Congress that sex trafficking victims experience sexual violence and assault and that federal recognition of their recovery is important; and make a number of technical and clarifying modifications. The Nadler manager's amendment to HR 1603 would direct the Homeland Security secretary to establish a hardship waiver for agricultural workers unable to fully satisfy the work requirements for lawful permanent residence due to age or disability. It also would allow the secretary to delay E-Verify implementation for up to 180 days if a significant number of applications for certified agricultural worker status are pending. Motion agreed to 212-200. Note: Pursuant to the provisions of H Res 8, members were able to vote remotely by proxy during the public health emergency period related to COVID-19. Congressional Record p. H1404-H1405

  • March 16, 2021 — Rules Committee resolution, H Res 233, reported to the House as a rule for HR 1868.

  • March 16, 2021 — House Rules Committee granted a closed rule providing for consideration of the bill. Congressional Record p. H1393, H1410

  • March 16, 2021 — Full committee proceeding held by the House Rules Committee.

  • March 12, 2021Draft bill text released by Rep. Yarmuth, D-Ky.

  • March 12, 2021 — Original cosponsor(s): 3

    Neal, (D-Mass.)Pallone (D-N.J.)Scott, D. (D-Ga.)
  • March 12, 2021 — Read twice and referred to: House Budget, House Energy and Commerce, House Ways and Means.Congressional Record p. H1363