House Health Care Bill Text Complies with Senate Reconciliation Process

WASHINGTON D.C. – The health care bill passed by the House of Representatives, H.R. 1628 – the American Health Care Act of 2017, providing for the repeal and replacement of Obamacare, complies with the Senate reconciliation process.

After the House transmits H.R. 1628 to the Senate, the Senate Majority Leader will have the ability to bring up the legislation under the provisions of reconciliation, which include: a non-debatable motion to proceed that only requires a simple majority vote; no filibuster; time limits on overall debate, amendments, and motions; and adoption of the legislation by a simple majority vote.  As well, there are strict parameters for contents of amendments, including the Byrd rule and compliance with various budget restrictions.


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