|House Meets At:||First Vote Predicted:||Last Vote Predicted:|
|10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
||11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.|
H.Res. __ - Rule providing for consideration of H.R. 2 - Patient's Rights Repeal Act; H.Res. 9 – Instructing certain committees to report legislation replacing the Affordable Care Act; and H.Res. __ - Relating to the status of certain actions taken by Members-Elect (Rules) The Rules committee has recommended a Rule that provides for consideration of both H.R. 2 and H.Res. 9 . The closed Rule would provide for 7 hours of general debate on H.R. 2 and allows no amendments to the legislation. The Rule also includes language that would give the Budget committee Chairman the authority to deem that H.R. 2 has no cost, despite the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office’s report that adoption of H.R. 2 would increase the deficit by $230 billion over ten years. The Rule would also provide for 1 hour of general debate on H.Res. 9 and allows one amendment to the Resolution, the Matheson Amendment.
- Matheson Amendment – Would expand instructions to the committees of jurisdiction to include a permanent fix to the Medicare Physician payment formula, or Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR).
|The Daily Quote|
“A new CBO estimate released Thursday forecasts that repealing the [health care] law would increase federal budget deficits by roughly $230 billion from 2012 to 2021. In addition, the CBO says, the Republican-sponsored repeal legislation ‘would increase federal deficits in the decade after 2019’ by about half a percent of gross domestic product. U.S. GDP currently stands at about $14.7 trillion.”
- The Washington Post, 1/6/11