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Full Committee Vote on Committee Prints: Proposed Matters for Inclusion in Reconciliation Recommendations, the Gasoline Regulations Act of 2012, and the Strategic Energy Production Act of 2012

April 24, 2012

The Committee on Energy and Commerce has scheduled a markup beginning on Tuesday, April 24, 2012.  The Committee will consider the following:

• Committee Prints: Proposed Matters for Inclusion in Reconciliation Recommendations (Title I; Title II; Title III);
• H.R. 4471, the Gasoline Regulations Act of 2012 and,
• H.R. 4480, the Strategic Energy Production Act of 2012.
 
On Tuesday, April 24, the Committee will convene at 4:00 p.m. in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building for opening statements only.  It will reconvene on Wednesday, April 25, at 10:00 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

Markup Notice

Background Memo

Opening statement by Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton 

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Title I

AuthorDescription and Link to Text                                                    OutcomeVote    
PallonePallone (State Exchange Grants): Section 101 shall not apply to a state award is a Governor certified that the State prefers not to have a federal exchange and wants to establish and operate such an Exchange.  Failed 16-28
GonzalesGonzales (State Exchange Grants): Section 101 shall not apply to awards for the Small Business Health Options Program. Failed 20-30
EshooEshoo (State Exchange Grants): Section 101 shall not apply for a state award for the use of certifying health plans as qualified health plan which satisfy applicable requirements for not having lifetime or annual limits.  Failed 21-30
SchakowskySection 101 shall not apply to awards for corrective actions related to rate review. Failed 18-33
CappsSection 102 shall not take effect until Healthy People 2020 goals have been met. Failed 22-30
MatsuiSection 102 shall not take effect until the date that the health objectives in Healthy People 2020 relating to older adults have been met. Failed 22-30
SchakowsySchakowsky (Prevention Slush Fund): Section 102 shall not apply to programs to provide breast cancer, cervical screenings, and other preventive health services for women. Failed 22-30

Title I was agreed to by a vote of 30 yeas to 22 nays.

Transmitting Title I to the Budget Committee was agreed to by a voice vote.

Title II

AuthorDescription and Link to Text                                                                Outcome  Vote    
SarbanesThe Sarbanes amendment was a second degree amendment to the Barton amendment that would have continued the performance bonus payments program beyond its CHIPRA statutory expiration by allowing for the redirection of CHIP funds from the allocations and contingency fund to the performance bonus payments after FY2013.               Failed 18-30
BartonRescinds the performance bonus payments to states that were created in the Children’s Health Insurance Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA). These bonus payments are awarded to states that increase their Medicaid enrollment above a defined baseline from the prior year and loosen eligibility review procedures.  Adopted 30-21
ChristensenThis amendment would strike  Section 204 of Title II (Medicaid), which returns Medicaid funding levels for the U.S. territories to pre-PPACA and pre-ARRA levels. Failed 21-30
PalloneThis amendment would amend Section 201 of Title II (Medicaid) by carving out nursing facilities from the new 5.5% tax threshold. Failed 21-29
EngelThis amendment would strike Section 202 of Title II (Medicaid), which rebases the state DSH allotments for Fiscal Year 2022. Failed 21-30
BaldwinThis amendment would strike Section 203 of Title II (Medicaid), which repeals the Obamacare Maintenance of Effort (MOE). Failed 21-30
MarkeyThis amendment would amend Section 203 of the Medicaid Committee Print by preventing the repeal of the Maintenance of Effort (MOE) until the Secretary of HHS can certify that disabled children or dual-eligibles are not affected by its repeal. Failed 21-30
BaldwinRequires government negation of Part-D prescription drug prices. Non-Germane 

Title II was favorably reported by a roll call vote of 30 yeas to 20 nays.

Title II was favorably transmitted to the Budget Committee by a voice vote.

Title III

AuthorDescription and Link to Text                                                                     OutcomeVote    
BaldwinThis amendment states that H.R. 5 does not preempt any state law pertaining to medical malpractice or medical product liability case.        Failed 22-29 
BarrowThis amendment states that the provision does not preempt or supersede any state constitution including provisions construed by state case law. Failed 22-29
CastorThis amendment would not apply the common sense liability reforms to causes of action arising out of Obamacare for services related to women’s preventative health services. Although the health care law ignored medical liability reform supporters claimed the bill would not give rise to more litigation. Failed 20-31

Title III was favorably reported by a roll call vote of 29 yeas to 22 nays.

Title III was favorably transmitted to the Budget Committee by a voice vote.  

U.S. Representative Fred Upton

U.S. Representative Joe L. Barton

Congressman Fred Upton has represented the commonsense values of southwest Michigan since 1987. In 2010, Fred was selected by his House colleagues to serve as Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Read More»;