Text: H.R.607 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (02/08/2013)


113th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 607

To delay until 2016 provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act scheduled to take effect in 2014 or 2015 and to delay the application of sequestration until 2014.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 8, 2013

Mr. Thornberry introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Budget, and in addition to the Committees on Education and the Workforce, Ways and Means, the Judiciary, Natural Resources, Rules, Appropriations, House Administration, and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To delay until 2016 provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act scheduled to take effect in 2014 or 2015 and to delay the application of sequestration until 2014.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Delay in certain PPACA provisions until 2016.

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any provision of (including any amendment made by) the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111–148) or of title I or subtitle B of title II of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2011 (Public Law 111–152) that is otherwise scheduled to take effect in 2014 or 2015 shall not take effect until January 1, 2016.

SEC. 2. Elimination of fiscal year 2013 sequestrations.

(a) Elimination of automatic section 251A sequestration for fiscal year 2013.—Section 251A of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 is amended as follows:

(1)(A) In paragraph (3), strike “2013” and insert “2014”.

(B) In paragraph (3), insert “and” at the end of subparagraph (C), strike “; and” and insert a period at the end of subparagraph (D), and strike subparagraph (E).

(2) In paragraph (4), strike “On March 1, 2013, for fiscal year 2013, and in” and insert “In”.

(3) In paragraph (5), strike “2013” and insert “2014”.

(4) In paragraph (6), strike “2013” and insert “2014”.

(5) In paragraph (7), strike subparagraph (A), strike “(B) Fiscal years 2014-2021.”, move the remaining text 2 ems to the left, strike “(i)” and insert “(A)”, and strike “(ii)” and insert “(B)”.

(b) Elimination of sequestration under section 251 for fiscal year 2013.—Notwithstanding section 254(f)(5) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, the President shall not issue an order under such section to carry out any sequestration that the Director of the Office of Management and Budget estimates is required for fiscal year 2013.