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Titles (6)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act

Short Title(s) as Reported to House

MORE Health Education Act
Marketing and Outreach Restoration to Empower Health Education Act of 2019

Short Title(s) as Introduced

MORE Health Education Act
Marketing and Outreach Restoration to Empower Health Education Act of 2019

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide for Federal Exchange outreach and educational activities.


Actions Overview (4)

Date Actions Overview
05/16/2019Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by recorded vote: 234 - 183 (Roll no. 214).
05/10/2019Committee on the Budget discharged.
05/10/2019Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 116-53, Part I.
02/06/2019Introduced in House

All Actions (115)

Date Chamber All Actions
05/20/2019SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
05/16/2019-7:42pmHouseThe Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 987.
05/16/2019-7:40pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
05/16/2019-7:40pmHouseOn passage Passed by recorded vote: 234 - 183 (Roll no. 214).
05/16/2019-7:30pmHouseOn motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 188 - 228 (Roll no. 213).
05/16/2019-7:23pmHouseThe previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
05/16/2019-7:13pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Walden motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to strike title I and insert new text.
05/16/2019-7:13pmHouseMr. Walden moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. (text: CR H3904-3908)
05/16/2019-7:11pmHouseThe House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
05/16/2019-7:11pmHouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
05/16/2019-7:10pmHouseThe House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 987.
05/16/2019-7:10pmHouseH.Amdt.240 On agreeing to the Wexton amendment (A021) Agreed to by recorded vote: 232 - 185 (Roll no. 212).
05/16/2019-7:02pmHouseH.Amdt.225 On agreeing to the Harder (CA) amendment (A006) Agreed to by recorded vote: 243 - 174 (Roll no. 211).
05/16/2019-6:57pmHouseH.Amdt.221 On agreeing to the McKinley amendment (A002) Failed by recorded vote: 189 - 230 (Roll no. 210).
05/16/2019-6:30pmHouseH.Amdt.245 On agreeing to the Cunningham amendment (A026) Agreed to by voice vote.
05/16/2019-6:22pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 377, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cunningham amendment No. 27.
05/16/2019-6:21pmHouseH.Amdt.245 Amendment (A026) offered by Mr. Cunningham. (consideration: CR H3901-3902; text: CR H3901)
05/16/2019-6:21pmHouseH.Amdt.244 On agreeing to the Horn, Kendra S. amendment (A025) Agreed to by voice vote.
05/16/2019-6:11pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 377, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Horn amendment No. 26.
05/16/2019-6:11pmHouseH.Amdt.244 Amendment (A025) offered by Ms. Horn, Kendra S.. (consideration: CR H3900-3901; text: CR H3900)
05/16/2019-6:11pmHouseH.Amdt.243 On agreeing to the Cox (CA) amendment (A024) Agreed to by voice vote.
05/16/2019-5:51pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 377, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cox (CA) amendment No. 24.
05/16/2019-5:51pmHouseH.Amdt.243 Amendment (A024) offered by Mr. Cox (CA). (consideration: CR H3898-3900; text: CR H3898)
05/16/2019-5:50pmHouseH.Amdt.242 On agreeing to the Cox (CA) amendment (A023) Agreed to by voice vote.
05/16/2019-5:41pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 377, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cox (CA) amendment No. 23.
05/16/2019-5:41pmHouseH.Amdt.242 Amendment (A023) offered by Mr. Cox (CA). (consideration: CR H3897-3898; text: CR H3897)
05/16/2019-5:41pmHouseH.Amdt.241 On agreeing to the Pappas amendment (A022) Agreed to by voice vote.
05/16/2019-5:36pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 377, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pappas amendment No. 22.
05/16/2019-5:35pmHouseH.Amdt.241 Amendment (A022) offered by Mr. Pappas. (consideration: CR H3896-3897; text: CR H3896)
05/16/2019-5:35pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Wexton amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Wexton demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendment until a time to be announced.
05/16/2019-5:27pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 377, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Wexton amendment No. 21.
05/16/2019-5:26pmHouseH.Amdt.240 Amendment (A021) offered by Ms. Wexton. (consideration: CR H3894-3896, H3904; text: CR H3894-3895)
05/16/2019-5:26pmHouseH.Amdt.239 On agreeing to the Escobar amendment (A020) as modified Agreed to by voice vote.
05/16/2019-5:18pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 377, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Escobar amendment No. 20, as modified.
05/16/2019-5:18pmHouseH.Amdt.239 Escobar amendment (A020) modified by unanimous consent. (text as modified: CR H3893)
05/16/2019-5:15pmHouseH.Amdt.239 Amendment (A020) offered by Ms. Escobar. (consideration: CR H3893-3894; text: CR H3893)
05/16/2019-5:15pmHouseH.Amdt.238 On agreeing to the Gomez amendment (A019) Agreed to by voice vote.
05/16/2019-5:10pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 377, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gomez amendment No. 19.
05/16/2019-5:10pmHouseH.Amdt.238 Amendment (A019) offered by Mr. Gomez. (consideration: CR H3892-3893; text: CR H3892)
05/16/2019-5:09pmHouseH.Amdt.237 On agreeing to the Brown (MD) amendment (A018) Agreed to by voice vote.
05/16/2019-4:58pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 377, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Brown (MD) amendment No. 18.
05/16/2019-4:58pmHouseH.Amdt.237 Amendment (A018) offered by Mr. Brown (MD). (consideration: CR H3891-3892; text: CR H3891)
05/16/2019-4:57pmHouseH.Amdt.236 On agreeing to the Deutch amendment (A017) as modified Agreed to by voice vote.
05/16/2019-4:48pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 377, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Deutch amendment No. 17, as modified.
05/16/2019-4:47pmHouseH.Amdt.236 Deutch amendment (A017) modified by unanimous consent. (text as modified: CR H3889)
05/16/2019-4:47pmHouseH.Amdt.236 Amendment (A017) offered by Mr. Deutch. (consideration: CR H3889-3891; text: H3889)
05/16/2019-4:46pmHouseH.Amdt.235 On agreeing to the Lipinski amendment (A016) Agreed to by voice vote.
05/16/2019-4:41pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 377, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lipinski amendment No. 16.
05/16/2019-4:40pmHouseH.Amdt.235 Amendment (A016) offered by Mr. Lipinski. (consideration: CR H3888-3889; text: CR H3888-3889)
05/16/2019-4:40pmHouseH.Amdt.234 On agreeing to the Lynch amendment (A015) Agreed to by voice vote.
05/16/2019-4:36pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 377, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lynch amendment No. 15.
05/16/2019-4:35pmHouseH.Amdt.234 Amendment (A015) offered by Mr. Lynch. (consideration: CR H3888; text: CR H3888)
05/16/2019-4:34pmHouseH.Amdt.233 On agreeing to the Lynch amendment (A014) Agreed to by voice vote.
05/16/2019-4:29pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 377, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lynch amendment No. 14.
05/16/2019-4:28pmHouseH.Amdt.233 Amendment (A014) offered by Mr. Lynch. (consideration: CR H3887-3888; text: CR H3887)
05/16/2019-4:28pmHouseH.Amdt.232 On agreeing to the Johnson (TX) amendment (A013) Agreed to by voice vote.
05/16/2019-4:20pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 377, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Johnson (TX) amendment No. 13.
05/16/2019-4:19pmHouseH.Amdt.232 Amendment (A013) offered by Ms. Johnson (TX). (consideration: CR H3886-3887; text: CR H3886)
05/16/2019-4:19pmHouseH.Amdt.231 On agreeing to the Waters amendment (A012) Agreed to by voice vote.
05/16/2019-4:15pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 377, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Waters amendment No. 12.
05/16/2019-4:15pmHouseH.Amdt.231 Amendment (A012) offered by Ms. Waters. (consideration: CR H3885-3886; text: CR H3885)
05/16/2019-4:14pmHouseH.Amdt.230 On agreeing to the Morelle amendment (A011) Agreed to by voice vote.
05/16/2019-4:05pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 377, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Morelle amendment No. 11.
05/16/2019-4:05pmHouseH.Amdt.230 Amendment (A011) offered by Mr. Morelle. (consideration: CR H3884-3885; text: CR H3884)
05/16/2019-4:04pmHouseH.Amdt.229 On agreeing to the Scanlon amendment (A010) Agreed to by voice vote.
05/16/2019-3:57pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 377, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Scanlon amendment No. 10.
05/16/2019-3:57pmHouseH.Amdt.229 Amendment (A010) offered by Ms. Scanlon. (consideration: CR H3883-3884; text: CR H3883)
05/16/2019-3:57pmHouseH.Amdt.228 On agreeing to the McBath amendment (A009) Agreed to by voice vote.
05/16/2019-3:47pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 377, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McBath amendment No. 9.
05/16/2019-3:47pmHouseH.Amdt.228 Amendment (A009) offered by Mrs. McBath. (consideration: CR H3881-3883; text: CR H3882)
05/16/2019-3:47pmHouseH.Amdt.227 On agreeing to the Hayes amendment (A008) Agreed to by voice vote.
05/16/2019-3:36pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 377, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hayes amendment No. 8.
05/16/2019-3:35pmHouseH.Amdt.227 Amendment (A008) offered by Mrs. Hayes. (consideration: CR H3880-3881; text: CR H3880)
05/16/2019-3:35pmHouseH.Amdt.226 On agreeing to the Shalala amendment (A007) Agreed to by voice vote.
05/16/2019-3:28pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 377, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Shalala amendment No. 7.
05/16/2019-3:27pmHouseH.Amdt.226 Amendment (A007) offered by Ms. Shalala. (consideration: CR H3879-3880; text: CR H3879)
05/16/2019-3:27pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Harder amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Harder demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendment until a time to be announced.
05/16/2019-3:22pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 377, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Harder amendment No. 6.
05/16/2019-3:22pmHouseH.Amdt.225 Amendment (A006) offered by Mr. Harder (CA). (consideration: CR H3879, H3903; text: CR H3879)
05/16/2019-3:21pmHouseH.Amdt.224 On agreeing to the DeSaulnier amendment (A005) Agreed to by voice vote.
05/16/2019-3:16pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 377, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DeSaulnier amendment No. 5.
05/16/2019-3:15pmHouseH.Amdt.224 Amendment (A005) offered by Mr. DeSaulnier. (consideration: CR H3878-3879; text: CR H3878)
05/16/2019-3:15pmHouseH.Amdt.223 On agreeing to the Blunt Rochester amendment (A004) Agreed to by voice vote.
05/16/2019-3:09pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 377, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Blunt Rochester amendment No. 4.
05/16/2019-3:09pmHouseH.Amdt.223 Amendment (A004) offered by Ms. Blunt Rochester. (consideration: CR H3877-3878; text: CR H3877)
05/16/2019-3:08pmHouseH.Amdt.222 On agreeing to the Welch amendment (A003) Agreed to by voice vote.
05/16/2019-3:02pmHouseThe Committee of the Whole continued with further debate on the Welch amendment No. 3.
05/16/2019-3:01pmHouseThe Committee resumed its sitting.
05/16/2019-3:00pmHouseThe Committee rose informally to receive a message.
05/16/2019-2:58pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 377, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Welch amendment No. 3.
05/16/2019-2:57pmHouseH.Amdt.222 Amendment (A003) offered by Mr. Welch. (consideration: CR H3876-3877; text: CR H3876)
05/16/2019-2:57pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the McKinley amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. McKinley demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendment until a time to be announced.
05/16/2019-2:46pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 377, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McKinley amendment No. 2.
05/16/2019-2:46pmHouseH.Amdt.221 Amendment (A002) offered by Mr. McKinley. (consideration: CR H3874-3876, H3902-3903; text: CR H3874)
05/16/2019-2:45pmHouseH.Amdt.220 On agreeing to the Pallone amendment (A001) Agreed to by voice vote.
05/16/2019-2:42pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 377, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pallone amendment No. 1.
05/16/2019-2:42pmHouseH.Amdt.220 Amendment (A001) offered by Mr. Pallone. (consideration: CR H3873-3874; text: CR H3873)
05/16/2019-12:30pmHouseGENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with ninety minutes of general debate on H.R. 987.
05/16/2019-12:28pmHouseThe Speaker designated the Honorable James R. Langevin to act as Chairman of the Committee.
05/16/2019-12:28pmHouseHouse resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 377 and Rule XVIII.
05/16/2019-12:28pmHouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 5, H.R. 312 and H.R. 987. The resolution provides for 90 minutes of debate on H.R. 5, under a closed rule. Section 2 of the resolution provides for 60 minutes of debate on H.R. 312, under a closed rule and section 3 provides 90 minutes of debate on H.R. 987, under a structured rule.
05/16/2019-12:28pmHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 377. (consideration: CR H3853-3904, H3910-3911; text: CR H3868-3873)
05/15/2019-1:52pmHouseRule H. Res. 377 passed House.
05/14/2019-8:32pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 377 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 5, H.R. 312 and H.R. 987. The resolution provides for 90 minutes of debate on H.R. 5, under a closed rule. Section 2 of the resolution provides for 60 minutes of debate on H.R. 312, under a closed rule and section 3 provides 90 minutes of debate on H.R. 987, under a structured rule.
05/10/2019HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 31.
05/10/2019HouseCommittee on the Budget discharged.
05/10/2019HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 116-53, Part I.
04/03/2019HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 30 - 22.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
04/03/2019HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
03/27/2019HouseForwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by Voice Vote .
Action By: House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health
03/27/2019HouseSubcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health
02/07/2019HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
02/06/2019HouseReferred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, 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.
02/06/2019HouseReferred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, 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.
02/06/2019HouseIntroduced in House

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Committees (3)

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House Energy and Commerce02/06/2019 Referred to
04/03/2019 Markup by
05/10/2019 Reported by H. Rept. 116-53
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health02/07/2019 Referred to
03/27/2019 Markup by
03/27/2019 Reported by
House Budget02/06/2019 Referred to
05/10/2019 Discharged from
Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions05/20/2019 Referred to

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Passed House (05/16/2019)

Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act

This bill addresses prescription drugs and the health insurance market, including (1) revising processes related to federal approval of generic drugs; (2) providing funding for states to establish health insurances exchanges; (3) nullifying an agency rule related to short-term, limited duration coverage; and (4) expanding outreach activities.