MIDDLE CLASS HEALTH BENEFITS TAX REPEAL ACT OF 2019--MOTION TO PROCEED; Congressional Record Vol. 166, No. 54
(Senate - March 20, 2020)

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 MIDDLE CLASS HEALTH BENEFITS TAX REPEAL ACT OF 2019--MOTION TO PROCEED

  Mr. McCONNELL. Mr. President, I move to proceed to Calendar No. 157, 
H.R. 748.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will report the bill by title.
  The senior assistant legislative clerk read as follows:

       A bill (H.R. 748) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 
     1986 to repeal the excise tax on high cost employer-sponsored 
     health coverage.


                             Cloture Motion

  Mr. McCONNELL. Mr. President, I send a cloture motion to the desk.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The cloture motion having been presented under 
rule XXII, the Chair directs the clerk to read the motion.
  The senior assistant legislative clerk read as follows

                             Cloture Motion

       We, the undersigned Senators, in accordance with the 
     provisions of rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, 
     do hereby

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     move to bring to a close debate on the motion to proceed to 
     Calendar No. 157, H.R. 748, a bill to amend the Internal 
     Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the excise tax on high cost 
     employer-sponsored health coverage.
         Mitch McConnell, David Perdue, Mike Rounds, Mitt Romney, 
           James E. Risch, Lamar Alexander, Steve Daines, Kevin 
           Cramer, Rick Scott, Martha McSally, Deb Fischer, Marco 
           Rubio, John Boozman, James Lankford, Rob Portman, Tom 
           Cotton.

  Mr. McCONNELL. I ask unanimous consent that the mandatory quorum call 
for the cloture motion be waived.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.
  Mr. McCONNELL. Mr. President, I just filed cloture on the motion to 
proceed to a shell that will serve as the vehicle for the CARES Act. 
Member-level discussion is going on as we speak. The goal is to reach 
agreements on each of the four components of the legislation by the end 
of the day. Senators are here; we are working; and we are going to 
deliver.

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