March 20, 2020 - Issue: Vol. 166, No. 54 — Daily Edition116th Congress (2019 - 2020) - 2nd Session
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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[Pages S1876-S1877] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] 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 [[Page S1877]] 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. ____________________