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December 22, 2007

House Suspension Votes - AMT, SCHIP, Medicare, Title V

The House suspended the rules and voted on the following on the House floor.
Bills voted on under suspension require a 2/3 majority to pass.


H.Res. 856: Expresses heartfelt sympathy for the victims and families of the shootings in Omaha, Nebraska, on Wednesday, December 5, 2007.
Passed 387-0

H.Res. 851: Honoring local and state first responders, and the citizens of the Pacific Northwest in facing the severe winter storm of December 2 and 3, 2007.
Passed 390-0

H.R. 4286: To award a congressional gold medal to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in recognition of her courageous and unwavering commitment to peace, nonviolence, human rights, and democracy in Burma.
Passed 400-0

H.Con.Res. 254: Recognizing and celebrating the centennial of Oklahoma statehood.
Passed 403-1
At the End of a Long Day, Anything Can Go Wrong
Imagine the distinction: The only member of Congress to vote against a resolution commemorating Oklahoma’s 100th anniversary of statehood.

H.R. 3793: Veterans Guaranteed Bonus Act of 2007
Passed 405-0

H.R. 2761: Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007
Senate Amendment Passed 360-53

S. 2271: Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007
Passed 411-0

H.Res. 542: Expressing the unconditional support of the House of Representatives for the members of the National Guard.
Passed 408-0

H.Res. 884: Heroes Earnings Assistance and Relief Tax Act of 2007
Passed 411-0

H.R. 3690: U.S. Capitol Police and Library of Congress Police Merger Implementation Act of 2007
Senate Amendment Passed 413-0

H.R. 3996: Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2007 (AMT)
Senate Amendment Passed 352-64
Boehner: Republicans Ensure 23 Million Americans Will Not Face Massive Tax Hike

S. 2499: Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007
Passed 411-3
Deal Reached on Medicare Pay Cuts, Children's Health Insurance
Senate Finance Committee leaders have reached a deal to delay for six months a 10 percent cut to Medicare physician pay rates and extend funding for children’s health insurance, a Republican committee aide said Monday.

Senate's Medicare-Child Health Package Ready to Go
Senate negotiators have put the final touches on a bill that would temporarily shield physicians from a 10 percent cut in their Medicare payments while extending funding for a children’s health insurance program through March 2009.

House Clears Medicare, Children's Health Extensions, but Parties See Bill as Not Ideal
The House Wednesday cleared legislation to extend funding for the State Children’s Health Insurance Program and stop a cut to doctors’ Medicare payment rates.

House Passes GOP SCHIP Extension Without Harmful Medicare Cuts Proposed by the Majority
The House voted to extend the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) through March 2009, sending the measure to President Bush for his signature.

The bill includes an extension of Title V abstinence programs through June 30, 2008.

H.R. 4040: Consumer Product Safety Modernization Act
Passed 407-0
Bill to Beef Up Consumer Product Safety Commission Gains House Passage
Against a backdrop of a holiday shopping season that was soured by a spate of product recalls, the House passed legislation Wednesday aimed at ensuring the safety of toys and other products.

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