H.Res. 638 (108th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4279) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the disposition of unused health benefits in cafeteria plans and flexible spending arrangements; for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4280) to improve patient access to health care services and provide improved medical care by reducing the excessive burden the liability system places on the health care delivery system; and for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4281) to amend title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to improve access and choice for entrepreneurs with small businesses with respect to medical care for their employees.

This resolution sets the rules for debate for another bill, such as limiting who can submit an amendment and setting floor debate time.


May 11, 2004
108th Congress, 2003–2004


Agreed To (Simple Resolution) on May 12, 2004

This simple resolution was agreed to on May 12, 2004. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.


Deborah Pryce

Representative for Ohio's 15th congressional district



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About the resolution

Summary (CRS)
5/12/2004--Passed House without amendment.Sets forth the rule for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4279) to amend the Internal Revenue Code to provide for the disposition of unused health benefits in ... Read more >
Related Bills
Debate on H.R. 4281 is governed by these rules.

Passed House
Last Action: May 13, 2004

H.R. 4280 (Action-Caused-By)
Help Efficient, Accessible, Low Cost, Timely Healthcare (HEALTH) Act of 2004

Passed House
Last Action: May 12, 2004

What is a resolution?

The “H.Res.” in “H.Res. 638” means this is a House simple resolution in the United States Congress. A simple resolution is used for matters that affect just one chamber of Congress, often to change the rules of the chamber to set the manner of debate for a related bill. It must be agreed to in the chamber in which it was introduced. It is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law.


May 11, 2004
Reported by Committee
May 11, 2004
Agreed To
May 12, 2004
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May 12, 2004 12:45 p.m.
Passed 224/203

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