skip to main content

H.R. 2 (111th): Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009

To amend title XXI of the Social Security Act to extend and improve the Children's Health Insurance Program, and for other purposes.

The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations, which set overall spending limits by agency or program, and authorizations, which direct how federal funds should (or should not) be used. Appropriation and authorization provisions are typically made for single fiscal years. A reauthorization bill like this one renews the authorizations of an expiring law.

Sponsor and status

Frank Pallone

Sponsor. Representative for New Jersey's 6th congressional district. Democrat.

Read Text »
Last Updated: Feb 9, 2009
Length: 104 pages
Jan 13, 2009
111th Congress (2009–2010)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Feb 4, 2009

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on February 4, 2009.

Pub.L. 111-3

43 Cosponsors (43 Democrats)


Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

S. 275: Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009

Ordered Reported on Jan 16, 2009. 98% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 194: MediKids Health Insurance Act of 2009

Introduced on Jan 6, 2009. 46% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 462: Medicaid-SCHIP Dental Benefits Improvement Act of 2009

Introduced on Jan 13, 2009. 77% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 542: Healthy Kids One Stop Act

Introduced on Jan 14, 2009. 97% incorporated. (compare text)


Jan 13, 2009

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Jan 14, 2009
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Jan 29, 2009
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Feb 4, 2009
House Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Feb 4, 2009
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 2 (111th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2. This is the one from the 111th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 111th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 22, 2010. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

How to cite this information.

We recommend the following MLA-formatted citation when using the information you see here in academic work:

“H.R. 2 — 111th Congress: Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009.” 2009. November 26, 2022 <>

Where is this information from?

GovTrack automatically collects legislative information from a variety of governmental and non-governmental sources. This page is sourced primarily from, the official portal of the United States Congress. is generally updated one day after events occur, and so legislative activity shown here may be one day behind. Data via the congress project.