H.Res. 657 (111th): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that Members of Congress who participate in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) should be automatically enrolled in the public option and be subject to any personal income tax increases levied as a result of healthcare legislation, regardless of their annual gross income.

Introduced:
Jul 17, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Artur Davis
Representative for Alabama's 7th congressional district
Party
Democrat
Text
Read Text »
Last Updated
Jul 17, 2009
Length
3 pages
Related Bills
S.Res. 243 (Related)
A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that, upon the establishment of, or ...

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Aug 05, 2009

H.Res. 642 (Related)
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives with respect to legislation relating to ...

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 14, 2009

 
Status

This resolution was introduced on July 17, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jul 17, 2009
Referred to Committee Jul 17, 2009
 
Summary

No summaries available.

Cosponsors
none
Committees

House House Administration

House Ways and Means

The committee chair determines whether a resolution will move past the committee stage.

 
Primary Source

THOMAS.gov (The Library of Congress)

GovTrack gets most information from THOMAS, which is updated generally one day after events occur. Activity since the last update may not be reflected here. Data comes via the congress project.

Widget

Get a bill status widget for your website »

Citation

Click a format for a citation suggestion:

Notes

H.Res. stands for House simple resolution.

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.

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.

GovTrack’s Bill Summary

We don’t have a summary available yet.

Library of Congress Summary

The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.


7/17/2009--Introduced.
Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that:
(1) Members of Congress who participate in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) should be automatically enrolled in the public health insurance option (if one is established as a choice within the Health Insurance Exchange);
(2) Members of Congress whose individual or joint modified adjusted gross incomes fall below the minimum amounts at which a surtax is imposed shall be subject to a 1% surtax; and
(3) Members' Campaign Committees should be required to provide health insurance coverage to their employees.

House Republican Conference Summary

The summary below was written by the House Republican Conference, which is the caucus of Republicans in the House of Representatives.


No summary available.

House Democratic Caucus Summary

The House Democratic Caucus does not provide summaries of bills.

So, yes, we display the House Republican Conference’s summaries when available even if we do not have a Democratic summary available. That’s because we feel it is better to give you as much information as possible, even if we cannot provide every viewpoint.

We’ll be looking for a source of summaries from the other side in the meanwhile.

Use the comment space below for discussion of the merits of H.Res. 657 (111th) with other GovTrack users.
Your comments are not read by Congressional staff.

comments powered by Disqus