H.R. 1217 (112th): To repeal the Prevention and Public Health Fund.

Mar 29, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Passed House)
Joseph Pitts
Representative for Pennsylvania's 16th congressional district
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This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on April 13, 2011 but was never passed by the Senate.

Introduced Mar 29, 2011
Referred to Committee Mar 29, 2011
Reported by Committee Apr 11, 2011
Passed House Apr 13, 2011

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Apr 13, 2011 5:01 p.m.
Failed 187/237
Apr 13, 2011 5:09 p.m.
Failed 188/238
Apr 13, 2011 5:43 p.m.
Passed 236/183

3 cosponsors (3R) (show)

House Energy and Commerce


Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

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4/13/2011--Passed House amended.
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to repeal provisions establishing and appropriating funds to the Prevention and Public Health Fund (a Fund to provide for expanded and sustained national investment in prevention and public health programs to improve health and help restrain the rate of growth in private and public sector health care costs). Rescinds any unobligated balances appropriated to such Fund.
Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to post a notice of such rescission and the amounts of funds rescinded on the public HHS website within 10 days of enactment of this Act.

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