S. 1292: Defund Obamacare Act of 2013

Jul 11, 2013
Reported by Committee
20% chance of being enacted
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Ted Cruz
Junior Senator from Texas
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Last Updated
Jul 16, 2013
4 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 2682 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 11, 2013


The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on July 16, 2013.

Introduced Jul 11, 2013
Reported by Committee Jul 16, 2013
Passed Senate ...
Passed House ...
Signed by the President ...

20% chance of being enacted.

Only about 23% of bills that made it past committee in 2011–2013 were enacted. [show factors | methodology]

Full Title

A bill to prohibit the funding of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.


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Library of Congress Summary

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

Defund Obamacare Act of 2013 - Prohibits any federal funds from being made available to carry out the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or the health care provisions of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.
Prohibits any entitlement to benefits under such provisions from remaining in effect on and after the date of the enactment of this Act. Prohibits any payments from being awarded, owed, or made to any state, district, or territory under any such provision.
Rescinds any unobligated balances available under such provisions.

House Republican Conference Summary

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