To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the amendments made by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act which disqualify expenses for over-the-counter drugs under health savings accounts and health flexible spending arrangements.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Kansas's 2nd congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jul 11, 2016
Length: 8 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on July 6, 2016 but was never passed by the Senate.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
39 Cosponsors (35 Republicans, 4 Democrats)
What legislators are saying
“House Passes Jenkins Bill To Restore Access To Medication”
— Rep. Lynn Jenkins [R-KS2, 2009-2018] (Sponsor) on Jul 6, 2016
“Rep. Royce Supports Better Mental Health Treatment and Patient Choice”
— Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39, 2013-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 6, 2016
“Vote Explanations for the Week of July 4th”
— Rep. Beto O’Rourke [D-TX16, 2013-2018] on Jul 12, 2016
H.R. 1270 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1270. This is the one from the 114th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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Restoring Access to Medication and Improving Health Savings Act of 2016, H.R. 1270, 114th Cong. (2015).
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