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H.R. 2507 (114th): Increasing Regulatory Fairness Act of 2015

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About the bill

The Increasing Regulatory Fairness Act would extend the time between the draft notice and final notice for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services publication on payment rates and changes. Currently there is a 45 day period in which Congress may review the draft and a 15 day period to comment on proposed changes. The bill would extend these times to from 45 to 60 and from 15 to 30. Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA5) spoke on behalf of the bill. It was passed by voice vote in the House.

Sponsor and status

Kevin Brady

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 8th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 18, 2015
Length: 4 pages
May 21, 2015
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on June 17, 2015 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).


5 Cosponsors (3 Democrats, 2 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Thompsons bipartisan bill to strengthen medicare advantage passes the house
    — Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA4] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 18, 2015

Rep. Peters Helps Improve, Increases Access to Quality Healthcare for Seniors
    — Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA50] on Jun 17, 2015

Ways & Means to Hold Markup of Bills to Strengthen Health Care Access, Repeal Burdensome Obamacare Provisions
    — Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24, 2005-2020] on Jun 1, 2015

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May 21, 2015

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

Jun 2, 2015
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jun 16, 2015
Reported by House Committee on Ways and Means

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Jun 17, 2015
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

H.R. 2507 (114th) 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. 2507. 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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