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H.R. 33 (114th): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to ensure that emergency services volunteers are not taken into account as employees under the shared responsibility requirements contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

This bill was the vehicle for the passage of continuing appropriations.

This bill started out as the Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act. It was passed by the House in this form. But on Feb 27, 2015 the Senate struck its text in whole and replaced it with a provision to fund the federal government through March 6, 2015. It was passed by the Senate and House and signed by the President in this form.

Last updated May 7, 2015. View all GovTrack summaries.

The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Feb 28, 2015.


(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the Senate on February 27, 2015. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

This bill amends the Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015 to extend the continuing FY2015 appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) at the current annual rate until the earlier of March 6, 2015, or enactment of DHS appropriations legislation for FY2015. The bill prevents a shutdown of DHS when funding under current law expires on February 27, 2015.