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H.R. 1370: Continuing Appropriations Act, Department of Defense Missile Defeat and Defense Enhancements Appropriations Act, CHIP and Public Health Funding Extension Act, 2018

About the bill

This bill was the vehicle for passage of legislation to avert a government shutdown. The final legislation included

  • the Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018, which funds the government through January 19, 2018
  • funding for a missile defense system
  • funding the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) through March 2018 and other health-related programs
  • funding for the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014

It also temporarily repealed rules that would have made automatic cuts in mandatory spending due to the deficit incurred by the recent tax bill.

This ...

Sponsor and status

Introduced:

Mar 6, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 22, 2017

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 22, 2017.

Law:

Pub.L. 115-96

Sponsor:

Michael McCaul was the sponsor of this bill when it was introduced, but the bill’s text was subsequently replaced with unrelated provisions.

Text:

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Last Updated: Dec 22, 2017
Length: 10 pages

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History

Mar 6, 2017
 
Introduced

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Mar 8, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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May 22, 2017
 
Reported by House Committee on Homeland Security

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.

May 23, 2017
 
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.

Nov 6, 2017
 
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 15, 2017
 
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

Dec 21, 2017
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the House with an Amendment.

Dec 22, 2017
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Dec 22, 2017
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed Congress.

H.R. 1370 is 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.

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