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H.R. 1628 (115th): American Health Care Act of 2017

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About the bill

The American Health Care Act of 2017 (AHCA) was a leading proposal in the first half of 2017 by House Republicans to "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare, but we'll abbreviate it ACA) and "defund" Planned Parenthood. It was also the vehicle for passage of the Senate Republicans' leading proposals.

The bill was brought to the House and Senate floors under the rules of the budget reconciliation process, by which one bill each year is immune to a Senate filibuster so long as it meets certain requirements related to the budget. By being immune to a filibuster, only 51 votes were needed in the Senate rather than 60. But during Senate proceedings the bill was nevertheless ruled out of order for having provisions that were not ...

Sponsor and status

Diane Black

Sponsor. Representative for Tennessee's 6th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 8, 2017
Length: 132 pages
Mar 20, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on May 4, 2017 but was never passed by the Senate.


Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Donald Trump [R, 2017-2021]: Motion to Proceed to H.R. 1628 – American Health Care Act of 2017 (Jul 24, 2017)

What legislators are saying

Brown Statement on CBO Score on House Healthcare Plan
    — Sen. Sherrod Brown [D-OH] on May 24, 2017

Rep. Deutch Statement on Senate Republicans TrumpCare Bill
    — Rep. Theodore “Ted” Deutch [D-FL22] on Jun 23, 2017

Statement by Rep. Jimmy Gomez on Senate Passage of Motion to Proceed With ACA Repeal Bill
    — Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA34] on Jul 25, 2017

More statements at ProPublica Represent...

What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 1628 will save $1.1 trillion through 2026.


Mar 16, 2017
Considered by House Committee on the Budget

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Mar 20, 2017

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

Mar 20, 2017
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. The House Committee on the Budget issued the report which may provide insight into the purpose of the legislation.

May 4, 2017
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

H.R. 1628 (115th) 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. 1628. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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