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H.R. 173 (115th): Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2017

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To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the excise tax on high cost employer-sponsored health coverage.

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Sponsor and status

Mike Kelly

Sponsor. Representative for Pennsylvania's 3rd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 3, 2017
Length: 4 pages
Jan 3, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 3, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


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What legislators are saying

Rep. Kellys Bipartisan Leadership on Key Issues Highlighted by Magazine
    — Rep. Mike Kelly [R-PA16] (Sponsor) on Sep 20, 2018

Courtney, Kelly lead bipartisan coalition in urging repeal of Cadillac Tax
    — Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 28, 2017

Day 3 of Tax Wrap Up: Larson Fights to Preserve Medical Expense Deduction for Middle Class & Seniors
    — Rep. John Larson [D-CT1] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 8, 2017

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Jan 3, 2017

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

H.R. 173 (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. 173. 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 enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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