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H.R. 235: Indian Health Service Advance Appropriations Act of 2017

The text of the bill below is as of Jan 3, 2017 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 235

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 3, 2017

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Budget, and in addition to the Committees on Natural Resources, and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To amend the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to authorize advance appropriations for the Indian Health Service by providing 2-fiscal-year budget authority, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Indian Health Service Advance Appropriations Act of 2017.

2.

Advance appropriations for certain Indian Health Service accounts

(a)

In general

Section 825 of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (25 U.S.C. 1680o) is amended—

(1)

by inserting (a) before There are authorized; and

(2)

by adding at the end the following:

(b)

For each fiscal year, beginning with the first fiscal year that starts during the year after the year in which this subsection is enacted, discretionary new budget authority provided for the Indian Health Services and Indian Health Facilities accounts of the Indian Health Service shall include advance discretionary new budget authority that first becomes available for the first fiscal year after the budget year.

(c)

The Secretary shall include in documents submitted to Congress in support of the President’s budget submitted pursuant to section 1105 of title 31, United States Code, for each fiscal year to which subsection (b) applies detailed estimates of the funds necessary for the Indian Health Services and Indian Health Facilities accounts of the Indian Health Service for the fiscal year following the fiscal year for which the budget is submitted.

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(b)

Submission of budget request

Section 1105(a) of title 31, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

(40)

information on estimates of appropriations for the fiscal year following the fiscal year for which the budget is submitted for the following accounts of the Indian Health Service:

(A)

Indian Health Services.

(B)

Indian Health Facilities.

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