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H.R. 635 (115th): CHOICE Act

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To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a public health insurance option, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Janice “Jan” Schakowsky

Sponsor. Representative for Illinois's 9th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 24, 2017
Length: 12 pages
Jan 24, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 24, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


40 Cosponsors (40 Democrats)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Rosen, warren introduce bill to lower prescription drug costs, cap out-of-pocket copays
    — Sen. Jacky Rosen [D-NV] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 11, 2018

Rosen statement on centenes decision to enter health insurance market in rural nevada
    — Sen. Jacky Rosen [D-NV] (Co-sponsor) on Aug 15, 2017

rep. jacky Rosen: republican efforts to sabotage aca causing health crisis for nevadans
    — Sen. Jacky Rosen [D-NV] (Co-sponsor) on Aug 7, 2017

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Jan 24, 2017

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

H.R. 635 (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. 635. 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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