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S. 2278 (115th): State Offices of Rural Health Reauthorization Act of 2018

A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide grants to improve health care in rural areas.

The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations, which set overall spending limits by agency or program, and authorizations, which direct how federal funds should (or should not) be used. Appropriation and authorization provisions are typically made for single fiscal years. A reauthorization bill like this one renews the authorizations of an expiring law.

Sponsor and status

Pat Roberts

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Kansas. Republican.

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Last Updated: Dec 21, 2018
Length: 3 pages
Introduced
Jan 4, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 31, 2018

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 31, 2018.

Law
Pub.L. 115-408
Source

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Roberts, Heitkamp Bill to Improve Rural Health Care Passes Out of Committee
    — Sen. Pat Roberts [R-KS] (Sponsor) on Feb 28, 2018

Chairman Alexander: This Congress, HELP Committee Produced 18 Laws Including Landmark Opioid Legislation to Combat Nations Most Pressing Public Health Crisis
    — Sen. Lamar Alexander [R-TN] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 20, 2018

Chairman Alexander: This Congress, HELP Committee Produced 18 Laws Including Landmark Opioid Legislation to Combat Nations Most Pressing Public Health Crisis
    — Sen. Lamar Alexander [R-TN] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 20, 2018

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform: SpendingTracker.org estimates S. 2278 will add $50 million in new spending through 2028.

Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

H.R. 5641: State Offices of Rural Health Reauthorization Act of 2018

Introduced on Apr 26, 2018. 100% incorporated. (compare text)

History

Jan 4, 2018
 
Introduced

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Feb 28, 2018
 
Ordered Reported

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Jul 24, 2018
 
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 17, 2018
 
On House Schedule

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

Dec 19, 2018
 
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Dec 31, 2018
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 2278 (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.

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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