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H.R. 1868: To prevent across-the-board direct spending cuts, and for other purposes.

Sponsor and status

John Yarmuth

Sponsor. Representative for Kentucky's 3rd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 15, 2021
Length: 3 pages
Mar 12, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Apr 14, 2021

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on April 14, 2021.

Pub.L. 117-7

7 Cosponsors (7 Democrats)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Weekly Update - Week of March 15th, 2021
    — Rep. Elise Stefanik [R-NY21] on Mar 25, 2021

Westerman Statement on Medicare Sequestration Vote
    — Rep. Bruce Westerman [R-AR4] on Mar 19, 2021

Burgess: Congress needs to stop with the \"Hail Marys\"
    — Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26] on Mar 19, 2021

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 1868 will save $200 million through 2031.

Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

S. 935: Rural Health Clinic Protection Act

Introduced on Mar 23, 2021. 99% incorporated. (compare text)


Mar 12, 2021

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

Mar 12, 2021
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Preprint (Rule).

Mar 19, 2021
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Mar 25, 2021
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

This bill prevented cuts to Medicare by extending the block on automatic spending cuts.

Apr 9, 2021
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Preprint (Suspension).

Apr 13, 2021
House Agreed to Changes

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

Apr 14, 2021
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 1868 is 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. 1868. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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