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H.R. 307 (113th): Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2013
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass in the House

This was a vote to pass H.R. 307 (113th) in the House. 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. This vote was taken under a House procedure called “suspension of the rules” which is typically used to pass non-controversial bills. Votes under suspension require a 2/3rds majority. A failed vote under suspension can be taken again.

It was not the final House vote on the bill. See the history of H.R. 307 (113th) for further details.

The Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2013 (Pub.L. 113–5, H.R. 307, enacted March 13, 2013) is a law enacted by the 113th United States Congress. The Act amends the Public Health Service Act in order to extend, fund, and improve several programs designed to prepare the United States and health professionals in the event of a pandemic, epidemic, or biological, chemical, radiological, or nuclear accident or attack. The Act clarifies the authority of different American officials, makes it easier to temporarily reassign personnel to respond to emergency situations, and alters the process for testing and producing medical countermeasures. The Act is focused on improving preparedness for any public health emergency.

This summary is from Wikipedia.

Source: Wikipedia

Totals

All Votes R D
Yea 91%
 
 
395
199
 
196
 
Nay 7%
 
 
29
29
 
0
 
Not Voting 2%
 
 
8
4
 
4
 

Passed. 2/3 Required. Jan 22, 2013 at 2:27 p.m. ET. Source: house.gov.

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