H.R. 160: Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2015

This was a vote to pass H.R. 160 in the House.

The Protect Medical Innovation Act would repeal the tax on medical devices created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The medical device excise tax is payed by medical manufacturers. The revenue generated from the tax is used to fund the ACA. Bill sponsor Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN3) issued a press release on the bill, in which he criticized the tax for making production more difficult for medical manufacturers. Proponents of the bill have argued since the ACA has caused an increased demand for health insurance, it has also caused an increased demand for medical devices, which benefits manufacturers enough to offset the tax. The bill has 241 Republican and 41 Democratic cosponsors. It passed the House on June 18.

Congress
114th Congress
Date
Jun 18, 2015
Chamber
House
Number
#375
Question:
On Passage of the Bill in the House
Result:
Passed

Key: R Yea D Yea D Nay
Seat position based on our ideology score.
This is a cartogram. Each hexagon represents one congressional district.
Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 280
 
 
65%
234 46
  Nay 140
 
 
32%
0 140
Not Voting 13
 
 
3%
11 2
Required: Simple Majority source: house.gov

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Notes: The Speaker’s Vote? “Aye” or “Yea”?
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