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H.R. 2581: Verify First Act

Jun 13, 2017 at 4:10 p.m. ET. On Passage of the Bill in the House.

This was a vote to pass H.R. 2581 (115th) in the House.

H.R. 2581 amends the premium tax credit under section 36B of the Internal Revenue Code to specify that advance payments of the credit are not to be made with respect to an individual unless the Secretary of the Treasury has received confirmation from the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), that the Commissioner of Social Security or the Secretary of Homeland Security has verified that individual’s status as a citizen or national of the United States, or as lawfully present in the United States. In addition, the legislation amends H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act (AHCA) of 2017, as passed by the House of Representatives on May 4, 2017, to provide a similar rule with respect to advance payments of a new credit for the purchase of health insurance.

Under current law and the AHCA, an individual is not eligible for the premium assistance credit unless the individual is a citizen or national of the United States or lawfully present in the United States (beginning in 2020, under AHCA, a qualified alien). The current procedures with respect to advance payment of either credit require verification of the individual’s status by the Secretary of HHS before advance payments of the credit are made by the Department of Treasury. However, existing procedures may not be sufficient to ensure that proper verification has occurred. This legislation requires the Secretary of the Treasury to confirm such verification before making an advanced payment.

Source: Republican Policy Committee

Totals

All Votes R D
Aye 56%
 
 
238
231
 
7
 
No 44%
 
 
184
1
 
183
 
Not Voting
 
 
8
5
 
3
 

Passed. Simple Majority Required. Source: house.gov.

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