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S.Amdt. 667 (McConnell) to H.R. 1628: Of a perfecting nature.

This vote was on a partial or "skinny" repeal without replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA; aka Obamacare). It had been called the "skinny" plan because it was a pared-down proposal after several earlier and more comprehensive proposals were rejected.

The 8-page proposal would have primarily:

  • Eliminated the penalties associated with the individual and employer mandates to have/provide health insurance
  • Paused federal dollars from going to Planned Parenthood through Medicaid for one year and increasing funding to a community health center program instead

With the result of:

  • Reducing the federal deficit by $184 billion
  • Increasing the number of uninsured people by 16 million

(Source: CBO)

The vote was on an amendment to H.R. 1628, the House's health care proposal, which would have struck all of the text of the House's bill and replaced it with the Senate's plan instead.

The text of the proposal was made available to Senators at about 10pm, just hours before the vote. It was widely reported during the tense night hours that senators were intending to vote for the proposal even though they did not want it to become law in order to move the ball forward, with the expectation that the House would not accept the Senate's changes.

This vote was related to amendment S.Amdt. 667 (Mitch McConnell) to H.R. 1628. The title of the amendment is S.Amdt. 667 (McConnell) to H.R. 1628: Of a perfecting nature..



Congress
115th Congress
Date
Jul 28, 2017
Chamber
Senate
Number
#179
Question:
On the Amendment in the Senate
Result:
Amendment Rejected

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Key: R Yea R Nay D Nay
Seat position based on our ideology score.
Totals     Republican     Democrat     Independent
  Yea 49
 
 
 
49%
49 0 0
  Nay 51
 
 
 
51%
3 46 2
Required: Simple Majority source: senate.gov

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