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house Bill H.R. 1370

Funding the Gov't & Allowing Sec. 702 Surveillance Until Mid-January While Providing Short-Term CHIP Funding

Argument in favor

Extending government funding into mid-January will give lawmakers more of the time they need to negotiate a longer-term spending agreement. There's no need for priorities like CHIP funding or the government's ability to use surveillance program to be lost to a shutdown.

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12/19/2017
Funny how you tie CHIP to 1 billion in defense spending.......bastards.
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Jack's Opinion
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12/21/2017
If you people worked for a real company & couldn’t come up with a budget in a timely manner you would be fired. Just saying.
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Larry's Opinion
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12/21/2017
Only voting yes in order to guarantee chip funding continues
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Argument opposed

It’s irresponsible for Congress to have to repeatedly resort to funding the government on a short-term basis, and if a long-term deal can’t be struck now then there should be a partial government shutdown.

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12/18/2017
Nothing should pass until a clean version of DACA, CHIP, and a measure overturning the FCC’s Net Neutrality decision.
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Aaron's Opinion
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12/21/2017
Where does surveillance fit into a fucking budget bill?
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RadicalModerate's Opinion
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12/19/2017
One item. One bill. War is murder. Please spend more money on kids healthcare, than on murdering people.
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bill Progress


  • EnactedDecember 22nd, 2017
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The senate Passed November 6th, 2017
    Passed by Voice Vote
      senate Committees
      Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
  • The house Passed December 21st, 2017
    Roll Call Vote 230 Yea / 188 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Homeland Security
      Committee on the Judiciary
      Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security
    IntroducedMarch 6th, 2017

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Title

CHIP and Public Health Funding Extension Act

Official Title

To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to issue Department of Homeland Security-wide guidance and develop training programs as part of the Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign, and for other purposes.

Summary

DIVISION A--FURTHER ADDITIONAL CONTINUING APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2018 Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018 (Sec. 1001) Amends the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018 to provide continuing FY2018 appropriations to federal agencies through January 19, 2018 (December 22, 2017, under current law). (This provision prevents a government shutdown that would otherwise occur when the existing continuing resolution expires because the FY2018 appropriations bills have not been enacted.) Adds provisions to the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018 that: permit funds provided to the Coast Guard to be used to carry out Retired Pay Reform, including continuation pay; provide additional funding to the Indian Health Service for the costs of staffing and operating newly constructed facilities; permit funds provided to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to be apportioned up to the rate for operations necessary to maintain programs and activities related to: (1) the care of unaccompanied alien children, and (2) efforts to combat the trafficking of children; provide additional funding for HHS to prepare for or respond to an influenza pandemic; and exempt security spending from sequestration (automatic spending cuts) for FY2018 and delay the sequestration for nonsecurity spending. (Sec. 1002) Extends certain authorities provided by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA) through the duration of the continuing resolution. Specifies that this section is repealed if legislation amending the dates included in section 403(b) of the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 is enacted. DIVISION B--MISSILE DEFENSE Department of Defense Missile Defeat and Defense Enhancements Appropriations Act, 2018 Provides FY2018 emergency appropriations to the Department of Defense (DOD) for missile defense programs. (Emergency spending is exempt from discretionary spending limits and other budget enforcement rules.) TITLE I--MISSILE DEFEAT AND DEFENSE ENHANCEMENTS Provides Operation and Maintenance funds to DOD for necessary costs to repair damage to the USS John S. McCain and the USS Fitzgerald. Provides Operation and Maintenance; Procurement; and Research, Development, Test and Evaluation funds to DOD for necessary costs to detect, defeat, and defend against the use of ballistic missiles. TITLE II--MISSILE CONSTRUCTION ENHANCEMENTS Provides appropriations for Defense-Wide Military Construction for construction of a missile field in Alaska. TITLE III--GENERAL PROVISIONS (Sec. 2001) Specifies that the funds provided by this division are in addition to funds appropriated or otherwise made available to DOD for FY2018. (Sec. 2002) Requires funds provided by title I of this division to be allocated in accordance with the detailed congressional budget justifications submitted by DOD with the FY2018 budget amendments requested by the President on November 6, 2017. Specifies that any changes to the allocation of funds are subject to reprogramming requirements. (Sec. 2003) Specifies that funds designated in this division as emergency requirements are available only if the President subsequently designates all of the amounts as emergency requirements and transmits the designations to Congress. DIVISION C--HEALTH PROVISIONS TITLE I--PUBLIC HEALTH EXTENDERS CHIP and Public Health Funding Extension Act (Sec. 3101) Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to extend and make appropriations through the second quarter of FY2018 for community health centers and the National Health Service Corps. Amends the Public Health Service Act to make appropriations through the second quarter of FY2018 for a program that pays teaching health centers to establish or expand graduate medical residency training programs. (Sec. 3102) Makes appropriations through the second quarter of FY2018 for type I diabetes programs and diabetes programs for Native Americans. (Sec. 3103) Reduces FY2019-FY2022 for the Prevention and Public Health Fund. TITLE II--CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM (CHIP) (Sec. 3201) Amends title XXI (Children's Health Insurance Program [CHIP]) of the Social Security Act to extend funding for CHIP through the first half of FY2018. Establishes a special rule, with respect to the first half of FY2018, for the redistribution of unused CHIP allotments to state child health plans experiencing emergency shortfalls. Requires the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), on a monthly basis, to redistribute unused allotments to each state in an amount that will eliminate the state's emergency shortfall before the CMS may distribute the allotments to any state that is experiencing a nonemergency shortfall. Requires the CMS to redistribute such allotments in the order in which states realize monthly emergency shortfalls, but only to the extent that amounts are available for redistribution. DIVISION D--OTHER MATTERS (Sec. 4001) Provides $2.1 billion in mandatory funding for the Veterans Choice Program, which allows veterans to receive health care from providers outside of the Department of Veterans Affairs facilities. DIVISION E--BUDGETARY EFFECTS (Sec. 5001) Exempts the budgetary effects of division C and each succeeding division of this bill from Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) rules and certain budget scorekeeping guidelines. (Sec. 5002) Exempts the budgetary effects of specified reconciliation legislation from PAYGO rules. (This provision applies to the tax legislation that was signed into law on December 22, 2017, and was considered pursuant to the reconciliation instructions included in the FY2018 congressional budget resolution.)
    Funny how you tie CHIP to 1 billion in defense spending.......bastards.
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    Nothing should pass until a clean version of DACA, CHIP, and a measure overturning the FCC’s Net Neutrality decision.
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    Where does surveillance fit into a fucking budget bill?
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    If you people worked for a real company & couldn’t come up with a budget in a timely manner you would be fired. Just saying.
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    One item. One bill. War is murder. Please spend more money on kids healthcare, than on murdering people.
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    Nay! No more government spying on American citizens without due process
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    Only voting yes in order to guarantee chip funding continues
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    We need long-term funding of CHIP healthcare for kids, and also we need to start decreasing annual military spending to help decrease our deficit!
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    You do not tie defense spending to Children’s health care. It’s evil just like this administration. CHIP yes. Surveillance hell no and a Merry f**ing Christmas to Congress.
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    Another Diet Coke can being kicked down the road by our illustrious representatives. Apparently a huge transfer of wealth in the form of a freaking tax bill less than 1/3 of us really want is more important than actively working on solutions to the many problems facing this country. Do we kick the same can on 18 January or do the taxpayers have to spring for a new one? If you had taken your responsibility seriously, you would have had time to actually put some thought into any of these issues. But you were all too busy fighting (for or against) the stupid tax plan. What a disgrace. Exactly how are the surveillance program and CHIP connected? This is why nothing good comes out of Congress. Nobody wants to tackle the issues, they just want to hang out for the celebrations. FUND CHIP NOW! These are kids you are hurting.
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    It’s with reluctance that I urge a yes vote, and acknowledge that budget balance can is kicked down the road yet again.
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    This is a short-term attempt to fix long-term problems while minimizing the reauthorization of CHIP to a bargaining tool. Congress should have done that months ago. Pass a clean DREAM Act, reauthorize CHIP, and cut military spending to reduce our deficit!
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    Shut it down. Cut and slash. Here's where you address the deficit. Cut spending. We cannot afford our government. Here's the chance for all those newfound Democrat deficit hawks and for all the nominally small-government Republicans to step up and prove that they care about the country we're leaving for our children and grandchildren. By not stealing from them to pay for it now.
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    Government surveillance is never a good option.
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    Funding healthcare for our country’s most vulnerable children should not be tied to waging war.
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    If we want a continuity of short term spending, then pass this bill. If we want to fix our general state of depravity and roll back the large giant that has now become the Federal government, then do NOT pass this bill. If we are to begin paying off this debt of ours, Congress and the Executive Branch must realize its limitations, which Obama failed to do when he authorized the ACA when we were in a recession nonetheless. Let healthcare be a private thing, not a government sponsored absurdity. This country needs to stop giving hand outs sponsored by the Federal government, instead the Federal government needs to focus on Foreign Policy and the general state of the economy, not funding millions of dollars to tell farmers to not grow their crops, to pay the UN which reduces our sovereignty, and provide healthcare for those who do not desire to actually go out and look for it themselves. The United States spends billions of dollars on phony programs, scrap them and we will find a surplus once again.
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    It’s time we stop spending rediculous amounts of money on defense, lavish vacations to the golf course , investigations of people who should be fired and start slashing some of these salaries. Everyone seems to be getting a bail out - government, banks, large corporations, and the rich. When will the middle class of America get a bail out? When will students who are paying interest on loans (higher then most car loans or mortgages) get a bailout. When will families who are struggling to make ends meet because of medical bills get a bail out? I also do not approve this bill unless it includes stoping decoration of immigrant youth who are in danger due to DACA being taken away.
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    Vote No to government funding unless they restore the full SALT (state and local taxes) deductions!!!! NJ,NY,CA,IL should NOT fund a government that steals from us!!
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    Fund CHIP and do a clean DACA, you useless toads.
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    Nothing should pass until CHIP is reinstated, so 9 million children can keep their healthcare, and a measure overturning the FCC’s Net Neutrality decision.
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