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house Bill H.R. 3961

Medicare Physician Payment Reform Act of 2009

bill Progress


  • EnactedFebruary 27th, 2010
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The senate Passed February 24th, 2010
    Passed by Voice Vote
  • The house has not voted
      house Committees
      Committee on Energy and Commerce
      Health
      Committee on Ways and Means
    IntroducedOctober 29th, 2009

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bill Progress


  • EnactedFebruary 27th, 2010
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The senate Passed February 24th, 2010
    Passed by Voice Vote
  • The house has not voted
      house Committees
      Committee on Energy and Commerce
      Health
      Committee on Ways and Means
    IntroducedOctober 29th, 2009

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Bill Activity

  • referral
    Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
  • referral
    Referred to House Energy and Commerce
  • referral
    Referred to House Ways and Means
  • referral
    Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
  • action
    Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 903 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 3962 and H.R. 3961 with 4 hours of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.
  • action
    Rule H. Res. 903 passed House.
  • action
    Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 903.
  • action
    Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 3962 and H.R. 3961 with 4 hours of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.
  • action
    DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 3961.
  • action
    The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
  • action
    Mr. Gingrey (GA) moved to recommit with instructions to Energy and Commerce.
  • action
    DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gingrey motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House forthwith with an amendment in the nature of a substitute relating to Medicare SGR improvement and reform.
  • action
    Mr. Waxman raised a point of order against the motion to recommit with instructions. Mr. Waxman stated that the motion to recommit seeks to exceed the scope of the bill and the amendment is therefore, not germane. Sustained by the Chair.
  • action
    Point of order sustained against the motion to recommit with instructions.
  • action
    Mr. Gingrey (GA) appealed the ruling of the chair. The question was then put on sustaining the ruling of the chair.
  • action
    Mr. Waxman moved to table the motion to appeal the ruling of the chair
  • action
    On motion to table the motion to appeal the ruling of the chair Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 251 - 177 (Roll no. 907).
  • action
    Mr. Cantor moved to recommit with instructions to Energy and Commerce.
  • action
    DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cantor motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to report the same back to the House with an amendment to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to implement an adjustment in payments for physician services under section 1848 of the Social Security Act.
  • action
    The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
  • action
    On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 177 - 252 (Roll no. 908).
  • vote
    On passage Passed by recorded vote: 243 - 183 (Roll no. 909).
  • action
    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
  • action
    Received in the Senate.
  • action
    Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
  • calendar
    Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 252.
  • action
    Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
  • vote
    Passed Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title by Voice Vote.
  • action
    Message on Senate action sent to the House.
  • action
    Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 1109, Mr. Conyers took from the Speaker's table H.R. 3961 with the Senate amendments thereto, and was recognized for a motion.
  • action
    Mr. Conyers moved that the House agree to the Senate amendments.
  • action
    DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Conyers motion to agree to the Senate amendments to H.R. 3961.
  • action
    The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
  • action
    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - Pursuant to clause 1(c) of rule 19, the Chair postponed further proceedings on the Conyers motion to concur in the Senate amendments to H.R. 3961 until later in the legislative day.
  • action
    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - The Chair put the question on concurring in the Senate amendments and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Posey objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present. Pursuant to clause 6 of rule XX, the yeas and nays were ordered.
  • vote
    On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendments Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 315 - 97 (Roll no. 67).
  • action
    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
  • topresident
    Cleared for White House.
  • topresident
    Presented to President.
  • signed
    Signed by President.
  • enacted
    Became Public Law No: 111-141.

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