Federal - HR 30

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the 30-hour threshold for classification as a full-time employee for purposes of the employer mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and replace it with 40 hours (official title to be confirmed).

Introduced

January 6, 2015

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A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the 30-hour threshold for classification as a full-time employee for purposes of the employer mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and replace it with 40 hours (official title to be confirmed).

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  • Jan. 13, 2015Duckworth, D-Ill., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no. 13, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E64

  • Jan. 13, 2015Duckworth, D-Ill., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no. 14, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E64

  • Jan. 12, 2015O'Rourke, D-Texas, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no. 14, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E50

  • Jan. 12, 2015 — Referred to the Senate Finance Committee. Congressional Record p. S148

  • Jan. 9, 2015 — Received in the Senate and held at the desk. Congressional Record p. S128

  • Jan. 8, 2015House Vote 14 Health Care Employer Mandate — Passage
    Passage of the bill that would modify who is covered as a full-time employee under the employer mandate in the 2010 health care law by replacing the 30 hour-a-week threshold with 40 hours per week. It also would change how companies calculate how many of their employees can be counted under the employer mandate's 50-employee threshold. The bill would clarify that its budgetary effects should not be entered on either pay-as-you-go scorecard maintained pursuant to current law. Passed 252-172. Note: Reps. Don Young, R-Alaska, Maxine Waters, D-Calif., Alan Nunnelee, R-Miss., John Carter, R-Texas, had not yet been sworn in and thus were ineligible to vote. A "nay" was a vote in support of the president's position. Congressional Record p. H140

  • Jan. 8, 2015House Vote 13 Health Care Employer Mandate — Recommit
    Becerra, D-Calif., motion to recommit the bill to the House Ways and Means Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would bar the bill's repeal of the 30-hour work week threshold from being effective if it could result in a decrease in employee hours or wages and an increase in the federal deficit. It also would not apply the threhold change to veterans and clarify that nothing in the bill could be construed to authorize employers to reduce or eliminate health benefits for current employees, deny coverage based on pre-existing conditions and discriminate against women in health coverage. Motion rejected 179-244. Note: Reps. Don Young, R-Alaska, Maxine Waters, D-Calif., Alan Nunnelee, R-Miss., John Carter, R-Texas, had not yet been sworn in and thus were ineligible to vote. Congressional Record p. H138-H140

  • Jan. 8, 2015 — Considered by the House. Congressional Record p. H125-H140

  • Jan. 8, 2015House Vote 12 Health Care Employer Mandate and Keystone XL Pipeline — Rule
    Adoption of the rule (H Res 19) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 30) that would modify the definition of who is covered as a full-time employee under the employer mandate in the 2010 health care law and the bill (HR 3) that would allow for the construction of the cross-border Keystone XL pipeline. Adopted 244-181. Note: Reps. Don Young, R-Alaska, Maxine Waters, D-Calif., Alan Nunnelee, R-Miss., John Carter, R-Texas, had not yet been sworn in and thus were ineligible to vote. Congressional Record p. H125

  • Jan. 8, 2015House Vote 11 Health Care Employer Mandate and Keystone XL Pipeline — Previous Question
    Burgess, R-Texas, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 19) that would provide for House floor consideration on the bill (HR 30) that would modify the definition of who is covered as a full-time employee under the employer mandate in the 2010 health care law and the bill (HR 3) that would allow for the construction of the cross-border Keystone XL pipeline. Motion agreed to 240-180. Note: Reps. Don Young, R-Alaska, Maxine Waters, D-Calif., Alan Nunnelee, R-Miss., John Carter, R-Texas, had not yet been sworn in and thus were ineligible to vote. Congressional Record p. H138-H139

  • Jan. 8, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 6

    Curbelo, (R-Fla.)Love, (R-Utah)Mica, (R-Fla.)
    Fitzpatrick, (R-Pa.)McSally, (R-Ariz.)Mooney, (R-W.Va.)
  • Jan. 7, 2015 — Rules Committee resolution, H Res 19, reported to the House as a rule for HR 30.

  • Jan. 7, 2015Cost Estimate issued by Congressional Budget Office.

  • Jan. 7, 2015Statement of Administration Policy issued by Office of Management and Budget.

  • Jan. 7, 2015 — House Rules Committee granted a closed rule providing for consideration of the bill. Congressional Record p. H94, H103, D11

  • Jan. 7, 2015 — Rules Committee vote: Rule for Floor Consideration of HR 3, HR 30-Vote to Report
    Ordered reported favorably to the full House. Note: The committee approved the rule 7-4 along party lines. Vote positions for individual members were not immediately available.

  • Jan. 7, 2015 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the House Rules Committee.

    Jan. 7, 2015 — Committee Vote: Rule for Floor Consideration of HR 3, HR 30 — Open Rule
    Polis, D-Colo. —

    Amendment that would provide an open rule for consideration of HR 3, which would approve construction of the Keystone pipeline, and HR 30, which would amend the health care law (PL 111-148, 111-152) to change the definition of a full-time employee from one who works 30 hours a week to 40 hours per week.

    Rejected by voice vote.

    Jan. 7, 2015 — Committee Vote: Rule for Floor Consideration of HR 3, HR 30 — Vote to Report

    Provide a closed rule to govern House floor debate of HR 3, which would approve construction of the Keystone pipeline, and HR 30, which would amend the health care law (PL 111 148, 111-152) to change the definition of a full-time employee from one who works 30 hours a week to 40 hours. The rule would provide one hour of debate on the Keystone bill (HR 3) equally controlled and divided by the chairmen and ranking members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure and Energy and Commerce committees. It also would provide one hour of debate on the HR 30 equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking member of the House Ways and Means Committee. The rule would waive all points of order against both bills and their provisions, provide that they be considered as read and allow for one motion to recommit for each measure.

    Ordered reported favorably to the full House. Note: The committee approved the rule 7-4 along party lines. Vote positions for individual members were not immediately available.
  • Jan. 7, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 5

    Babin, (R-Texas)Culberson, (R-Texas)Salmon, (R-Ariz.)
    Bost, (R-Ill.)Dent, (R-Pa.)
  • Jan. 6, 2015 — Original cosponsor(s): 146

    Amodei, (R-Nev.)Heck, J. (R-Nev.)Ratcliffe, (R-Texas)
    Ashford, (D-Neb.)Hensarling, (R-Texas)Reed, T. (R-N.Y.)
    Barletta, (R-Pa.)Hill, (R-Ark.)Reichert, (R-Wash.)
    Barr, (R-Ky.)Holding, (R-N.C.)Ribble, (R-Wis.)
    Benishek, (R-Mich.)Hudson, (R-N.C.)Rice, T. (R-S.C.)
    Bishop, R. (R-Utah)Huelskamp, (R-Kan.)Roe, (R-Tenn.)
    Blackburn, M. (R-Tenn.)Huizenga, (R-Mich.)Rogers, H. (R-Ky.)
    Black, D. (R-Tenn.)Hurt, (R-Va.)Rohrabacher, (R-Calif.)
    Boustany (R-La.)Issa, (R-Calif.)Rokita, (R-Ind.)
    Brady, K. (R-Texas)Jenkins, L. (R-Kan.)Rooney, (R-Fla.)
    Brat, (R-Va.)Johnson, B. (R-Ohio)Roskam, (R-Ill.)
    Brooks, M. (R-Ala.)Johnson, S. (R-Texas)Rothfus, (R-Pa.)
    Brooks, S. (R-Ind.)Jolly, (R-Fla.)Sanford, (R-S.C.)
    Buchanan, (R-Fla.)Jones, (R-N.C.)Schock, (R-Ill.)
    Bucshon, (R-Ind.)Jordan, (R-Ohio)Schrader, (D-Ore.)
    Burgess, (R-Texas)Joyce, (R-Ohio)Schweikert, (R-Ariz.)
    Byrne, (R-Ala.)Katko, (R-N.Y.)Sessions, P. (R-Texas)
    Calvert, (R-Calif.)Kelly, (R-Pa.)Shimkus, (R-Ill.)
    Chaffetz, (R-Utah)Kline, J. (R-Minn.)Sinema, (D-Ariz.)
    Cole, (R-Okla.)Lamborn, (R-Colo.)Smith, Adrian (R-Neb.)
    Collins, C. (R-N.Y.)Lance, (R-N.J.)Smith, C. (R-N.J.)
    Cook, (R-Calif.)Latta, (R-Ohio)Smith, J. (R-Mo.)
    Costello, (R-Pa.)Lipinski, D. (D-Ill.)Stewart, (R-Utah)
    Cramer, (R-N.D.)Luetkemeyer, (R-Mo.)Stivers, (R-Ohio)
    Crawford, (R-Ark.)Lummis, (R-Wyo.)Stutzman, (R-Ind.)
    Davis, R. (R-Ill.)Marchant, (R-Texas)Thompson, G. (R-Pa.)
    Denham, (R-Calif.)Marino, (R-Pa.)Tiberi, (R-Ohio)
    DeSantis, (R-Fla.)McCaul, (R-Texas)Tipton, (R-Colo.)
    Diaz-Balart, (R-Fla.)McClintock, (R-Calif.)Turner, M. (R-Ohio)
    Dold, (R-Ill.)McKinley, (R-W.Va.)Valadao, (R-Calif.)
    Duffy, (R-Wis.)Meadows, (R-N.C.)Wagner, (R-Mo.)
    Duncan, John (R-Tenn.)Messer, (R-Ind.)Walberg, (R-Mich.)
    Ellmers, (R-N.C.)Miller, C. (R-Mich.)Walden, G. (R-Ore.)
    Farenthold, (R-Texas)Miller, J. (R-Fla.)Walorski, (R-Ind.)
    Fleischmann, (R-Tenn.)Mullin, (R-Okla.)Walters, (R-Calif.)
    Flores, (R-Texas)Mulvaney, (R-S.C.)Webster, (R-Fla.)
    Forbes, (R-Va.)Neugebauer, (R-Texas)Wenstrup, (R-Ohio)
    Fortenberry, (R-Neb.)Noem, (R-S.D.)Westerman, (R-Ark.)
    Frelinghuysen, (R-N.J.)Olson, (R-Texas)Westmoreland, L. (R-Ga.)
    Gibbs, B. (R-Ohio)Palazzo, (R-Miss.)Whitfield, (R-Ky.)
    Gibson, C. (R-N.Y.)Paulsen, (R-Minn.)Williams, (R-Texas)
    Gosar, (R-Ariz.)Pearce, (R-N.M.)Wilson, J. (R-S.C.)
    Graham, G. (D-Fla.)Perry, (R-Pa.)Womack, (R-Ark.)
    Graves, S. (R-Mo.)Peterson, C. (D-Minn.)Woodall, (R-Ga.)
    Griffith, (R-Va.)Pittenger, (R-N.C.)Yoder, (R-Kan.)
    Guinta, (R-N.H.)Pitts, (R-Pa.)Yoho, (R-Fla.)
    Guthrie, (R-Ky.)Poliquin, (R-Maine)Young, D. (R-Alaska)
    Hanna, (R-N.Y.)Posey, (R-Fla.)Zeldin, (R-N.Y.)
    Hartzler, (R-Mo.)Price, T. (R-Ga.)
  • Jan. 6, 2015 — Read twice and referred to: House Budget, House Ways and Means.Congressional Record p. H36-H37