Week ending December 8, 2017
H.J.Res. 123 Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2018
HJR 123 amends the Continuing Appropriations Act of 2018 by striking the date of expiration and inserting December 22, 2017.
That provision funds the government until December 22, 2017.
The resolution also addresses some financial shortfalls in some states regarding the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) because the program expired last week.
If the amounts available for redistribution are less than the total amounts of the estimated shortfalls determined for the year the amount to be redistributed for each shortfall State shall be reduced proportionally.
Under the bill, during the first quarter of 2018 money will be allocated and redistributed first to states running out of money.
The term ‘emergency shortfall State’ means, with respect to the period beginning October 1, 2017, and ending December 31, 2017, a shortfall State for which the Secretary estimates, that the projected expenditures under the State child health plan will exceed the sum of the amounts available from previous distributions.
For the period beginning on October 1, 2017, and ending December 31, 2017, with respect to any amounts available for redistribution for fiscal year 2018, the Secretary shall redistribute such amounts to each emergency shortfall State in such amount as is equal to the amount of the shortfall.
Status: Passed House /
VOTES and FLOOR ACTION
On Passage: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 235 – 193 (Roll no. 670)
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Constitutional Authority: Assumed.
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