H.J.Res. 123 Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2018

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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 /



On Passage: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 235 – 193 (Roll no. 670)

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Tax Complexity:  Not applicable to this bill.

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Constitutional Authority:   Assumed.


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