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115th Congress, Vote 58; House of Representatives #3

A budget resolution to begin the process of repealing the ACA.


Official Title: A concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2017 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2018 through 2026.

S.Con.Res.3: A budget resolution to begin the process of repealing the ACA
Passed by House January 13, 2017, 227-198 (10 not voting).

Synopsis: There are 52 Republicans in the Senate in 2017. That's enough to pass a bill with a simple majority, but not enough to overcome a Senate filibuster, which is certain to be mounted if legislation is introduced to fully repeal the ACA.

In order to get around that, Republicans have opted to use reconciliation legislation, which can only address federal spending, but can be passed with a simple majority (51 votes) in the Senate. Their plan is to use a reconciliation bill to repeal spending-related aspects of the ACA (while leaving non-spending-related parts of the law unchanged), and then introduce replacement legislation in the subsequent days/weeks/months (the exact timing is very much up in the air).

They already did a trial run of this in 2015/2016 with H.R.3762. That legislation - a reconciliation bill to repeal spending-related aspects of the ACA - passed the House and Senate, but was vetoed by President Obama and didn't have the votes to overcome the veto.

Now that Republicans control Congress and the White House, their reconciliation bill stands a much better chance of passing.

S.Con.Res.3 sounds like a major budget bill, but its purpose was simply to provide instructions to four congressional committees, so that they could begin drafting reconciliation legislation to repeal the ACA (similar to H.R.3762).

The committees tasked with drafting the repeal legislation include two in the House:

And two in the Senate:

In addition, Enzi's summary of S.Con.Res.3 explains that the resolution also includes "reserve funds necessary to accommodate legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare. These authorities permit the Budget Committee Chairs to adjust resolution figures as needed to accommodate patient-centered health care reform legislation in the future."

S.Con.Res.3 called for the four committees to report back to the Budget Committee by January 27, but lawmakers noted that there would be flexibility in that scheduling, and that it wasn't a hard deadline.

S.Con.Res.3 is a non-binding budget resolution. That means it doesn't get sent to the president for a signature, and doesn't become law. None of the 190 amendments that were proposed for S.Con.Res.3 received enough votes to be added to the resolution, but the nonbinding nature of the budget resolution would have made them meaningless even if they had been added (they were introduced symbolically, and served to get Republicans on record as voting against a variety of popular consumer protections that are in the ACA).

01/13/2017 Status: House passed

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Yes (227)
R Don Young AK
R Robert Aderholt AL
R Mo Brooks AL
R Bradley Byrne AL
R Gary Palmer AL
R Martha Roby AL
R Mike Rogers AL
R Eric Crawford AR
R French Hill AR
R Bruce Westerman AR
R Steve Womack AR
R Andy Biggs AZ
R Trent Franks AZ
R Paul Gosar AZ
R Martha McSally AZ
R David Schweikert AZ
R Ken Calvert CA
R Paul Cook CA
R Jeff Denham CA
R Duncan Hunter CA
R Darrell Issa CA
R Steve Knight CA
R Doug LaMalfa CA
R Kevin McCarthy CA
R Devin Nunes CA
R Dana Rohrabacher CA
R Edward Royce CA
R David Valadao CA
R Mimi Walters CA
R Ken Buck CO
R Mike Coffman CO
R Doug Lamborn CO
R Scott Tipton CO
R Gus Bilirakis FL
R Vern Buchanan FL
R Carlos Curbelo FL
R Ron DeSantis FL
R Mario Diaz-Balart FL
R Neal Dunn FL
R Matt Gaetz FL
R Brian Mast FL
R Bill Posey FL
R Francis Rooney FL
R Thomas Rooney FL
R Ileana Ros-Lehtinen FL
R Dennis Ross FL
R Daniel Webster FL
R Ted Yoho FL
R Rick Allen GA
R Buddy Carter GA
R Doug Collins GA
R A. Ferguson GA
R Tom Graves GA
R Jody Hice GA
R Barry Loudermilk GA
R Austin Scott GA
R Rob Woodall GA
R Rod Blum IA
R Steve King IA
R David Young IA
R Michael Simpson ID
R Mike Bost IL
R Rodney Davis IL
R Randy Hultgren IL
R Adam Kinzinger IL
R Darin LaHood IL
R Peter Roskam IL
R John Shimkus IL
R Jim Banks IN
R Susan Brooks IN
R Larry Bucshon IN
R Trey Hollingsworth IN
R Luke Messer IN
R Todd Rokita IN
R Jackie Walorski IN
R Lynn Jenkins KS
R Roger Marshall KS
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R Steve Chabot OH
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R Patrick Tiberi OH
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R Bill Shuster PA
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R Jeff Duncan SC
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R Tom Rice SC
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R Joe Wilson SC
R Kristi Noem SD
R Diane Black TN
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R Scott DesJarlais TN
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R K. Conaway TX
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R Bill Flores TX
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R Will Hurd TX
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R Ted Poe TX
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R Mac Thornberry TX
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R Rob Bishop UT
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R Mia Love UT
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R David Brat VA
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R Scott Taylor VA
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R J. Herrera Beutler WA
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No (198)
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R Tom McClintock CA
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D Lisa Blunt Rochester DE
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D Charlie Crist FL
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D Joyce Beatty OH
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D Tim Ryan OH
D Earl Blumenauer OR
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D Brendan Boyle PA
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R Charles Dent PA
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D Vicente Gonzalez TX
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D Donald Beyer VA
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D A. McEachin VA
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Not Voting (10)
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R John Rutherford FL
R Tom Price GA
D Bobby Rush IL
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R Mick Mulvaney SC
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