S.3173 - Continuing Extension Act of 2010
A bill to fully offset the cost of the extension of unemployment benefits and other Federal aid.
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SECTION 1. RESCISSION OF UNSPENT AND UNCOMMITTED FEDERAL FUNDS.
SEC. 2. SHORT TITLE.
SEC. 3. EXTENSION OF UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE PROVISIONS.
(2) Section 2002(e) of the Assistance for Unemployed Workers and Struggling Families Act, as contained in
(3) Section 2005 of the Assistance for Unemployed Workers and Struggling Families Act, as contained in
(4) Section 5 of the Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2008 (
(c) Effective Date- The amendments made by this section shall take effect as if included in the amendments made by section 2 of the Temporary Extension Act of 2010 (
SEC. 4. EXTENSION AND IMPROVEMENT OF PREMIUM ASSISTANCE FOR COBRA BENEFITS.
Subsection (a)(3)(A) of section 3001 of division B of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (
SEC. 5. INCREASE IN THE MEDICARE PHYSICIAN PAYMENT UPDATE.
Paragraph (10) of section 1848(d) of the Social Security Act, as added by section 1011(a) of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2010 (
SEC. 6. EXTENSION OF MEDICARE THERAPY CAPS EXCEPTIONS PROCESS.
Section 1833(g)(5) of the Social Security Act (
SEC. 7. EHR CLARIFICATION.
(1) MEDICARE- Section 1848(o)(1)(C)(ii) of the Social Security Act (
(2) MEDICAID- Section 1903(t)(3)(D) of the Social Security Act (
(b) Effective Date- The amendments made by subsection (a) shall be effective as if included in the enactment of the HITECH Act (included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (
(c) Implementation- Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of Health and Human Services may implement the amendments made by this section by program instruction or otherwise.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 8. EXTENSION OF USE OF 2009 POVERTY GUIDELINES.
Section 1012 of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2010 (
SEC. 9. EXTENSION OF NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM.
(a) Extension- Section 129 of the Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2010 (
SEC. 10. SATELLITE TELEVISION EXTENSION.
SEC. 11. COMPENSATION AND RATIFICATION OF AUTHORITY RELATED TO LAPSE IN HIGHWAY PROGRAMS.
(a) Compensation for Federal Employees- Any Federal employees furloughed as a result of the lapse in expenditure authority from the Highway Trust Fund after 11:59 p.m. on February 28, 2010, through March 2, 2010, shall be compensated for the period of that lapse at their standard rates of compensation, as determined under policies established by the Secretary of Transportation.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(b) Ratification of Essential Actions- All actions taken by Federal employees, contractors, and grantees for the purposes of maintaining the essential level of Government operations, services, and activities to protect life and property and to bring about orderly termination of Government functions during the lapse in expenditure authority from the Highway Trust Fund after 11:59 p.m. on February 28, 2010, through March 2, 2010, are hereby ratified and approved if otherwise in accord with the provisions of the Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2010 (division B of
(c) Funding- Funds used by the Secretary to compensate employees described in subsection (a) shall be derived from funds previously authorized out of the Highway Trust Fund and made available or limited to the Department of Transportation by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 (
(d) Expenditures From Highway Trust Fund- To permit expenditures from the Highway Trust Fund to effectuate the purposes of this section, this section shall be deemed to be a section of the Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2010 (division B of
SEC. 12. DETERMINATION OF BUDGETARY EFFECTS.
(a) In General- The budgetary effects of this Act, for the purpose of complying with the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010, shall be determined by reference to the latest statement titled ‘Budgetary Effects of PAYGO Legislation’ for this Act, submitted for printing in the Congressional Record by the Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the House of Representatives, provided that such statement has been submitted prior to the vote on passage.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(b) Emergency Designation for Congressional Enforcement- This Act, with the exception of section 4, is designated as an emergency for purposes of pay-as-you-go principles. In the Senate, this Act is designated as an emergency requirement pursuant to section 403(a) of S. Con. Res. 13 (111th Congress), the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2010.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(c) Emergency Designation for Statutory PAYGO- This Act, with the exception of section 4, is designated as an emergency requirement pursuant to section 4(g) of the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010 (