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H.R.4691 Temporary Extension Act of 2010, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Mar 02, 2010 Became Public Law No: 111-144.

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on March 02, 2010, with a roll call of 78 ayes, 19 nays, and 3 not voting.

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  • 76% of users support H.R.4691

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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • This bill would extend for one month the expiration deadline for unemployment benefits and COBRA health care subsidies. Both programs are set to expire on Feb. 28, 2010. It would also patch a 21 percent cut in doctors' pay that's scheduled to take place under an automated Medicare formula designed to keep doctor pay in line with the rate of inflation. A handful of other expiring programs would also be extended for one month under the bill. The bill text designates everything in the bill besides the Medicate reimbursement fix to be "emergency" and not subject to "Pay-Go" rules, which specifically exempt emergency spending.

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: This bill would extend for one month the expiration deadline for unemployment benefits and COBRA health care subsidies. Both programs are set to expire on Feb. 28, 2010. It would also patch a 21 percent cut in doctors' pay that's scheduled to take place under an automated Medicare formula designed to keep doctor pay in line with the rate of inflation. A handful of other expiring programs would also be extended for one month under the bill. The bill text designates everything in the bill besides the Medicate reimbursement fix to be "emergency" and not subject to "Pay-Go" rules, which specifically exempt emergency spending.

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On February 26, 2010, by sassysally50 - Re: Bunning vowed to fight the extensions as long as they add to the deficit, though he acknowledged they likely will pass eventually. Congress is doing the Same thing to the Unemployed on Tier 1 and Tier 2 that they did to us when Tier 2 ran out.... DELAY!! And after the states shut down the extended programs, Congress will then act on it ( invoke cloture) and Most Repubs that object will approved it, and pass a Bill - just like they did with HR 3548 and then it will take the states a month to reprogam the Tiers again.. This is nothing more then political games to these people on BOTH sides!!

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      As noted by sassysally50, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 26, 2010, "Re: Bunning vowed to fight the extensions as long as they add to the deficit, though he acknowledged they likely will pass eventually. Congress is doing the Same thing to the Unemployed on Tier 1 and Tier 2 that they did to us when Tier 2 ran out.... DELAY!! And after the states shut down the extended programs, Congress will then act on it ( invoke cloture) and Most Repubs that object will approved it, and pass a Bill - just like they did with HR 3548 and then it will take the states a month to reprogam the Tiers again.. This is nothing more then political games to these people on BOTH sides!! "
    • On February 27, 2010, by MTeinert - was there already a vote on this bill and for sure not going to pass? Or should i keep waiting?

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      As noted by MTeinert, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 27, 2010, "was there already a vote on this bill and for sure not going to pass? Or should i keep waiting?"
    • On February 27, 2010, by dartcanyon - Bunning is nothing more than a cold hearted, uncaring rich man who doesn't give a damn what happens to American citizens and their plight. He said he was trying to make a point. Yeah.. we got his point and he is a scumbag. He has no problems surviving and all he cares about is getting his huge paycheck regularly, nothing more. For him to be allowed to do this is unconscionable to say the least. You bet immediate, emergency funds will be be approved for Chile. How about those billions to us who are out of work due to no fault of our own. It is disgraceful that this nonsense is allowed. Bunning only wants a piece of the spotlight and hurting already suffering people is the only way he can do that. Go home old man and hide in your fancy closet. Good for Biden...I hope he laces into him again and takes him off his colleague list. This is a devastating thing to happen right now. Everyone STOP paying taxes and see how quick the government knows who we are then.

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      As noted by dartcanyon, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 27, 2010, "Bunning is nothing more than a cold hearted, uncaring rich man who doesn't give a damn what happens to American citizens and their plight. He said he was trying to make a point. Yeah.. we got his point and he is a scumbag. He has no problems surviving and all he cares about is getting his huge paycheck regularly, nothing more. For him to be allowed to do this is unconscionable to say the least. You bet immediate, emergency funds will be be approved for Chile. How about those billions to us who are out of work due to no fault of our own. It is disgraceful that this nonsense is allowed. Bunning only wants a piece of the spotlight and hurting already suffering people is the only way he can do that. Go home old man and hide in your fancy closet. Good for Biden...I hope he laces into him again and takes him off his colleague list. This is a devastating thing to happen right now. Everyone STOP paying taxes and see how quick the government knows who we are then."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • H.R.2700: Global Autism Assistance Act of 2011 ... - OpenCongress - July 28, 2011 by opencongress.org - Here is the latest news on the 30 day extension currently awaiting the President's signature. http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h4691/show. March 3, 2010 at 12:04 am ...... (2700) lanah says: I agree with you. Source: ...

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      As noted by opencongress.org on July 28, 2011, "Here is the latest news on the 30 day extension currently awaiting the President's signature. http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h4691/show. March 3, 2010 at 12:04 am ...... (2700) lanah says: I agree with you. Source: ..." (/url?q=http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h2700/show&sa=U&ei=ArWLT8aSM4iI2gXPy7W7CQ&ved=0CCoQmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNG3wf2yPxZHA_ubF3ea7IOymnPHKg)
    • H.R.2700: Global Autism Assistance Act of 2011 ... - OpenCongress - July 28, 2011 by opencongress.org - Here is the latest news on the 30 day extension currently awaiting the President's signature. http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h4691/show. March 3, 2010 at 12:04 am ...... (2700) lanah says: I agree with you. Source: ...

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      As noted by opencongress.org on July 28, 2011, "Here is the latest news on the 30 day extension currently awaiting the President's signature. http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h4691/show. March 3, 2010 at 12:04 am ...... (2700) lanah says: I agree with you. Source: ..." (/url?q=http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h2700/show&sa=U&ei=sxGLT-ahBYT02QX5kc3kCQ&ved=0CCoQmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNGwCw2Gwd_sS2ejo2GVKnGekEKvCg)
    • H.R.2700: Global Autism Assistance Act of 2011 ... - OpenCongress - July 28, 2011 by opencongress.org - Here is the latest news on the 30 day extension currently awaiting the President's signature. http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h4691/show. March 3, 2010 at 12:04 am ...... (2700) lanah says: I agree with you. Source: ...

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      As noted by opencongress.org on July 28, 2011, "Here is the latest news on the 30 day extension currently awaiting the President's signature. http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h4691/show. March 3, 2010 at 12:04 am ...... (2700) lanah says: I agree with you. Source: ..." (/url?q=http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h2700/show&sa=U&ei=s2SKT5OgK4qA2gXLgsnPCQ&ved=0CCoQmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNFnFYXeEDlHoXVxOzjCzqySQUBeWA)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • A baker's dozen of significant changes in health reform - April 07, 2010 by Lexology (registration) - ... cut required by the Medicare SGR, including the passage of the Temporary Extension Act (HR 4691) that delayed the cut through the end of March 2010. ...

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      As noted by Lexology (registration) on April 07, 2010, " ... cut required by the Medicare SGR, including the passage of the Temporary Extension Act (HR 4691) that delayed the cut through the end of March 2010. ... " (http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=30c76437-d1b7-48e3-9f49-0d7702617a53)
    • COBRA subsidy extended through March 2010 - April 05, 2010 by Lexology (registration) - The bill, HR 4691, can be found here. Most notably, the Act extends the 65%, 15-month subsidy to COBRA coverage for workers involuntarily terminated between ...

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      As noted by Lexology (registration) on April 05, 2010, " The bill, HR 4691, can be found here. Most notably, the Act extends the 65%, 15-month subsidy to COBRA coverage for workers involuntarily terminated between ... " (http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=1d6c35c2-5bc0-4cfb-adec-10e86b6c9e3f)
    • President Obama signs $17.6 billion job-creation bill - March 26, 2010 by Lexology (registration) - Earlier this month, President Obama signed the Temporary Extension Act of 2010, HR 4691, which extended the federal government's COBRA health insurance ...

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      As noted by Lexology (registration) on March 26, 2010, " Earlier this month, President Obama signed the Temporary Extension Act of 2010, HR 4691, which extended the federal government's COBRA health insurance ... " (http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=af5d831f-bd93-48fb-84f5-57c4e1b13d5f)
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