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HR 1865 - Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020 - National Key Vote

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Title: Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with House amendments and pass a bill that appropriates funds to various federal agencies through September 30, 2020.

Highlights:

 

  • Prohibits any retailer from selling a tobacco product to a person younger than 21 years of age (Subtitle F, Sec. 603).

  • Repeals excise taxes on medical devices (Division N, Subtitle E, Sec. 501).

  • Specifies that none of the funds made available in this bill may be used to advocate or promote gun control (Division A, Title, II, Sec. 210).

  • Appropriates $3.61 billion for necessary expenses of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and the National Apprenticeship Act (Division A, Title I).

  • Appropriates $716.45 million to the Environmental Protection Agency for science and technology, including research and development activities (Division, D, Title II).

  • Appropriates $1.63 billion to the Department of Health and Human Services (Division A, Title II).

  • Requires the Secretary of State, in coordination with the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development, to provide the following emergency relief (Division J, Subtitle B, Sec. 121):

    • Humanitarian assistance to individuals and communities in Venezuela, including:

      • Public health commodities and services, including medicines and basic medical supplies; 

      • Basic food commodities and nutritional supplements to address growing malnutrition and improve food security for the people of Venezuela; and

      • Technical assistance to ensure that health and food commodities are appropriately selected, procured, targeted and distributed; and

    • Humanitarian aid, such as the following, to Venezuelans and host communities in neighboring countries:

      • Urgently needed health and nutritional assistance;

      • Food assistance for vulnerable individuals; and 

      • Hygiene supplies and sanitation services. 

  • Appropriates to the Puerto Rico Medicaid Program $2.6 billion for fiscal year 2020, and $2.7 billion for fiscal year 2021 (Subtitle B, Sec. 201).

  • Appropriates $100 million to Head Start programs (Division A, Title II).

  • Extends the National Flood Insurance Program through September 30, 2020 (Division I, Title II).

  • Appropriates $300 million to the Department of the Interior for wildfire suppression operations (Division D, Title I).

  • Extends certain expiring provisions, including (Division Q, Title I-III):

    • The treatment of mortgage insurance premiums as qualified residence interest, to December 31, 2020;

    • The reduction in the medical expense deduction floor, substituting the 7.5 percent floor for a 10 percent floor, for taxable years beginning January 1, 2021;

    • The deduction of qualified tuition and related expenses, to December 31, 2020;

    • The employer credit for paid family and medical leave, to December 31, 2020;

    • The work opportunity credit, to December 31, 2020;

    • The reduced rate of excise taxes on beer, certain wines, and certain distilled spirits, to January 1, 2021;

    • Income tax credits for biodiesel and renewable diesel, to December 31, 2022; and

    • The permanent repeal of increases in unrelated business taxable income for certain fringe benefit expenses. 

  • Extends operations of the Export-Import Bank until December 31, 2026 (Sec. 401).

  • Amends the Health Benefits for Miners Act of 2017 to include in the multiemployer health benefit plan certain retirees whose health benefits or a related coal wage agreement would be denied or reduced as a result of a bankruptcy proceeding that commenced in 2012, 2015, 2018, or 2019 (Divison M, Sec. 103).

  • Specifies that “related coal wage agreement” refers to an agreement between the United Mine Workers of America and an employer in the bituminous coal industry that is a signatory operator or is or was a debtor in a bankruptcy proceeding of a signatory operator or a related person (Divison M, Sec. 103).

  • Appropriates $175 million to carry out the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (Division A, Title II).

  • Appropriates $5 million to the Project School Emergency Response to Violence (Project SERV) program (Division A, Title III).

See How Your Politicians Voted

Title: Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with Senate amendments and further amend a bill that appropriates funds to various federal agencies through September 30, 2020.

Highlights:

 

  • Prohibits any retailer from selling a tobacco product to a person younger than 21 years of age (Subtitle F, Sec. 603).

  • Repeals excise taxes on medical devices (Division N, Subtitle E, Sec. 501).

  • Specifies that none of the funds made available in this bill may be used to advocate or promote gun control (Division A, Title, II, Sec. 210).

  • Appropriates $3.61 billion for necessary expenses of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and the National Apprenticeship Act (Division A, Title I).

  • Appropriates $716.45 million to the Environmental Protection Agency for science and technology, including research and development activities (Division, D, Title II).

  • Appropriates $1.63 billion to the Department of Health and Human Services (Division A, Title II).

  • Requires the Secretary of State, in coordination with the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development, to provide the following emergency relief (Division J, Subtitle B, Sec. 121):

    • Humanitarian assistance to individuals and communities in Venezuela, including:

      • Public health commodities and services, including medicines and basic medical supplies; 

      • Basic food commodities and nutritional supplements to address growing malnutrition and improve food security for the people of Venezuela; and

      • Technical assistance to ensure that health and food commodities are appropriately selected, procured, targeted and distributed; and

    • Humanitarian aid, such as the following, to Venezuelans and host communities in neighboring countries:

      • Urgently needed health and nutritional assistance;

      • Food assistance for vulnerable individuals; and 

      • Hygiene supplies and sanitation services. 

  • Appropriates to the Puerto Rico Medicaid Program $2.6 billion for fiscal year 2020, and $2.7 billion for fiscal year 2021 (Subtitle B, Sec. 201).

  • Appropriates $100 million to Head Start programs (Division A, Title II).

  • Extends the National Flood Insurance Program through September 30, 2020 (Division I, Title II).

  • Appropriates $300 million to the Department of the Interior for wildfire suppression operations (Division D, Title I).

  • Extends certain expiring provisions, including (Division Q, Title I-III):

    • The treatment of mortgage insurance premiums as qualified residence interest, to December 31, 2020;

    • The reduction in the medical expense deduction floor, substituting the 7.5 percent floor for a 10 percent floor, for taxable years beginning January 1, 2021;

    • The deduction of qualified tuition and related expenses, to December 31, 2020;

    • The employer credit for paid family and medical leave, to December 31, 2020;

    • The work opportunity credit, to December 31, 2020;

    • The reduced rate of excise taxes on beer, certain wines, and certain distilled spirits, to January 1, 2021;

    • Income tax credits for biodiesel and renewable diesel, to December 31, 2022; and

    • The permanent repeal of increases in unrelated business taxable income for certain fringe benefit expenses. 

  • Extends operations of the Export-Import Bank until December 31, 2026 (Sec. 401).

  • Amends the Health Benefits for Miners Act of 2017 to include in the multiemployer health benefit plan certain retirees whose health benefits or a related coal wage agreement would be denied or reduced as a result of a bankruptcy proceeding that commenced in 2012, 2015, 2018, or 2019 (Divison M, Sec. 103).

  • Specifies that “related coal wage agreement” refers to an agreement between the United Mine Workers of America and an employer in the bituminous coal industry that is a signatory operator or is or was a debtor in a bankruptcy proceeding of a signatory operator or a related person (Divison M, Sec. 103).

  • Appropriates $175 million to carry out the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (Division A, Title II).

  • Appropriates $5 million to the Project School Emergency Response to Violence (Project SERV) program (Division A, Title III).

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