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Ways and Means Announces Markup of 8 Commonsense Bills

June 13, 2016

What: Full Committee on Ways and Means Markup

Where: 1100 Longworth House Office Building

When: Wednesday, June 15, at 2:00 PM ET

Live stream available HERE.

The Committee will consider the following:
H.R. 5456, Family First Prevention Services Act of 2016
Sponsored by Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL)
Strengthens families by promoting evidence-based prevention services to keep children out of foster care and reduces inappropriate group home placements

H.R. 5447, Small Business Health Care Relief Act
Sponsored by Rep. Charles Boustany (R-LA) and Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA)
Creates a safe-harbor for innovative employer payment arrangements, a type of Health Reimbursement Arrangement

H.R. 5458, Veterans TRICARE Choice Act
Sponsored by Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT)
Expands access to consumer-direct health insurance and provides more options for those eligible for TRICARE

H.R. 5452, To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit individuals eligible for Indian Health Service assistance to qualify for health savings accounts
Sponsored by Rep. John Moolenaar (R-MI)
Improves access to Health Savings Accounts for those who get services at Indian Health Service facilities

H.R. 5445, To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve the rules with respect to health savings accounts
Sponsored by Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN)
Makes changes to Health Savings Accounts, including raising the contribution limit, allowing spouses to make catch-up contributions to the same account, and allowing for more flexibility between incurring expenses and actually setting up an account

H.R. 3080, Tribal Employment and Jobs Protection Act
Sponsored by Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD)
Provides relief from Obamacare’s employer mandate for tribally owned businesses

H.R. 210, Student Worker Exemption Act of 2015
Sponsored by Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC)
Provides relief from Obamacare’s employer mandate for universities that employ student workers

H.R. 3590, Halt Tax Increases on the Middle Class and Seniors Act
Sponsored by Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ)
Repeals a provision of Obamacare that makes it harder to deduct high cost medical expenses