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house Bill H.R. 2824

Should the Federal Home Visiting Program for Pregnant Women and Families be Extended?

Argument in favor

The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting program should be extended through 2022 at its current funding levels with reforms aimed at improving outcomes.

John's Opinion
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09/25/2017
Universal, single payer healthcare would take care of this. Why can we find the money to feed a bloated military & not enough to care for citizens?
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Ticktock's Opinion
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09/26/2017
Although this sounds like a program that is socially responsible and not specifically for the 1% I hope it’s approved. I forgot this is a Republican Congress, what’s the catch?
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Jim2423's Opinion
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09/26/2017
We have come to a point in time that Universal Health Care is needed more than ever. Insurance companies are out to make a profit for their share holders and not concerned for people's welfare. Government is making to many rules for states to enforce or lose benefits. Thank you Congressmen Amodei
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Argument opposed

More funding should be provided to the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting program as it’s extended, and reforms to improve outcomes aren’t needed.

Sandra's Opinion
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09/22/2017
It is an awful bill. No guarantee that states won't exempt prior conditions or discriminate against women. CBO hasn't even scored it. How on earth could you vote for it? NO medical org, nor AARP, nor AMA support it. It's bad for both providers and people. Tweak the ACA, do NOT throw it all away.
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DrRichSwier's Opinion
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09/26/2017
The federal government has no role in the healthcare industry. This is a state and local issue. It's between a patient and her doctor.
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kbondee's Opinion
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09/26/2017
I'm voting "nay" because I'm curious as to why this bill doesn't include expectant parents of children with disabilities (ALS, MS, Down Syndrome, or FAS) - at-risk families that actually NEED assistance in raising their children to function as highly as possible. Children who are "able" just simply need bipartisan agreement on education reform. lol.
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bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Finance
  • The house Passed September 26th, 2017
    Roll Call Vote 214 Yea / 209 Nay
      house Committees
      Worker and Family Support
      Committee on Energy and Commerce
      Health
      Committee on Ways and Means
    IntroducedJune 8th, 2017

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Bill Activity

  • action
    Introduced in House
  • referral
    Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
  • referral
    Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
  • referral
    Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
  • referral
    Referred to the Subcommittee on Human Resources.
  • action
    Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
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    Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 22 - 15.
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    Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Ways and Means. H. Rept. 115-315, Part I.
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    Committee on Energy and Commerce discharged.
  • calendar
    Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 225.
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    Supplemental report filed by the Committee on Ways and Means, H. Rept. 115-315, Part II.
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    Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 533 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2824 and H.R. 2792. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. The resolution provides a structured rule for H.R. 2824, and closed rule for H.R. 2792. It provides for 1 hour of general debate for both bills.
  • action
    Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 533.
  • action
    Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2824 and H.R. 2792. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. The resolution provides a structured rule for H.R. 2824, and closed rule for H.R. 2792. It provides for 1 hour of general debate for both bills.
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    House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 533 and Rule XVIII.
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    The Speaker designated the Honorable Martha Roby to act as Chairwoman of the Committee.
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    GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 2824.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 533, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Smith (NE) amendment No. 1.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 533, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pascrell amendment No. 2.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Pascrell amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Pascrell demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 533, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DelBene amendment No. 3.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 533, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Murphy (FL) amendment No. 4.
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    Mr. Smith (NE) moved that the Committee now rise.
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    On motion that the Committee now rise Agreed to by voice vote.
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    Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2824 as unfinished business.
  • action
    Considered as unfinished business.
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    The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
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    UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of an amendment which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
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    The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2824.
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    The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
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    The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
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    Ms. DelBene moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Ways and Means.
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    Floor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DelBene motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions seek to report the same back to the House forthwith with the following amendment to strike the two additional requirements in the underlying bill to allow for a clean reauthorization of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting program (MIECHV).
  • action
    The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
  • action
    On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 191 - 232 (Roll no. 536).
  • vote
    On passage Passed by recorded vote: 214 - 209 (Roll no. 537).
  • action
    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
  • referral
    Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Finance
  • The house Passed September 26th, 2017
    Roll Call Vote 214 Yea / 209 Nay
      house Committees
      Worker and Family Support
      Committee on Energy and Commerce
      Health
      Committee on Ways and Means
    IntroducedJune 8th, 2017

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    Universal, single payer healthcare would take care of this. Why can we find the money to feed a bloated military & not enough to care for citizens?
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    It is an awful bill. No guarantee that states won't exempt prior conditions or discriminate against women. CBO hasn't even scored it. How on earth could you vote for it? NO medical org, nor AARP, nor AMA support it. It's bad for both providers and people. Tweak the ACA, do NOT throw it all away.
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    Although this sounds like a program that is socially responsible and not specifically for the 1% I hope it’s approved. I forgot this is a Republican Congress, what’s the catch?
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    We have come to a point in time that Universal Health Care is needed more than ever. Insurance companies are out to make a profit for their share holders and not concerned for people's welfare. Government is making to many rules for states to enforce or lose benefits. Thank you Congressmen Amodei
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    If We are going to claim to be "pro-Life", We must not give up on People once They are born.
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    The federal government has no role in the healthcare industry. This is a state and local issue. It's between a patient and her doctor.
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    This is so important. Parents are sent home with a child with less instructions than that of which came with their toaster. That along with the awareness of post partum depression, shorter and shorter hospital stays and all the risks that come with a new baby makes more important than ever to have help.
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    I'm voting "nay" because I'm curious as to why this bill doesn't include expectant parents of children with disabilities (ALS, MS, Down Syndrome, or FAS) - at-risk families that actually NEED assistance in raising their children to function as highly as possible. Children who are "able" just simply need bipartisan agreement on education reform. lol.
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    Wouldn't single payer be a fix for all issues around ACA, lower premiums because everyone would be paying for health care and allow for aid to ask risk people. The biggest group of those at risk are the ones who have preexisting conditions ❗️🇺🇸
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    First remember we live in a republic. The citizens are to be taken care of bottom up not top down. Meaning citizens are supported by their neighbors and local governments. The Federal Government has the primary responsibility of securing our borders. Through the equal rights amendment they are also responsible for equal treatment and that sex and race are not a deciding factor. No group gets excluded or given preferential treatment, period. I personally believe that NGO without receiving federal assistance are best fitted for providing this support when the individuals immediate family can not. My response is the program needs to be discontinued and not replaced.
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    This highly successful program should definitely be funded.
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    When I was a young woman and had my first child I was unfortunately in an abusive relationship. He was so paranoid and controlling that I wasn't even allowed to take my daughter to the doctor. Thankfully a visiting health nurse came to check on us and I was able to get the help and support I needed. Plus my daughter had her health issues treated. For many reasons we need to keep this program.
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    Early intervention is of paramount importance for the well being of infants. Pay now, or pay more later.
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    We are $20 trillion in debt and counting. When are we going to say "no" to federal programs. Secure Social Security as that money was not the federal governments to take.
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    I support this bill. It's great to see an initiative sponsored by a Republican that seems to be geared toward improving society with an eye toward long-term fiscal conservatism. Investing in healthier kids today will create cost savings down the road, and likely more productive and well-adjusted members of society, too.
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    This bill should be passed now and then ought to be rolled into Single payer, universal health care.
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    My initial thought would be yes. However, I'd like to know what's been done so far on the existing program. How many lives has it saved? Are there any statistics? Who'd administering it? How much do contractors get paid of the 400 million? One never finds the answers to these questions in print. I wonder why?
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    This is an amazing program that assists young women in raising their kids to be healthy and curious. This is an amazing example. http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/08/09/542110282/pay-for-success-approach-used-to-fund-a-program-that-supports-new-moms
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    Nothing saves more money than babies well cared for.
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    YES IT MUST BE EXTENDED!!! NOT SHOULD BE !!!
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