Jan 15, 2017 Republican lawmakers have voted on budget measures to move forward with the dismantling of Obamacare. CBSN

On Friday, January 13, 2017, in a speech given on the House Floor, Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) spoke in support of S.Con.Res. 3, the budget resolution that sets forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2017 and the appropriate budgetary

4 minute explanation of what Budget Reconcilation is. CA HealthLine 2.6.2017 – Transcript
4 minute explanation of what Budget Reconcilation is CA HealthLine 2.6.2017 – Transcript.

This is the actual bill to repeal Obama Care that has been passed that everyone is talking about and often misquoting, fake news or just plain headlines without explanations.  Let’s keep to the facts and discuss this intelligently, please.

Note that since this is a budget bill – it only affects parts of Obama Care that have to do with taxes & spending! [Citation Needed]

S.Con.Res.3 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
Section 3001  pdf

The Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate and the Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the House of Representatives may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, aggregates, and other appropriate levels in this resolution, and, in the Senate, make adjustments to the pay-as-you-go ledger, for—

(1) in the Senate, one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, amendments between the Houses, conference reports, or motions related to health care by the amounts provided in such legislation for that purpose, provided that such legislation would not increase the deficit over the period of the total of fiscal years 2017 through 2026; and

(2) in the House of Representatives, one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, or conference reports related to health care by the amounts provided in such legislation for that purpose, provided that such legislation would not increase the deficit over the period of the total of fiscal years 2017 through 2026.

Simple Resolution: Designated “S. Res.,” simple resolutions are used to express nonbinding positions of the Senate or to deal with the Senate’s internal affairs, such as the creation of a special committee. They do not require action by the House of Representatives. Senate.Gov

Click here for the latest news and discussion on Section 3001 – Budget Reconcilation – Repeal & Replace – Deficit Neutral

By a near party-line 227-198 vote, the House approved a budget Friday 1.13.2016.  Now, Republicans in Congress must decide which parts of Obamacare to end and how to help protect up to 30 million people who received coverage under the ACA’s provisions and its Medicaid – Medi-Cal expansion.  Donald Trump has urged Republicans to pass the budget and concurrently find a replacement planModern Health Care 1.13.2017    Trump’s 7 Point Plan, Senator Mike Enzi’s 10 point plan.  Don’t forget though, ACA affected a lot more than the Individual Market, Covered CA Subsidies or Medi-Cal.   Look at all the changes in the Small Group Market.

NPR – Senate takes First Step to Repeal ObamaCare – what’s next 1.12.2017  *  1.3.2017 NPR Summary

By a final vote of 51-48, the Senate approved a budget resolution that sets the stage for broad swaths of the Affordable Care Act to be repealed through a process known as budget reconciliation [wikipedia].

Reconciliation is a legislative process of the United States Senate intended to allow consideration of a budget bill with debate limited to twenty hours under Senate rules.[1]Because of this limited debate, reconciliation bills are not subject to the filibuster in the Senate. Reconciliation also exists in the United States House of Representatives, but because the House regularly passes rules that constrain debate and amendments, the process has had a less significant impact on that body.

A reconciliation instruction is a provision in a budget resolution directing one or more committees to submit legislation changing existing law in order to bring spending, revenues, or the debt ceiling into conformity with the budget resolution. The instructions specify the committees to which they apply, indicate the appropriate dollar changes to be achieved, and usually provide a deadline by which the legislation is to be reported or submitted.[2]

A reconciliation bill is a bill containing changes in law recommended pursuant to reconciliation instructions in a budget resolution. If the instructions pertain to only one committee in a chamber, that committee reports the reconciliation bill. If the instructions pertain to more than one committee, the House Budget Committee reports an omnibus reconciliation bill, but it may not make substantive changes in the recommendations of the other committees.[3]     Learn More ==>  wikipedia

The resolution now goes to the House, where leaders are hoping to approve it by the end of the week.

IMHO documents should be linked to or at least named.  Here’s the link to find Active Legislation for the 115th Congress 2017-2018 – Senate Website.    Along with Big Words being defined.  House Committee on the Budget – 2017     Congress.Gov Status of Res 3   Senator Enzi’s Website   our Web Page on Senator Enzi

Text: S.Con.Res.3 — 115th Congress (2017-2018) Scroll down the Congress websites page

“If you had a bridge that’s about ready to collapse, you know, the first thing you would do is you’d start working to repair that bridge,” he said. “You aren’t going to blow it up; I mean, at least people have a bridge to use. Repair that so people can use it while you start building other bridges.”

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2 comments on “Senate Budget Bill Resoltion # 3 Mike Enzi

  1. Hi Steve:

    I heard some disturbing news at breakfast this morning with my family; that Obamacare has been repealed and will no longer be available, that I will loose my subsidy.

    Is there anything you can share with me about this? How will I be effected? Will this take place immediately or over the next year?

    Any information you can provide is appreciated.

    Thank you,


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