Christopher M. Davis, Analyst on Congress and the Legislative Process Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress

The Act establishes special “fast track” parliamentary procedures governing House and Senate committee consideration, and Senate floor consideration, of legislation implementing the IPAB’s proposal. These mandates the immediate introduction of the legislation in Congress, and establish deadlines for committee and Senate floor consideration, as well as limit the amending process. PPACA establishes a second “fast track” procedure governing the consideration of a joint resolution discontinuing the automatic IPAB implementation process described above. This joint resolution requires a supermajority for passage.”  READ FULL ARTICLE


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