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(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)
This joint resolution amends the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2017 to provide continuing FY2017 appropriations for most federal agencies through the earlier of May 5, 2017, or the enactment of the applicable appropriations legislation.
It is commonly referred to as a continuing resolution (CR) and prevents a partial government shutdown that would otherwise occur after the existing CR expires on April 28, 2017, because 11 of the 12 FY2017 regular appropriations bills that fund the federal government have not been enacted. (The Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017 was signed into law on September 29, 2016.)
The CR also amends the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to extend through May 5, 2017, a provision that provides health care benefits for certain retired miners and their families.
the third day of January, two thousand and seventeen
Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2017, and for other purposes.
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2017 (division C of Public Law 114–223) is further amended by—
(1) striking the date specified in section 106(3) and inserting “May 5, 2017”; and
(2) inserting after section 201 the following new section:
“(b) Section 402(h)(2)(C)(ii) of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (30 U.S.C. 1232(h)(2)(C)(ii)) is amended—
“(1) in subclause (II), by striking ‘April 30, 2017’ and inserting ‘May 5, 2017’;
“(2) in subclause (II)(aa), by striking ‘the Continued Health Benefits for Miners Act’ and inserting ‘the Further Continued Health Benefits for Miners Act’; and
“(3) by adding at the end the following: ‘For purposes of subclause (II)(aa), a beneficiary enrolled in the Plan as of the date of the enactment of the Further Continued Health Benefits for Miners Act shall be deemed to have been eligible to receive health benefits under the Plan on January 1, 2017.’.