Amendment debate begins on H.R. 1214

With House passage of H.R. 1213, the House at about 6:30 p.m. began debating amendments to H.R. 1214, which would terminate a provision allowing for $100 million in spending in the next two fiscal years for the construction of school-based health facilities.

Members quickly debated and approved by voice vote two amendments. One would require the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to report that the funds have been rescinded, and another would require a study on which schools might need federal help to construct on-premises health facilities.

Republicans indicated they would not oppose these amendments, but Democrats nonetheless asked for recorded votes.

These amendments and others are expected to be voted on Wednesday, along with final passage of the bill.

-- This post was updated at 6:50 p.m.