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Measures Read The First Time—H.R. 3474, H.R. 3979, And S. 2148

Sen. Harry Reid

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I am told there are three bills at the desk and I ask for their first reading.

The clerk will read the bills by title for the first time.

The legislative clerk read as follows:

A bill (S. 2148) to provide for the extension of certain unemployment benefits, and for other purposes. A bill (H.R. 3474) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow employers to exempt employees with health coverage under TRICARE or the Veterans Administration from being taken into account for purposes of the employer mandate under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. A bill (H.R. 3979) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to ensure that emergency services volunteers are not taken into account as employees under the shared responsibility requirements contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Sen. Harry Reid

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Have all three titles been read, Madam President?

They have.

Sen. Harry Reid

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I now ask for a second reading of each of the bills but object to my own request, en bloc.

Objection having been heard, the bills will receive their second reading on the next legislative day.