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S. 1697 - Small Business Healthcare Relief Act

Health. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to provide an exception from certain group health plan requirements to allow small businesses to use pre-tax dollars to assist employees in the purchase of policies in the individual health insurance market, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been referred to committee. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Small Business Healthcare Relief Act

S. 1697 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
A bill to provide an exception from certain group health plan requirements to allow small businesses to use pre-tax dollars to assist employees in the purchase of policies in the individual health insurance market, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to provide an exception from certain group health plan requirements to allow small businesses to use pre-tax dollars to assist employees in the purchase of policies in the individual health insurance market, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Small Business Healthcare Relief Act
  • Small Business Healthcare Relief Act
Sponsor
Chuck Grassley
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Health
  • Employee benefits and pensions
  • Health care costs and insurance
  • Health care coverage and access
  • Income tax credits
  • Income tax exclusion
  • Medicare
  • Small business
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced6/25/2015
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced6/25/2015
6/25/2015Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
6/25/2015Introduced in Senate
5/18/2016Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 114-675.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

39 Organizations Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Small Business Healthcare Relief Act

39 organizations supported this bill

American Dental Association
American Dental Association (2015, September 16). Association thanks legislators for Small Business Healthcare Relief Act. Retrieved October 2, 2015, from American Dental Association.
American Farm Bureau Federation
Undersigned (2015, July 13). Coalition Letter of Support for H.R. 2911/S. 1697. Retrieved July 22, 2015, from NSBA.
American Hotel & Lodging Association
Undersigned organizations (2015, September 17). ABC Submits Letter Urging Small Business Relief from ACA Provisions. Retrieved October 2, 2015, from Associated Builders and Contractors.
American Rental Association
Undersigned organizations (2015, September 17). ABC Submits Letter Urging Small Business Relief from ACA Provisions. Retrieved October 2, 2015, from Associated Builders and Contractors.
American Supply Association
Undersigned organizations (2015, September 17). ABC Submits Letter Urging Small Business Relief from ACA Provisions. Retrieved October 2, 2015, from Associated Builders and Contractors.
Associated Builders and Contractors
Undersigned (2015, July 13). Coalition Letter of Support for H.R. 2911/S. 1697. Retrieved July 22, 2015, from NSBA.
Associated General Contractors of America
Undersigned (2015, July 13). Coalition Letter of Support for H.R. 2911/S. 1697. Retrieved July 22, 2015, from NSBA.
Auto Care Association
Undersigned organizations (2015, September 17). ABC Submits Letter Urging Small Business Relief from ACA Provisions. Retrieved October 2, 2015, from Associated Builders and Contractors.
California Restaurant Association
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 26). HRA Coalition Support Letter. Retrieved February 29, 2016, from Office of Senator Chuck Grassley.
Communicating for America
Undersigned organizations (2015, September 17). ABC Submits Letter Urging Small Business Relief from ACA Provisions. Retrieved October 2, 2015, from Associated Builders and Contractors.
Council for Affordable Health Coverage
Undersigned (2015, July 13). Coalition Letter of Support for H.R. 2911/S. 1697. Retrieved July 22, 2015, from NSBA.
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undersigned organizations (2015, December 4). Letter to Bipartisan Leaders. Retrieved December 4, 2015, from SBE Council.
Family Business Coalition
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 26). HRA Coalition Support Letter. Retrieved February 29, 2016, from Office of Senator Chuck Grassley.
Healthcare Leadership Council
Undersigned organizations (2015, September 17). ABC Submits Letter Urging Small Business Relief from ACA Provisions. Retrieved October 2, 2015, from Associated Builders and Contractors.
Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International
undersigned organizations (2015, December 4). Letter to Bipartisan Leaders. Retrieved December 4, 2015, from SBE Council.
International Franchise Association
Undersigned organizations (2015, September 17). ABC Submits Letter Urging Small Business Relief from ACA Provisions. Retrieved October 2, 2015, from Associated Builders and Contractors.
Latino Coalition
Undersigned organizations (2015, September 17). ABC Submits Letter Urging Small Business Relief from ACA Provisions. Retrieved October 2, 2015, from Associated Builders and Contractors.
National Association for the Self-Employed
Undersigned (2015, July 13). Coalition Letter of Support for H.R. 2911/S. 1697. Retrieved July 22, 2015, from NSBA.
National Association of Home Builders
Undersigned (2015, July 13). Coalition Letter of Support for H.R. 2911/S. 1697. Retrieved July 22, 2015, from NSBA.
National Association of Manufacturers
Undersigned (2015, July 13). Coalition Letter of Support for H.R. 2911/S. 1697. Retrieved July 22, 2015, from NSBA.
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 26). HRA Coalition Support Letter. Retrieved February 29, 2016, from Office of Senator Chuck Grassley.
National Association of Towns and Townships
Undersigned (2015, July 13). Coalition Letter of Support for H.R. 2911/S. 1697. Retrieved July 22, 2015, from NSBA.
National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors
Undersigned (2015, July 13). Coalition Letter of Support for H.R. 2911/S. 1697. Retrieved July 22, 2015, from NSBA.
National Club Association
Undersigned organizations (2015, September 17). ABC Submits Letter Urging Small Business Relief from ACA Provisions. Retrieved October 2, 2015, from Associated Builders and Contractors.
National Federation of Independent Business
Undersigned (2015, July 13). Coalition Letter of Support for H.R. 2911/S. 1697. Retrieved July 22, 2015, from NSBA.
National Grange
undersigned organizations (2015, December 4). Letter to Bipartisan Leaders. Retrieved December 4, 2015, from SBE Council.
National Restaurant Association
Undersigned organizations (2015, September 17). ABC Submits Letter Urging Small Business Relief from ACA Provisions. Retrieved October 2, 2015, from Associated Builders and Contractors.
National Retail Federation
Undersigned (2015, July 13). Coalition Letter of Support for H.R. 2911/S. 1697. Retrieved July 22, 2015, from NSBA.
National Small Business Association
Undersigned (2015, July 13). Coalition Letter of Support for H.R. 2911/S. 1697. Retrieved July 22, 2015, from NSBA.
Retail Industry Leaders Association
Undersigned (2015, July 13). Coalition Letter of Support for H.R. 2911/S. 1697. Retrieved July 22, 2015, from NSBA.
Service Station Dealers of America and Allied Trades
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 26). HRA Coalition Support Letter. Retrieved February 29, 2016, from Office of Senator Chuck Grassley.
Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council
Undersigned organizations (2015, September 17). ABC Submits Letter Urging Small Business Relief from ACA Provisions. Retrieved October 2, 2015, from Associated Builders and Contractors.
Small Business Council of America
undersigned organizations (2015, December 4). Letter to Bipartisan Leaders. Retrieved December 4, 2015, from SBE Council.
small business legislative council
undersigned organizations (2015, December 4). Letter to Bipartisan Leaders. Retrieved December 4, 2015, from SBE Council.
Small Business Majority
Undersigned (2015, July 13). Coalition Letter of Support for H.R. 2911/S. 1697. Retrieved July 22, 2015, from NSBA.
Society of American Florists
Undersigned organizations (2015, September 17). ABC Submits Letter Urging Small Business Relief from ACA Provisions. Retrieved October 2, 2015, from Associated Builders and Contractors.
Tire Industry Association
Tire Industry Association (2015, July 27). July 27, 2015 Weekly Legislative Update. Retrieved October 2, 2015, from Tire Industry Association.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Undersigned (2015, July 13). Coalition Letter of Support for H.R. 2911/S. 1697. Retrieved July 22, 2015, from NSBA.
Zane Benefits
Undersigned (2015, July 13). Coalition Letter of Support for H.R. 2911/S. 1697. Retrieved July 22, 2015, from NSBA.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 114th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, November 29, 2010 – November 28, 2016.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$361,681$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$689,277$0
Tammy BaldwinDWI$234,232$0
John BarrassoRWY$209,983$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$497,834$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$204,796$0
Roy BluntRMO$788,690$0
Cory A. BookerDNJ$486,678$0
John BoozmanRAR$174,050$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$16,450$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$370,406$0
Richard BurrRNC$554,654$0
Maria CantwellDWA$191,416$0
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$387,962$0
Ben CardinDMD$342,955$0
Tom CarperDDE$167,535$0
Bob CaseyDPA$311,363$0
Bill CassidyRLA$837,936$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$69,500$0
William Thad CochranRMS$304,453$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$315,383$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$152,300$0
Bob CorkerRTN$610,203$0
John CornynRTX$694,211$0
Tom CottonRAR$580,507$0
Mike CrapoRID$197,825$0
Ted CruzRTX$687,116$0
Steve DainesRMT$470,379$0
Joe DonnellyDIN$185,592$0
Dick DurbinDIL$355,651$0
Mike EnziRWY$192,200$0
Joni ErnstRIA$203,249$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$198,857$0
Deb FischerRNE$258,418$0
Jeff FlakeRAZ$538,407$0
Al FrankenDMN$231,667$0
Cory GardnerRCO$702,770$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$402,790$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$405,620$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$284,620$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$614,825$0
Martin HeinrichDNM$148,444$0
Heidi HeitkampDND$117,905$0
Dean HellerRNV$540,106$0
Mazie K. HironoDHI$245,022$0
John HoevenRND$129,541$0
Jim InhofeROK$147,228$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$530,959$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$738,686$0
Tim KaineDVA$622,569$0
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$109,008$0
Mark KirkRIL$407,951$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$295,929$0
James LankfordROK$467,111$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$92,390$0
Mike LeeRUT$178,007$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$218,650$0
Ed MarkeyDMA$333,493$0
John McCainRAZ$541,961$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$417,834$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$1,152,444$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$671,929$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$122,978$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$35,300$0
Jerry MoranRKS$315,000$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$252,017$0
Chris MurphyDCT$362,737$0
Patty MurrayDWA$313,996$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$389,838$0
Rand PaulRKY$287,038$0
David PerdueRGA$481,000$0
Gary C. PetersDMI$389,069$0
Rob PortmanROH$1,045,923$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$128,525$0
Harry ReidDNV$154,899$0
Jim RischRID$73,700$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$395,340$0
Mike RoundsRSD$297,379$0
Marco RubioRFL$1,026,295$0
Bernie SandersIVT$45,725$0
Ben SasseRNE$244,860$0
Brian SchatzDHI$425,364$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$705,310$0
Tim ScottRSC$749,178$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$88,850$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$308,356$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$123,100$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$436,418$0
Dan SullivanRAK$385,735$0
Jon TesterDMT$239,334$0
John ThuneRSD$343,240$0
Thom TillisRNC$676,095$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$873,236$0
Tom UdallDNM$177,905$0
David VitterRLA$114,850$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$546,555$0
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$489,129$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$105,073$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$166,410$0
Ron WydenDOR$428,429$0

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Legislator Filters
NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$361,681$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$689,277$0
Tammy BaldwinDWI$234,232$0
John BarrassoRWY$209,983$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$497,834$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$204,796$0
Roy BluntRMO$788,690$0
Cory A. BookerDNJ$486,678$0
John BoozmanRAR$174,050$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$16,450$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$370,406$0
Richard BurrRNC$554,654$0
Maria CantwellDWA$191,416$0
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$387,962$0
Ben CardinDMD$342,955$0
Tom CarperDDE$167,535$0
Bob CaseyDPA$311,363$0
Bill CassidyRLA$837,936$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$69,500$0
William Thad CochranRMS$304,453$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$315,383$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$152,300$0
Bob CorkerRTN$610,203$0
John CornynRTX$694,211$0
Tom CottonRAR$580,507$0
Mike CrapoRID$197,825$0
Ted CruzRTX$687,116$0
Steve DainesRMT$470,379$0
Joe DonnellyDIN$185,592$0
Dick DurbinDIL$355,651$0
Mike EnziRWY$192,200$0
Joni ErnstRIA$203,249$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$198,857$0
Deb FischerRNE$258,418$0
Jeff FlakeRAZ$538,407$0
Al FrankenDMN$231,667$0
Cory GardnerRCO$702,770$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$402,790$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$405,620$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$284,620$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$614,825$0
Martin HeinrichDNM$148,444$0
Heidi HeitkampDND$117,905$0
Dean HellerRNV$540,106$0
Mazie K. HironoDHI$245,022$0
John HoevenRND$129,541$0
Jim InhofeROK$147,228$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$530,959$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$738,686$0
Tim KaineDVA$622,569$0
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$109,008$0
Mark KirkRIL$407,951$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$295,929$0
James LankfordROK$467,111$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$92,390$0
Mike LeeRUT$178,007$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$218,650$0
Ed MarkeyDMA$333,493$0
John McCainRAZ$541,961$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$417,834$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$1,152,444$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$671,929$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$122,978$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$35,300$0
Jerry MoranRKS$315,000$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$252,017$0
Chris MurphyDCT$362,737$0
Patty MurrayDWA$313,996$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$389,838$0
Rand PaulRKY$287,038$0
David PerdueRGA$481,000$0
Gary C. PetersDMI$389,069$0
Rob PortmanROH$1,045,923$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$128,525$0
Harry ReidDNV$154,899$0
Jim RischRID$73,700$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$395,340$0
Mike RoundsRSD$297,379$0
Marco RubioRFL$1,026,295$0
Bernie SandersIVT$45,725$0
Ben SasseRNE$244,860$0
Brian SchatzDHI$425,364$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$705,310$0
Tim ScottRSC$749,178$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$88,850$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$308,356$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$123,100$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$436,418$0
Dan SullivanRAK$385,735$0
Jon TesterDMT$239,334$0
John ThuneRSD$343,240$0
Thom TillisRNC$676,095$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$873,236$0
Tom UdallDNM$177,905$0
David VitterRLA$114,850$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$546,555$0
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$489,129$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$105,073$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$166,410$0
Ron WydenDOR$428,429$0

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Business services$6,782,239
Restaurants & drinking establishments$5,392,834
Public works, industrial & commercial construction$3,831,210
Hotels & motels$3,225,273
Dentists$2,892,025
Residential construction$2,287,322
Health care services$2,276,678
Health, Education & Human Resources$1,301,294
Truck/Automotive parts & accessories$1,010,590
Gasoline service stations$1,010,372
Retail trade$815,174
Amusement/recreation centers$690,829
General business associations$683,423
Manufacturing$635,786
Minority/Ethnic Groups$612,336
Equipment rental & leasing$605,597
Plumbing, heating & air conditioning$547,888
Florists & Nursery Services$492,237
Builders associations$431,550
Small business associations$392,318
Plumbing & pipe products$374,644
Chambers of commerce$358,176
Wholesale trade$331,305
Agriculture$189,296
Farm bureaus$165,148
Municipal & county government organizations$250
Business tax coalitions$0

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

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