The Senate today voted 48-50 to reject legislation (H.R. 3) that would rescind about $15 billion in prior appropriations to federal programs, including nearly $7 billion from the Children’s Health Insurance Program and $800 million from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. Under the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974, Congress has 45 days to enact rescissions after they are proposed by the president, giving the Senate until June 22 to pass the legislation by a simple majority. The rescissions were proposed in May by the White House Office of Management and Budget and passed the House earlier this month.

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