Essay on Analysis of H.R. 3765

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The bill formally known as US House Bill 3765- 112th Congress and informally titled “Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act of 2011” was passed mainly for the purpose of continuing the payroll tax cut into February of 2011. Prior to its passage there had been a great deal of debate as to whether or not continuation was appropriate and if so, for how long? The assertion that the continuation should be passed before the Christmas Holiday did face opposition, however, the bill was enacted successfully. The following will explore the core aspects of this bill and how it was enacted into U.S. law by our representative bodies.
First it is important to explore what this piece of legislation addressed and its proposals. This draft of the
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worker in additional payroll taxes (Q&A: US payroll tax cuts, 2011).
The next section of this bill dealt with the extension of unemployment compensation. This section of the bill amended a previous bill entitled “The Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008” by “striking ‘January 3, 2012’ in each place it appears and inserting ‘March 6, 2012’” thereby extending the final date for entering an Emergency Unemployment Compensation program. It also amends the “The Struggling Families Act” to “’March 7, 2012’” (H.R. 3765 - 112th Congress, 2011) which acted to place federal funds at the disposal of states to pay for this EUC coverage (Committee of Ways and Means, 2011). The bill also included amendments to several other bills and extended their validity to February 29, 2012. This clause of the Tax Cut bill helped to ensure that states would continue to have adequate funding to continue making unemployment payments because they would be backed by the federal government.
The bill also addressed the issue of extending certain health care provisions. It first amends the “Social Security Act” by making the single conversion factor at zero percent through February 29, 2012. This refers to payments physicians retain for services rendered from Medicare, thereby, freezing any updates to that rate (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 2012). The amendment of this section of the bill also has

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