H.R. 5555 Gets Amended and Passes Energy and Commerce Committee

Published in Government Relations on December 06, 2023

On Wednesday, Dec. 6, The House Energy and Commerce Committee approved an amended version of H.R. 5555. The amended version of this bill extends the 75/25 blended rate in non-rural, non-CBAs through 2024 but does not include the 90/10 blended rate adjustment for suppliers in former CBAs. This is a great step forward in getting the 75/25 blended rate included as part of an appropriations bill early in 2024.

“Thanks to all of the engagement from our members, H.R. 5555 continues to move in a positive direction,” said Ike Isaacson, SVP of Government and Regulatory Relations. “We continue to be Champions of Change, together, to ensure that people get the services that they need. Your considerable efforts are paying off, and we need to keep the momentum going.”

If you would like to learn more about this bill or see who is already sponsoring it, please click here. While the key committees continue to work through bill priorities, we need your congressperson to stand up for you and for your clients to ensure that our bills are passed and that services can continue. If you have already reached out to your legislator, please consider doing so again.


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