H.R. 2698 (111th): Veterans and Survivors Behavioral Health Awareness Act


Jun 4, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 4, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Gabrielle Giffords

Representative for Arizona's 8th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jun 4, 2009
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About the bill

Full Title

To improve and enhance the mental health care benefits available to veterans, to enhance counseling and other benefits available to survivors of veterans, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

6/4/2009--Introduced.Veterans and Survivors Behavioral Health Awareness Act - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide scholarships to individuals pursuing education or training in behavioral health care specialties that ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jun 4, 2009

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 2698”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


50 cosponsors (36D, 14R) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.


There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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