H.R. 3885 (111th): Veterans Dog Training Therapy Act


Oct 21, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on May 25, 2010 but was never passed by the Senate.


Henry Brown Jr.

Representative for South Carolina's 1st congressional district



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Last Updated: May 26, 2010
Length: 8 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program on dog training therapy.

Summary (CRS)

5/25/2010--Passed House without amendment.Veterans Dog Training Therapy Act - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to carry out a pilot program for assessing the effectiveness of addressing post-deployment mental ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Oct 21, 2009

This is the first step in the legislative process.

May 12, 2010
Reported by Committee

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May 25, 2010
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 3885”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


12 cosponsors (9D, 3R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass
May 25, 2010 6 p.m.
Passed 403/4

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