H.R. 257 (113th): Veterans Health Equity Act of 2013


Jan 15, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 15, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Carol Shea-Porter

Representative for New Hampshire's 1st congressional district



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About the bill

Full Title

To amend title 38, United States Code, to ensure that veterans in each of the 48 contiguous States are able to receive services in at least one full-service hospital of the Veterans Health Administration in the State or receive comparable services provided by contract in the State.

Summary (CRS)

1/15/2013--Introduced.Veterans Health Equity Act of 2013 - Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, with respect to each of the 48 contiguous states, to ensure that veterans eligible for hospital care ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 15, 2013

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. 257”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


1 cosponsors (1D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

Related Bills

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H.R. 190 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 6, 2009

S. 49 (Related)
Veterans Health Equity Act of 2013

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 22, 2013

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