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H.R. 4305 (113th): Medical Evaluation Parity for Servicemembers Act of 2014

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To amend title 10, United States Code, to provide an individual with a mental health assessment before the individual enlists in the Armed Forces or is commissioned as an officer in the Armed Forces.

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Sponsor and status

Glenn Thompson

Sponsor. Representative for Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 26, 2014
Length: 5 pages
Mar 26, 2014
113th Congress (2013–2015)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 26, 2014, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


40 Cosponsors (22 Republicans, 18 Democrats)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Thompson Reacts to Proposed Executive Actions to Support Veteran, Military Mental Wellness
    — Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA15] (Sponsor) on Aug 26, 2014

Congressmen Tim Ryan and Glenn Thompson Introduce “Medical Evaluation Parity for Service Members (MEPS) Act”
    — Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 1, 2014

Chabot Introduces Legislation to Help Law Enforcement Recover Missing Children
    — Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH1] on Oct 30, 2013

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Mar 26, 2014

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.R. 4305 (113th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 4305. This is the one from the 113th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 2, 2015. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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