H.R. 897 (113th): To amend title 38, United States Code, to expand the definition of homeless veteran for purposes of benefits under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.


Feb 28, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 28, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Janice Hahn

Representative for California's 44th congressional district



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2/28/2013--Introduced.Includes as a homeless veteran, for purposes of eligibility for benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), a veteran or veteran's family fleeing domestic or dating violence, sexual assault, ... Read more >

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Feb 28, 2013

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 897”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


37 cosponsors (34D, 3R) (show)
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H.R. 4287 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 28, 2012

H.R. 627 (114th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 30, 2015

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