H.R. 897: 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.

Introduced:
Feb 28, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee on Feb 28, 2013
Prognosis
3% chance of being enacted
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This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on February 28, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced
Feb 28, 2013
Reported by Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by the President
 
Sponsor
Janice Hahn
Representative for California's 44th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Feb 28, 2013
Length
2 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 4287 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 28, 2012

S. 287 (Related)
Helping Homeless Veterans Act of 2013

Passed Senate
Last Action: Nov 06, 2013

 
Summary

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Prognosis

23% chance of getting past committee.
3% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

Cosponsors
37 cosponsors (34D, 3R) (show)
Committees

House Veterans' Affairs

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Library of Congress Summary

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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, stalking, or other dangerous or life-threatening conditions in the current housing situation, including where the health and safety of children are jeopardized, there is no other residence, and there is a lack of resources or support networks to obtain other permanent housing.

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