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S. 2231 (113th): Medical Evaluation Parity for Servicemembers Act of 2014

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A bill 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, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Robert “Rob” Portman

Sponsor. Senator for Ohio. Republican.

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Last Updated: Apr 9, 2014
Length: 6 pages
Apr 9, 2014
113th Congress (2013–2015)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 9, 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).


7 Cosponsors (5 Democrats, 2 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Momentum Continues to Build for Portman's Bill to Improve Military Mental Health Evaluations for Servicemembers
    — Sen. Robert “Rob” Portman [R-OH, 2011-2022] (Sponsor) on May 12, 2014

Senator Coons cosponsors three bills to strengthen veterans medical care
    — Sen. Christopher Coons [D-DE] (Co-sponsor) on May 23, 2014

News Release: House Passes Thompson-Ryan Military Mental Health Screening Legislation
    — Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA15] on May 22, 2014

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Apr 9, 2014

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

S. 2231 (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 S. 2231. 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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