S. 287 (113th): Helping Homeless Veterans Act of 2013


Feb 12, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on November 6, 2013 but was never passed by the House.


Mark Begich

Senator from Alaska



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Last Updated: Nov 12, 2013
Length: 16 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve assistance to homeless veterans, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

Section2 - 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, ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Feb 12, 2013

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jul 24, 2013
Reported by Committee

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Nov 6, 2013
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 287”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


6 cosponsors (4D, 2R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

Subject Areas
Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

H.R. 4140 (Related)
Homeless Veterans with Children Act of 2014

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 4, 2014

H.R. 897 (Related)
To amend title 38, United States Code, to expand the definition of homeless veteran ...

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 28, 2013

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