To amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify the emergency hospital care furnished by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to certain veterans.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Washington's 4th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Sep 27, 2016
Length: 10 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 26, 2016 but was never passed by the Senate.
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).
13 Cosponsors (11 Republicans, 2 Democrats)
What legislators are saying
“Newhouse Veterans Emergency Treatment Bill Approved by House”
— Rep. Dan Newhouse [R-WA4] (Sponsor) on Sep 26, 2016
“On the House Floor This Week - 9/26/16”
— Rep. John K. Delaney [D-MD6, 2013-2018] on Sep 26, 2016
“Answering the Call for those who Answered the Call”
— Rep. Vicky Hartzler [R-MO4, 2011-2022] on Sep 27, 2016
Jul 27, 2015
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Jun 23, 2016
Considered by House Committee on Veterans' Affairs
A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.
Sep 21, 2016
A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.
Sep 26, 2016
Passed House (Senate next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.
Jan 12, 2017
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 476 (115th).
H.R. 3216 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 3216. This is the one from the 114th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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