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H.R. 1461: VET Protection Act of 2017

To amend title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit an annual report to Congress relating to the use of official time by employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to limit the instances in which official time may be granted for certain purposes to employees of the Department, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Jodey Arrington

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 19th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 23, 2017
Length: 12 pages

Mar 9, 2017


Ordered Reported on May 17, 2017

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on May 17, 2017.


20% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Mar 9, 2017

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Mar 21, 2017
Considered by Economic Opportunity

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

May 17, 2017
Ordered Reported

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.

May 23, 2017
Reported by House Committee on Veterans' Affairs

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Passed House (Senate next)

Passed Senate

Signed by the President

H.R. 1461 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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