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H.R. 2147: Veterans Treatment Court Improvement Act of 2018

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 2147 requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to hire at least 50 Veterans Justice Outreach (VJO) specialists at eligible VA medical centers to ensure veterans who become involved in the criminal justice system have greater access to Veterans Treatment Courts (VTCs).

The Veterans Treatment Court Improvement Act builds upon an existing and successful program created by the Department of Veterans Affairs in 2009. The Veterans Justice Outreach (VJO) program operates through VA Medical Centers in every state and provides timely services to veterans involved with the criminal justice ...

Sponsor and status

Mike Coffman

Sponsor. Representative for Colorado's 6th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 18, 2018
Length: 10 pages
Introduced:

Apr 26, 2017

Status:

Passed House (Senate next) on Jun 13, 2018

This bill passed in the House on June 13, 2018 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis:

17% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Apr 26, 2017
 
Introduced

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

Sep 26, 2017
 
Considered by Health

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

May 8, 2018
 
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 18, 2018
 
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.

Jun 13, 2018
 
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.

Pending
 
Passed Senate

Pending
 
Signed by the President

H.R. 2147 is 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.

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