About the bill
H.R. 2372 codifies a Department of Treasury regulation that allows veterans who are eligible for, but do not elect to be covered by, certain Veterans Affairs health programs to qualify for current law premium assistance tax credits. In addition, the bill amends H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act (AHCA) of 2017, to provide the same rule with respect to the new credit for the purchase of health insurance.
According to the bill’s sponsor, “Our veterans have put their lives on the line to defend freedom and our individual liberties, and they are promised affordable access to health care through the VA when they return home. However, some veterans choose to forgo this health care option. That’s where my VETERANS Act comes into play. This bill would provide veterans the …
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 3rd congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Feb 6, 2018
Length: 4 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on June 15, 2017 but was never passed by the Senate.
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38 Cosponsors (38 Republicans)
What legislators are saying
“House Sends Bill Making It Easier to Fire Failing VA Bureaucrats to President’s Desk”
— Rep. Brian Babin [R-TX36] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 13, 2017
“Rep. Takano Statement on House Passage of VETERAN Act”
— Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41] on Jun 15, 2017
May 4, 2017
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May 24, 2017
Considered by House Committee on Ways and Means
A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.
Jun 2, 2017
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Jun 15, 2017
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.
H.R. 2372 (115th) 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. 2372. This is the one from the 115th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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