About the bill
In May 2017, this bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017, the bill that would fund the government for the remainder of fiscal year 2017, that is, through the end of September 2017.
Prior to becoming the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017, this bill was the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act of 2017. The summary below is from the Republican Policy Committee:
H.R. 244, as amended, would require the Department of Labor (DOL) to establish the HIRE Vets Medallion Program, within two years of enactment, to annually recognize private and public sector businesses for their efforts to employ veterans. DOL would make awards to employers, on a voluntary basis, who recruit, employ, and retain veterans; and provide community and …
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for California's 8th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: May 5, 2017
Length: 708 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Enacted — Signed by the President on May 5, 2017
This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on May 5, 2017.
28 Cosponsors (19 Republicans, 9 Democrats)
What legislators are saying
“Rep. Cook Joins Labor Department in Recognizing Employers Who Hire Vets”
— Rep. Paul Cook [R-CA8, 2013-2020] (Sponsor) on Nov 8, 2018
“Tonko Releases 2017 Legislative Scorecard”
— Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20] on Dec 22, 2017
“ICYMI: Shea-Porter, 115 House Democrats Demand Stronger Investments in Teachers”
— Rep. Carol Shea-Porter [D-NH1, 2017-2018] on Jul 19, 2017
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What stakeholders are saying
This bill incorporates provisions from:
S. 133: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
Ordered Reported on Jan 20, 2017. 90% incorporated. (compare text)
H.R. 1387: SOAR Reauthorization Act
Ordered Reported on Mar 10, 2017. 99% incorporated. (compare text)
S. 438: HIRE Vets Act
Introduced on Feb 17, 2017. 97% incorporated. (compare text)
H.R. 244 (115th) was 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.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 244. 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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H.R. 244: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017, Pub. L. No. 115-31, H.R. 244, 115th Cong. (2017).
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