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H.R. 2839 (115th): Acupuncture for Heroes and Seniors Act of 2017

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To amend title 10, United States Code, to ensure access to qualified acupuncturist services for military members and military dependents, to amend title 38, United States Code, to ensure access to acupuncturist services through the Department of Veterans Affairs, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of qualified acupuncturist services under the Medicare program; to amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize the appointment of qualified acupuncturists as officers in the commissioned Regular Corps and the Ready Reserve Corps of the Public Health Service, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Judy Chu

Sponsor. Representative for California's 27th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 8, 2017
Length: 18 pages
Introduced
Jun 8, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 8, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

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).

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5 Cosponsors (5 Democrats)

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Pascrell, Vargas, Cicilline, Gutirrez, and Jayapal Lead More than 100 Colleagues in Letter Asking White House to Increase Refugee Intake
    — Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9] on Oct 18, 2017

Pascrell, Vargas, Cicilline, Gutirrez, and Jayapal Lead More than 100 Colleagues in Letter Asking White House to Increase Refugee Intake
    — Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4, 1993-2018] on Oct 18, 2017

Pascrell Statement on Trump Administration Reduction in Refugee Acceptance
    — Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9] on Sep 26, 2017

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History

Jun 8, 2017
 
Introduced

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H.R. 2839 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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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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