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H.R. 3705: Veterans Fair Debt Notice Act of 2017

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 3705 would require the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) work with Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs) to develop new notification letter that, in plain language, clearly explain why such alleged debt was created, and the steps the veteran can take to dispute or mitigate the debt. The bill would also require the VA to research the number of veterans who do not receive debt notification letters and provide a report to Congress detailing the steps the VA can adopt to reduce the number of notices sent to incorrect addresses ...

Sponsor and status

Chellie Pingree

Sponsor. Representative for Maine's 1st congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Nov 9, 2017
Length: 4 pages
Introduced:

Sep 7, 2017

Status:

Passed House (Senate next) on Nov 8, 2017

This bill passed in the House on November 8, 2017 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis:

33% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Sep 7, 2017
 
Introduced

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

Sep 13, 2017
 
Considered by Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs

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

Nov 2, 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.

Nov 3, 2017
 
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

Nov 7, 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.

Nov 8, 2017
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Pending
 
Passed Senate

Pending
 
Signed by the President

H.R. 3705 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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