About the bill
H.R. 4173 would direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct a study on the outcomes and the efficacy of the Veterans Crisis Line based on an analysis of national suicide data and data collected from the Veterans Crisis Line.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) established the Veterans Crisis Line in July 2007 to provide support to veterans in emotional crisis. The Veterans Crisis Line has received more than 2.3 million calls and 55,000 texts since the VA implemented it in 2007.
According to the bill’s sponsor, “Every day, 20 veterans die from suicide. The Veterans Crisis Line is a critical resource the VA provides for veterans who are in mental distress. However, we need to analyze its data to ensure veterans are being connected to further help after …
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Indiana's 3rd congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Nov 9, 2017
Length: 6 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on November 8, 2017 but was never passed by the Senate.
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14 Cosponsors (9 Republicans, 5 Democrats)
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H.R. 4173 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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