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H.R. 4173 (115th): Veterans Crisis Line Study Act of 2017

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About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

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 ...

Sponsor and status

Jim Banks

Sponsor. Representative for Indiana's 3rd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Nov 9, 2017
Length: 6 pages
Introduced
Oct 31, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

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.

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).

Cosponsors

14 Cosponsors (9 Republicans, 5 Democrats)

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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Rokita: Veterans Come First
    — Rep. Todd Rokita [R-IN4, 2011-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 6, 2018

The Week Ahead - scheduled votes, committee action and other important notes for the week of November 6, 2017
    — Rep. David Young [R-IA3, 2015-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 6, 2017

Washington Review, November 13, 2017
    — Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8] on Nov 13, 2017

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 4173 will add $1 million in new spending through 2022.

History

Oct 31, 2017
 
Introduced

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

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 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.

H.R. 4173 (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. 4173. 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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