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H.R. 4173: Veterans Crisis Line Study Act of 2017

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 ...

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

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:

41% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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 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. 4173 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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