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H.R. 5693 (115th): Long-Term Care Veterans Choice Act

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A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into contracts and agreements for the placement of veterans in non-Department medical foster homes for certain veterans who are unable to live independently, to establish the Veterans Economic Opportunity and Transition Administration and the Under Secretary for Veterans Economic Opportunity and Transition of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to amend the interest rate for certain loans guaranteed under the home loan program of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Clay Higgins

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

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Last Updated: Jul 26, 2018
Length: 12 pages
Introduced:

May 7, 2018
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 July 25, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.

What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform: SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 5693 will add $200 million in new spending through 2028.

History

May 7, 2018
 
Introduced

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Jun 27, 2018
 
Considered by Health

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Jul 12, 2018
 
Ordered Reported

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Jul 23, 2018
 
On House Schedule

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

Jul 24, 2018
 
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.

Jul 25, 2018
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

H.R. 5693 (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.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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