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H.R. 6398 (115th): Department of Energy Veterans’ Health Initiative Act

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About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 6398 authorizes the Department of Energy (DOE) to conduct collaborative research with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in order to solve complex, big data challenges focused on veterans’ health care. The bill also authorizes a two-year, $52 million cross-cutting basic research pilot program to advance artificial intelligence, data analytics, and computational science in order to meet nuclear security, energy, and science mission goals.

Currently, DOE and the VA collaborate through the “Million Veterans Program–Computational Health Analytics for Medical Precision to Improve Outcomes Now,” or MVP-CHAMPION program ...

Sponsor and status

Ralph Norman Jr.

Sponsor. Representative for South Carolina's 5th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 26, 2018
Length: 9 pages
Introduced:

Jul 17, 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 September 25, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.

What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform: SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 6398 will add $76 million in new spending through 2023.

History

Jul 17, 2018
 
Introduced

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Jul 18, 2018
 
Ordered Reported

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Sep 25, 2018
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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Sep 25, 2018
 
Reported by House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

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Nov 29, 2018
 
Considered by Energy

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H.R. 6398 (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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