About the bill
H.R. 974 would allow the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, when awarding procurement contracts for good or services, to give preference to government contractors that employ veterans on a full-time basis. The Secretary is required to determine the preference based on the percentage of full-time employees of the offeror who are veterans.
The bill would allow the Secretary to debar contractors who purposely misrepresent their employment of veterans to receive a contract. If the Secretary carries out a debarment, it would be required to begin no later than 30 days, and conclude no later than 90 days, after the Secretary determines that the offeror willfully and intentionally misrepresented the veteran status of its employees. The debarment would be in force for a period of not less than ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for New York's 4th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Feb 14, 2017
Length: 3 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on February 13, 2017 but was never passed by the Senate.
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6 Cosponsors (4 Democrats, 2 Republicans)
What legislators are saying
“House Passes Rep. Rices Bill to Boost Veteran Employment”
— Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY4] (Sponsor) on Feb 13, 2017
May 18, 2015
Earlier Version — Passed House (Senate next)
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 1382 (114th).
Feb 7, 2017
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Feb 13, 2017
Passed House (Senate next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.
H.R. 974 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 974. 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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