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H.R. 1271 (116th): Vet HP Act

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To establish in the Department of Veterans Affairs a pilot program instituting a clinical observation program for pre-med students preparing to attend medical school.

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Sponsor and status

Marcy Kaptur

Sponsor. Representative for Ohio's 9th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 7, 2019
Length: 10 pages
Feb 14, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted.

This bill was incorporated into:

H.R. 7105: Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020
Enacted — Signed by the President on Jan 5, 2021. (compare text)

6 Cosponsors (3 Democrats, 3 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Kaptur Bill to Cultivate Next Generation of Veterans Health Professionals Clears House and Senate, Heads to Presidents Desk
    — Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH9] (Sponsor) on Dec 16, 2020

the daily leader: tuesday, march 5, 2019
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on Mar 4, 2019

Amata Cosponsors Veterans Legislation, Takes Part in VFW Hearing, and House Passes Veterans Bills
    — Rep. Aumua Amata Radewagen [R-AS] on Mar 7, 2019

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Feb 14, 2019

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Mar 5, 2019
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. 1271 (116th) 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. 1271. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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