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H.R. 1856: Ending Homelessness Act of 2019

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To provide a path to end homelessness in the United States, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Maxine Waters

Sponsor. Representative for California's 43rd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 5, 2019
Length: 24 pages
Mar 25, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Ordered Reported on Mar 28, 2019

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on March 28, 2019.

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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What legislators are saying

Congresswoman Maxine Waters Keynotes Torrance Chamber of Commerce State of the Region Luncheon
    — Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43] (Sponsor) on Feb 28, 2020

Katie Hill Leads Bicameral Response to Trump’s California Homelessness Statements
    — Rep. Katie Hill [D-CA25, 2019-2019] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 20, 2019

Kustoff Secures Wins for West Tennessee
    — Rep. David Kustoff [R-TN8] on Dec 17, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 1856 will add $25.4 billion in new spending through 2029.


Mar 25, 2019

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Mar 26, 2019
Considered by House Committee on Financial Services

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Mar 28, 2019
Ordered Reported

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Jul 5, 2019
Reported by House Committee on Financial Services

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Jan 14, 2020
Considered by House Committee on Financial Services

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H.R. 1856 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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