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H.R. 2340: FIGHT Veteran Suicides Act

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To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide to Congress notice of any suicide or attempted suicide of a veteran in a Department of Veterans Affairs facility, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Max Rose

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 11th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 22, 2019
Length: 5 pages
Introduced
Apr 18, 2019
Status

Passed House (Senate next) on May 21, 2019

This bill passed in the House on May 21, 2019 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis
8% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Reps. Cisneros, Banks, and Bergman Send Acting Secretary Shanahan and Secretary Wilkie Bipartisan Letter on Servicemember and Veteran Suicide Crisis
    — Rep. Gilbert Cisneros [D-CA39] (Co-sponsor) on May 30, 2019

Latta Supported, House Passes, Several Bills Supporting Veterans
    — Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5] on May 23, 2019

Stefanik Helps the House Pass 7 Veterans Bills the Week Before Memorial Day
    — Rep. Elise Stefanik [R-NY21] on May 23, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform SpendingTracker.org estimates new spending due to H.R. 2340 will be negligible.

History

Apr 18, 2019
 
Introduced

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

May 8, 2019
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

May 20, 2019
 
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.

May 21, 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.

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Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 2340 is 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.

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