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H.R. 2422 (116th): SFC Richard Stayskal Military Medical Accountability Act of 2019

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To amend chapter 171 of title 28, United States Code, to allow suit against the United States for injuries and deaths of members of the Armed Forces of the United States caused by improper medical care, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Jackie Speier

Sponsor. Representative for California's 14th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 30, 2019
Length: 4 pages
Apr 30, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 30, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


16 Cosponsors (8 Republicans, 7 Democrats, 1 Independent)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Rep. Speier Applauds Partial Feres Fix in NDAA Conference Report to Allow Compensation for Victims of Medical Malpractice
    — Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14] (Sponsor) on Dec 10, 2019

National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2020 Includes Provisions Championed by Rep. Raskin
    — Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD8] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 12, 2019

Congressman Norman Issues Statement on the “SFC Richard Stayskal Military Medical Accountability Act of 2019”
    — Rep. Ralph Norman [R-SC5] on Nov 21, 2019

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Apr 30, 2019

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H.R. 2422 (116th) 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. 2422. 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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