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H.R. 2435: Accelerating Veterans Recovery Outdoors Act

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To require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish an interagency task force on the use of public lands to provide medical treatment and therapy to veterans through outdoor recreation.

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Sponsor and status

Christopher “Chris” Smith

Sponsor. Representative for New Jersey's 4th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 1, 2019
Length: 4 pages
May 1, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on May 1, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on May 1, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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What legislators are saying

<span class='\"kicker\"'>TAP Into Hamilton/Robbinsville article</span>Rep. Chris Smith Bill Calls for Better Access to Public Land for Veterans' Treatment, Therapy
    — Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] (Sponsor) on Oct 1, 2020

Smith Reintroduces Legislation to Enhance Healing and Recovery for Veterans
    — Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9] (Co-sponsor) on May 1, 2019

Representative Malinowski Testifies Before the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee
    — Rep. Tom Malinowski [D-NJ7] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 10, 2019

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May 1, 2019

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