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H.R. 2811 (116th): Better Military Housing Act of 2019

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To improve oversight of privatized military housing provided by the Department of Defense to members of the Armed Forces and their families, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Jimmy Panetta

Sponsor. Representative for California's 20th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 16, 2019
Length: 8 pages
May 16, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 16, 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).


9 Cosponsors (5 Republicans, 4 Democrats)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Congressman Panetta Secures Central Coast Defense Priorities in Defense Authorization Bill
    — Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA19] (Sponsor) on Dec 11, 2019

Congressman Brown Champions Local, National Priorities In Most Progressive National Defense Authorization Act In A Decade
    — Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD4, 2017-2022] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 12, 2019

Carter Joins Panetta, Bipartisan Lawmakers in Introducing Better Military Housing Act
    — Rep. John R. Carter [R-TX31] (Co-sponsor) on May 20, 2019

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May 16, 2019

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

H.R. 2811 (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. 2811. 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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