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H.R. 3504 (116th): Ryan Kules and Paul Benne Specially Adaptive Housing Improvement Act of 2019

To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for improvements to the specially adapted housing program and educational assistance programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

Sponsor and status

Gus Bilirakis

Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 12th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jul 22, 2020
Length: 8 pages
Jun 26, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Aug 8, 2020

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on August 8, 2020.

Pub.L. 116-154

2 Cosponsors (1 Republican, 1 Democrat)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Bilirakis Bill to Enhance Housing Program for Severely Wounded Veterans Is Headed to President to Become Law
    — Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R-FL12] (Sponsor) on Jul 20, 2020

Reps. Levin-Bilirakis Bill to Help Wounded Veterans Becomes Law
    — Rep. Mike Levin [D-CA49] (Co-sponsor) on Aug 11, 2020

    — Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP] on Jul 28, 2020

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 3504 will add $443 million in new spending through 2029.

Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

H.R. 3535: GI Bill Work Study Improvement Act of 2019

Introduced on Jun 27, 2019. 95% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 2265: GI Bill Work Study Improvement Act of 2019

Introduced on Jul 25, 2019. 90% incorporated. (compare text)


Jun 26, 2019

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

Jul 22, 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.

Jul 23, 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.

Mar 26, 2020
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Jul 20, 2020
House Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was without objection so no record of individual votes was made.

Aug 8, 2020
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 3504 (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. 3504. 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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