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H.R. 3749: Legal Services for Homeless Veterans Act

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To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make grants to entities that provide legal services for homeless veterans and veterans at risk for homelessness.

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Sponsor and status

Jimmy Panetta

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

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Last Updated: Jul 12, 2019
Length: 4 pages
Jul 12, 2019

Ordered Reported on Oct 16, 2019

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on October 16, 2019.

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

Position statements

What legislators are saying

For Country Caucus Endorses Congressman Panetta Bill to Provide Legal Services to Homeless Veterans
    — Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA20] (Sponsor) on Dec 9, 2019

Legislative Update: Multiple Legislation Cosponsored by Bacon Passes VA Committee and the House of Representatives
    — Rep. Don Bacon [R-NE2] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 22, 2019

Representatives Panetta, Cisneros, Steube, Mast, Bacon, and Waltz Introduce Legislation to Support Legal Services for Homeless Veterans
    — Rep. Gilbert Cisneros [D-CA39] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 17, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform estimates H.R. 3749 will add $7 million in new spending through 2024.


Jul 12, 2019

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Oct 16, 2019
Ordered Reported

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