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H.R. 4137: Jennifer Kepner HOPE Act

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To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the eligibility of certain individuals exposed to burn pits for hospital care, medical services, and nursing home care furnished by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Raul Ruiz

Sponsor. Representative for California's 36th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 30, 2019
Length: 3 pages
Jul 30, 2019

Introduced on Jul 30, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on July 30, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

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What legislators are saying

Dr. Ruizs Burn Pits Legislation Passes House
    — Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36] (Sponsor) on Dec 12, 2019

Castro, Ruiz, King, and Bilirakis Introduce Jennifer Kepner HOPE Act to Provide Low-Cost Healthcare to Veterans Exposed to Burn Pits
    — Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20] (Co-sponsor) on Aug 13, 2019

Congressman Raul Ruiz Introduces Third Bill to Help Veterans Exposed to Burn Pits with Reps. Castro, Bilirakis
    — Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36] (Sponsor) on Nov 6, 2019

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Jul 30, 2019

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