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H.R. 4397: Direct Creation, Advancement, and Retention of Employment Opportunity Act

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To award grants for the recruitment, retention, and advancement of direct care workers.

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Sponsor and status

Robert “Bobby” Scott

Sponsor. Representative for Virginia's 3rd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Sep 19, 2019
Length: 24 pages
Sep 19, 2019

Introduced on Sep 19, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on September 19, 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

Rep. Susie Lee Releases 2019 3rd Quarter Report, Highlights Accomplishments for Constituents
    — Rep. Susie Lee [D-NV3] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 30, 2019

Scott, Kaine Introduce Legislation to Support Direct Care Workers
    — Sen. Timothy “Tim” Kaine [D-VA] on Sep 19, 2019

Rep. Susie Lee, Chairman Bobby Scott Introduce Bicameral Bill Supporting Direct Care Workers
    — Rep. Susie Lee [D-NV3] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 20, 2019

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Sep 19, 2019

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H.R. 4397 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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