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H.R. 4477: Reducing High Risk to Veterans and Veterans Services Act

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To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to Congress a plan to address certain high risk areas identified by the Comptroller General of the United States regarding the Department of Veterans Affairs in the 2019 High-Risk List of the Government Accountability Office, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Chris Pappas

Sponsor. Representative for New Hampshire's 1st congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Nov 13, 2019
Length: 6 pages
Introduced
Sep 24, 2019
Status

Passed House (Senate next) on Nov 12, 2019

This bill passed in the House on November 12, 2019 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis
20% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Latta Votes to Ensure Veterans Receive Recognition and Benefits
    — Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5] on Nov 12, 2019

Washington Watch - 11/18/19
    — Rep. Rob Woodall [R-GA7] on Nov 18, 2019

THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS - November 15, 2019
    — Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0] on Nov 18, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform SpendingTracker.org estimates new spending due to H.R. 4477 will be negligible.

History

Sep 24, 2019
 
Introduced

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Oct 16, 2019
 
Ordered Reported

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Nov 8, 2019
 
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

Nov 12, 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.

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Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 4477 is 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.

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