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H.R. 4920 (116th): Department of Veterans Affairs Contracting Preference Consistency Act of 2020

To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for an exception to certain small business contracting requirements applicable to the Department of Veterans Affairs procurement of certain goods and services covered under the Ability One program, and for other purposes.

Sponsor and status

Mark Takano

Sponsor. Representative for California's 41st congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 22, 2020
Length: 2 pages
Oct 30, 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. 116-155

18 Cosponsors (9 Democrats, 9 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Schumer, Gillibrand & Higgins Announce New Law Saving Jobs for the Visually Impaired
    — Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26] (Co-sponsor) on Aug 27, 2020

Foxx Issues Statement On H.R. 4920
    — Rep. Virginia Foxx [R-NC5] (Co-sponsor) on Aug 9, 2020

Washington Watch - 12/24/19
    — Rep. Rob Woodall [R-GA7, 2011-2020] on Dec 24, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates new spending due to H.R. 4920 will be negligible.


Oct 30, 2019

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Dec 5, 2019
Ordered Reported

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Dec 16, 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 12, 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. 4920 (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. 4920. 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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