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H.R. 561 (116th): Protecting Business Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2019


To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the oversight of contracts awarded by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to small business concerns owned and controlled by veterans, and for other purposes.

Sponsor and status

Jack Bergman

Sponsor. Representative for Michigan's 1st congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Oct 2, 2020
Length: 2 pages
Introduced
Jan 15, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 30, 2020

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 30, 2020.

Law
Pub.L. 116-183
Cosponsors

20 Cosponsors (13 Republicans, 7 Democrats)

Source

Position statements

What legislators are saying

ICYMI: Bergman's Veterans Small Business Bill Signed Into Law
    — Rep. Jack Bergman [R-MI1] (Sponsor) on Nov 12, 2020

Legislative Recap: What You Might Have Missed
    — Rep. Mary Scanlon [D-PA5] on Feb 28, 2020

Congressman Steven Horsford Votes to Support Nevadas Veterans
    — Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV4] on Feb 26, 2020

More statements at ProPublica Represent...

What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates new spending due to H.R. 561 will be negligible.

Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

S. 3282: Protecting Business Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2020

Ordered Reported on Aug 5, 2020. 90% incorporated. (compare text)

History

Jan 15, 2019
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Jul 17, 2019
 
Considered by Economic Opportunity

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Oct 16, 2019
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Feb 25, 2020
 
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.

Sep 30, 2020
 
Passed Senate

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 by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 30, 2020
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 561 (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. 561. 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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