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H.R. 5843: Strengthening Oversight for Veterans Act of 2020

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To provide the Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs testimonial subpoena authority, and for other purposes.

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Kathleen Rice

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 4th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 11, 2020
Length: 5 pages
Feb 11, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Ordered Reported on Sep 17, 2020

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on September 17, 2020.

14% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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Representatives Kathleen Rice, Aumua Amata Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Increase VA Oversight
    — Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY4] (Sponsor) on Feb 12, 2020

Veterans Committee Examines Rice-Amata Bill to Strengthen VA Oversight
    — Rep. Aumua Amata [R-AS0] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 11, 2020

Representatives Kathleen Rice and Aumua Amata Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Increase VA Oversight
    — Rep. Aumua Amata [R-AS0] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 12, 2020

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Feb 11, 2020

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Sep 17, 2020
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