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H.R. 5843 (116th): 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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Sponsor and status

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)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on September 17, 2020, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


2 Cosponsors (1 Democrat, 1 Republican)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

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 Radewagen [R-AS0] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 11, 2020

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

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates new spending due to H.R. 5843 will be negligible.


Feb 11, 2020

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Sep 17, 2020
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H.R. 5843 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 5843. 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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