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H.R. 8247: Veterans COMPACT Act of 2020

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To make certain improvements relating to the transition of individuals to services from the Department of Veterans Affairs, suicide prevention for veterans, and care and services for women veterans, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Mark Takano

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

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Last Updated: Sep 23, 2020
Length: 40 pages
Sep 14, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Passed House (Senate next) on Sep 23, 2020

This bill passed in the House on September 23, 2020 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

49% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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What legislators are saying

Congressman Don Young Fights for Veterans, Helps Move 11 Bills to Improve the Lives and Health of Veterans Through the House
    — Rep. Don Young [R-AK0] on Sep 23, 2020

<span class='\"kicker\"'>VFW, Sierra Club praise Smith bill</span>Smith veterans legislation passes Housewould create new Task Force to promote use public lands for medical treatment &amp; therapy to vets via outdoor recreation
    — Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] on Sep 23, 2020

the daily leader: wednesday, september 23, 2020
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on Sep 23, 2020

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Sep 14, 2020

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Sep 17, 2020
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Sep 18, 2020
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Sep 18, 2020
Text Published

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Sep 23, 2020
Passed House (Senate next)

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