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H.R. 840: Veterans’ Access to Child Care Act

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Could expanded taxpayer-funded childcare options help more veterans access their VA medical appointments?

Context

42 percent of women veterans report finding childcare as “very hard” or “somewhat hard,” according to a 2015 Department of Veterans Affairs study. 62 percent said they would find on-site childcare at VA-run medical centers to be “very helpful.”

This barrier prevents some veterans from accessing their medical appointments — a particularly salient issue when an average of 20 veterans commit suicide per day.

A 2011 pilot program created by Congress tested providing free childcare at a ...

Sponsor and status

Julia Brownley

Sponsor. Representative for California's 26th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 11, 2019
Length: 12 pages
Introduced
Jan 29, 2019
Status

Passed House (Senate next) on Feb 8, 2019

This bill passed in the House on February 8, 2019 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis
2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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History

Jan 29, 2019
 
Introduced

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

Feb 8, 2019
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

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Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 840 is 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.

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