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S. 143: Department of Energy Veterans’ Health Initiative Act

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A bill to authorize the Department of Energy to conduct collaborative research with the Department of Veterans Affairs in order to improve healthcare services for veterans in the United States, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Joni Ernst

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Iowa. Republican.

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Last Updated: Aug 16, 2019
Length: 10 pages
Introduced
Jan 16, 2019
Status

Ordered Reported on Jul 16, 2019

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on July 16, 2019.

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

H.R. 617 (same title)
Passed House (Senate next) — Jul 23, 2019

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Position statements

What legislators are saying

The Ripon Advance: Senate committee advances Ernsts bipartisan veterans healthcare bill
    — Sen. Joni Ernst [R-IA] (Sponsor) on Jul 23, 2019

Senate ENR Committee Advances Gardner Energy Bills
    — Sen. Cory Gardner [R-CO] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 18, 2019

VIDEO: Cassidy Chairs Senate Energy Hearing: America will be a Global Leader in Emissions Reduction, We Need a Model Other Countries Will Follow
    — Sen. Bill Cassidy [R-LA] on Jul 9, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform SpendingTracker.org estimates S. 143 will add $53 million in new spending through 2024.

History

Jan 16, 2019
 
Introduced

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

Jul 9, 2019
 
Considered by Energy

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

Jul 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.

Aug 16, 2019
 
Reported by Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

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Passed House

 
Signed by the President

S. 143 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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