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S. 679 (116th): HAVEN Act

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A bill to exempt from the calculation of monthly income certain benefit paid by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense.

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Sponsor and status

Tammy Baldwin

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Wisconsin. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 6, 2019
Length: 3 pages
Mar 6, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted.

Provisions of this bill also appear in:

H.R. 2938: HAVEN Act
Enacted — Signed by the President on Aug 23, 2019. (compare text)
S. 1790: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020
Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 20, 2019. (compare text)

41 Cosponsors (21 Republicans, 19 Democrats, 1 Independent)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and John Cornyn Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Veterans’ Economic Security
    — Sen. Tammy Baldwin [D-WI] (Sponsor) on Mar 7, 2019

Grassley Joins Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Veterans’ Economic Security
    — Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 8, 2019

Rounds, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Veterans’ Economic Security
    — Sen. Mike Rounds [R-SD] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 7, 2019

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Mar 6, 2019

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S. 679 (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 S. 679. 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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