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S. 785: Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act of 2019

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A bill to improve mental health care provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Jon Tester

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Montana. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2019
Length: 110 pages
Introduced
Mar 13, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status

Ordered Reported on Jan 29, 2020

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on January 29, 2020.

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

What legislators are saying

Supporting the JUSTICE Act
    — Sen. Jerry Moran [R-KS] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 22, 2020

Senate Veterans’ Committee Advances Five Sullivan Bills
    — Sen. Dan Sullivan [R-AK] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 29, 2020

Tillis Provisions Included in Bipartisan Legislation to Combat Veteran Suicide
    — Sen. Thom Tillis [R-NC] on Jan 30, 2020

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates S. 785 will add $277 million in new spending through 2025.

History

Mar 13, 2019
 
Introduced

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May 22, 2019
 
Considered by Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs

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

Jan 29, 2020
 
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.

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Passed Senate

 
Passed House

 
Signed by the President

S. 785 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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