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H.R. 1448: PAWS for Veterans Therapy Act


To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program on dog training therapy, and to amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide service dogs to veterans with mental illnesses who do not have mobility impairments.

Sponsor and status

Steve Stivers

Sponsor. Representative for Ohio's 15th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Aug 9, 2021
Length: 4 pages
Introduced
Mar 1, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on Aug 25, 2021

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on August 25, 2021.

Law
Pub.L. 117-37
Cosponsors

317 Cosponsors (197 Republicans, 120 Democrats)

Source

Position statements

What legislators are saying

PAWS for Veterans Therapy Act Passed by Veterans' Committee
    — Rep. Steve Stivers [R-OH15, 2011-2021] (Sponsor) on May 2, 2021

Higgins Announces Approval of the PAWS for Veterans Therapy Act
    — Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26] (Co-sponsor) on May 13, 2021

the daily leader: wednesday, may 12, 2021
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on May 11, 2021

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 1448 will add $30 million in new spending through 2026.

History

Mar 1, 2021
 
Introduced

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Apr 15, 2021
 
Considered by Health

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

May 4, 2021
 
Ordered Reported

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May 7, 2021
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Preprint (Suspension).

May 12, 2021
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by special rule so no record of individual votes was made.

May 12, 2021
 
Reported by House Committee on Veterans' Affairs

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.

Aug 6, 2021
 
Passed Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Aug 25, 2021
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 1448 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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