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H.R. 2119: Family Violence Prevention and Services Improvement Act of 2021

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To amend the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act to make improvements.

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Sponsor and status

Lucy McBath

Sponsor. Representative for Georgia's 6th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Oct 27, 2021
Length: 112 pages
Mar 23, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Passed House (Senate next) on Oct 26, 2021

This bill passed in the House on October 26, 2021 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

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83 Cosponsors (79 Democrats, 4 Republicans)

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

Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Joseph Biden [D]: H.R. 2119 – Family Violence Prevention and Services Improvement Act of 2021 (Sep 27, 2021)

What legislators are saying

Courtney Helps Pass Bill to Enhance Resources for Victims of Domestic Violence
    — Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 27, 2021

Adams Delivers Floor Speech in Favor of Reauthorizing the Family Violence Prevention and Services Improvement Act (FVPSA)
    — Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 27, 2021

Congressman Johnson to host Rockdale vaccination event, $50 gift cards offered Oct. 23
    — Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4] on Oct 28, 2021

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 2119 will add $1.6 billion in new spending through 2031.


Mar 23, 2021

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Jul 15, 2021
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Sep 20, 2021
Text Published

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Sep 23, 2021
Reported by House Committee on Education and Labor

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Oct 26, 2021
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 2119 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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