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H.R. 239: Equal Access to Contraception for Veterans Act

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To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for limitations on copayments for contraception furnished by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Julia Brownley

Sponsor. Representative for California's 26th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 12, 2021
Length: 2 pages
Introduced
Jan 11, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Passed House (Senate next) on Jun 24, 2021

This bill passed in the House on June 24, 2021 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Other activity may have occurred on another bill with identical or similar provisions.

Cosponsors

76 Cosponsors (76 Democrats)

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

Statement of Administration Policy

President Joseph Biden [D]: H.R. 239 – Equal Access to Contraception for Veterans Act (Jun 22, 2021)

What legislators are saying

Brownley Applauds House Passage of Equal Access to Contraception for Veterans Act
    — Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26] (Sponsor) on Jun 24, 2021

Rep. Castor Statement on House GOP Voting Against Health Care for Women Veterans
    — Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 16, 2021

Pro-Life Republicans Should Not Blink to Fund Plan B
    — Rep. Chip Roy [R-TX21] on Jun 24, 2021

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 239 will add $5 million in new spending through 2026.

History

Jan 11, 2021
 
Introduced

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

May 4, 2021
 
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.

Jun 11, 2021
 
Text Published

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

Jun 14, 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.

Jun 15, 2021
 
Failed in the House Under Suspension

Passage was attempted under a fast-track procedure called "suspension of the rules." The vote failed, but the bill can be voted on again.

Jun 17, 2021
 
Text Published

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

Jun 24, 2021
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

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Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 239 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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