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

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: Jun 17, 2021
Jan 11, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Failed Under Suspension on Jun 15, 2021

This bill is provisionally dead due to a failed vote on June 15, 2021 under a fast-track procedure called "suspension." It may or may not get another vote.

The House Majority Leader indicated on Jun 17, 2021 that this bill may be considered in the week ahead.

This bill is scheduled for the following committee meetings:
Jun 22, 2021 3 p.m. — House Committee on Rules


76 Cosponsors (76 Democrats)

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


Jan 11, 2021

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 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
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

Jun 17, 2021
Text Published

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

If this bill has further action, the following steps may occur next:
Passed House (Senate next)

Passed Senate

Signed by the President

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

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 239. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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