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H.R. 2441: Sgt. Ketchum Rural Veterans Mental Health Act of 2021

To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to expand the Rural Access Network for Growth Enhancement Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and to direct the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct a study to assess certain mental health care resources of the Department of Veterans Affairs available to veterans who live in rural areas.

Sponsor and status

Cynthia Axne

Sponsor. Representative for Iowa's 3rd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 28, 2021
Length: 2 pages
Apr 12, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Jun 30, 2021

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on June 30, 2021.

Pub.L. 117-21

37 Cosponsors (23 Democrats, 14 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Miller-Meeks Veteran Bills Pass House, Head to Senate
    — Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks [R-IA2] (Co-sponsor) on May 18, 2021

Feenstra Statement on Senate Passage of Sgt. Ketchum Rural Veterans Mental Health Act
    — Rep. Randy Feenstra [R-IA4] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 25, 2021

house passes 9 Bost backed veterans bills
    — Rep. Mike Bost [R-IL12] on May 18, 2021

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 2441 will add $4 million in new spending through 2026.


Apr 12, 2021

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May 4, 2021
Ordered Reported

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May 14, 2021
Text Published

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May 18, 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.

Jun 24, 2021
Passed Senate

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Jun 30, 2021
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 2441 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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