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H.R. 2521 (117th): To require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct a study on the feasability and advisability of furnishing doula services to certain veterans, and for other purposes.

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To require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a pilot program to furnish doula services to veterans.

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Sponsor and status

Brenda Lawrence

Sponsor. Representative for Michigan's 14th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Dec 5, 2022
Length: 3 pages
Apr 14, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on December 1, 2022 but was never passed by the Senate.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


7 Cosponsors (4 Democrats, 3 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

U.S. Rep. Lawrence Moves Bipartisan Legislation to Support Women Veterans
    — Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI14, 2015-2022] (Sponsor) on Dec 2, 2022

congressman Bishop supports bills to improve care and benefits for veterans
    — Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2] on Dec 1, 2022

the daily leader: wednesday, november 30, 2022
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on Nov 30, 2022

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 2521 will add $42 million in new spending through 2032.


Apr 14, 2021

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Sep 21, 2022
Ordered Reported

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Nov 25, 2022
Text Published

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

Dec 1, 2022
Passed House (Senate next)

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

H.R. 2521 (117th) was 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. 2521. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 117th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2021 to Jan 3, 2023. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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