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H.R. 2704: Improving VA Accountability To Prevent Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Act of 2021

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To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the equal employment opportunity functions of Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Chris Pappas

Sponsor. Representative for New Hampshire's 1st congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 19, 2021
Length: 6 pages
Introduced
Apr 20, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Passed House (Senate next) on May 18, 2021

This bill passed in the House on May 18, 2021 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

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

Cosponsors

3 Cosponsors (2 Republicans, 1 Democrat)

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

What legislators are saying

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

the daily leader: tuesday, may 18, 2021
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on May 17, 2021

Rep. Luria Votes To Increase Transparency and Accountability within The VA
    — Rep. Elaine Luria [D-VA2] on May 21, 2021

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates new spending due to H.R. 2704 will be negligible.

History

Apr 20, 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

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May 14, 2021
 
Text Published

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

May 17, 2021
 
Reported by House Committee on Veterans' Affairs

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May 18, 2021
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 2704 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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