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H.R. 3967 (117th): Honoring our PACT Act of 2022

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About the bill

This bill passed the House on March 3 and the Senate on June 16. However, the Senate's changes contained a minor provision that violated the antiquated "blue slip" provision of the Constitution. As a result, the bill's provisions were given a second chance by being moved into S. 3373 for further consideration.

Sponsor and status

Mark Takano

Sponsor. Representative for California's 41st congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 17, 2022
Jun 17, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted.

This bill was enacted as:

S. 3373: Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act of 2022
Enacted — Signed by the President on Aug 10, 2022. (compare text)

100 Cosponsors (97 Democrats, 3 Republicans)


Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Joseph Biden [D]: H.R. 3967 – Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act (Feb 28, 2022)

What legislators are saying

Brownley Veterans Bills to Expand Access to Care Pass House, Head to Presidents Desk
    — Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26] (Co-sponsor) on May 19, 2022

PACT Act passes Senate
    — Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 21, 2022

Photos: Rubio Speaks At Veterans Events
    — Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL] on Jun 17, 2022

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What stakeholders are saying

Children of atomic veterans It has been a tragic pattern in our government to take decades to even begin to assess toxic veterans epidemiology and needs. Regardless of the mountains of peer reviewed scientific research evidence in favor of the veteran. This action has been …
R Street Institute estimates H.R. 3967 will add $278.4 billion in new spending through 2031.


Jun 17, 2021

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

Jun 24, 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.

Feb 18, 2022
Text Published

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

Mar 3, 2022
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Jun 16, 2022
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Jun 17, 2022
Text Published

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

H.R. 3967 (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. 3967. 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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