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H.R. 3967: Honoring our PACT Act of 2022

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To improve health care and benefits for veterans exposed to toxic substances, and for other purposes.

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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)

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

This bill has been passed in the House and the Senate, but the Senate made changes and sent it back to the House on June 16, 2022.

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

The House Majority Leader indicated on Jun 17, 2022 that this bill may be considered in the week ahead.


100 Cosponsors (97 Democrats, 3 Republicans)

93% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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

Congressman DeFazio Votes to Provide Health Care Coverage and Benefits to Veterans Exposed to Toxins
    — Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 3, 2022

Meng Applauds Passage of Legislation to Finally Provide Veterans Harmed by Burn Pits and Other Toxic Exposure Access to Benefits
    — Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 7, 2022

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

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 3967 will add $321.9 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
On House Schedule

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

Jun 17, 2022
Text Published

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

If this bill has further action, the following steps may occur next:
House Approves Senate Changes

Signed by the President

H.R. 3967 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. 3967. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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