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H.R. 5061: Mental Health Stigma in the Military Act of 2021

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To direct the Secretary of Defense to carry out a pilot program to survey access to mental health care under the military health system, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Jenniffer González-Colón

Sponsor. Resident Commissioner for Puerto Rico. Republican.

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Last Updated: Aug 20, 2021
Length: 3 pages
Aug 20, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Aug 20, 2021

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3 Cosponsors (2 Republicans, 1 Democrat)

7% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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What legislators are saying

Inversin de $50 millones en fondos federales para nueva clnica de atencin mental para los veteranos
    — Commish. Jenniffer González-Colón [R-PR0] (Sponsor) on Oct 16, 2021

Congressman Tim Ryan Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Stop Mental Health Stigma in the Military
    — Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13] (Co-sponsor) on Aug 25, 2021

Jenniffer Gonzlez aboga por trato igualitario a militares y veteranos en Puerto Rico
    — Commish. Jenniffer González-Colón [R-PR0] (Sponsor) on Sep 21, 2021

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Aug 20, 2021

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