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H.R. 2499: Veterans Entrepreneurship Act of 2015

This was a vote to pass H.R. 2499 (114th) in the House. This vote was taken under a House procedure called “suspension of the rules” which is typically used to pass non-controversial bills. Votes under suspension require a 2/3rds majority. A failed vote under suspension can be taken again.

The Veterans Entrepreneurship Act would waive the upfront guarantee fee required for a Small Business Administration express loan for veterans or their spouses. Normally this fee is required from the borrower and scales increasingly with the size of the loan. The bill would remove any obligation for a veteran or their spouse to pay this fee. The bill was referred to the House Committee on Small Business, which released this press release upon the introduction of the bill in late May. The committee chairman, Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH1), is the sponsor of the bill. It was passed in the House by an almost unanimous vote of 410-1. The bill has moved on to the Senate.


All Votes R D
Yea 95%
Nay 0%
Not Voting 5%

Date: Jul 13, 2015

Question: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended in the House

Required: 2/3

Result: Passed


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