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H.R. 3562: To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish assistance for adaptations of residences of veterans in rehabilitation programs under chapter 31 of such title, and for other purposes.

This was a vote to pass H.R. 3562 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.

H.R. 3562 would allow employees from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Home Loan Service tasked with implementing the Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) benefit to also be tasked with providing home adaption to eligible veterans enrolled in the VA’s Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E;) program. Most of these veterans would fall under VR&E;’s independent living track (meaning they are severely disabled) and home adaptions would be limited to the current SAH cap of $77,307 unless the veteran can demonstrate the need for more investment.

The VA’s Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E;) program provides assistance to veterans whose disabilities prevent them from work, including the cost of modifying veterans’ homes to enable them to live independently. VR&E; has counselors to offer specialized home adaptions to veterans in need; however they often do not have the proper knowledge of how to appropriately adapt a home. This bill tasks SAH agents, who already have a complete knowledge of home adaptations, with the responsibility of ensuring veterans under the VR&E; program receive the best in-home care.

Source: Republican Policy Committee


Congress
115th Congress
Date
Nov 6, 2017
Chamber
House
Number
#607
Question:
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass in the House
Result:
Passed

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Key: R Yea D Yea
Seat position based on our ideology score.
This is a cartogram. Each hexagon represents one congressional district.
Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 400
 
 
93%
223 177
  Nay 0
 
 
0%
0 0
Not Voting 32
 
 
7%
15 17
Required: 2/3 source: house.gov

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