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Titles (2)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Joshua Omvig Veterans Suicide Prevention Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To reduce the incidence of suicide among veterans.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
07/12/2006Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

Date All Actions
07/25/2006Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
07/12/2006Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/12/2006Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (209)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-38]* 07/12/2006
Rep. Evans, Lane [D-IL-17]* 07/12/2006
Rep. Michaud, Michael H. [D-ME-2]* 07/12/2006
Rep. Brown, Corrine [D-FL-3]* 07/12/2006
Rep. Filner, Bob [D-CA-51]* 07/12/2006
Rep. Ford, Harold E., Jr. [D-TN-9]* 07/12/2006
Rep. Salazar, John T. [D-CO-3]* 07/12/2006
Rep. Harman, Jane [D-CA-36]* 07/12/2006
Rep. Edwards, Chet [D-TX-17]* 07/12/2006
Rep. Ross, Mike [D-AR-4]* 07/12/2006
Rep. Holden, Tim [D-PA-17]* 07/12/2006
Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-1]* 07/12/2006
Rep. Tanner, John S. [D-TN-8]* 07/12/2006
Rep. Marshall, Jim [D-GA-3]* 07/12/2006
Rep. Etheridge, Bob [D-NC-2]* 07/12/2006
Rep. Melancon, Charlie [D-LA-3]* 07/12/2006
Rep. Bean, Melissa L. [D-IL-8]* 07/12/2006
Rep. Taylor, Gene [D-MS-4]* 07/12/2006
Rep. Boren, Dan [D-OK-2]* 07/12/2006
Rep. Berry, Marion [D-AR-1]* 07/12/2006
Rep. McDermott, Jim [D-WA-7]* 07/12/2006
Rep. Stark, Fortney Pete [D-CA-13]* 07/12/2006
Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5]* 07/12/2006
Rep. Hoyer, Steny H. [D-MD-5]* 07/12/2006
Rep. Frank, Barney [D-MA-4]* 07/12/2006
Rep. Olver, John W. [D-MA-1]* 07/12/2006
Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1]* 07/12/2006
Rep. Murtha, John P. [D-PA-12]* 07/12/2006
Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7] 07/13/2006
Rep. Kilpatrick, Carolyn C. [D-MI-13] 07/13/2006
Rep. Israel, Steve [D-NY-2] 07/13/2006
Rep. Leach, James A. [R-IA-2] 07/13/2006
Rep. Gutierrez, Luis V. [D-IL-4] 07/13/2006
Rep. Udall, Tom [D-NM-3] 07/13/2006
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4] 07/13/2006
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] 07/17/2006
Rep. Owens, Major R. [D-NY-11] 07/17/2006
Rep. Payne, Donald M. [D-NJ-10] 07/17/2006
Rep. Herseth, Stephanie [D-SD-At Large] 07/17/2006
Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-5] 07/17/2006
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] 07/17/2006
Rep. Neal, Richard E. [D-MA-2] 07/17/2006
Rep. Waxman, Henry A. [D-CA-30] 07/17/2006
Rep. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH-13] 07/17/2006
Rep. Jackson-Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] 07/17/2006
Rep. Moran, James P. [D-VA-8] 07/17/2006
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-9] 07/17/2006
Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-14] 07/17/2006
Rep. Emanuel, Rahm [D-IL-5] 07/19/2006
Rep. Berkley, Shelley [D-NV-1] 07/19/2006
Rep. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD-8] 07/19/2006
Rep. Abercrombie, Neil [D-HI-1] 07/19/2006
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2] 07/19/2006
Rep. Capps, Lois [D-CA-23] 07/19/2006
Rep. Spratt, John M., Jr. [D-SC-5] 07/19/2006
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-3] 07/19/2006
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] 07/19/2006
Rep. Honda, Michael M. [D-CA-15] 07/19/2006
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-17] 07/19/2006
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-29] 07/19/2006
Rep. Costa, Jim [D-CA-20] 07/19/2006
Rep. Moore, Dennis [D-KS-3] 07/19/2006
Rep. Cooper, Jim [D-TN-5] 07/19/2006
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-7] 07/19/2006
Rep. Miller, Brad [D-NC-13] 07/20/2006
Rep. Schwartz, Allyson Y. [D-PA-13] 07/20/2006
Rep. Meehan, Martin T. [D-MA-5] 07/20/2006
Rep. Tierney, John F. [D-MA-6] 07/20/2006
Rep. Kucinich, Dennis J. [D-OH-10] 07/20/2006
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-20] 07/20/2006
Rep. Rothman, Steven R. [D-NJ-9] 07/20/2006
Rep. Watson, Diane E. [D-CA-33] 07/27/2006
Rep. Kennedy, Patrick J. [D-RI-1] 07/27/2006
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-16] 07/27/2006
Rep. Solis, Hilda L. [D-CA-32] 07/27/2006
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9] 07/27/2006
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-23] 07/28/2006
Rep. Crowley, Joseph [D-NY-7] 09/14/2006
Rep. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI-2] 09/14/2006
Rep. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA-7] 09/14/2006
Rep. Berman, Howard L. [D-CA-28] 09/14/2006
Rep. Allen, Thomas H. [D-ME-1] 09/14/2006
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-14] 09/14/2006
Rep. Barrow, John [D-GA-12] 09/14/2006
Rep. Pomeroy, Earl [D-ND-At Large] 09/14/2006
Rep. Snyder, Vic [D-AR-2] 09/14/2006
Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-12] 09/14/2006
Rep. McIntyre, Mike [D-NC-7] 09/14/2006
Rep. Baca, Joe [D-CA-43] 09/14/2006
Rep. Renzi, Rick [R-AZ-1] 09/14/2006
Rep. Clyburn, James E. [D-SC-6] 09/14/2006
Rep. Obey, David R. [D-WI-7] 09/14/2006
Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3] 09/14/2006
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2] 09/14/2006
Rep. Boyd, Allen [D-FL-2] 09/14/2006
Rep. Cardoza, Dennis A. [D-CA-18] 09/14/2006
Rep. Chandler, Ben [D-KY-6] 09/14/2006
Rep. Davis, Lincoln [D-TN-4] 09/14/2006
Rep. Sanchez, Loretta [D-CA-47] 09/14/2006
Rep. Scott, David [D-GA-13] 09/14/2006
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-8] 09/14/2006
Rep. Bishop, Timothy H. [D-NY-1] 09/14/2006
Rep. Bordallo, Madeleine Z. [D-GU-At Large] 09/14/2006
Rep. Woolsey, Lynn C. [D-CA-6] 09/14/2006
Rep. Skelton, Ike [D-MO-4] 09/14/2006
Rep. Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [D-MD-2] 09/14/2006
Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-18] 09/14/2006
Rep. McCarthy, Carolyn [D-NY-4] 09/14/2006
Rep. Christensen, Donna M. [D-VI-At Large] 09/14/2006
Rep. Stupak, Bart [D-MI-1] 09/19/2006
Rep. Latham, Tom [R-IA-4] 09/19/2006
Rep. Oberstar, James L. [D-MN-8] 09/20/2006
Rep. Holt, Rush [D-NJ-12] 09/20/2006
Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-39] 09/20/2006
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-28] 09/20/2006
Rep. Matheson, Jim [D-UT-2] 09/21/2006
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6] 09/21/2006
Rep. Nussle, Jim [R-IA-1] 09/21/2006
Rep. Reyes, Silvestre [D-TX-16] 09/26/2006
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30] 09/26/2006
Rep. Ortiz, Solomon P. [D-TX-27] 09/26/2006
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9] 09/26/2006
Rep. Gonzalez, Charles A. [D-TX-20] 09/26/2006
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] 09/26/2006
Rep. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD-3] 09/26/2006
Rep. King, Steve [R-IA-5] 09/26/2006
Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2] 09/26/2006
Rep. Hinojosa, Ruben [D-TX-15] 09/26/2006
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-8] 09/26/2006
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-14] 09/26/2006
Rep. Carson, Julia [D-IN-7] 09/26/2006
Rep. Wexler, Robert [D-FL-19] 09/26/2006
Rep. Wynn, Albert Russell [D-MD-4] 09/26/2006
Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2] 09/26/2006
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-16] 09/26/2006
Rep. Weiner, Anthony D. [D-NY-9] 09/26/2006
Rep. Jefferson, William J. [D-LA-2] 09/26/2006
Rep. Sabo, Martin Olav [D-MN-5] 09/26/2006
Rep. Cramer, Robert E. (Bud), Jr. [D-AL-5] 09/26/2006
Rep. Boucher, Rick [D-VA-9] 09/27/2006
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-17] 09/27/2006
Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-35] 09/27/2006
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-14] 09/27/2006
Rep. Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1] 09/27/2006
Rep. Davis, Jim [D-FL-11] 09/27/2006
Rep. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT-At Large] 09/27/2006
Rep. Costello, Jerry F. [D-IL-12] 09/27/2006
Rep. Tauscher, Ellen O. [D-CA-10] 09/27/2006
Rep. Hooley, Darlene [D-OR-5] 09/27/2006
Rep. Rahall, Nick J., II [D-WV-3] 09/27/2006
Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-27] 09/27/2006
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large] 09/27/2006
Rep. Levin, Sander M. [D-MI-12] 09/27/2006
Rep. Cuellar, Henry [D-TX-28] 09/27/2006
Rep. Kildee, Dale E. [D-MI-5] 09/27/2006
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4] 09/29/2006
Rep. Jones, Stephanie Tubbs [D-OH-11] 09/29/2006
Rep. Green, Gene [D-TX-29] 09/29/2006
Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1] 09/29/2006
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-34] 09/29/2006
Rep. Hinchey, Maurice D. [D-NY-22] 09/29/2006
Rep. Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL-3] 09/29/2006
Rep. Millender-McDonald, Juanita [D-CA-37] 09/29/2006
Rep. Brady, Robert A. [D-PA-1] 09/29/2006
Rep. Capuano, Michael E. [D-MA-8] 09/29/2006
Rep. McNulty, Michael R. [D-NY-21] 09/29/2006
Rep. Towns, Edolphus [D-NY-10] 09/29/2006
Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9] 09/29/2006
Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7] 09/29/2006
Rep. Gordon, Bart [D-TN-6] 09/29/2006
Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-9] 09/29/2006
Rep. Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-53] 09/29/2006
Rep. Wu, David [D-OR-1] 09/29/2006
Rep. Delahunt, William D. [D-MA-10] 09/29/2006
Rep. Becerra, Xavier [D-CA-31] 09/29/2006
Rep. Udall, Mark [D-CO-2] 09/29/2006
Rep. Pelosi, Nancy [D-CA-8] 09/29/2006
Rep. Dicks, Norman D. [D-WA-6] 09/29/2006
Rep. Dingell, John D. [D-MI-15] 09/29/2006
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] 09/29/2006
Rep. Kanjorski, Paul E. [D-PA-11] 09/29/2006
Rep. Pastor, Ed [D-AZ-4] 09/29/2006
Rep. Lantos, Tom [D-CA-12] 09/29/2006
Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-27] 09/29/2006
Rep. Farr, Sam [D-CA-17] 09/29/2006
Rep. Miller, George [D-CA-7] 09/29/2006
Rep. Ackerman, Gary L. [D-NY-5] 09/29/2006
Rep. Baird, Brian [D-WA-3] 09/29/2006
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] 09/29/2006
Rep. Carnahan, Russ [D-MO-3] 09/29/2006
Rep. Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1] 09/29/2006
Rep. Davis, Artur [D-AL-7] 09/29/2006
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] 09/29/2006
Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-25] 09/29/2006
Rep. Fattah, Chaka [D-PA-2] 09/29/2006
Rep. Jackson, Jesse L., Jr. [D-IL-2] 09/29/2006
Rep. Meek, Kendrick B. [D-FL-17] 09/29/2006
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-6] 09/29/2006
Rep. Rangel, Charles B. [D-NY-15] 09/29/2006
Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3] 09/29/2006
Rep. Visclosky, Peter J. [D-IN-1] 09/29/2006
Rep. Watt, Melvin L. [D-NC-12] 09/29/2006
Rep. Andrews, Robert E. [D-NJ-1] 11/14/2006
Rep. Strickland, Ted [D-OH-6] 11/14/2006
Rep. Inslee, Jay [D-WA-1] 11/14/2006
Rep. Mollohan, Alan B. [D-WV-1] 11/14/2006
Rep. Faleomavaega, Eni F. H. [D-AS-At Large] 11/14/2006
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4] 11/14/2006
Rep. McKinney, Cynthia A. [D-GA-4] 11/14/2006

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Veterans' Affairs07/12/2006 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health07/25/2006 Referred to

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Introduced in House (07/12/2006)

Joshua Omvig Veterans Suicide Prevention Act - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to develop and implement a comprehensive program for reducing the incidence of suicide among veterans.

Requires the program to include: (1) mandatory training for appropriate staff and contractors of the Department of Veterans Affairs who interact with veterans; (2) screening of veterans who receive medical care at a Department facility for suicide risk factors; (3) referral of at-risk veterans for counseling and treatment; (4) a suicide prevention counselor at each Department medical facility; (5) research for suicide prevention and for mental health care for veterans who have experienced sexual trauma while in military service; (6) 24-hour veterans' mental health care availability; and (7) a toll-free hotline.

Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) suicide among veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a serious problem; and (2) the Secretary should take in the special needs of PTSD-afflicted veterans in developing and implementing the program.