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Titles (3)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Veterinarian Services Investment Act

Short Titles as Introduced

Veterinarian Services Investment Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the National Agricultural Research, Extension and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 to establish a grant program to promote efforts to develop, implement, and sustain veterinary services, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (2)

09/15/2010Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H6707-6708)
07/31/2009Introduced in House

All Actions (10)

Date Chamber
09/16/2010SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
09/15/2010-12:37pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
09/15/2010-12:37pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H6707-6708)
09/15/2010-12:27pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3519.
09/15/2010-12:27pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H6707-6709)
09/15/2010-12:27pmHouseMr. Boswell moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
07/28/2010HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
07/28/2010HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
07/31/2009HouseReferred to the House Committee on Agriculture.
07/31/2009HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (65)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Boswell, Leonard L. [D-IA-3]* 07/31/2009
Rep. Baca, Joe [D-CA-43]* 07/31/2009
Rep. Conaway, K. Michael [R-TX-11]* 07/31/2009
Rep. Holden, Tim [D-PA-17]* 07/31/2009
Rep. Latham, Tom [R-IA-4]* 07/31/2009
Rep. Lucas, Frank D. [R-OK-3]* 07/31/2009
Rep. Luetkemeyer, Blaine [R-MO-9]* 07/31/2009
Rep. Massa, Eric J. J. [D-NY-29]* 07/31/2009
Rep. McIntyre, Mike [D-NC-7]* 07/31/2009
Rep. Rogers, Mike D. [R-AL-3]* 07/31/2009
Rep. Simpson, Michael K. [R-ID-2]* 07/31/2009
Rep. Schrader, Kurt [D-OR-5]* 07/31/2009
Rep. Walz, Timothy J. [D-MN-1]* 07/31/2009
Rep. Thornberry, Mac [R-TX-13]* 07/31/2009
Rep. Lummis, Cynthia M. [R-WY-At Large]* 07/31/2009
Rep. Neugebauer, Randy [R-TX-19]* 07/31/2009
Rep. Schock, Aaron [R-IL-18]* 07/31/2009
Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5]* 07/31/2009
Rep. Michaud, Michael H. [D-ME-2] 09/09/2009
Rep. Shea-Porter, Carol [D-NH-1] 09/09/2009
Rep. McCotter, Thaddeus G. [R-MI-11] 09/09/2009
Rep. Moore, Dennis [D-KS-3] 09/09/2009
Rep. Edwards, Chet [D-TX-17] 09/09/2009
Rep. Johnson, Timothy V. [R-IL-15] 09/09/2009
Rep. Carter, John R. [R-TX-31] 09/17/2009
Rep. Rodriguez, Ciro D. [D-TX-23] 09/17/2009
Rep. Woolsey, Lynn C. [D-CA-6] 09/17/2009
Rep. Harper, Gregg [R-MS-3] 09/24/2009
Rep. Pierluisi, Pedro R. [D-PR-At Large] 09/24/2009
Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6] 09/24/2009
Rep. Markey, Betsy [D-CO-4] 10/01/2009
Rep. Moran, Jerry [R-KS-1] 10/01/2009
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] 10/01/2009
Rep. Hastings, Doc [R-WA-4] 10/15/2009
Rep. Thompson, Glenn [R-PA-5] 10/15/2009
Rep. Putnam, Adam H. [R-FL-12] 10/15/2009
Rep. Graves, Sam [R-MO-6] 10/23/2009
Rep. Carney, Christopher P. [D-PA-10] 10/23/2009
Rep. Farr, Sam [D-CA-17] 10/23/2009
Rep. Ellsworth, Brad [D-IN-8] 10/23/2009
Rep. Brown, Henry E., Jr. [R-SC-1] 10/23/2009
Rep. Schauer, Mark H. [D-MI-7] 11/06/2009
Rep. Young, C. W. Bill [R-FL-10] 11/06/2009
Rep. Cole, Tom [R-OK-4] 11/19/2009
Rep. Roe, David P. [R-TN-1] 11/19/2009
Rep. Alexander, Rodney [R-LA-5] 11/19/2009
Rep. Tiahrt, Todd [R-KS-4] 12/16/2009
Rep. Griffith, Parker [D-AL-5] 12/16/2009
Rep. Herseth Sandlin, Stephanie [D-SD-At Large] 01/13/2010
Rep. Marshall, Jim [D-GA-8] 01/27/2010
Rep. Moran, James P. [D-VA-8] 02/02/2010
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-3] 02/02/2010
Rep. Jenkins, Lynn [R-KS-2] 02/02/2010
Rep. Barrow, John [D-GA-12] 02/04/2010
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4] 03/03/2010
Rep. Owens, William L. [D-NY-23] 03/03/2010
Rep. Green, Gene [D-TX-29] 04/15/2010
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large] 04/29/2010
Rep. Giffords, Gabrielle [D-AZ-8] 04/29/2010
Rep. Frank, Barney [D-MA-4] 04/29/2010
Rep. Wolf, Frank R. [R-VA-10] 05/12/2010
Rep. Kingston, Jack [R-GA-1] 05/18/2010
Rep. Kirkpatrick, Ann [D-AZ-1] 06/09/2010
Rep. Pitts, Joseph R. [R-PA-16] 06/22/2010
Rep. Dahlkemper, Kathleen A. [D-PA-3] 06/22/2010

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Agriculture07/31/2009 Referred to
07/28/2010 Markup by
Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry09/16/2010 Referred to

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Latest Summary (2)

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Passed House amended (09/15/2010)

Veterinarian Services Investment Act - Amends the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 to direct the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) to carry out a matching grant program with qualified entities to develop, implement, and sustain veterinary services.

Requires a qualifying entity to carry out programs that: (1) relieve veterinarian shortage situations; (2) support private veterinary practices engaged in public health activities; or (3) support practices of veterinarians who are participating in or have successfully completed a specified service requirement.

Sets forth grant preference provisions.

Makes such grants available for: (1) assistance for establishing or expanding veterinary practices or establishing mobile veterinary facilities; (2) veterinarian, technician, and student recruitment; (3) grants to attend training programs in food safety or food animal medicine; (4) grants to establish or expand accredited education, internship, residency, and fellowship programs; (5) grants to assess veterinarian shortage situations; and (6) grants for continuing education and extension, including tele-veterinary medicine and other distance-based education.

Prohibits the use of grant funds for construction.

Subjects grants for establishing or expanding veterinary practices to: (1) an agreement between the Secretary and the recipient that includes a required term of service; and (2) remedies for breach of agreement, including repayment or partial repayment of grant funds.

Defines "qualified entity" as a: (1) for-profit or nonprofit entity in the United States that operates a rural veterinary clinic in response to a veterinarian shortage situation; (2) state, national, allied, or regional veterinary organization or specialty board recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association; (3) college or school of veterinary medicine accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association; (4) university research foundation or veterinary medical foundation; (5) department of veterinary science or department of comparative medicine accredited by the Department of Education; (6) state agricultural experiment station; or (7) state, local, or tribal government agency.

Authorizes appropriations beginning with FY2012.