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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to increase the number of peer-to-peer counselors providing counseling for women veterans, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (3)

06/13/2018Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.(consideration: CR H5137)
05/18/2018Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. H. Rept. 115-687.
12/13/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (15)

Date Chamber
06/14/2018SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
06/13/2018-4:58pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
06/13/2018-4:58pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (consideration: CR H5137)
06/13/2018-4:45pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4635.
06/13/2018-4:45pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H5137-5138)
06/13/2018-4:44pmHouseMr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
05/18/2018HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 530.
05/18/2018HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. H. Rept. 115-687.
05/08/2018HouseSubcommittee on Health Discharged.
05/08/2018HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
05/08/2018HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
04/17/2018HouseSubcommittee Hearings Held.
Action By: House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health
12/13/2017HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
12/13/2017HouseReferred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
12/13/2017HouseIntroduced in House

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Veterans' Affairs12/13/2017 Referred to
05/08/2018 Markup by
05/18/2018 Reported by H. Rept. 115-687
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health12/13/2017 Referred to
04/17/2018 Hearings by
05/08/2018 Discharged from
Senate Veterans' Affairs06/14/2018 Referred to

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Latest Summary (3)

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Passed House amended (06/13/2018)

(Sec. 1) This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to emphasize appointing peer support counselors for women veterans. The VA shall recruit women peer support counselors with expertise in gender-specific issues and services, VA services and benefits, and employment mentoring.

The VA shall:

  • emphasize peer support counseling for women veterans who suffered sexual trauma while in the Armed Forces, have post-traumatic stress disorder or another mental health condition, are homeless, or are at risk of suicide;
  • conduct program outreach;
  • coordinate with community, business, educational, and state and local government entities; and
  • provide peer support counselor training.