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Titles (3)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Department of Energy Veterans' Health Initiative Act

Short Titles as Introduced

Department of Energy Veterans' Health Initiative Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To authorize the Department of Energy to conduct collaborative research with the Department of Veterans Affairs in order to improve healthcare services for veterans in the United States, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (2)

Date
07/23/2019Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H7179-7180)
01/16/2019Introduced in House

All Actions (10)

Date Chamber
07/24/2019SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
07/23/2019-3:29pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
07/23/2019-3:29pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H7179-7180)
07/23/2019-3:15pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 617.
07/23/2019-3:15pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H7179-7181)
07/23/2019-3:15pmHouseMs. Johnson (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
02/08/2019HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
01/16/2019HouseReferred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
01/16/2019HouseReferred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
01/16/2019HouseIntroduced in House

Committees (3)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Science, Space, and Technology01/16/2019 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs01/16/2019 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health02/08/2019 Referred to
Senate Energy and Natural Resources07/24/2019 Referred to

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Latest Summary (2)

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Passed House (07/23/2019)

Department of Energy Veterans' Health Initiative Act

This bill directs the Department of Energy (DOE) to establish a research program in artificial intelligence and high-performance computing that is focused on the development of tools to (1) solve big data challenges associated with veterans' health care, and (2) support the Department of Veterans Affairs in identifying potential health risks and challenges.

DOE may carry out research and development activities to develop tools to apply to big data that enable federal agencies, institutions of higher education, nonprofit research organizations, and industry to better leverage the capabilities of DOE to solve complex, big data challenges.