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House Passes 9 Bills To Deliver Clear Results for Veterans

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed all 9 bills brought to the floor from the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs getting clear results for veterans on suicide prevention, transition assistance, and homelessness. In the wake of the national public health crisis of veteran suicide, five of these bills focus specifically on suicide prevention and mental healthcare. A full list of the 9 bills passed can be found below:   Full list of passed legislation: H.R. 2359 – Whole Veteran Act (Rep. Lamb – Veterans’ Affairs) H.R. 1812 – Vet Center Eligibility Expansion Act (Rep. Roe – Veterans’ Affairs) H.R. 1947 – To amend title 38, United States Code, to exempt transfers of funds from Federal agencies to the Department of Veterans Affairs for nonprofit corporations established under subchapter IV of chapter 73 of such title from certain provisions of the Economy Act, as amended (Rep. Roe – Veterans’ Affairs) H.R. 2326 – Navy Seal Chief Petty Officer William Bill Mulder (Ret.) Transition Improvement Act of 2019 (Rep. Levin (CA) – Veterans’ Affairs) H.R. 2333 – Support for Suicide Prevention Coordinators Act (Rep. Brindisi – Veterans’ Affairs) H.R. 2340 – FIGHT Veteran Suicide Act (Rep. Rose – Veterans’ Affairs) H.R. 1200 – Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-living Adjustment Act of 2019 (Rep. Luria – Veterans’ Affairs) H.R. 2372 – Veterans’ Care Quality Transparency Act (Rep. Underwood – Veterans’ Affairs) H.R. 2045 – Veterans’ Education, Transition, and Opportunity Prioritization Plan Act of 2019 (Rep. Wenstrup – Veterans’ Affairs) All bill language can be found on the Committee Repository here. ###

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