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HR 4287
To amend title 38, United States Code, to expand the definition of homeless veteran for purposes of benefits under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
Sponsor:
Rep Hahn, Janice [CA-36]
Introduced:
3/28/2012
Cosponsors:
(73) Rep Rangel, Charles B. [NY-15], Rep Runyan, Jon [NJ-3], Rep Bordallo, Madeleine Z. [GU], Rep Conyers, John, Jr. [MI-14], Rep McGovern, James P. [MA-3], Rep Larsen, Rick [WA-2] (5/7/2012), Rep Baca, Joe [CA-43], Rep Towns, Edolphus [NY-10], Rep Napolitano, Grace F. [CA-38] (5/10/2012), Rep McDermott, Jim [WA-7], Rep Davis, Danny K. [IL-7], Rep Levin, Sander M. [MI-12], Rep Moore, Gwen [WI-4], Rep Clarke, Yvette D. [NY-11], Rep Kucinich, Dennis J. [OH-10], Rep Clarke, Hansen [MI-13], Rep Brady, Robert A. [PA-1], Rep Berkley, Shelley [NV-1], Rep Bartlett, Roscoe G. [MD-6], Rep Ryan, Tim [OH-17], Rep Norton, Eleanor Holmes [DC], Rep Lujan, Ben Ray [NM-3], Rep Jackson, Jesse L., Jr. [IL-2] (5/30/2012), Rep Sewell, Terri A. [AL-7], Rep Polis, Jared [CO-2], Rep Reyes, Silvestre [TX-16], Rep Benishek, Dan [MI-1] (5/31/2012), Rep Sanchez, Loretta [CA-47], Rep Kind, Ron [WI-3], Rep Garamendi, John [CA-10], Rep Sutton, Betty [OH-13], Rep Lewis, John [GA-5], Rep Bonamici, Suzanne [OR-1], Rep Carnahan, Russ [MO-3], Rep Bass, Karen [CA-33], Rep Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [GA-4], Rep Michaud, Michael H. [ME-2], Rep Waxman, Henry A. [CA-30], Rep Courtney, Joe [CT-2], Rep Green, Al [TX-9], Rep Chu, Judy [CA-32], Rep Schilling, Robert T. [IL-17] (6/7/2012), Rep Woolsey, Lynn C. [CA-6], Rep Ellison, Keith [MN-5] (6/8/2012), Rep Hastings, Alcee L. [FL-23], Rep Edwards, Donna F. [MD-4], Rep Schakowsky, Janice D. [IL-9], Rep Rush, Bobby L. [IL-1], Rep Filner, Bob [CA-51], Rep Murphy, Christopher S. [CT-5], Rep Olver, John W. [MA-1], Rep Griffin, Tim [AR-2], Rep Barletta, Lou [PA-11], Rep Carson, Andre [IN-7] (6/18/2012), Rep Womack, Steve [AR-3], Rep McCollum, Betty [MN-4], Rep Smith, Adam [WA-9], Rep Capps, Lois [CA-23] (6/19/2012), Rep Cohen, Steve [TN-9], Rep Emerson, Jo Ann [MO-8], Rep Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [NY-28], Rep Peters, Gary C. [MI-9] (6/26/2012), Rep Gibson, Christopher P. [NY-20], Rep Stark, Fortney Pete [CA-13], Rep Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [GA-2], Rep Clay, Wm. Lacy [MO-1], Rep DeGette, Diana [CO-1], Rep Hinojosa, Ruben [TX-15], Rep Hayworth, Nan A. S. [NY-19] (7/10/2012), Rep Shuler, Heath [NC-11], Rep Holt, Rush D. [NJ-12] (7/26/2012), Rep Connolly, Gerald E. "Gerry" [VA-11], Rep Young, Don [AK] (8/2/2012)
Latest Action:
3/28/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status:
Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
Summary:
The bill would include as a homeless veteran, for purposes of eligibility for benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), a veteran or veteran's family fleeing domestic or dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or other dangerous or life-threatening conditions in the current housing situation, including where the health and safety of children are jeopardized, there is no other residence, and there is a lack of resources or support networks to obtain other permanent housing.

 

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