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H.R. 4673 - EVEST Act

Bill Text

  • Rules Committee Print 117-26 PDF

    Showing the text of H.R. 4673, as ordered reported by the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

  • Text of H.R. 4673 PDF

    (as reported by the Committee on Veterans' Affairs)

  • H. Rept. 117-223 PDF

    Report from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs to accompany H.R. 4673

Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE of 8-4 on Monday, January 10, 2022.

 

MANAGERS: Perlmutter/Reschenthaler

1. Structured rule for H.R. 1836.
2. Provides one hour of general debate on the bill equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs or their designees.
3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
4. Provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 117-25 shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.
5. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.
6. Makes in order only those amendments printed in part A of the Rules Committee report. Each further amendment printed in part A of the Rules Committee report shall be considered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, may be withdrawn by the proponent at any time before the question is put thereon, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.
7. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part A of the report.
8. Provides one motion to recommit.
9. Structured rule for H.R. 4673.
10. Provides one hour of general debate on the bill equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs or their designees.
11. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
12. Provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 117-26 shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.
13. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.
14. Provides that following debate, each further amendment printed in part B of the Rules Committee report not earlier considered as part of amendments en bloc pursuant to section 5 shall be considered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, may be withdrawn by the proponent at any time before the question is put thereon, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.
15. Section 5 provides that at any time after debate the chair of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs or his designee may offer amendments en bloc consisting of further amendments printed in part B of the Rules Committee report not earlier disposed of. Amendments en bloc shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Veterans Affairs' or their designees, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.
16. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part B of the report and amendments en bloc described in section 5 of the resolution.
17. Provides one motion to recommit.

18. Provides that House Resolution 188, agreed to March 8, 2021 (as most recently amended by House Resolution 829, agreed to December 2, 2021), is amended by striking “January 21, 2022” each place it appears and inserting (in each instance) "February 4, 2022”.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
1Version 1Moore (WI)DemocratWithdrawn Allows the Secretary to provide additional appropriate information, including information on types of services and benefits available, to those who are automatically enrolled.Withdrawn
2Version 1Phillips (MN)DemocratDirects the Department of Veterans Affairs to submit a report to Congress on the ability of the Department to furnish mental healthcare services to veterans.Submitted
3Version 2Ross (NC), González-Colón, Jenniffer (PR)Bi-PartisanWithdrawn Requires the Secretary to notify veterans of the services and resources for which they are eligible, including mental health care, community health care under the MISSION Act, and care for military sexual trauma.Withdrawn
4Version 1Payne, Jr. (NJ)DemocratProhibits funds in the bill from being spent on any veteran who is convicted of a crime related to the January 6, 2021 Insurrection at the United States Capitol.Submitted
5Version 1Pallone (NJ)DemocratDirects the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct a study on the effect of financial and credit counseling for homeless veterans and veterans experiencing housing instability.Submitted
6Version 3Escobar (TX)DemocratRevised Extends automatic enrollment to Veterans who were discharged within 90 days before the enactment of this Act.Made in Order
7Version 1Delgado (NY)DemocratDirects GAO to submit a report to Congress determining the best methods for the VA to provide notice of the automatic enrollment in the patient enrollment system. Report must consider different demographics, including age and location.Made in Order
8Version 1Bowman (NY)DemocratWithdrawn Requires that along with notice of enrollment, veterans also are provided information regarding VA medical care and services related to suicide prevention, including how to access Veterans Crisis Line.Withdrawn
9Version 1Tlaib (MI)DemocratRequires a report on the automatic enrollment not later than one year after the first veteran is enrolled to preserve lessons learned from the rollout of this automatic registration program for other agencies and entities that may pursue similar initiatives in the future.Made in Order
10Version 1Aguilar (CA)DemocratWithdrawn Requires all computer-based counseling under the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) and Military Spouse Transition Program (MySTeP) to be in English, Spanish, and Tagalog, including, the remaining 10 most commonly spoken languages in the United States to increase language accessibility for service members and their spouses as they transition into civilian life.Withdrawn
11Version 1Hayes (CT)DemocratClarifies that notices shall include instructions for how the veteran may elect to enroll at a later date, as well as ensuring that notices be provided via physical mail and, to the extent practical, via electronic mail to ensure veterans are aware of notice and information related to this Act.Made in Order
12Version 1Bost (IL)RepublicanSUBSTITUTE Creates a bipartisan commission to evaluate eligibility for VA hospital care and medical services and to recommend actions to improve enrollment eligibility for all veterans.Submitted
13Version 1Delgado (NY)DemocratLate Allows the VA Secretary to consider mass texting as a way to notify veterans about VA services.Made in Order