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H.R.1742: Vulnerable Veterans Housing Reform Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about housing and community development
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Sponsor Joe Heck, R-Nev.
Total Cosponsors 9 (5 Democrats, 4 Republicans)
Introduced April 25, 2013
Latest Major Action Oct. 29, 2013
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  • Bill introduced in the House   
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Vulnerable Veterans Housing Reform Act of 2013 - Amends the United States Housing Act of 1937 to exclude as family income for Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) housing assistance purposes any Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) payments made to veterans in need of regular aid and attendance for expenses related to such aid and attendance.

Prohibits, in determining the monthly rental assistance payment for low-income families, the amount for tenant-paid utilities from exceeding the appropriate utility allowance for that family unit size as determined by the public housing agency (PHA), regardless of the size of the unit leased by the family. Requires the PHA, upon request by a family that includes a person with disabilities, an elderly family, or a family that includes a person less than 18 years old, to approve a higher utility allowance,...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Oct. 29, 2013 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
Oct. 28, 2013 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H6780-6781)
Oct. 28, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1742.
Oct. 28, 2013 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H6780-6782)
Oct. 28, 2013 Mr. Cotton moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
April 25, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.