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H.R.384: Homes for Heroes Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about armed forces and national security
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Sponsor Al Green, D-Texas
Total Cosponsors 20 (18 Democrats, 2 Republicans)
Introduced Jan. 23, 2013
Latest Major Action May 16, 2013
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Bill Progress

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  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

Homes for Heroes Act of 2013 - Amends the Department of Housing and Urban Development Act to establish in the Office of the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) a Special Assistant for Veterans Affairs to: (1) ensure veterans fair access to HUD housing and homeless assistance programs, (2) coordinate all HUD programs and activities relating to veterans, and (3) serve as a HUD liaison with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Terminates, at the same time as such establishment, the position of Special Assistant for Veterans Programs in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Special Needs.

Directs the Secretaries of HUD and VA to report annually to Congress with respect to veterans homelessness and housing assistance.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 16, 2013 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
May 15, 2013 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection. (consideration: CR H2637)
May 15, 2013 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
May 15, 2013

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 420 - 3 (Roll no. 149). (text: CR H2629-2630)

May 15, 2013 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H2636-2637)
May 15, 2013 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
May 15, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 384.
May 15, 2013 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H2629-2631)
May 15, 2013 Mr. McHenry moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
Jan. 23, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.