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S.287: Helping Homeless Veterans 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 Mark Begich, D-Alaska
Total Cosponsors 6 (4 Democrats, 2 Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 12, 2013
Latest Major Action Nov. 18, 2013
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Bill Summary

Helping Homeless Veterans Act of 2013 - (Sec. 2) Includes 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.

(Sec. 3) Requires public or private nonprofit entities that receive grants under the VA comprehensive service programs for homeless veterans to agree to meet the physical privacy, safety, and security needs of such veterans.

(Sec. 4) Increases the per diem payment for transitional housing assistance for homeless veterans who are placed in housing that will become permanent upon the termination of such assistance to a maximum of 150% of the per ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Nov. 18, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Nov. 12, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
Nov. 12, 2013 Received in the House.
Nov. 7, 2013 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Nov. 6, 2013 Passed Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S7888)
Nov. 6, 2013 The committee substitute as amended agreed to by Unanimous Consent. (text of measure as reported in Senate: CR S7886-7887)
Nov. 6, 2013 Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S7886-7888)
Sept. 23, 2013 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 197.
Sept. 23, 2013 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Reported by Senator Sanders with an amendment in the nature of a substitute and an amendment to the title. With written report No. 113-110.
July 24, 2013 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
May 9, 2013 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-203.
Feb. 12, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.