H.R.2147: Veterans Treatment Court Improvement Act of 2018

About This Bill

  • Introduced April 26, 2017
  • Latest Major Action Sept. 17, 2018

Bill Summary

Veterans Treatment Court Improvement Act of 2018 (Sec. 2) This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to hire at least 50 Veterans Justice Outreach Specialists under the Veterans Justice Outreach Program. Each of these specialists must serve as part of a justice team in a veterans treatment court or other veteran-focused court. A specialist hired under this bill must be placed at a VA medical center that: complies with VA...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

What Lawmakers Are Saying About This Bill

There are 23 statements associated with H.R.2147.

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 17, 2018

Became Public Law No: 115-240.

Sept. 17, 2018

Signed by President.

Sept. 5, 2018
Presented to President.
Aug. 23, 2018
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Aug. 22, 2018

Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.

Aug. 22, 2018

Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S5869)

June 18, 2018
Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 466.
June 14, 2018
Received in the Senate.
June 13, 2018
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
June 13, 2018

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H5133-5134)

June 13, 2018
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2147.
June 13, 2018
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H5133-5135)
June 13, 2018
Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
May 18, 2018
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 525.
May 18, 2018
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. H. Rept. 115-682.
May 8, 2018
Subcommittee on Health Discharged.
May 8, 2018
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
May 8, 2018
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Sept. 26, 2017
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
April 26, 2017
Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
April 26, 2017
Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
April 26, 2017
Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Discharged.
April 26, 2017
Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.
April 26, 2017

Introduced in the House by Mike Coffman (R-Colo.)

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