H.R.4635: To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to increase the number of peer-to-peer counselors providing counseling for women veterans, and for other purposes.

About This Bill

  • Introduced Dec. 13, 2017
  • Latest Major Action June 14, 2018

Bill Summary

(Sec. 1) This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to emphasize appointing peer support counselors for women veterans. The VA shall recruit women peer support counselors with expertise in gender-specific issues and services, VA services and benefits, and employment mentoring. The VA shall: emphasize peer support counseling for women veterans who suffered sexual trauma while in the Armed Forces, have post-traumatic stress...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

What Lawmakers Are Saying About This Bill

There are 11 statements associated with H.R.4635.

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 14
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
June 13
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
June 13

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (consideration: CR H5137)

June 13
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4635.
June 13
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H5137-5138)
June 13
Mr. Roe (TN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
May 18
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 530.
May 18
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. H. Rept. 115-687.
May 8
Subcommittee on Health Discharged.
May 8
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
May 8
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
April 17
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Dec. 13, 2017
Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Dec. 13, 2017
Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
Dec. 13, 2017

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

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