H.R.5516: VITAL Assessment Act

About This Bill

  • Introduced Oct. 8, 2021
  • Latest Major Action Nov. 17, 2021

Bill Cosponsors

3 (2 Democrats, 1 Republican)

Bill Versions

Bill Summary

VITAL Assessment Act This bill implements changes related to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership (VITAL) program, which focuses on enhancing student veterans' academic success and retention by assisting with things like mental and physical health. The VA must report on the program and establish best practices, goals, and measures for the program that are uniform among the VA's medical centers....

(Source: Library of Congress)

What Lawmakers Are Saying About This Bill

There are 2 statements associated with H.R.5516.

Bill Actions

Date Description
Nov. 17, 2021
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
Nov. 16, 2021
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
Nov. 16, 2021
Considered under suspension of the rules.
Nov. 16, 2021
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Nov. 16, 2021
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5516.
Nov. 16, 2021
Mr. Takano moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
Nov. 16, 2021

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H6279)

Nov. 16, 2021
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H6279-6280)
Nov. 4, 2021
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Nov. 4, 2021
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Nov. 4, 2021
Subcommittee on Health Discharged.
Oct. 25, 2021
Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Oct. 14, 2021
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Oct. 13, 2021
Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Oct. 8, 2021
Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
Oct. 8, 2021

Introduced in the House by Jake Ellzey (R-Texas)

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