Federal - HR 239

A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for limitations on copayments for contraception furnished by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

Introduced

January 11, 2021

Description

A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for limitations on copayments for contraception furnished by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

Our Position

Support

Original Sponsor 1

Co-Sponsors 76

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  • June 22, 2021Scheduled action — Full committee business meeting by the House Rules Committee.3 p.m., H-313, U.S. CapitolNew

  • June 16, 2021Biggs, R-Ariz., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.160, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E653

  • June 15, 2021 — Measure rejected in the House by roll call vote, 240-188, under suspension of the rules (two-thirds vote required). Congressional Record p. H2799

  • June 15, 2021House Vote 160 Veteran Contraception Access — Passage
    Takano, D-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would prohibit the Veterans Affairs Department from requiring copayments from a veteran for any contraceptive items that are required to be covered by health insurance plans without a cost-sharing requirement. Motion rejected 240-188. Note: A two-thirds majority of those present and voting (286 in this case) is required for passage under suspension of the rules. Pursuant to the provisions of H Res 8, members were able to vote remotely by proxy during the public health emergency period related to COVID-19. Congressional Record p. H2774-H2775, H2799

  • June 14, 2021 — Reported to the House by the House Veterans' Affairs Committee and placed on the Union Calendar. H Rept 117-60Congressional Record p. H2744

  • June 14, 2021 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Williams, (D-Ga.)
  • May 4, 2021 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the House Veterans' Affairs Committee.

    May 4, 2021 — Committee Vote: En Bloc Bills — Vote to Report
    Ordered reported favorably to the full House (en bloc) 22-6.

  • May 4, 2021 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Cleaver (D-Mo.)
  • April 15, 2021 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Neguse, (D-Colo.)
  • April 8, 2021 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Allred, (D-Texas)Perlmutter, (D-Colo.)Phillips, (D-Minn.)
  • March 17, 2021 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Bishop, S. (D-Ga.)Foster, (D-Ill.)Himes, (D-Conn.)
  • March 10, 2021 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Lamb, (D-Pa.)Stanton, (D-Ariz.)
  • March 8, 2021 — Additional cosponsor(s): 15

    Auchincloss, (D-Mass.)Garcia, (D-Ill.)Newman, (D-Ill.)
    Axne, (D-Iowa)Hastings, (D-Fla.)Pocan, (D-Wis.)
    Barragan, (D-Calif.)Kilmer, (D-Wash.)Pressley, (D-Mass.)
    Blunt Rochester, (D-Del.)Larsen, R. (D-Wash.)Swalwell, (D-Calif.)
    Bonamici, (D-Ore.)Napolitano, (D-Calif.)Titus, (D-Nev.)
  • Feb. 26, 2021 — Additional cosponsor(s): 4

    Carbajal, (D-Calif.)Ryan, T. (D-Ohio)
    Gallego, (D-Ariz.)Welch, (D-Vt.)
  • Feb. 25, 2021 — Additional cosponsor(s): 12

    Blumenauer, (D-Ore.)Espaillat, (D-N.Y.)Lowenthal, (D-Calif.)
    Brown, A. (D-Md.)Jacobs, (R-N.Y.)Matsui, (D-Calif.)
    Cicilline, (D-R.I.)Lawrence, (D-Mich.)Morelle, (D-N.Y.)
    Cooper, (D-Tenn.)Lawson, (D-Fla.)Trone, (D-Md.)
  • Feb. 18, 2021 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Houlahan, (D-Pa.)
  • Feb. 2, 2021 — Additional cosponsor(s): 6

    Jackson Lee, (D-Texas)Keating, (D-Mass.)Kirkpatrick, (D-Ariz.)
    Jones, (D-N.Y.)Khanna, (D-Calif.)San Nicolas, (D-Guam)
  • Jan. 21, 2021 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Clarke, Y. (D-N.Y.)Price, (D-N.C.)
  • Jan. 19, 2021 — Additional cosponsor(s): 4

    Casten, (D-Ill.)Strickland, (D-Wash.)
    Pingree, (D-Maine)Velazquez, (D-N.Y.)
  • Jan. 12, 2021 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Kuster, (D-N.H.)Nadler, (D-N.Y.)Tonko, (D-N.Y.)
  • Jan. 11, 2021 — Original cosponsor(s): 18

    Castor, (D-Fla.)Frankel, (D-Fla.)Moore, (D-Wis.)
    Chu, (D-Calif.)Grijalva, (D-Ariz.)Norton, (D-D.C.)
    Cohen, (D-Tenn.)Hayes, (D-Conn.)Pappas, (D-N.H.)
    DeGette, (D-Colo.)Jayapal, (D-Wash.)Schakowsky, (D-Ill.)
    DelBene, (D-Wash.)Lee, B. (D-Calif.)Sires, (D-N.J.)
    Deutch, (D-Fla.)Maloney, C. (D-N.Y.)Speier, (D-Calif.)
  • Jan. 11, 2021 — Read twice and referred to: House Veterans' Affairs.Congressional Record p. H120