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

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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.

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Co-Sponsors 76

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  • July 12, 2021 — Received in the Senate and referred to the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee. Congressional Record p. S4827

  • June 24, 2021Van Duyne, R-Texas, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.184, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H3117

  • June 24, 2021Jackson, R-Texas, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.176, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E690

  • June 24, 2021Burchett, R-Tenn., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.176, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E692

  • June 24, 2021Burchett, R-Tenn., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.175, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E692

  • June 24, 2021House Vote 184 Veteran Contraception Access — Passage
    Passage of 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. Passed 245-181. Note: A "yea" was a vote in support of the president's position. 36 members voted remotely by proxy, pursuant to the provisions of H Res 8 during the public health emergency period related to COVID-19. Congressional Record p. H3116-H3117

  • June 24, 2021 — Considered by the House. Congressional Record p. H3094-H3097, H3116-H3117

  • June 23, 2021A. Scott, R-Ga., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.176, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H3026

  • June 23, 2021Emmer, R-Minn., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.176, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H3026

  • June 23, 2021Pascrell, D-N.J., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.175, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H3025

  • June 23, 2021House Vote 176 Age Discrimination; Access to Contraception; LGBTQ-Owned Businesses; Congressional Disapproval Measures — Rule
    Adoption of the rule provide for floor consideration of the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act (HR 2062); the Equal Access to Contraception for Veterans Act (HR 239); the LGBTQ Business Equal Credit Enforcement and Investment Act (HR 1443); a joint resolution (S J Res 13) disapproving an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission conciliation rule; a joint resolution (S J Res 14) disapproving Environmental Protection Agency methane emission standards; and a joint resolution (S J Res 15) disapproving the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency "true lender" rule. The rule would provide for up to one hour of general debate on each measure; make in order floor consideration of five amendments to HR 2062; and provide for automatic adoption of a Scott, D-Va., manager's amendment to HR 2062 that would strike language from the bill that would establish a reasonableness standard of proof with respect to age and disability discrimination in employment. It would provide for automatic agreement, upon adoption of the rule, to a resolution (H Res 485) that would provide not more than $3.5 million for Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth expenses during the 117th Congress. It would authorize, through the legislative day of June 25, 2021, non-debatable motions by the majority leader or a designee to suspend the rules and consider, en bloc, measures that were previously considered under suspension of the rules on June 22 or June 23. Adopted 218-205. Note: 23 members voted remotely by proxy, pursuant to the provisions of H Res 8 during the public health emergency period related to COVID-19. Congressional Record p. H3025-H3026

  • June 23, 2021House Vote 175 Age Discrimination; Veterans' Contraception Access; LGBTQ-Owned Businesses; Congressional Disapproval Measures — Previous Question
    Agreeing to the Morelle, D-N.Y., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 486) provide for floor consideration of the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act (HR 2062); the Equal Access to Contraception for Veterans Act (HR 239); the LGBTQ Business Equal Credit Enforcement and Investment Act (HR 1443); a joint resolution (S J Res 13) disapproving an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission conciliation rule; a joint resolution (S J Res 14) disapproving Environmental Protection Agency methane emission standards; and a joint resolution (S J Res 15) disapproving the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency "true lender" rule. The rule would provide for up to one hour of general debate on each measure; make in order floor consideration of five amendments to HR 2062; and provide for automatic adoption of a Scott, D-Va., manager's amendment to HR 2062 that would strike language from the bill that would establish a reasonableness standard of proof with respect to age and disability discrimination in employment. It would provide for automatic agreement, upon adoption of the rule, to a resolution (H Res 485) that would provide not more than $3.5 million for Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth expenses during the 117th Congress. It would authorize, through the legislative day of June 25, 2021, non-debatable motions by the majority leader or a designee to suspend the rules and consider, en bloc, measures that were previously considered under suspension of the rules on June 22 or June 23. Motion agreed to 218-209. Note: 24 members voted remotely by proxy, pursuant to the provisions of H Res 8 during the public health emergency period related to COVID-19. Congressional Record p. H3024-H3025

  • June 22, 2021 — Rules Committee resolution, H Res 486, reported to the House as a rule for HR 239.

  • June 22, 2021Statement of Administration Policy issued by Office of Management and Budget.

  • June 22, 2021 — House Rules Committee granted a closed rule providing for consideration of the bill. Congressional Record p. H3004

  • June 22, 2021 — Full committee proceeding held by the House Rules Committee.

  • June 17, 2021DeFazio, D-Ore., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.160, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E666

  • 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. 27 members voted remotely by proxy, pursuant to the provisions of H Res 8 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