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H.R. 8247 (116th): Veterans COMPACT Act of 2020

H.R. 8247 (116th): Veterans COMPACT Act of 2020

Sponsor: Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41] (Introduced 09/14/2020)
Committees: Houst - Veterans' Affairs
Latest Action: 12/05/2020 Became Public Law No: 116-214.  (All Actions)


Short title: This Act may be cited as the Veterans Comprehensive Prevention, Access to Care, and Treatment Act of 2020 or the Veterans COMPACT Act of 2020.

Title I—Improvement of transition of individuals to services from Department of Veterans Affairs

Sec. 101. Pilot program on information sharing between Department of Veterans Affairs and designated relatives and friends of veterans regarding assistance and benefits available to the veterans.

Sec. 102. Annual report on Solid Start program of Department of Veterans Affairs.

Title II—Suicide Prevention

Sec. 201. Department of Veterans Affairs provision of emergent suicide care.

Sec. 202. Education program for family members and caregivers of veterans with mental health disorders.

Sec. 203. Interagency Task Force on Outdoor Recreation for Veterans.

Sec. 204. Contact of certain veterans to encourage receipt of comprehensive medical examinations.

Sec. 205. Police crisis intervention training of Department of Veterans Affairs.

Title III—Improvement of care and services for women veterans

Sec. 301. Gap analysis of Department of Veterans Affairs programs that provide assistance to women veterans who are homeless.

Sec. 302. Report on locations where women veterans are using health care from Department of Veterans Affairs.

Great American Outdoors Act Signed Into Law

Great American Outdoors Act Signed Into Law

Sponsor: Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] (Introduced 03/28/2019)
Committees: House - Ways and Means; Financial Services
Committee Meetings: 04/02/19 10:00AM
Committee Reports: H. Rept. 116-39
Latest Action: 08/04/2020 Became Public Law No: 116-152. (TXT | PDF)  (All Actions)


Short title: This Act may be cited as the Great American Outdoors Act.

To amend title 54, United States Code, to establish, fund, and provide for the use of amounts in a National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund to address the maintenance backlog of the National Park Service, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Forest Service, and the Bureau of Indian Education, and to provide permanent, dedicated funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and for other purposes.