House Bill 1448
117th Congress(2021-2022)
PAWS for Veterans Therapy Act
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Passed House on May 12, 2021
Overview
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Introduced
Mar 1, 2021
Latest Action
May 13, 2021
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Bill Number
1448
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117
Policy Area
Armed Forces and National Security
Armed Forces and National Security
Primary focus of measure is military operations and spending, facilities, procurement and weapons, personnel, intelligence; strategic materials; war and emergency powers; veterans’ issues. Measures concerning alliances and collective security, arms sales and military assistance, or arms control may fall under International Affairs policy area.
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Passed
May 12, 2021
Type
Voice Vote
Voice Vote
A vote in which the presiding officer states the question, then asks those in favor and against to say "Yea" or "Nay," respectively, and announces the result according to his or her judgment. The names or numbers of senators voting on each side are not recorded.
Passed/agreed to in House: Pursuant to section 6 of H. Res. 380, and the motion offered by Mr. Hoyer, the following bills passed under suspension of the rules: H.R. 297; H.R. 433; H.R. 478; H.R. 586; H.R. 721, as amended; H.R. 768; H.R. 810; H.R. 1205; H.R. 1260, as amended; H.R. 1324; H.R. 1448, as amended; H.R. 1475, as amended; H.R. 1480, as amended; H.R. 2862, as amended; H.R. 2955; and H.R. 2981.
Summary

Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers for Veterans Therapy Act or the PAWS for Veterans Therapy Act

This bill implements a program and a policy related to service dog therapy for veterans. Specifically, the bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to implement a five-year pilot program to assess the effectiveness of addressing post-deployment mental health and post-traumatic stress disorder through a method where veterans train service dogs for veterans with disabilities.

The bill also authorizes the VA to provide service dogs to veterans with mental illnesses, regardless of whether they have a mobility impairment.

Text (3)
May 12, 2021
May 12, 2021
March 1, 2021
Actions (17)
05/13/2021
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
05/12/2021
Pursuant to section 6 of H. Res. 380, and the motion offered by Mr. Hoyer, the following bills passed under suspension of the rules: H.R. 297; H.R. 433; H.R. 478; H.R. 586; H.R. 721, as amended; H.R. 768; H.R. 810; H.R. 1205; H.R. 1260, as amended; H.R. 1324; H.R. 1448, as amended; H.R. 1475, as amended; H.R. 1480, as amended; H.R. 2862, as amended; H.R. 2955; and H.R. 2981. (consideration: CR H2235-2246; text: CR H2240)
05/12/2021
Passed/agreed to in House: Pursuant to section 6 of H. Res. 380, and the motion offered by Mr. Hoyer, the following bills passed under suspension of the rules: H.R. 297; H.R. 433; H.R. 478; H.R. 586; H.R. 721, as amended; H.R. 768; H.R. 810; H.R. 1205; H.R. 1260, as amended; H.R. 1324; H.R. 1448, as amended; H.R. 1475, as amended; H.R. 1480, as amended; H.R. 2862, as amended; H.R. 2955; and H.R. 2981.
05/12/2021
Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 380, proceedings on H.R. 1448 are considered vacated.
05/12/2021
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
05/12/2021
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1448.
05/12/2021
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H2212-2215)
05/12/2021
Mr. Takano moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
05/12/2021
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 16.
05/12/2021
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. H. Rept. 117-31.
05/04/2021
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
05/04/2021
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
05/04/2021
Subcommittee on Health Discharged.
04/27/2021
Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
03/18/2021
Motion to place bill on Consensus Calendar filed by Mr. Stivers.
03/01/2021
Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
03/01/2021
Introduced in House
Public Record
Created
Mar 2, 2021 8:12:12 AM
Updated
May 14, 2021 4:29:41 AM