House Bill 2521
117th Congress(2021-2022)
To require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct a study on the feasability and advisability of furnishing doula services to certain veterans, and for other purposes.
Active
Active
Passed House on Dec 1, 2022
Overview
Text
Introduced
Apr 14, 2021
Latest Action
Dec 5, 2022
Origin Chamber
House
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
2521
Congress
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.
Sponsorship by Party
House Votes (2)
Senate Votes (0)
Question
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Status
Passed
Type
Roll Call Vote
Roll Call Vote
A vote that records the individual position of each Member who voted. Such votes occurring on the House floor (by the "yeas and nays" or by "recorded vote") are taken by electronic device. The Senate has no electronic voting system; in such votes, Senators answer "yea" or "nay" as the clerk calls each name aloud. Each vote is compiled by clerks and receives a roll call number (referenced in Congress.gov as a "Record Vote" [Senate] or "Roll no." [House]).
Roll Call Type
2/3 Yea-And-Nay
Roll Number
497
House Roll Call Votes
Summary

Delivering Optimally Urgent Labor Access for Veterans Affairs Act of 2021 or the DOULA for VA Act of 2021

This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to establish a five-year pilot program to furnish doula services to pregnant veterans who are enrolled in the VA health care system. The program must furnish doula services through eligible entities by expanding the VA's Whole Health model to measure the impact that doula support services have on birth and mental health outcomes of pregnant veterans. The Whole Health model is a holistic approach that looks at the many areas of life that may affect health in order to make a health plan suited for each individual based on his or her health goals.

Text (3)
December 5, 2022
December 1, 2022
April 14, 2021
Actions (17)
12/05/2022
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
12/01/2022
The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
12/01/2022
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12/01/2022
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 376 - 44 (Roll no. 497). (text: 11/29/2022 CR H8601-8602)
12/01/2022
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 376 - 44 (Roll no. 497).
12/01/2022
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H8701-8702)
11/29/2022
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.
11/29/2022
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2521.
11/29/2022
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H8600-8602)
11/29/2022
Mr. Takano moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
09/21/2022
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
09/21/2022
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
09/20/2022
Subcommittee on Health Discharged.
04/15/2021
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
04/14/2021
Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
04/14/2021
Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
04/14/2021
Introduced in House
Public Record
Record Updated
Jan 11, 2023 1:48:47 PM