Senate Bill 1828
117th Congress(2021-2022)
HAVANA Act of 2021
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Passed House on Sep 21, 2021
Overview
Text
Introduced
May 25, 2021
Latest Action
Sep 21, 2021
Origin Chamber
Senate
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
1828
Congress
117
Policy Area
Government Operations and Politics
Government Operations and Politics
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Sponsorship by Party
Maine
Missouri
Florida
Illinois
Arkansas
Nebraska
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
North Carolina
Virginia
Passed
June 7, 2021
Type
Unanimous Consent
Unanimous Consent
A senator may request unanimous consent on the floor to set aside a specified rule of procedure so as to expedite proceedings. If no Senator objects, the Senate permits the action, but if any one senator objects, the request is rejected. Unanimous consent requests with only immediate effects are routinely granted, but ones affecting the floor schedule, the conditions of considering a bill or other business, or the rights of other senators, are normally not offered, or a floor leader will object to it, until all senators concerned have had an opportunity to inform the leaders that they find it acceptable.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
Summary

Helping American Victims Afflicted by Neurological Attacks Act of 2021 or the HAVANA Act of 2021

This bill specifically authorizes the Central Intelligence Agency, the Department of State, and other agencies to provide payments to agency personnel who incur brain injuries from hostilities while on assignment.

Specifically, the bill allows agency personnel and their families to receive payments for brain injuries that are incurred (1) during a period of assignment to a foreign or domestic duty station; (2) in connection with war, insurgency, hostile acts, terrorist activity, or other agency-designated incidents; and (3) not as the result of willful misconduct.

The bill's authority applies to injuries incurred before, on, or after the date of the bill's enactment. Agencies must submit classified reports on the bill's implementation, including the number of payments made and the amount of each payment.

Since 2016, some intelligence, diplomatic, and other governmental personnel have reported experiencing unusual cognitive and neurological impairments while on assignment (particularly abroad), the source of which is currently under investigation. Symptoms were first reported by personnel stationed in Cuba and have since been collectively referred to as Havana Syndrome.

Actions (17)
09/21/2021
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
09/21/2021
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 427 - 0 (Roll no. 265). (text: 07/26/2021 CR H3854-3855)
09/21/2021
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 427 - 0 (Roll no. 265).
09/21/2021
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H4576-4577)
07/26/2021
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.
07/26/2021
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 1828.
07/26/2021
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H3854-3857)
07/26/2021
Mr. Castro (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
06/11/2021
Held at the desk.
06/11/2021
Received in the House.
06/08/2021
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
06/07/2021
Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S3963-3965)
06/07/2021
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
06/07/2021
Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs discharged by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S3963-3965)
06/07/2021
Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs discharged by Unanimous Consent.
05/25/2021
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
05/25/2021
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Record Created
May 26, 2021 4:27:14 AM
Record Updated
Sep 23, 2021 3:00:20 PM