Senate Bill 1873
115th Congress(2017-2018)
Veteran PEER Act
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Amendments
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Passed Senate on Jan 25, 2018
Overview
Text
Introduced
Sep 27, 2017
Latest Action
Jan 29, 2018
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
1873
Congress
115
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
Connecticut
Massachusetts
Mississippi
Missouri
New Hampshire
South Dakota
Wisconsin
Passed
January 25, 2018
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 Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote.
Summary

Veteran Partners' Efforts to Enhance Reintegration Act or the Veteran PEER Act

This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to carry out a program to establish not fewer than two peer specialists in patient aligned care teams at VA medical centers to promote the use and integration of services for mental health, substance use disorder, and behavior health in a primary care setting.

The VA shall ensure that the needs of female veterans are specifically addressed and that female peer specialists are included in the program.

Text (3)
January 29, 2018
January 25, 2018
September 27, 2017
Amendments (1)
Jan 25, 2018
Agreed to in Senate
1
Sponsorship
Senate Amendment 1920
To modify the timeline for establishment of the program.
Agreed To
Actions (10)
01/29/2018
Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
01/29/2018
Received in the House.
01/29/2018
Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
01/25/2018
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
01/25/2018
Passed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote.
01/25/2018
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote.
01/25/2018
Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S525-526)
01/25/2018
Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs discharged by Unanimous Consent.
09/27/2017
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
09/27/2017
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Sep 28, 2017 12:26:19 AM
Updated
Dec 15, 2020 5:16:49 PM