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HR 3705

Title: Veterans Fair Debt Notice Act of 2017
Author: Rep. Chellie Pingree (DEM-ME)

Summary
<p><b>Veterans Fair Debt Notice Act of 2017</b></p> <p>This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to require that certified mail be used: (1) to send a veteran any debt demand or debt information notification concerning collection of debts resulting from the veteran's participation in a VA benefit or home loan program, and (2) by a veteran to request a collection waiver from the VA. </p> <p>A VA debt demand shall explain in plain language why the debtor owes money to the VA, and a VA debt notification shall include in plain language options available to the debtor.</p>

Status
Introduced in House 09/07/2017
Introduced in House 09/07/2017
Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. 09/07/2017
Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs. 09/07/2017
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held. 11/02/2017
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote. 11/02/2017
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. H. Rept. 115-397. 11/07/2017
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. H. Rept. 115-397. 11/07/2017
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 293. 11/07/2017
Mr. Bilirakis moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. 11/07/2017
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H8561-8562) 11/07/2017
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3705. 11/07/2017
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. 11/07/2017
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H8643) 11/08/2017
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): 422 - 0 (Roll no. 621).(text: 11/7/2017 CR H8561) 11/08/2017
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 422 - 0 (Roll no. 621). (text: 11/7/2017 CR H8561) 11/08/2017
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection. 11/08/2017
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. 11/09/2017

Bill Text
11/09/2017 - HR 3705 (Referred+in+Senate)
11/08/2017 - HR 3705 (Engrossed+in+House)
11/07/2017 - HR 3705 (Reported+in+House)
09/07/2017 - HR 3705 (Introduced+in+House)
09/06/2017 - HR 3705 (Introduced+in+House)

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    Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME)
    U.S. Representative

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    2162 Rayburn House Office Building

    Washington, DC 20515-1901
    Phone: (202) 225-6116

    District Address:
    2 Portland Fish Pier, Suite 304

    Portland, ME 04101
    Phone: (207) 774-5019
    Fax: (207) 871-0720

 
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