My Votes – Week of November 11
**A rule bill is a bill passed through a full House vote under a rule that has been voted and agreed upon by the Rules Committee. Rule bills require a simple majority of the House to pass (218 votes) through a recorded vote.
**A suspension bill is a bill passed by the House through suspending the rules to move quickly, circumventing the House Rules Committee. Suspension bills are typically less controversial pieces of legislation, and as the rules are being suspended, they require a higher threshold, two-thirds of those voting in the House, to pass. Additionally, these bills are often passed by a voice vote, without a formal roll call vote.
|Result and Date
|What it means for you and your family
|GI Bill Planning Act of 2019
|This bill will extend the period of time in which a servicemember can elect to receive Montgomery GI Bill educational benefits.
|Deborah Sampson Act
|This bill provides for increased access to Department of Veterans Affairs medical care for women veterans.
424 – 1
|Veteran Entrepreneur Training Act of 2019
|This bill authorizes The Small Business Administration’s Boots to Business program for 5 years and improves reporting.
|Service-Disabled Veterans Small Business Continuation Act
|This bill amends the Small Business Act to clarify the treatment of surviving spouses for purposes of the service-disabled veteran-owned small business definition.
|This bill requires the SBA Administrator to report on the veterans interagency task force and a report by the Comptroller General on access to credit for small businesses owned by veterans.
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