US HB96 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 73-0)
Status: Introduced on January 3 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-07-23 - Committee Hearings Held.
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


To amend title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish dental care in the same manner as any other medical service, and for other purposes. This bill expands eligibility for veterans for dental care provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Specifically, the bill makes all veterans who are enrolled in the VA health care system eligible for VA-provided dental services. Currently, only veterans who have a service-connected dental issue or meet other narrow criteria are eligible for certain dental services. The bill phases in eligibility over four years based upon existing eligibility, degree of service-connected disability or other disability, prisoner of war status, award of a Purple Heart, financial need, or VA health care eligibility.

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To amend title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish dental care in the same manner as any other medical service, and for other purposes.


Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA]Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR]Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL]Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL]
Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL]Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA]Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN]Rep. Stephanie Murphy [D-FL]
Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT]Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY]Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH]Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA]
Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH]Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL]Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL]Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL]
Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA]Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC]Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH]Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL]
Rep. James McGovern [D-MA]Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN]Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D-IL]Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA]
Rep. Raul Grijalva [D-AZ]Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI]Rep. Janice Schakowsky [D-IL]Rep. Henry Johnson [D-GA]
Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA]Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME]Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA]Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI]
Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL]Rep. Gil Cisneros [D-CA]Rep. Harley Rouda [D-CA]Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee [D-TX]
Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL]Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY]Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez [D-NY]Rep. Christopher Pappas [D-NH]
Rep. TJ Cox [D-CA]Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell [D-FL]Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA]Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD]
Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY]Rep. Jeff Van Drew [D-NJ]Rep. Jesus Garcia [D-IL]Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL]
Rep. Angela Craig [D-MN]Rep. Bonnie Coleman [D-NJ]Rep. Josh Harder [D-CA]Rep. Lori Trahan [D-MA]
Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO]Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA]Rep. Max Rose [D-NY]Rep. C.A. Ruppersberger [D-MD]
Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA]Rep. David Scott [D-GA]Rep. Tony Cardenas [D-CA]Rep. Lisa Rochester [D-DE]
Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA]Rep. Jose Serrano [D-NY]Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX]Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI]
Rep. Nanette Barragan [D-CA]Rep. Michael San Nicolas [D-GU]Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY]Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY]
Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ]Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY]Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI]Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D-TX]
Rep. Jahana Hayes [D-CT]


2020-07-23HouseCommittee Hearings Held.
2019-01-16HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Health.
2019-01-03HouseReferred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
2019-01-03HouseIntroduced in House


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