H.R. 327 - Joshua Omvig Veterans Suicide Prevention Act

Veterans. 110th Congress (2007-2008) View bill details
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Summary:
To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to develop and implement a comprehensive program designed to reduce the incidence of suicide among veterans. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has become law. 
Amendments:
1 proposed amendment. 1 accepted. View amendments 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED by voice vote on September 27, 2007.

Joshua Omvig Veterans Suicide Prevention Act

H.R. 327 — 110th Congress (2007–2008)

Summary
To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to develop and implement a comprehensive program designed to reduce the incidence of suicide among veterans. (by CRS)
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Title
To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to develop and implement a comprehensive program designed to reduce the incidence of suicide among veterans.
Other Titles
  • Joshua Omvig Veterans Suicide Prevention Act
  • Joshua Omvig Veterans Suicide Prevention Act
  • Joshua Omvig Veterans Suicide Prevention Act
  • Joshua Omvig Veterans Suicide Prevention Act
  • Joshua Omvig Veterans Suicide Prevention Act
  • To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to develop and implement a comprehensive program designed to reduce the incidence of suicide among veterans.
Sponsor
Leonard Boswell
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Veterans
  • Access to health care
  • Afghanistan
  • Aged
  • Armed forces
  • Armed forces abroad
  • Armed forces reserves
  • Congressional reporting requirements
  • Counseling
  • Criminal justice
  • Defense policy
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Employee training
  • Executive departments
  • Families
  • Family services
  • Federal employees
  • Geriatrics
  • Government contractors
  • Government employees
  • Health counseling
  • Health education
  • Health information systems
  • Health policy
  • Iraq
  • Iraq compilation
  • Job training
  • Medical care
  • Medical research
  • Medical screening
  • Medical tests
  • Medicine
  • Mental depression
  • Mental health services
  • Mental illness
  • Middle East and North Africa
  • Military occupation
  • Military operations
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Preventive medicine
  • Psychotherapy
  • Public contracts
  • Science policy
  • Social services
  • South Asia
  • Suicide
  • Telecommunication
  • Telephone
  • Terrorism
  • Veterans' medical care
  • Victims of crimes
  • Volunteer workers
  • Women
  • Women veterans
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced1/09/2007
Referred to Committee
Amendments (1 proposed)
Passed House3/21/2007
Passed Senate9/27/2007
Signed by President11/05/2007
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteHouseOn Passage - House - H.R. 327 Joshua Omvig Veterans Suicide Prevention Act - Under Suspension of the Rules3/21/2007This bill PASSED the House
423 voted YES 0 voted NO 10 voted present/not voting
currently selectedSenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.9/27/2007PASSED by voice vote
select this voteSenateAmendment SA 3111 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.9/27/2007PASSED by voice vote
select this voteHouseSuspend the Rules and Agree to the Senate Amendment: H.R. 327 Joshua Omvig Veterans Suicide Prevention Act10/23/2007This motion PASSED the House
417 voted YES 0 voted NO 15 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced1/09/2007
1/09/2007Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
3/02/2007Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
3/13/2007Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
3/13/2007Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by Voice Vote .
3/15/2007Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Put on a legislative calendar3/15/2007Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
3/21/2007Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. H. Rept. 110-55.
Put on a legislative calendar3/21/2007Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 26.
3/21/2007Mr. Filner moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
3/21/2007Considered under suspension of the rules.
3/21/2007DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 327.
3/21/2007At 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.
3/21/2007Considered as unfinished business.
3/21/2007The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
select this voteHouse Vote on Passage3/21/2007On Passage - House - H.R. 327 Joshua Omvig Veterans Suicide Prevention Act - Under Suspension of the Rules
3/22/2007Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
9/27/2007Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs discharged by Unanimous Consent.
9/27/2007Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage9/27/2007Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
9/27/2007Amendment SA 3111 proposed by Senator Brown for Senator Harkin.
select this voteVote9/27/2007Amendment SA 3111 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
9/28/2007Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Presented to President10/23/2007Cleared for White House.
10/23/2007On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays (2/3 required): 417 - 0 (Roll No. 987).
select this voteVote10/23/2007Suspend the Rules and Agree to the Senate Amendment: H.R. 327 Joshua Omvig Veterans Suicide Prevention Act
10/24/2007Mr. Filner moved that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment.
10/24/2007DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on the motion to suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment to H.R. 327.
10/24/2007At 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.
Presented to President10/24/2007Presented to President.
Signed11/05/2007Signed by President.
Enacted11/05/2007Became Public Law No: 110-110.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
select this voteS. Amdt. 3111Harkin, Thomas [D-IA]September 27, 2007Passed by voice vote on September 26, 2007.

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Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

supported this bill

$515,981
$230,240
$746,221
$0
5 Organizations Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Joshua Omvig Veterans Suicide Prevention Act: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.

5 organizations supported this bill

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
(n.d.). Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance;"DBSA Endorsed Legislation for 2007". Retrieved n.d., from .
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
Memory Of Joshua Omvig
Www.spanusa.org

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2003 – December 31, 2008.
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Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$3,750$0Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$12,050$0Yes
Alan Wayne AllardRCO$0$0Yes
John BarrassoRWY$0$0Yes
Max BaucusDMT$36,249$0Yes
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$4,000$0Yes
Bob BennettRUT$0$0Yes
Joe BidenDDE$1,750$0Yes
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$0Yes
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$4,849$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$20,743$0Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$12,000$0Yes
Sam BrownbackRKS$0$0Yes
Jim BunningRKY$2,200$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$22,166$0Yes
Robert ByrdDWV$250$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$7,000$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$9,250$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$1,900$0Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$7,350$0Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$6,700$0Yes
Hillary ClintonDNY$45,580$0Yes
Tom CoburnROK$1,866$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$0$0Yes
Norm ColemanRMN$20,900$0Yes
Susan M. CollinsRME$7,300$0Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$17,300$0Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$2,950$0Yes
John CornynRTX$1,210$0Yes
Larry CraigRID$0$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$0$0Yes
Jim DeMintRSC$850$0Yes
Chris DoddDCT$15,000$0Yes
Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$2,050$0Yes
Pete DomeniciRNM$1,750$0Yes
Byron DorganDND$11,500$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$10,375$0Yes
John EnsignRNV$4,000$0Yes
Mike EnziRWY$2,000$0Yes
Russ FeingoldDWI$5,450$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$16,600$0Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$6,000$0Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$21,750$0Yes
Judd GreggRNH$0$0Yes
Chuck HagelRNE$250$0Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$10,350$0Yes
Orrin G. HatchRUT$13,600$0Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$1,050$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$500$0Yes
Dan InouyeDHI$4,500$0Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$3,750$0Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$9,000$0Yes
Ted KennedyDMA$18,050$0Yes
John F. KerryDMA$6,510$0Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$1,250$0Yes
Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$13,000$0Yes
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$10,000$0Yes
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$14,000$0Yes
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$1,200$0Yes
Carl LevinDMI$6,250$0Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$1,400$0Yes
Blanche LincolnDAR$16,800$0Yes
Chester Trent LottRMS$0$0Yes
Dick LugarRIN$1,000$0Yes
Mel MartinezRFL$5,700$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$3,700$0Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$4,750$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$17,750$0Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$22,800$0Yes
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$1,000$0Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$2,600$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$16,850$0Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$1,500$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$2,800$0Yes
Barack ObamaDIL$5,500$0Yes
Mark L. PryorDAR$500$0Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$1,900$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$15,000$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$750$0Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$12,300$0Yes
Ken SalazarDCO$15,792$0Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$5,700$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$4,000$0Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$700$0Yes
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$4,000$0Yes
Gordon SmithROR$12,000$0Yes
Olympia SnoweRME$2,250$0Yes
Arlen SpecterDPA$33,563$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$5,700$0Yes
Ted StevensRAK$6,650$0Yes
John SununuRNH$8,850$0Yes
Jon TesterDMT$2,200$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$12,666$0Yes
David VitterRLA$8,466$0Yes
George VoinovichROH$2,000$0Yes
John WarnerRVA$250$0Yes
Jim WebbDVA$22,436$0Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$500$0Yes
Ron WydenDOR$4,000$0Yes

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$3,750$0Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$12,050$0Yes
Alan Wayne AllardRCO$0$0Yes
John BarrassoRWY$0$0Yes
Max BaucusDMT$36,249$0Yes
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$4,000$0Yes
Bob BennettRUT$0$0Yes
Joe BidenDDE$1,750$0Yes
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$0Yes
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$4,849$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$20,743$0Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$12,000$0Yes
Sam BrownbackRKS$0$0Yes
Jim BunningRKY$2,200$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$22,166$0Yes
Robert ByrdDWV$250$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$7,000$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$9,250$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$1,900$0Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$7,350$0Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$6,700$0Yes
Hillary ClintonDNY$45,580$0Yes
Tom CoburnROK$1,866$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$0$0Yes
Norm ColemanRMN$20,900$0Yes
Susan M. CollinsRME$7,300$0Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$17,300$0Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$2,950$0Yes
John CornynRTX$1,210$0Yes
Larry CraigRID$0$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$0$0Yes
Jim DeMintRSC$850$0Yes
Chris DoddDCT$15,000$0Yes
Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$2,050$0Yes
Pete DomeniciRNM$1,750$0Yes
Byron DorganDND$11,500$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$10,375$0Yes
John EnsignRNV$4,000$0Yes
Mike EnziRWY$2,000$0Yes
Russ FeingoldDWI$5,450$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$16,600$0Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$6,000$0Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$21,750$0Yes
Judd GreggRNH$0$0Yes
Chuck HagelRNE$250$0Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$10,350$0Yes
Orrin G. HatchRUT$13,600$0Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$1,050$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$500$0Yes
Dan InouyeDHI$4,500$0Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$3,750$0Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$9,000$0Yes
Ted KennedyDMA$18,050$0Yes
John F. KerryDMA$6,510$0Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$1,250$0Yes
Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$13,000$0Yes
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$10,000$0Yes
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$14,000$0Yes
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$1,200$0Yes
Carl LevinDMI$6,250$0Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$1,400$0Yes
Blanche LincolnDAR$16,800$0Yes
Chester Trent LottRMS$0$0Yes
Dick LugarRIN$1,000$0Yes
Mel MartinezRFL$5,700$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$3,700$0Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$4,750$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$17,750$0Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$22,800$0Yes
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$1,000$0Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$2,600$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$16,850$0Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$1,500$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$2,800$0Yes
Barack ObamaDIL$5,500$0Yes
Mark L. PryorDAR$500$0Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$1,900$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$15,000$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$750$0Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$12,300$0Yes
Ken SalazarDCO$15,792$0Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$5,700$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$4,000$0Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$700$0Yes
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$4,000$0Yes
Gordon SmithROR$12,000$0Yes
Olympia SnoweRME$2,250$0Yes
Arlen SpecterDPA$33,563$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$5,700$0Yes
Ted StevensRAK$6,650$0Yes
John SununuRNH$8,850$0Yes
Jon TesterDMT$2,200$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$12,666$0Yes
David VitterRLA$8,466$0Yes
George VoinovichROH$2,000$0Yes
John WarnerRVA$250$0Yes
Jim WebbDVA$22,436$0Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$500$0Yes
Ron WydenDOR$4,000$0Yes

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Health & welfare policy$515,981
Military$230,240

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

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