Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP) Enhancement Act

​(H.R. 3095/S. 440)

The VMLRP provides loan repayment to veterinarians who agree to practice in shortage situations across the country, as designated by the USDA. This legislation would make the VMLRP loan repayment awards exempt from a federal withholding tax, allowing more veterinarians the opportunity to participate in the program. Currently, awards are subject to 39 percent withholding tax.
Status: Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) introduced S. 440 on Feb. 10, 2015, and it was referred to the Senate Finance Committee.
Rep. Adrian Smith (R-Neb.-3) introduced H.R. 3095 on July 16, 2015, and it was referred to the House Ways and Means Committee.
Primary Contact: Gina Luke
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