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H 1015 - Huelskamp
Veteran Owned Small Business Oversight
02/20/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to improve the oversight of contracts awarded by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to small business concerns owned and controlled by veterans.
H 1016 - Roe
Biological Implant Tracking by Veterans Affairs
02/20/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to adopt and implement a standard identification protocol for use in the tracking and procurement of biological implants by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 1017 - Walorski
Veterans Affairs Information Security
02/20/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Improves the information security of the Department of Veterans Affairs by directing the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out certain actions to improve the transparency and the governance of the information security program of the Department.
H 1028 - Pearce
Implementation of the Negotiated Property Division
02/24/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES.
Provides for the implementation of the negotiated property division regarding Former Fort Wingate Depot Activity in McKinley County, New Mexico.
H 1038 - Costello
Copy of Reprimands or Admonishments
02/24/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to retain a copy of any reprimand or admonishment received by an employee of the Department in the permanent record of the employee.
H 1067 - Costello
Veterans Claim Appeals
02/25/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to extend the temporary expansion of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims; ensures that judges of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims may enroll in the Federal Employee Group Life Insurance program.
H 120 - Garrett
War Powers Resolution Repeal
01/06/2015 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on RULES.
Repeals the War Powers Resolution.
H 124 - Jones
Department of the Navy Redesignation
01/06/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Redesignates the Department of the Navy as the Department of the Navy and Marine Corps.
H 139 - Jolly
Sale or Donation of Surplus Military Equipment
01/06/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to require that Federal, State, and local agencies to which surplus military equipment and personal property is sold or donated demonstrate that agency personnel are certified, trained, or licensed, as appropriate, in the proper operation of the equipment prior to the sale or donation.
H 145 - Jolly
Work Opportunity Tax Credit
01/06/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make permanent the work opportunity tax credit and to allow the transfer of such credit in the case of contracted veterans.
H 146 - Jones
Access to Oxygen Therapy for Armed Forces with PTSD
01/06/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to ensure that members of the Armed Forces serving on active duty who are diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or traumatic brain injury have access to Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy at military medical treatment facilities.
H 147 - Jones
Secretary of Defense Transportation Cost Disclosures
01/06/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Requires the Secretary of Defense to determine and disclose the cost of any transportation provided by the Secretary to Members, officers, or employees of the House of Representatives or Senate who are carrying out official duties outside the United States.
H 148 - Jones
Prerogative to Close Prayer for Military Chaplains
01/06/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to ensure that every military chaplain has the prerogative to close a prayer outside of a religious service according to the dictates of the chaplain's own conscience.
H 157 - McGovern
Limitation on Cluster Munitions
01/06/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Limits the use of cluster munitions.
H 164 - Schweikert
Debt by Public Social Security Benefits and Military
01/06/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Requires that the United States Government prioritize all obligations on the debt held by the public, Social Security benefits, and military pay in the event that the debt limit is reached.
H 182 - Calvert
Centralized Report of Veteran Enrollment
02/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to permit the centralized reporting of veteran enrollment by certain groups, districts, and consortiums of educational institutions.
H 189 - Grayson
Foreclosure and Eviction Protections
02/12/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Ordered to be reported.
Extends foreclosure and eviction protections for servicemembers, and for other purposes.
H 190 - Grayson
Foreclosure and Eviction Protections
02/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Makes foreclosure and eviction protections for servicemembers permanent, and for other purposes.
H 203 - Walz
Mental Health Care and Suicide Prevention Program
02/12/2015 - Public Law No. 114-2
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide for the conduct of annual evaluations of mental health care and suicide prevention programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to require a pilot program on loan repayment for psychiatrists who agree to serve in the Veterans Health Administration; requires a community outreach program; authorizes additional health care for veterans of combat service.
H 215 - Brown C
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act
01/08/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on BUDGET.
Amends the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to clarify the treatment of administrative expenses of the Department of Veterans Affairs during sequestration.
H 216 - Brown C
Future-Years Veterans Program And Veteran Review
02/12/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Ordered to be reported as amended.
Amends title 38, United States Code; directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to Congress a Future-Years Veterans Program and a quadrennial veterans review, establishes in the Department of Veterans Affairs a Chief Strategy Officer.
H 218 - Brown C
Maximum Age for Children Eligible for Medical Care
02/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title 38, United States Code; increases the maximum age for children eligible for medical care under the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Veterans' Administration (CHAMPVA) program.
H 22 - Davis R
Affordable Care Act Employer Mandate Exemptions
02/12/2015 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt employees with health coverage under TRICARE or the Veterans Administration from being taken into account for purposes of determining the employers to which the employer mandate applies under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
H 220 - Fortenberry
Maximum Age Increase for Children Eligible for Medical
02/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title 38, United States Code; increases the maximum age for children eligible for medical care under the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Veterans' Administration CHAMPVA program.
H 245 - Abraham
Secretary of Veterans Affairs
01/09/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to codify certain existing provisions of law relating to effective dates for claims under the Laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 250 - Connolly
Death Gratuities and Related Benefits
01/09/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Provides a permanent appropriation of funds for the payment of death gratuities and related benefits for survivors of deceased members of the uniformed services in event of any period of lapsed appropriations.
H 251 - Green A
Position of Special Assistant for Veterans Affairs
01/09/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on FINANCIAL SERVICES.
Transfers the position of Special Assistant for Veterans Affairs in the Department of Housing and Urban Development to the Office of the Secretary.
H 252 - Green A
Housing Assistance for Very Low Income Veterans
01/09/2015 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Provides housing assistance for very low-income veterans.
H 260 - Lee B
Work Opportunity Tax Credit
01/09/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide the work opportunity tax credit with respect to the hiring of veterans in the field of renewable energy.
H 271 - Bilirakis G
Veterans Mental Health Treatment Commission
02/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Establishes a commission to examine the evidence-based therapy treatment model used by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for treating mental illnesses of veterans and the potential benefits of incorporating complementary alternative treatments available in non-Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities within the community.
H 272 - Walberg
Medal of Honor Recipient Health Care
02/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to increase the priority for enrollment of medal of honor recipients in the health care system of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 280 - Miller J
Recouped Awards from Veterans Affairs Employees
02/12/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to recoup bonuses and awards paid to employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 288 - Brownley
Beneficiary Travel Program
02/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to provide for coverage under the beneficiary travel program of the Department of Veterans Affairs of certain disabled veterans for travel for certain special disabilities rehabilitation.
H 294 - Miller J
Secretary of Veterans Affairs
02/12/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into contracts and agreements for the transfer of veterans to non-Department medical foster homes for certain veterans who are unable to live independently.
H 303 - Bilirakis G
Disability Compensation
02/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to permit additional retired members of the Armed Forces who have a service-connected disability to receive both disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs for their disability and either retired pay by reason of their years of military service or combat-related special compensation.
H 313 - Lynch
Service Connected Disability
01/27/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM: Ordered to be reported.
Amends title 5, United States Code, to provide leave to any new Federal employee who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rated at 30 percent or more for purposes of undergoing medical treatment for such disability.
H 315 - Meng
Secretary of Defense
02/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Requires the Secretary of Defense to establish a process to determine whether individuals claiming certain service in the Philippines during World War II are eligible for certain benefits despite not being on the Missouri List.
H 333 - Bishop S
Disability Compensation
02/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to permit retired members of the Armed Forces who have a service-connected disability rated less than 50 percent to receive concurrent payment of both retired pay and veterans' disability compensation, to extend eligibility for concurrent receipt to chapter 61 disability retirees with less than 20 years of service.
H 341 - Calvert
State Licenses and Credentials for Veterans
02/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to require States to recognize the military experience of veterans when issuing licenses and credentials to veterans.
H 342 - Denham
Military Commissary and Store Privileges
01/14/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to extend military commissary and exchange store privileges, without time-period limitation, to members of the Armed Forces who are involuntarily separated with a service-connected disability and also to extend such privileges to their dependents.
H 344 - DelBene
Veterans for Manufacturing Positions
01/14/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE.
Provides for the establishment of a pilot program to encourage the employment of veterans in manufacturing positions.
H 353 - Duffy
Veterans Affairs Hearing Aid Specialists
02/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to include licensed hearing aid specialists as eligible for appointment in the Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 356 - Maloney S
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
02/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to develop and publish an action plan for improving the vocational rehabilitation services and assistance provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 359 - Stivers
Veterans Affairs Dog Training Therapy
02/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program on dog training therapy.
H 366 - Cohen
Hire Heroes Act Authority
02/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Reauthorizes the vow to Hire Heroes Act of 2011, to provide assistance to small businesses owned by veterans, to improve enforcement of employment and reemployment rights of members of the uniformed services.
H 388 - Ruiz
National Recreational Pass
01/26/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on AGRICULTURE: Referred to Subcommittee on CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY.
Provides for a lifetime National Recreational Pass for any veteran with a service-connected disability.
H 421 - Sinema
Mental Health Treatment for Veterans
02/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to improve the mental health treatment provided by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to veterans who served in classified missions.
H 423 - Collins D
Veterans Affairs Care for Newborns
02/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to improve the care provided by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to newborn children.
H 444 - Brownley
Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Veterans
02/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Expands the research and education on and delivery of complementary and alternative medicine to veterans.
H 454 - Jones
Armed Force Retirement Pay Overpayments
01/21/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Provides for forgiveness of certain overpayments of retired pay paid to deceased retired members of the Armed Forces following their death.
H 456 - Murphy P
Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program
02/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to include the cost of applying to an institution of higher learning as part of the benefits provided under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program.
H 474 - Wenstrup
Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program
02/13/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to provide for a five-year extension to the homeless veterans reintegration programs and to provide clarification regarding eligibility for services under such programs.
H 475 - Wenstrup
Veterans Affairs Educational Assistance
02/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to make certain improvements in the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs relating to educational assistance.
H 476 - Wenstrup
Veterans Affairs Educational Benefits
02/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to clarify the process of approving courses of education pursued using educational benefits administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 483 - Takai
Filipino World War II Veterans Visas
02/19/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on IMMIGRATION AND BORDER SECURITY.
Exempts children of certain Filipino World War II veterans from the numerical limitations on immigrant visas.
H 498 - Denham
Defense Personnel Record Image Retrieval Access
02/20/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and the Secretary of Defense to jointly ensure that the Vet Centers of the Department of Veterans Affairs have access to the Defense Personnel Record Image Retrieval system and the Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense Identity Repository system.
H 501 - Kilmer
Discrimination on the Basis of Military Service
02/19/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CONSTITUTION AND CIVIL JUSTICE.
Prohibits discrimination on the basis of military service.
H 502 - Kilmer
Management and Accountability Program of VA
02/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Establishes a pilot program to improve the management and accountability within the Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to provide oversight of the Veterans Health Administration.
H 517 - Titus
Veterans Affairs Claim Backlog Task Force
02/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Establishes a task force to evaluate the backlog of appeals to claims submitted to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 560 - Gibson
Fund Limits on Armed Forces Hostilities
01/27/2015 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on RULES.
Amends the War Powers Resolution to limit the use of funds for introduction of the Armed Forces into hostilities.
H 563 - Hahn
Merchant Mariner Equity Compensation Fund
02/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish the Merchant Mariner Equity Compensation Fund to provide benefits to certain individuals who served in the United States merchant marine including the Army Transport Service and the Naval Transport Service during World War II.
H 571 - Miller J
Whistleblower Complaints
02/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to improve the treatment of whistleblower complaints by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 572 - Mullin
Veterans Access to Medical Facilities
02/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to use existing authorities to furnish health care at non-Department of Veterans Affairs facilities to veterans who live more than 40 miles driving distance from the closest medical facility of the Department that furnishes the care sought by the veteran.
H 575 - Sinema
Department of Veterans Affairs Bonuses
02/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Appropriately limits the authority to award bonuses to employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 577 - Zinke
Department of Veterans Affairs Health Coverage
02/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to use existing authorities to furnish health care at non-Department of Veterans Affairs facilities to veterans who live more than 40 miles driving distance from the closest medical facility of the Department that furnishes the care sought by the veteran.
H 578 - Gibbs B
Right to Bear Arms at Army Water Resources Projects
01/29/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE: Referred to Subcommittee on WATER RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT.
Protects the right of individuals to bear arms at water resources development projects administered by the Secretary of the Army.
H 58 - Blackburn
Discretionary Spending Rescission
01/06/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Makes 5 percent across-the-board rescissions in non-Defense, non Homeland Security, and non Veterans Affairs discretionary spending for each of the fiscal years 2015 and 2016.
H 60 - Jackson Lee
Cyber Defense National Guard Study
01/06/2015 - To HOUSE Select Committee on INTELLIGENCE.
Requires the Director of National Intelligence to conduct a study on the feasibility of establishing a Cyber Defense National Guard.
H 607 - Brownley
Veterans Retraining Assistance Program
02/13/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends the vow to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 to extend the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program.
H 613 - Meehan
Court Services and Treatment for Veterans
01/28/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to authorize veterans' treatment courts and encourage services for veterans.
H 621 - Vargas
Veterans Social and Academic Problems
02/13/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make grants with minority serving institutions for the purpose of establishing verified delivery systems to address social and academic problems facing veterans enrolled at such institutions.
H 627 - Hahn
Homeless Veteran Benefits
02/13/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to expand the definition of homeless veteran for purposes of benefits under the Laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 632 - Tsongas
Gold Medal to Air Force Society
01/30/2015 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on HOUSE ADMINISTRATION.
Awards a gold medal on behalf of the Congress to the U.S. Air Forces Escape and Evasion Society, in recognition of the ceaseless efforts of American aircrew members to escape captivity and evade capture by the enemy Forces in occupied countries during our foreign wars, and the brave resistance organizations and patriotic nationals of those foreign countries who assisted them.
H 642 - Walorski
Beneficiary Travel for Veterans Seeking Treatment
02/13/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to provide for the eligibility for beneficiary travel for veterans seeking treatment or care for military sexual trauma in specialized outpatient or residential programs at facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 643 - Bilirakis G
Educational Assistance Programs of the Veterans Affairs
02/13/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into a contract with a non-government entity to conduct a survey of individuals who have used or are using their entitlement to educational assistance under the educational assistance programs administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 654 - Jolly
Naval Station Property in Guantanamo Bay
02/02/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Prohibits the modification, termination, abandonment, or transfer of the lease by which the United States acquired the land and waters containing Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
H 658 - Meng
Department of Veteran Affairs Performance Report
02/13/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to Congress an annual report on the performance of the regional offices of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 667 - Blumenauer
Veterans Marijuana Recommendations
02/13/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Authorizes Department of Veterans Affairs health care providers to provide recommendations and opinions to veterans regarding participation in State marijuana programs.
H 675 - Abraham
Compensation for Disabled Veterans
02/13/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Increases the rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans.
H 677 - Abraham
Disabled Veterans Cost of Living Adjustments
02/13/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to provide for annual cost-of-living adjustments to be made automatically by law each year in the rates of disability compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for survivors of certain service-connected disabled veterans.
H 694 - O'Rourke
Combat Zone Tax Benefits for Ebola Workers
02/03/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Provides that members of the Armed Forces performing hazardous humanitarian services in West Africa to combat the spread of the Ebola virus outbreak shall be entitled to tax benefits in the same manner as if such services were performed in a combat zone.
H 732 - Ruiz
Video Conferencing Veterans' Appeals
02/20/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to improve the opportunity for veterans to use video conferencing for hearings before the Board of Veterans' Appeals.
H 742 - Speier
Women's Access to Contraception in the Armed Forces
02/04/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to ensure that women members of the Armed Forces and their families have access to the contraception they need in order to promote the health and readiness of all members of the Armed Forces.
H 748 - McKinley
Veterans Educational Assistance
02/20/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide additional educational assistance under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs to certain eligible individuals.
H 76 - Jackson Lee
Private Employers Tax Credit for Veteran Hires
02/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a tax credit to encourage private employers to hire veterans; amends title 38, United States Code; clarifies the reasonable efforts an employer may make under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act with respect to hiring veterans.
H 763 - LoBiondo
Veterans Health Care Facilities
02/20/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program under which eligible veterans may elect to receive hospital care and medical services at non-Department of Veterans Affairs facilities.
H 800 - O'Rourke
Veterans Disability Claims
02/20/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to provide veterans the option of using an alternative appeals process to more quickly determine claims for disability compensation.
H 802 - Rogers Mike
TRICARE Chiropractic Health Care Services
02/05/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Requires the Secretary of Defense to develop and implement a plan to provide chiropractic health care services and benefits for certain new beneficiaries as part of the TRICARE program.
H 806 - Thompson M
Land Exchange
02/05/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Provides for a land exchange involving a parcel of real property under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Army on the site of the former Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California.
H 813 - Huffman
Secretary of the Army Review of Reservoirs
02/10/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE: Referred to Subcommittee on WATER RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT.
Supplements the Secretary of the Army's existing authorities to review the operations of reservoirs.
H 832 - Cook
Job Placement Contract for Veterans
02/20/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Labor to enter into a contract for the conduct of a longitudinal study of the job counseling, training, and placement services for veterans provided by the Secretary.
H 834 - Davis S
Elementary and Secondary Education Act
02/10/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE.
Requires States and local educational agencies to report on the achievement of military-connected students in annual report cards under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.
H 854 - Takai
Compact of Free Association
02/10/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Compact of Free Association of 1985 to provide for adequate Compact-impact aid to affected States and territories.
H 868 - Stewart
TRICARE Program and Eligibility
02/11/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Provides for coordination between the TRICARE program and eligibility for making contributions to a health savings account.
H 87 - Blackburn
Shiloh National Park Boundary
01/06/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES.
Modifies the boundary of the Shiloh National Military Park located in Tennessee and Mississippi; establishes Parker's Crossroads Battlefield as an affiliated area of the National Park System.
H 90 - Brownley
Department of Veterans Affairs Budget Request Reviews
02/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct reviews of certain budget requests of the President for the medical care accounts of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 91 - Buchanan
Veteran ID Cards
02/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to issue, upon request, veteran identification cards to certain veterans.
H 914 - Graham
Federal Recovery Coordination Program
02/12/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Directs the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to jointly operate the Federal Recovery Coordination Program.
H 915 - DelBene
Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans to Include LGBT
02/12/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to extend and expand the membership of the Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans to include veterans who are lesbian, gay, or bisexual and veterans who are transgender.
H 926 - Amodei
Provision of Guide Dogs for Blinded Veterans
02/12/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to improve the provision of guide dogs to veterans blinded by a service-connected injury.
H 941 - Kuster
Veterans Access Choice and Accountability Act
02/12/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to extend the requirement of the Secretary to furnish hospital care and medical services through non-Department of Veterans Affairs entities to veterans residing in certain locations.
H 955 - Smith A
Assistance to the Military and Forces of Ukraine
02/12/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Authorizes assistance and sustainment to the military and national security Forces of Ukraine.
H 960 - Tiberi
Health Clinic Designation
02/12/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Designates the Department of Veterans Affairs community based outpatient clinic in Newark, Ohio, as the Daniel L. Kinnard Department of Veterans Affairs Community Based Outpatient Clinic.
H 969 - Gibson
Exposure of Vietnam Veterans
02/13/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to clarify presumptions relating to the exposure of certain veterans who served in the vicinity of the Republic of Vietnam.
H 991 - Latta
Lapel Button for Children of Armed Forces
02/13/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to recognize the dependent children of members of the Armed Forces who are serving on active duty or who have served on active duty through the presentation of an official lapel button.
H 992 - Latta
Disabled Veteran's Transportation Fees
02/13/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Waives the application fee for veterans with a service-connected disability rated at 50 percent or more who apply to participate in the Transportation Security Administration's PRE program.
H 993 - Lujan Grisham
Veterans Independent Living Services Programs
02/13/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to repeal the limitation on the number of veterans authorized to be enrolled in programs of independent living services and assistance administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 995 - Lynch
Two Minutes of Silence on Veterans Day
02/13/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 36, United States Code, to encourage the nationwide observance of two minutes of silence each Veterans Day.
HJR 27 - Schiff
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
02/02/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Authorizes the use of United States Armed Forces against the terrorist organization Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant ("ISIL").
HJR 33 - Kinzinger
Use of Armed Force against the Islamic State of Iraq
02/13/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Authorizes the use of the United States Armed Forces against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
HRES 24 - Cartwright
Rules Resolution
01/09/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on RULES.
Amends the Rules of the House of Representatives to require a reading of the names of members of the Armed Forces who died in the previous month as a result of combat.
HRES 58 - Thornberry
Committee on Armed Services Expenses
01/27/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HOUSE ADMINISTRATION.
Provides amounts for the expenses of the Committee on Armed Services in the One Hundred Fourteenth Congress.
HRES 69 - Miller J
Veteran's Affairs Expenses
02/02/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HOUSE ADMINISTRATION.
Provides amounts for the expenses of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs in the One Hundred Fourteenth Congress.
S 103 - Heller
Armed Forces Funds During a Funding Gap
01/07/2015 - To SENATE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Appropriates such funds as may be necessary to ensure that members of the Armed Forces, including reserve components thereof, and supporting civilian and contractor personnel continue to receive pay and allowances for active service performed when a funding gap caused by the failure to enact interim or full-year appropriations for the Armed Forces occurs, which results in the furlough of non-emergency personnel and the curtailment of Government activities and services.
S 114 - Heller
Department of Veteran Affairs Research by the Public
01/07/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide the public with access to research of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S 119 - Shaheen
National Recreational Pass for Veterans
01/08/2015 - To SENATE Committee on ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
Amends the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act to provide for a lifetime National Recreational Pass for any veteran with a service-connected disability.
S 12 - Blunt
Health Coverage with TRICARE or Veterans Administration
01/06/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt employees with health coverage under TRICARE or the Veterans Administration from being taken into account for purposes of determining the employers to which the employer mandate applies under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
S 136 - Wyden
Preference Eligibles for Treatment in the Civil Service
01/08/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HOMELAND SECURITY AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS.
Relates to the Gold Star Fathers Act of 2015; amends chapter 21 of title 5, United States Code, provides that fathers of certain permanently disabled or deceased veterans shall be included with mothers of such veterans as preference eligibles for treatment in the civil service.
S 151 - Heller
Secretary of Defense
01/13/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Requires the Secretary of Defense to establish a process to determine whether individuals claiming certain service in the Philippines during World War II are eligible for certain benefits despite not being on the Missouri List.
S 165 - Ayotte
Individuals Detained at Guantanamo Bay
02/23/2015 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Extends and enhances prohibitions and limitations with respect to the transfer or release of individuals detained at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
S 171 - Tester
Beneficiary Travel Program
01/13/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to provide for coverage under the beneficiary travel program of the Department of Veterans Affairs of certain disabled veterans for travel in connection with certain special disabilities rehabilitation.
S 172 - Tester
Immunization of Veterans
01/13/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to provide for certain requirements relating to the immunization of veterans.
S 207 - Moran Je
Veterans Access to Health Care Facilities
01/21/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to use existing authorities to furnish health care at non-Department of Veterans Affairs facilities to veterans who live more than 40 miles driving distance from the closest medical facility of the Department that furnishes the care sought by the veteran.
S 210 - Casey
Armed Forces Income Tax Credits
01/21/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit against income tax for amounts paid by a spouse of a member of the Armed Forces for a new State license or certification required by reason of a permanent change in the duty station of such member to another State.
S 218 - Enzi
Medical Training and Certification for Veterans
01/21/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Facilitates emergency medical services personnel training and certification curriculums for veterans.
S 223 - Boxer
Grants for Homeless Veteran Assistance
01/21/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a pilot program on awarding grants for provision of furniture, household items, and other assistance to homeless veterans to facilitate their transition into permanent housing.
S 24 - Feinstein
Detention Without Charge or Trail Not Authorized
01/06/2015 - To SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Clarifies that an authorization to use military force, a declaration of war, or any similar authority shall not authorize the detention without charge or trial of a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States.
S 241 - Tester
Compensation to a Surviving Spouse of a Veteran
01/22/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to provide for the payment of temporary compensation to a surviving spouse of a veteran upon the death of the veteran.
S 242 - Tester
Veterans Leave for Disability Treatment
01/22/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HOMELAND SECURITY AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS.
Amends title 5, United States Code, to provide leave to any new Federal employee who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rated at 30 percent or more for purposes of undergoing medical treatment for such disability.
S 244 - Tester
VA Review of Disability Compensation for Brain Injury
01/22/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Requires an independent comprehensive review of the process by which the Department of Veterans Affairs assesses cognitive impairments that result from traumatic brain injury for purposes of awarding disability compensation.
S 249 - Cruz
Combat Zone Benefits for Ebola Services
01/22/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Provides that members of the Armed Forces performing hazardous humanitarian services in West Africa to combat the spread of the 2014 Ebola virus outbreak shall be entitled to tax benefits in the same manner as if such services were performed in a combat zone.
S 270 - Shaheen
Definition of Spouse for Veterans Benefits
01/27/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to revise the definition of spouse for purposes of veterans benefits in recognition of new State definitions of spouse.
S 271 - Reid
Compensation for Service-connected Disability
01/27/2015 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to permit certain retired members of the uniformed services who have a service-connected disability to receive both disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs for their disability and either retired pay by reason of their years of military service or Combat-Related Special Compensation.
S 28 - Feinstein
Use of Cluster Munitions Limitation
01/06/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FOREIGN RELATIONS.
Limits the use of cluster munitions.
S 290 - Moran Je
Department of Veterans Affairs
01/28/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to improve the accountability of employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S 296 - Heller
Enhancing Treatment of Small Business Concerns
01/28/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to enhance treatment of certain small business concerns for purposes of Department of Veterans Affairs contracting goals and preferences.
S 297 - Kirk
Intermediate Care Technician Pilot Program
01/28/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Revives and expands the Intermediate Care Technician Pilot Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S 358 - Shaheen
Women's Access to Contraception in the Armed Forces
02/04/2015 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to ensure that women members of the Armed Forces and their families have access to the contraception they need in order to promote the health and readiness of all members of the Armed Forces.
S 374 - Shaheen
Veterans Medical Services Access
02/04/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to extend the requirement of the Secretary to furnish hospital care and medical services through non-Department of Veterans Affairs entities to veterans residing in certain locations.
S 398 - Moran Je
Veterans Chiropractic Care
02/05/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Programs Enhancement Act of 2001 and title 38, United States Code, to require the provision of chiropractic care and services to veterans at all Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers and to expand access to such care and services.
S 41 - Heller
Travel Expense Deductions to Medical Centers of VA
01/07/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a deduction for travel expenses to medical centers of the Department of Veterans Affairs in connection with examinations or treatments relating to service-connected disabilities.
S 425 - Boozman
Homeless Veterans Reintegration
02/10/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to provide for a five-year extension to the homeless veterans reintegration programs and to provide clarification regarding eligibility for services under such programs.
S 448 - Moran Je
TRICARE Program and Eligibility
02/11/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Provides for coordination between the TRICARE program and eligibility for making contributions to a health savings account.
S 453 - Cassidy
Veteran Emergency Medical Technician Grant
02/11/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to provide grants to States to streamline State requirements and procedures for veterans with military emergency medical training to become civilian emergency medical technicians.
S 469 - Murray
Reproductive Assistance
02/11/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Improves the reproductive assistance provided by the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs to severely wounded, ill, or injured members of the Armed Forces, veterans, and their spouses or partners.
S 471 - Heller
Health Care for Women Veterans
02/12/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Improves the provision of health care for women veterans by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S 526 - Cardin
Authorization for Use of Military Force Sunset
02/12/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FOREIGN RELATIONS.
Sunsets the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force after three years.
S 545 - Thune
Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act
02/24/2015 - To SENATE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Makes continuing appropriations for Coast Guard pay in the event the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015 expires and the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2015 is not enacted.
S 563 - Moran Je
Physician Ambassadors Helping Veterans Program
02/25/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to establish the Physician Ambassadors Helping Veterans program to seek to employ physicians at the Department of Veterans Affairs on a without compensation basis in practice areas and specialties with staffing shortages and long appointment waiting times.
S 564 - Moran Je
Veterans Health Administration Hearing Aid Specialists
02/25/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to include licensed hearing aid specialists as eligible for appointment in the Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
SRES 32 - Isakson
Committee of Veterans' Affairs Expenditures
01/21/2015 - To SENATE Committee on RULES AND ADMINISTRATION.
Provides for an original resolution authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
SRES 53 - McCain
Committee on Armed Services Expenditures
01/29/2015 - To SENATE Committee on RULES AND ADMINISTRATION.
An original resolution authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Armed Services.
SRES 86 - Collins
Centennial of the Navy Reserve
02/25/2015 - In SENATE. Passed SENATE.
Recognizes March 3, 2015, as the centennial of the Navy Reserve.
 
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