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H 1001 - Lynch
Hiring Freeze Veterans Exemption
02/13/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM.
Exempts certain veterans and other individuals from the application of the hiring freeze.
H 1005 - Zeldin
Adult Day Health Care Services for Veterans
03/03/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; improves the provision of adult day health care services for veterans.
H 1007 - Katko
Agent Orange Exposure Task Force
02/13/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a task force on Agent Orange exposure.
H 101 - Brownley
VA Medical Account Budget Request Reviews
01/19/2017 - 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 102 - Brownley
Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research
01/19/2017 - 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 103 - Brownley
VA Health Care Programs Enhancement Act
01/19/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Programs Enhancement Act of 2001 and Title 38, United States Code; requires the provision of chiropractic care and services to veterans at all Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers; expands access to such care and services.
H 1032 - Byrne
Veteran Hospital Care and Medical Services
03/03/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Expands the eligibility of veterans for hospital care and medical services provided by non-Department of Veterans Affairs medical providers under the Veterans Choice Program.
H 104 - Brownley
Veteran Assistance Programs Permanence
01/19/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; makes permanent certain programs that assist homeless veterans and other veterans with special needs.
H 105 - Brownley
Misused Benefit Repayment
01/19/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; ensures that the Secretary of Veterans Affairs repays the misused benefits of veterans with fiduciaries; establishes an appeals process for determinations by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs of veterans' mental capacity.
H 1052 - Meng
High Risk Military Occupation Veterans
03/03/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to develop best practices for caring for high-risk military occupation veterans as Part of the evaluation of mental health care and suicide prevention programs administered by the Secretary.
H 1058 - Wenstrup
Role of Podiatrists
03/03/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to clarify the role of podiatrists in the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 106 - Brownley
Vow To Hire Heroes Act
01/19/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends the Vow to Hire Heroes Act of 2011; makes permanent the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program.
H 1063 - O'Rourke
DoD to VA Medical Treatment Transition
03/03/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Ensures that an individual who is transitioning from receiving medical treatment furnished by the Secretary of Defense to medical treatment furnished by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs receives the pharmaceutical agents required for such transition.
H 1064 - O'Rourke
DoD to VA Transition Mental Health Provider
03/03/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Authorizes an individual who is transitioning from receiving treatment furnished by the Secretary of Defense to treatment furnished by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to continue receiving treatment from such individual's mental health care provider of the Department of Defense.
H 1066 - Kilmer
VA Organizational Structure Report
03/03/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to the Committees on Veterans' Affairs of the Senate and the House of Representatives a report regarding the organizational structure of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 107 - Brownley
Homeless Veterans Reintegration Priorities
01/19/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; directs the Secretary of Labor to prioritize the provision of services to homeless veterans with dependent children in carrying out homeless veterans reintegration programs.
H 1073 - Beyer
Alrington Ridge Tract Visitor Services Structure
02/24/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES: Referred to Subcommittee on FEDERAL LANDS.
Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to establish a structure for visitor services on the Arlington Ridge tract, in the area of the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial.
H 1078 - Davis S
Armed Forces Members Federal Benefits Eligibility
03/10/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on AGRICULTURE: Referred to Subcommittee on NUTRITION.
Amends title 37, United States Code; excludes the receipt of basic allowance for housing for members of the Armed Forces in determining eligibility for certain Federal benefits.
H 1100 - Zeldin
Preventative Health Services VA Copayments
03/03/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; eliminates copayments by the Department of Veterans Affairs for medicines relating to preventive health services.
H 1103 - DelBene
Judgment Against Retired Member of Uniformed Services
02/16/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 10, United States Code; provides for garnishment pursuant to a court order to satisfy a judgment against a retired member of the uniformed services for physically, sexually, or emotionally abusing a child.
H 1104 - Brooks S
Entitlement to Educational Assistance Program
03/03/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; provides for pro-rated charges to entitlement to educational assistance under Department of Veterans Affairs Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program for certain licensure and certification tests and national tests.
H 1112 - Labrador
Educational Assistance Benefits
03/03/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; authorizes the transfer of unused Post-9/11 Educational Assistance benefits to additional dependents upon the death of the originally designated dependent.
H 1131 - Bost
Department of Veterans Affairs
03/03/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to develop and implement a plan to hire directors of the medical centers of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 1133 - Carter
Transplant Procedure for a Veteran
03/03/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide for an operation on a live donor for purposes of conducting a transplant procedure for a veteran.
H 1145 - Ellison
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
02/16/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; qualifies homeless youth and veterans who are full-time students for purposes of the low income housing tax credit.
H 1147 - Esty
Families of Fallen Heroes Semipostal Stamp
02/16/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Provides for the issuance of a Families of Fallen Heroes Semipostal Stamp.
H 1152 - Hudson
Veterans Choice Program
03/03/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Eliminates the sunset date for the Veterans Choice Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs; expands eligibility for such program; extends certain operating hours for pharmacies and medical facilities of the department.
H 1162 - Knight
Resonance Therapy to Veterans
03/03/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to provide access to magnetic electroencephalogram and electrocardiogram guided resonance therapy to veterans.
H 1168 - Lowey
Secretary of Veterans Affairs
03/03/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Provides that service of the members of the organization known as the United States Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II constituted active military service for purposes of laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 1191 - Smith C
Children in Armed Conflict Activities
02/16/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Ensures effective implementation of the Child Soldier Prevention Act of 2008; holds governments accountable for involving children in armed conflict activities, whether as combatants, servants, or sex slaves.
H 1196 - Zeldin
International Border Security
03/16/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on IMMIGRATION AND BORDER SECURITY.
Requires a plan to combat international travel by terrorists and foreign fighters; accelerates the transfer of certain border security systems to foreign partner governments; establishes minimum international border security standards; authorizes the suspension of foreign assistance to countries not making significant efforts to comply with such minimum standards.
H 1206 - Messer
Educational Assistance Program Benefits
03/06/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; includes 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 1207 - Cuellar
Postal Service Facility Designation
02/21/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM.
Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 306 River Street in Tilden, Texas, as the Tilden Veterans Post Office.
H 1208 - Cuellar
Postal Service Facility Designation
02/21/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM.
Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 9155 Schaefer Road, Converse, Texas, as the Converse Veterans Post Office Building.
H 1209 - Cuellar
Postal Service Facility Designation
02/21/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM.
Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 901 N. Francisco Avenue, Mission, Texas, as the Mission Veterans Post Office Building.
H 121 - Green A
Supplemental Appropriations for Army Corps of Engineers
01/03/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on BUDGET.
Makes supplemental appropriations for the Army Corps of Engineers for flood control projects and storm damage reduction projects in areas affected by flooding in the city of Houston, Texas.
H 1210 - Cuellar
Postal Service Facility Designation
02/21/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM.
Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 122 W. Goodwin Street, Pleasanton, Texas, as the Pleasanton Veterans Post Office.
H 1211 - Cuellar
Postal Service Facility Designation
02/21/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM.
Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 400 N. Main Street, Encinal, Texas, as the Encinal Veterans Post Office.
H 1212 - Hunter
Veteran Funeral Benefits
03/06/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code; directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to increase certain veteran funeral benefits.
H 1216 - Messer
School Closure
03/06/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Provides veterans affected by school closures certain relief and restoration of educational benefits.
H 1230 - Lee B
Military Force Against Iraq Resolution Repeal
02/27/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Repeals the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.
H 1243 - Johnson H
Armed Forces Combat Injury Treatment Training
02/28/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code; requires the Secretary of Defense to use only human-based methods for training members of the Armed Forces in the treatment of severe combat injuries.
H 1254 - LoBiondo
Non VA Services for Veterans Pilot Program
03/06/2017 - 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 1259 - Roe
VA Performance Based Removal or Demotion
03/21/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; provides for the removal or demotion of employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs based on performance or misconduct.
H 1279 - Esty
Burn Pits Exposure Treatment Center of Excellence
03/01/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish within the Department of Veterans Affairs a center of excellence in the prevention, diagnosis, mitigation, treatment, and rehabilitation of health conditions relating to exposure to burn pits.
H 1317 - Johnson S
Ready Reserve Elective Deferrals
03/02/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; allows members of the Ready Reserve of a reserve component of the Armed Forces to make elective deferrals on the basis of their service to the Ready Reserve and on the basis of their other employment.
H 1328 - Bost
Disability Compensation Cost of Living Adjustments
03/09/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; provides 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 1329 - Bost
Veteran Disability Compensation Rates and Claims
03/09/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Increases effective as of December 1, 2017, 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; amends Title 38, United States Code; improves the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims; improves the processing of claims by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 1331 - Banks
Veteran Education and Vocational Counseling
03/09/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide educational and vocational counseling for veterans on campuses of institutions of higher learning.
H 1359 - Walorski
Disability Claims Reconsideration for DoD Experiments
03/09/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Provides for the reconsideration of claims for disability compensation for veterans who were the subjects of experiments by the Department of Defense during World War II that were conducted to assess the effects of mustard gas or lewisite on people.
H 1362 - Radewagen
VA Clinic Naming in Pago Pago
03/21/2017 - *****To PRESIDENT.
Names the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Pago Pago, American Samoa, the Faleomavaega Eni Fa'aua'a Hunkin va Clinic.
H 1367 - Wenstrup
VA Physician Hiring and Retention
03/21/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Improves the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to hire and retain physicians and other employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 1371 - O'Rourke
Veteran Medical Records Disclosure
03/09/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to disclose to non-department of Veterans Affairs health care providers certain medical records of veterans who receive health care from such providers.
H 1379 - Peters S
Entitlement to Educational Assistance
03/09/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; provides for the entitlement to educational assistance under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs for members of the Armed Forces awarded the Purple Heart.
H 1383 - Bacon
Korean Constabulary Recognition
03/09/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Directs certain actions of the United States Government with respect to recognizing the service and sacrifice of veterans of the Korean Constabulary.
H 1384 - Palazzo
Orders to Serve On Active Duty
03/09/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends titles 5, 10, 37, and 38 of the United States Code; ensures that an order to serve on active duty under Section 12304a and 12304b of Title 10, United States Code, is treated the same as other orders to serve on active duty for determining the eligibility of members of the uniformed services and veterans for certain benefits and for calculating the deadlines for certain benefits.
H 1390 - Banks
Deceased Veterans Transportation Costs
03/09/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to pay costs relating to the transportation of certain deceased veterans to veterans' cemeteries owned by a state or tribal organization.
H 1391 - Banks
Educational and Vocational Counseling for Veterans
03/07/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide educational and vocational counseling for veterans on campuses of institutions of higher learning.
H 1405 - Grijalva
Veterans Visa Program
03/17/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on IMMIGRATION AND BORDER SECURITY.
Requires the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish a veterans visa program to permit veterans who have been removed from the United States to return as immigrants.
H 1419 - Young
Award of Military Service Medals
03/07/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 10, United States Code; provides for the award of a military service medal to members of the Armed Forces who served honorably during the Cold War.
H 1428 - Hurd
Hiring Veterans as Career Law Enforcement Officers
03/17/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968; authorizes COPS grantees to use grant funds to hire veterans as career law enforcement officers.
H 1433 - Carbajal
TRICARE Preventative Health Care Services
03/08/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 10, United States Code; expands preventive health care services under the TRICARE program.
H 1445 - Coffman
Emergency Ambulance Services Reimbursement
03/21/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; provides for the circumstances under which the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall provide reimbursement for emergency ambulance services.
H 1448 - Himes
Use of Funds Available for the Armed Forces
03/09/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on RULES.
Prohibits funds available for the United States Armed Forces to be obligated or expended for introduction of the Armed Forces into hostilities.
H 1461 - Arrington
VA Employees Use of Official Time
03/21/2017 - Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY hearings held.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit an annual report to Congress relating to the use of official time by employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs; limits the instances in which official time may be granted for certain purposes to employees of the Department.
H 1470 - Gallego
Grounds of Deportability
03/21/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on IMMIGRATION AND BORDER SECURITY.
Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act; limits the grounds of deportability for certain alien members of the United States Armed Forces.
H 1472 - Langevin
Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers Program
03/09/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Expands eligibility for the program of comprehensive assistance for family caregivers of the Department of Veterans Affairs; expands benefits available to participants under such program; enhances special compensation for members of the uniformed services who require assistance in everyday life.
H 1473 - Lee B
Armed Forces Deployment in Syria
03/09/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Prohibits the deployment of members of the Armed Forces to Syria for purposes of engaging in ground combat operations.
H 1495 - Love
Dependency and Indemnity Compensation
03/10/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; adjusts the effective date of certain reductions and discontinuances of dependency and indemnity compensation under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 1505 - O'Rourke
Physician and Dentist Maximum Market Pay
03/10/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to increase the maximum market pay of physicians and dentists in the Veterans Health Administration who work in health professional shortage areas.
H 1506 - O'Rourke
VA Health Care Professionals Education Debt Reduction
03/10/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; increases the maximum amount of education debt reduction available for health care professionals employed by the Veterans Health Administration.
H 1507 - O'Rourke
VA Care Experiences Survey
03/10/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct annual surveys of veterans on experiences obtaining hospital care and medical services from medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 1508 - O'Rourke
VA Physician Recruitment
03/10/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; improves the recruitment of physicians in the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 1509 - O'Rourke
VA Medical Facilities Appointment Wait Times
03/10/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Directs the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to post at certain locations the average national wait times for veterans to receive an appointment for health care at medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 1520 - Kind
Admission of Sons and Daughters of Citizens
03/21/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on IMMIGRATION AND BORDER SECURITY.
Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act; provides for the admission of certain sons and daughters of citizens of the United States, which citizens served on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States abroad.
H 1536 - Fitzpatrick B
Armed Forces Members Payment Prioritization
03/15/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Prioritizes the payment of pay and allowances to members of the Armed Forces and Federal law enforcement officers in the event the debt ceiling is reached or there is a funding gap.
H 154 - Green A
Merchant Mariner Equity Compensation Fund
01/19/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code; directs 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 1545 - Kuster
Patient Information Disclosure to Substance Programs
03/15/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; clarifies the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to disclose certain patient information to state controlled substance monitoring programs.
H 1564 - Bergman
Non VA Physicians Travel Funding
03/16/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Section 504 of the Veterans' Benefits Improvements Act of 1996; specifies the funding source for travel related to examinations by physicians not employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs regarding medical disabilities of applicants for benefits under Title 38, United States Code; codifies Section 504 of the Veterans' Benefits Improvements Act of 1996.
H 1582 - Russell
1st Infantry Division Commemoration Coins
03/16/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on FINANCIAL SERVICES.
Requires the Secretary of Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of the 100 year anniversary of the 1st Infantry Division.
H 1588 - Speier
Nonconsensual Distribution of Private Sexual Images
03/16/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends the Uniform Code of Military Justice; prohibits the nonconsensual distribution of private sexual images.
H 1600 - Poe
Veterans Work Opportunity Tax Credit
03/17/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code; makes permanent the work opportunity tax credit for veterans; allows an exemption from an employer's employment taxes in an amount equivalent to the value of such credit in the case of veterans.
H 1618 - Ruiz
Veterans Caregivers Assistance Services Eligibility
03/17/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; clarifies that caregivers for veterans with serious illnesses are eligible for assistance and support services provided by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 1622 - Ruiz
Veteran Lifetime National Recreational Pass
03/17/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on AGRICULTURE.
Provides for a lifetime National Recreational Pass for any veteran with a service-connected disability.
H 1658 - Norton
DC National Guard Authority
03/21/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Extends to the Mayor of the District of Columbia the same authority over the National Guard of the District of Columbia as the Governors of the several states exercise over the National Guard of those states with respect to administration of the National Guard and its use to respond to natural disasters and other civil disturbances, while ensuring that the President retains control of the National Guard of the District of Columbia to respond to homeland defense emergencies.
H 1662 - Wenstrup
Veterans Health Facility Smoking Prohibition
03/21/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; prohibits smoking in any facility of the Veterans Health Administration.
H 1681 - Larsen
DoD and VA Reproductive Assistance
03/22/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
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.
H 1683 - Maloney S
Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coins
03/22/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on FINANCIAL SERVICES.
Requires the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor.
H 1685 - O'Rourke
VA Mental and Behavioral Health Care
03/22/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish mental and behavioral health care to certain individuals discharged or released from the active military, naval, or air service under conditions other than honorable.
H 1687 - Poliquin
Mileage Threshold for Gross Income Deduction
03/22/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; lowers the mileage threshold for deduction in determining adjusted gross income of certain expenses of members of reserve components of the Armed Forces.
H 1690 - Tenney
High Level VA Employees Bonuses Report
03/22/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit an annual report regarding performance awards and bonuses awarded to certain high-level employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 171 - Jones
Department of the Navy and Marine Corps Redesignation
01/03/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Redesignates the Department of the Navy as the Department of the Navy and Marine Corps.
H 1712 - Roby
Va Treatment Programs Monitoring Grant Program
03/23/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a grant program to improve the monitoring of mental health and substance abuse treatment programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 1721 - Rouzer
American World War II City Designations
03/24/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to designate at least one city in the United States each year as an American World War II City.
H 1725 - Walz
Non VA Medical Professionals Disability Evidence
03/24/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Improves the treatment of medical evidence provided by non-department of Veterans Affairs medical professionals in support of claims for disability compensation under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 191 - Plaskett
Work Opportunity Credit
01/03/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; allows the work opportunity credit to small businesses which hire individuals who are members of the Ready Reserve or National Guard.
H 244 - Cook
HIRE Vets Act
03/21/2017 - In SENATE. Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE for concurrence.
Relates to Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act of 2017; encourages effective, voluntary private sector investments to recruit, employ, and retain men and women who have served in the United States military with annual Federal awards to private sector employers recognizing such efforts.
H 245 - Cook
Educational Assistance Program Housing Stipend
01/19/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; provides for the calculation of the amount of the monthly housing stipend payable under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs based on the location of the campus where classes are attended.
H 252 - Green A
Veteran Housing Assistance
01/04/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Provides housing assistance for very low-income veterans.
H 256 - Farenthold
Firearm Receipt Rights
01/04/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Amends Chapter 44 of Title 18, United States Code; provides that a member of the Armed Forces and the spouse of that member shall have the same rights regarding the receipt of firearms at the location of any duty station of the member.
H 27 - Costello
Permanent Records of VA employees
01/04/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code; 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 279 - Stefanik
Armed Forces Family Relocation
01/04/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 10, United States Code; provides a period for the relocation of spouses and dependents of certain members of the Armed Forces undergoing a permanent change of station in order to ease and facilitate the relocation of military families.
H 28 - Roe
Standard Identification Protocol for Biological Implant
01/04/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code; directs 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 282 - Stefanik
Servicemember Spouse Residences
01/19/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act; authorizes spouses of servicemembers to elect to use the same residences as the servicemembers.
H 293 - Young D
Department of Veterans Affairs Appropriations
01/19/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Extends the authorization of appropriations to the Department of Veterans Affairs for purposes of awarding grants to veterans service organizations for the transportation of highly rural veterans.
H 299 - Valadao
Vietnam Veteran Exposure Clarifications
01/19/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; clarifies presumptions relating to the exposure of certain veterans who served in the vicinity of the Republic of Vietnam.
H 303 - Bilirakis G
Armed Forces Disability and Retired Pay
01/19/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 10, United States Code; permits 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 307 - Davidson
VA Health Care for Congress and Staff
02/03/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Ensures that Members of Congress and Congressional staff receive health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs instead of under the Federal Health Benefits Program or health care exchanges.
H 32 - Hudson
Employer Health Insurance Mandate Exemption
01/03/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; exempts the spouses of active duty members of the Armed Forces from the determination of whether an employer is subject to the employer health insurance mandate.
H 328 - Lee B
Work Opportunity Tax Credit
01/05/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; provides the work opportunity tax credit with respect to the hiring of veterans in the field of renewable energy.
H 333 - Bishop S
Armed Forces Disability and Retired Pay Receipt
02/03/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 10, United States Code; permits 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; extends eligibility for concurrent receipt to Chapter 61 disability retirees with less than 20 years of service.
H 334 - Lee B
Agent Orange Exposure Assistance
02/03/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Directs the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide assistance for individuals affected by exposure to Agent Orange.
H 337 - Noem
Land Transfer for Black Hills National Cemetery
02/07/2017 - To SENATE Committee on ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
Transfers administrative jurisdiction over certain Bureau of Land Management land from the Secretary of the Interior to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for inclusion in the Black Hills National Cemetery.
H 369 - Roe
Veterans Choice Program Sunset
01/09/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Eliminates the sunset of the Veterans Choice Program.
H 388 - Shea-Porter
Veteran Health Services
02/03/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; ensures that veterans in each of the 48 contiguous states are able to receive services in at least one full-service hospital of the Veterans Health Administration in the state or receive comparable services provided by contract in the state.
H 393 - Thornberry
Defense Secretary Appointment Exception
02/16/2017 - In HOUSE. Placed on HOUSE Union Calendar.
Provides for an exception to a limitation against appointment of persons as Secretary of Defense within seven years of relief from active duty as a regular commissioned officer of the Armed Forces.
H 403 - Farenthold
Wind Turbine Construction Limitation
01/11/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE: Referred to Subcommittee on AVIATION.
Limits the construction or alterations of wind turbines near a military airbase or military airfield.
H 406 - Kind
Military Decoration Replacement
01/10/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 10, United States Code; facilitates the replacement of military decorations for relatives of deceased members of the Armed Forces.
H 411 - King P
Review of Veterans' Deaths
02/03/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct a review of the deaths of certain veterans who died by suicide.
H 412 - Lawrence
Legal Assistance to Junior Enlisted Personnel
01/10/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 10, United States Code; requires the provision of legal assistance to junior enlisted personnel of the Armed Forces and their dependents in connection with their personal civil legal affairs.
H 418 - Lawrence
Families of Disabled Veterans Supportive Services
02/03/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a pilot program to improve access to supportive services and community coordination for families of disabled veterans.
H 42 - Mullin
VA Medical Center Investigations
01/19/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Authorizes the Directors of Veterans Integrated Service Networks of the Department of Veterans Affairs to enter into contracts with appropriate civilian accreditation entities or appropriate health care evaluation entities to investigate medical centers of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 426 - Ratcliffe
Federal Government Property Donation Regulation
02/06/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Prohibits any regulation, rule, guidance, recommendation, or policy issued after May 15, 2015, that limits the sale or donation of excess property of the Federal Government to state and local agencies for law enforcement activities.
H 450 - Jones
Military Chaplain Prerogative
01/11/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 10, United States Code; ensures 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 457 - Titus
Veterans Affairs Department Appeals Process
02/03/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; improves the appeals process of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 467 - Walorski
Veteran Health Care
02/03/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to ensure that each medical facility of the Department of Veterans Affairs complies with requirements relating to scheduling veterans for health care appointments, to improve the uniform application of directives of the Department.
H 476 - Newhouse
Emergency Hospital Care
02/03/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to clarify the emergency hospital care furnished by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to certain veterans.
H 488 - Cartwright
Income Tax Credit
01/12/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
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.
H 500 - DesJarlais
Indebtedness Income on Education Loans
01/12/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income any discharge of indebtedness income on education loans of deceased or disabled veterans.
H 501 - Dingell D
Increased Reporting Regarding Certain Surgeries
02/03/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Requires increased reporting regarding certain surgeries scheduled at medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 504 - Lance
Flag Display
02/06/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CONSTITUTION AND CIVIL JUSTICE.
Amends title 36, United States Code, to require that the POW/MIA flag be displayed on all days that the flag of the United States is displayed on certain Federal property.
H 506 - Rooney
Frauds Against Veterans
02/06/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Amends title 18, United States Code, to provide an additional tool to prevent certain frauds against veterans.
H 512 - Yoho
Veterans Benefits Administration Records Access
02/14/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; permits veterans to grant access to their records in the databases of the Veterans Benefits Administration to certain designated congressional employees.
H 544 - Cook
Sale of Purple Heart Medals
02/08/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Amends title 18, United States Code; provides for penalties for the sale of any Purple Heart awarded to a member of the Armed Forces.
H 558 - Loudermilk
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park Boundary
02/01/2017 - To SENATE Committee on ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
Adjusts the boundary of the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park to include the Wallis House and Harriston Hill.
H 566 - Roskam
Report on Iran's Use of Commercial Aircraft
01/13/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Requires the President to report on the use by the Government of Iran of commercial aircraft and related services for illicit military or other activities.
H 569 - Serrano
Retroactive Calculation of Active Service Days
01/13/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code; provides for retroactive calculation since the start of combat operations in Afghanistan of days of certain active duty or active service performed as a member of the Ready Reserve; reduces the eligibility age for receipt of retired pay for non-regular service.
H 578 - Wittman
Servicemember Spouse Residency
02/03/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act; authorizes spouses of servicemembers to elect to use the same residences as the servicemembers.
H 60 - Denham
Enlistment of Unlawful Aliens
01/03/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 10, United States Code; authorizes the enlistment in the Armed Forces of certain aliens who are unlawfully present in the United States and were younger than 15 years of age when they initially entered the United States, but who are otherwise qualified for enlistment; provides a mechanism by which such aliens, by reason of their honorable service in the Armed Forces, may be lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence.
H 609 - Kelly M
Veterans Affairs Department Health Center Designation
03/13/2017 - Public Law No. 115-9
Designates the Department of Veterans Affairs health care center in Center Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania, as the Abie Abraham VA Clinic.
H 611 - Lamborn
Veterans Affairs Department Employee Demotion
02/03/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; provides for the removal or demotion of employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs based on performance or misconduct.
H 63 - Jackson Lee
Tax Credit for Hiring Veterans
01/19/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; provides 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 632 - Meng
Treatment of Veterans
02/03/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Provides for the treatment of veterans who participated in the cleanup of Enewetak Atoll as radiation exposed veterans for purposes of the presumption of service-connection of certain disabilities by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 645 - Bost
Inspection of Kitchens and Food Service Areas
02/06/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide for the inspection of kitchens and food service areas at medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs to ensure that the same standards for kitchens and food service areas at hospitals in the private sector are being met at kitchens and food service areas at medical facilities of the Department.
H 649 - Collins C
Renewable Electricity Production Credit
01/24/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; ensures that new wind turbines located near certain military installations are ineligible for the renewable electricity production credit and the energy credit.
H 67 - Jackson Lee
Social Security Payments
01/19/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Ensures that seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities who receive Social Security and certain other Federal benefits receive a $250 payment in the event that no cost-of-living adjustment is payable in a calendar year.
H 696 - Schrader
Veterans Affairs Department Hiring Freeze
01/24/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM.
Prohibits any hiring freeze from affecting the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 734 - Brownley
Veterans Affairs Supported Housing Program
01/30/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a refundable credit against tax for landlords of veterans receiving rental assistance under the Veterans Affairs Supported Housing program.
H 753 - Smith A
Military Installations Inside the United States
01/31/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Establishes a fair and transparent process that will result in the timely consolidation, closure, and realignment of military installations inside the United States and will realize improved efficiencies in the cost and management of military installations.
H 758 - Schneider
Career Transition Internship Program for Veterans
02/06/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; authorizes veterans who are entitled to educational assistance under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs to use such entitlement to participate in a career transition internship program for veterans.
H 809 - Ross D
Herbicide Exposure of Veterans
02/06/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; clarifies presumptions of service-connection relating to the exposure to herbicides of certain veterans who served in the Armed Forces during the Vietnam Era.
H 814 - Zeldin
Veteran Estate Receipt of Benefits
02/06/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code; clarifies that the estate of a deceased veteran may receive certain accrued benefits upon the death of the veteran.
H 815 - Zeldin
Guaranteed Amount of a Home Loan
02/06/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; adjusts certain limits on the guaranteed amount of a home loan under the home loan program of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 834 - Johnson E
Posthumous Medal of Honor
02/24/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Authorizes the President to award the Medal of Honor posthumously to Doris Miller for acts of valor during the World War II while a member of the Navy.
H 846 - Wilson J
Reduction of Survivor Annuities
02/24/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends Title 10, United States Code; repeals the requirement for reduction of survivor annuities under the Survivor Benefit Plan for military surviving spouses to offset the receipt of veterans dependency and indemnity compensation.
H 856 - Cohen
Veteran Owned Small Business Assistance
02/06/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Reauthorizes the vow to Hire Heroes Act of 2011; provides assistance to small businesses owned by veterans.
H 874 - Loebsack
In-Patient Psychiatric Care for Veterans
02/06/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; ensures that certain veterans receive in-patient psychiatric care provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 877 - Amodei
Monument to Honor Those Killed on Active Duty
02/24/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Directs the Secretary of the Army to place in Arlington National Cemetery a monument honoring the helicopter pilots and crewmembers who were killed while serving on active duty in the Armed Forces during the Vietnam era.
H 88 - Blackburn
Shiloh National Military Park
02/28/2017 - To SENATE Committee on ENERGY AND 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 880 - Burgess
Military Trauma Care Providers
02/10/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Facilitates assignment of military trauma care providers to civilian trauma centers in order to maintain military trauma readiness and to support such centers.
H 886 - Jones
Dependents of Retired Members of the Armed Forces
02/24/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends Title 10, United States Code; authorizes the Secretary of Defense to permit dependents of retired members of the Armed Forces who reside in military housing to attend Department of Defense elementary and secondary schools.
H 887 - Jones
Honorary Citizenship to Noncitizens
03/09/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on IMMIGRATION AND BORDER SECURITY.
Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act; extends honorary citizenship to otherwise qualified noncitizens who enlisted in the Philippines and died while serving on active duty with the United States Armed Forces during certain periods of hostilities.
H 888 - Jones
Compensation for Survivors of Disabled Veterans
02/06/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; improves dependency and indemnity compensation for survivors of certain totally disabled veterans.
H 897 - Zeldin
Peer to Peer Mental Health Programs
03/03/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make grants to state and local entities to carry out peer-to-peer mental health programs.
H 90 - Brownley
VA Medical Facility Lease Authorization
01/19/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out certain major medical facility leases of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 902 - Cartwright
Psychiatrists Hiring Authority
03/03/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; improves the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to hire psychiatrists.
H 907 - Collins D
Newborn Children Care
03/03/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; improves the care provided by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to newborn children.
H 91 - Brownley
Women Veteran Retreat Counseling
01/19/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; makes permanent the pilot program on counseling in retreat settings for women veterans newly separated from service in the Armed Forces.
H 918 - Coffman
Mental Heath Care to Former Members of the Armed Forces
03/03/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title 38, United States Code; directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish mental health care to certain former members of the Armed Forces who are not otherwise eligible to receive such care.
H 92 - Brownley
Medical Care Eligibility
01/19/2017 - 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 Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) program.
H 925 - Calvert
Educational Assistance Program Monthly Stipends
03/03/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; clarifies the eligibility for monthly stipends paid under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program for certain members of the reserve components of the Armed Forces.
H 927 - Walorski
Veterans Beneficiary Travel Eligibility
03/03/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; provides 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 93 - Brownley
Women Veteran Medical Care Access
01/19/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; provides for increased access to Department of Veterans Affairs medical care for women veterans.
H 936 - Bilirakis G
Veterans Space Available Transportation Priority
02/07/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 10, United States Code; establishes a space-available transportation priority for veterans of the Armed Forces who have a service-connected, permanent disability rated as total.
H 94 - Brownley
VA Medical Facility Lease Funds Approval
01/19/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; requires congressional approval before the appropriation of funds for Department of Veterans Affairs major medical facility leases.
H 941 - Conaway
Number of Operational Navy Aircraft Carriers
02/07/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Increases the number of operational aircraft carriers of the Navy.
H 95 - Brownley
Child Care Assistance for Veterans
01/19/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide child care assistance to veterans receiving certain medical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 955 - Jackson Lee
Cyber Defense National Guard Feasibility Study
02/07/2017 - 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 96 - Brownley
Transfer of Security Checkpoint Unclaimed Money
01/11/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on HOMELAND SECURITY: Referred to Subcommittee on TRANSPORTATION SECURITY.
Amends Title 49, United States Code; directs the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (Transportation Security Administration) to transfer unclaimed money recovered at airport security checkpoints to nonprofit organizations that provide places of rest and recuperation at airports for members of the Armed Forces and their families.
H 963 - King P
Free Mailing Privileges to Armed Forces Members
02/07/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Provides for free mailing privileges for personal correspondence and parcels sent to members of the Armed Forces serving on active duty in Iraq, Afghanistan, or other designated hostile fire areas.
H 971 - Meng
VA Contracting Preferences and Small Businesses
02/07/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; treats small businesses, owned by surviving spouses of members of the Armed Forces killed in the line of duty, as small business concerns owned and controlled by veterans for purposes of contracting goals and preferences of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 974 - Rice K
Veterans Affairs Contract Preference
02/14/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code; authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, in awarding a contract for the procurement of goods or services, to give a preference to offerors that employ veterans.
H 980 - Takano
Veterans Health Administration Collective Bargaining
03/03/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; modifies authorities relating to the collective bargaining of employees in the Veterans Health Administration.
H 996 - Kihuen
Community Colleges Veteran Training Grant Program
02/09/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Directs the Secretary of Labor to establish a competitive grant program for community colleges to train veterans for local jobs.
HCR 2 - Cole
Armed Forces Use Authorization
01/03/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Authorizes the use of United States Armed Forces against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and its associated Forces.
HCR 35 - Barletta
Capitol Grounds Use Authorization
03/21/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE: Referred to Subcmt on ECO DEV, PUBLIC BLDGS, AND EMERGENCY MNGMT.
Authorizes the use of the Capitol Grounds for the National Peace Officers Memorial Service and the National Honor Guard and Pipe Band Exhibition.
HJR 10 - Hastings A
Iran Nuclear Weapon Prevention
01/03/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Authorizes the use of the United States Armed Forces to achieve the goal of preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.
HJR 3 - Roe
Armed Forces Memorial
01/05/2017 - To SENATE Committee on ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
Approves the location of a memorial to commemorate and honor the members of the Armed Forces who served on active duty in support of Operation Desert Storm or Operation Desert Shield.
HJR 63 - Kinzinger
Use of Military Force Authorization
02/03/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Provides for authorization for use of military force against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
HJR 72 - Budd
Disapproval of a Proposed Foreign Military Sale
02/14/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Relates to the disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the Government of Kenya of Air Tractor aircraft with weapons, and related support.
HJR 75 - DeFazio
War Powers Resolution
02/15/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on RULES.
Amends the War Powers Resolution.
HJR 77 - Dunn
Congressional Disapproval of Water Control Manual Rule
02/16/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE.
Provides for congressional disapproval under Chapter 8 of Title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Army Corps of Engineers relating to the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin Water Control Master Manual.
HJR 89 - Banks
Authorization for Use of Military Force
03/15/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Authorization for use of military force against al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
HRES 107 - Roe
Veterans' Affairs Committee Expenses Amounts
02/07/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on HOUSE ADMINISTRATION.
Provides amounts for the expenses of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs in the One Hundred Fifteenth Congress.
HRES 198 - Buck
Consideration of Bills
03/16/2017 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for the removal or demotion of employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs based on performance or misconduct; provides for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1367) to improve the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to hire and retain physicians and other employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
HRES 219 - Walker
Select Committee on POW and Mia Affairs
03/21/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on RULES.
Establishes a Select Committee on POW and MIA Affairs.
HRES 46 - Graves S
Increased Risk of Sleep Apnea Among Soldiers
01/19/2017 - Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Recognizes the increased risk of sleep apnea among soldiers returning from active duty and the benefits of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy on treating obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in soldiers suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
HRES 48 - Woodall
Consideration of SCR3 and S84
01/13/2017 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for consideration of the concurrent resolution (S. Con. Res. 3) setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2017 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2018 through 2026; provides for consideration of the bill (S. 84) to provide for an exception to a limitation against appointment of persons as Secretary of Defense within seven years of relief from active duty as a regular commissioned officer of the Armed Forces.
HRES 80 - Thornberry
Armed Services Committee Expenses Amounts
02/01/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on HOUSE ADMINISTRATION.
Provides amounts for the expenses of the Committee on Armed Services in the One Hundred Fifteenth Congress.
S 100 - Alexander L
Shiloh National Military Park Boundaries
01/11/2017 - To SENATE Committee on ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
Modifies the boundary of the Shiloh National Military Park located in the states of Tennessee and Mississippi; establishes the Parker's Crossroads Battlefield as an affiliated area of the National Park System.
S 111 - Heller
Veteran Benefits and the Missouri List
01/12/2017 - 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 112 - Heller
Per Diem Payments for Homeless Veterans
01/12/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code; authorizes per diem payments under comprehensive service programs for homeless veterans to furnish care to dependents of homeless veterans.
S 113 - Heller
Medical Scribes Pilot Program
01/12/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to increase the use of medical scribes to maximize the efficiency of physicians at medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S 114 - Heller
Annual Report on Performance Awards and Bonuses
01/12/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code; requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit an annual report regarding performance awards and bonuses awarded to certain high-level employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S 115 - Heller
Live Donors and Transplants for Veterans
01/12/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code; authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide for an operation on a live donor for purposes of conducting a transplant procedure for a veteran.
S 116 - Heller
Disabled Veterans and Travel on Military Aircraft
01/12/2017 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code; permits veterans who have a service-connected, permanent disability rated as total to travel on military aircraft in the same manner and to the same extent as retired members of the Armed Forces entitled to such travel.
S 12 - Moran Je
VA Employee Accountability
01/03/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code; improves the accountability of employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S 120 - Heller
Missing Armed Forces Personnel Records Collection
01/12/2017 - To SENATE Committee on HOMELAND SECURITY AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS.
Provides for the creation of the Missing Armed Forces Personnel Records Collection at the National Archives; requires the expeditious public transmission to the Archivist and public disclosure of Missing Armed Forces Personnel records.
S 121 - Heller
Veterans' Business Outreach Center Program
01/12/2017 - To SENATE Committee on SMALL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP.
Establishes the veterans' business outreach center program; improves the programs for veterans of the Small Business Administration.
S 143 - Casey
Income Tax Credit
01/12/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; allows 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 150 - Rubio
Prevention of Frauds Against Veterans
01/17/2017 - To SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Amends title 18, United States Code; provides an additional tool to prevent certain frauds against veterans.
S 152 - Rubio
Department of Veterans Affairs Employee Removal
01/17/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code; provides for the removal or demotion of employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs based on performance or misconduct.
S 165 - Rounds
Preseparation Counseling
01/17/2017 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code; requires an element in preseparation counseling for members of the Armed Forces on assistance and support services for caregivers of certain veterans through the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S 23 - Cassidy
Biological Implant Tracking and Procurement Protocol
01/04/2017 - To SENATE 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.
S 233 - Warner
Major Medical Facility Leases Authorization
01/24/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out certain major medical facility leases of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S 24 - Cassidy
Hospital Care and Medical Services for Veterans
01/04/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Expands eligibility for hospital care and medical services under Section 101 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to include veterans who are age 75 or older.
S 242 - Cassidy
Veterans Benefits Administration Records Access
01/30/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; permits veterans to grant access to their records in the databases of the Veterans Benefits Administration to certain designated congressional employees.
S 283 - Franken
Treatment of Radiation Exposed Veterans
02/02/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; provides for the treatment of veterans who participated in the cleanup of Enewetak Atoll as radiation exposed veterans for purposes of the presumption of service-connection of certain disabilities by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
S 2943 - McCain
National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2017
12/23/2016 - Public Law No. 114-328
Creates the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017; authorizes appropriations for fiscal year 2017 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy; prescribes military personnel strengths for such fiscal year.
S 304 - Thune
Indian Health Service Copayment Cost Coverage
02/03/2017 - To SENATE Committee on INDIAN AFFAIRS.
Amends the Indian Health Care Improvement Act; allows the Indian Health Service to cover the cost of a copayment of an Indian or Alaska Native veteran receiving medical care or services from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S 305 - Toomey
National Vietnam War Veterans Day Flag Display
03/23/2017 - *****To PRESIDENT.
Amends Title 4, United States Code; encourages the display of the flag of the United States on National Vietnam War Veterans Day.
S 315 - Sullivan
Arlington National Cemetery Monument
02/06/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Directs the Secretary of the Army to place in Arlington National Cemetery a monument honoring the helicopter pilots and crewmembers who were killed while serving on active duty in the Armed Forces during the Vietnam era.
S 319 - Klobuchar
VA Burn Pit Treatment Center
02/06/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish within the Department of Veterans Affairs a center of excellence in the prevention, diagnosis, mitigation, treatment, and rehabilitation of health conditions relating to exposure to burn pits.
S 324 - Hatch
Veterans Adult Day Health Care Services
02/07/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; improves the provision of adult day health care services for veterans.
S 33 - Murkowski
National Monument Provisions
01/05/2017 - To SENATE Committee on ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
Provides for congressional approval of national monuments and restrictions on the use of national monuments; establishes requirements for the declaration of marine national monuments.
S 336 - Brown S
Veterans Health Administration Collective Bargaining
02/07/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; modifies authorities relating to the collective bargaining of employees in the Veterans Health Administration.
S 339 - Nelson Bi
Survivor Benefit Plan
02/07/2017 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 10, United States Code; repeals the requirement for reduction of survivor annuities under the Survivor Benefit Plan by veterans' dependency and indemnity compensation.
S 342 - Blumenthal
Issuance of a Gold Star Families Forever Stamp
02/08/2017 - To SENATE Committee on HOMELAND SECURITY AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS.
Provides for the issuance of a Gold Star Families Forever Stamp; honors the sacrifices of families who have lost a loved one who was a member of the Armed Forces in combat.
S 35 - Thune
Land Transfer to Black Hills National Cemetery
01/05/2017 - To SENATE Committee on ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
Transfers administrative jurisdiction over certain Bureau of Land Management land from the Secretary of the Interior to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for inclusion in the Black Hills National Cemetery.
S 355 - Shaheen
Veteran National Recreation Pass
02/13/2017 - To SENATE Committee on ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
Amends the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act; provides for a lifetime National Recreational Pass for any veteran with a service-connected disability.
S 369 - Baldwin
Secretary of Veterans Affairs
02/14/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, in awarding a contract for the procurement of goods or services, to give a preference to offerors that employ veterans.
S 394 - Rounds
Armed Forces Member Spouse Firearm Receipt Rights
02/15/2017 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Chapter 44 of Title 18, United States Code; provides that a member of the Armed Forces and the spouse of that member shall have the same rights regarding the receipt of firearms at the location of any duty station of the member.
S 409 - Lee M
Military Humanitarian Operations
02/16/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FOREIGN RELATIONS.
Provides that the President must seek congressional approval before engaging members of the United States Armed Forces in military humanitarian operations.
S 410 - Crapo
Educational Assistance Benefits Transfer
02/16/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; authorizes the transfer of unused Post-9/11 Educational Assistance benefits to additional dependents upon the death of the originally designated dependent.
S 420 - Rubio
Report on Iranian Government Commercial Aircraft Use
02/16/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FOREIGN RELATIONS.
Requires the President to report on the use by the Government of Iran of commercial aircraft and related services for illicit military or other activities.
S 422 - Gillibrand
Vietnam Veterans Exposure Presumptions
02/16/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; clarifies presumptions relating to the exposure of certain veterans who served in the vicinity of the Republic of Vietnam.
S 423 - Tester
Children Eligible for Medical Care
02/16/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
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 Department of Veteran's Affairs (CHAMPVA) program.
S 426 - Tester
Veterans Affairs Physician Assistants
02/16/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Increases educational assistance provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs for education and training of physician assistants of the Department; establishes pay grades and require competitive pay for physician assistants of the Department.
S 434 - Franken
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
02/16/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; qualifies homeless youth and veterans who are full-time students for purposes of the low income housing tax credit.
S 438 - Blunt
Federal Awards for Employment of Former Military
02/17/2017 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Encourages effective, voluntary investments to recruit, employ, and retain men and women who have served in the United States military with annual Federal awards to employers recognizing such efforts.
S 473 - Tester
Education Assistance Entitlement Requirements
02/28/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
the amend Title 38, United States Code; makes qualification requirements for entitlement to Post-9/11 Education Assistance more equitable; improves support of veterans receiving such educational assistance.
S 474 - Graham
West Bank and Gaza Assistance Conditions
02/28/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FOREIGN RELATIONS.
Conditions assistance to the West Bank and Gaza on steps by the Palestinian Authority to end violence and terrorism against Israeli citizens.
S 492 - Cornyn
Ready Reserve Elective Deferrals
03/02/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; allows members of the Ready Reserve of a reserve component of the Armed Forces to make elective deferrals on the basis of their service to the Ready Reserve and on the basis of their other employment.
S 493 - Rubio
VA Employee Performance Demotion or Removal
03/02/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; provides for the removal or demotion of employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs based on performance or misconduct.
S 498 - Wyden
Armed Forces Combat Injuries Treatment Training
03/02/2017 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 10, United States Code; requires the Secretary of Defense to use only human-based methods for training members of the Armed Forces in the treatment of severe combat injuries.
S 500 - Roberts
Health Affairs Defense Against Terrorism
03/15/2017 - In SENATE Committee on HOMELAND SECURITY AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS: Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
Amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002; makes the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Health Affairs responsible for coordinating the efforts of the Department of Homeland Security related to food, agriculture, and veterinary defense against terrorism.
S 514 - Perdue
VA Guided Resonance Therapy Pilot Program
03/02/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to provide access to magnetic EEG/EKG-guided resonance therapy to veterans.
S 521 - Tester
Federal Recreational Lands Pass Veterans Discount
03/02/2017 - To SENATE Committee on ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
Makes the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass available at a discount to veterans.
S 530 - Manchin
Veteran Medical Records Disclosure
03/06/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to disclose to non-department of Veterans Affairs health care providers certain medical records of veterans who receive health care from such providers.
S 543 - Tester
Veterans Affairs Secretary Contracts Requirements
03/07/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code; requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to include in each contract into which the Secretary enters for necessary services authorities and mechanism for appropriate oversight.
S 544 - Tester
Veterans Choice Program Termination Date
03/07/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014; modifies the termination date for the Veterans Choice Program.
S 57 - Cassidy
Employees Involved in Electronic Wait List Manipulation
01/05/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to revoke bonuses paid to employees involved in electronic wait list manipulations.
S 583 - Cornyn
Hiring Veterans as Career Law Enforcement Officers
03/08/2017 - To SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968; authorizes COPS grantees to use grant funds to hire veterans as career law enforcement officers.
S 591 - Murray
Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers Program
03/09/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Expands eligibility for the program of comprehensive assistance for family caregivers of the Department of Veterans Affairs; expands benefits available to participants under such program; enhances special compensation for members of the uniformed services who require assistance in everyday life.
S 609 - Moran Je
VA Medical Centers Chiropractic Care and Services
03/13/2017 - 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; requires the provision of chiropractic care and services to veterans at all Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers; expands access to such care and services.
S 624 - Cantwell
Cable Service Contract Termination During Deployment
03/14/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Allows servicemembers to terminate their cable, satellite television, and Internet access service contracts while deployed.
S 646 - Blumenthal
Servicemembers Employment and Protection
03/15/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; improves the enforcement of employment and reemployment rights of members of the uniformed services; amends the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act; improves the protection of members of the uniformed services.
S 66 - Heller
Retired Members of the Uniformed Services Compensation
01/09/2017 - 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 663 - Thune
Position of Choice Program Ombudsman
03/15/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Establishes the position of Choice Program Ombudsman within the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs to manage complaints regarding the provision of hospital care and medical services under section 101 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014.
S 667 - Franken
Active Duty Service Order and Benefits
03/15/2017 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends titles 5, 10, 37, and 38, United States Code; ensures that an order to serve on active duty under Section 12304a or 12304b of Title 10, United States Code, is treated the same as other orders to serve on active duty for determining the eligibility of members of the uniformed services and veterans for certain benefits and for calculating the deadlines for certain benefits.
S 673 - Klobuchar
Armed Forces Reserve Travel Expenses Eligibility
03/21/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; decreases the distance away from home required for a member of a reserve component of the Armed Forces to be eligible for the above-the-line deduction for travel expenses.
S 681 - Tester
VA Benefits and Services to Women Veterans
03/21/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Improves the benefits and services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs to women veterans.
S 683 - Hirono
Nursing Home Care Provision to Veterans
03/21/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; extends the requirement to provide nursing home care to certain veterans with service-connected disabilities.
S 697 - Daines
Mileage Threshold for Gross Income Deduction
03/22/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; lowers the mileage threshold for deduction in determining adjusted gross income of certain expenses of members of reserve components of the Armed Forces.
S 699 - Murphy C
VA Mental and Behavioral Health Care
03/22/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish mental and behavioral health care to certain individuals discharged or released from the active military, naval, or air service under conditions other than honorable.
S 700 - Murray
DoD and VA Reproductive Assistance
03/22/2017 - 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 704 - Cornyn
Armed Forces in Sinai Peninsula Tax Benefits
03/23/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Provides that members of the Armed Forces performing services in the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt shall be entitled to tax benefits in the same manner as if such services were performed in a combat zone.
S 706 - Franken
Non VA Medical Professionals Disability Evidence
03/23/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; improves the treatment of medical evidence provided by non-Department of Veterans Affairs medical professionals in support of claims for disability compensation under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
S 712 - Blumenthal
VA Benefits Claims Appeals Processes and Rights
03/23/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; reforms the rights and processes relating to appeals of decisions regarding claims for benefits under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
S 75 - McCaskill
Claims for Disability Compensation for Veterans
01/09/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Provides for the reconsideration of claims for disability compensation for veterans who were the subjects of experiments by the Department of Defense during World War II that were conducted to assess the effects of mustard gas or lewisite on people.
S 84 - McCain
Secretary of Defense Exception
01/20/2017 - Public Law No. 115-2
Provides for an exception to a limitation against appointment of persons as Secretary of Defense within seven years of relief from active duty as a regular commissioned officer of the Armed Forces.
S 86 - McCain
Veterans Choice Program
01/10/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014; modifies the termination date for the Veterans Choice Program.
SJR 1 - Boozman
Armed Forces Memorial
03/20/2017 - *****To PRESIDENT.
Approves the location of a memorial to commemorate and honor the members of the Armed Forces who served on active duty in support of Operation Desert Storm or Operation Desert Shield.
SJR 31 - Young
Use of United States Armed Forces
03/02/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FOREIGN RELATIONS.
Authorizes the use of United States Armed Forces against al-Qaeda, the Taliban, the Islamic state of Iraq and Syria, successor organizations, and associated forces.
SRES 24 - Isakson
Expenditures Authorization
01/24/2017 - To SENATE Committee on RULES AND ADMINISTRATION.
Authorizes expenditures by the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
SRES 53 - McCain
Armed Services Committee Expenditures Authorization
02/07/2017 - To SENATE Committee on RULES AND ADMINISTRATION.
Authorizes expenditures by the Committee on Armed Services.
 
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