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H 1015 - Huelskamp
Veteran Owned Small Business Oversight
04/21/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATIONS to full committee.
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
04/21/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATIONS to full committee.
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
04/21/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATIONS to full committee.
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
03/16/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES: Referred to Subcommittee on INDIAN, INSULAR AND ALASKA NATIVE AFFAIRS.
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
05/19/2015 - To SENATE 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
05/14/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS to full committee (amended).
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 1095 - Johnson H
Human-Based Training Methods for Combat Injuries
02/26/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to require 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 1096 - Byrne
Veterans Access Choice and Accountability Act
03/13/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to clarify the distance requirements regarding the eligibility of certain veterans to receive medical care and services from non-Department of Veterans Affairs facilities.
H 1100 - Cartwright
Credit Against Income Tax for State License
02/26/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
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.
H 1122 - Fitzpatrick
Debt Ceiling Pay and Allowances Priority
03/31/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
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 1126 - King P
Free Mailing Privileges for Armed Forces on Active Duty
02/26/2015 - 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 1127 - Kirkpatrick
Nursing Homes for Veterans Located on Tribal Lands
03/13/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make certain grants to assist nursing homes for veterans located on tribal lands.
H 1128 - Kirkpatrick
Department of Veteran Affairs Information Security
03/13/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Makes certain improvements in the information security of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 1129 - Kirkpatrick
Veterans Office of Whistleblower and Patient Protection
03/13/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to establish within the Department of Veterans Affairs an Office of Whistleblower and Patient Protection.
H 1133 - Miller J
Credit Union Loans to Veterans
02/26/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on FINANCIAL SERVICES.
Amends the Federal Credit Union Act to exclude extensions of credit made to veterans from the definition of a member business loan.
H 1134 - Miller J
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Information Submission
03/13/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Improves the submission of information by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to Congress.
H 1141 - Takano
Veterans Medical Care Eligibility
04/16/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY to full committee.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to consider certain time spent by members of reserve components of the Armed Forces while receiving medical care from the Secretary of Defense as active duty for purposes of eligibility for Post-9/11 Educational Assistance.
H 1170 - Grayson
Depart of Veterans Affairs Health Care Programs
03/13/2015 - 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, 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.
H 1177 - Posey
Transport of Supplies to Armed Forces
02/27/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to transport to any country, without charge, supplies that have been furnished by a nonprofit organization and that are intended for distribution to members of the Armed Forces.
H 1183 - Scott A
Veterans Affairs Burial Benefits
03/23/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES: Referred to Subcommittee on FEDERAL LANDS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to extend certain burial benefits administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 1187 - Zeldin
Veterans Home Loans
04/16/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY to full committee.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to adjust certain limits on the guaranteed amount of a home loan under the home loan program of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 1193 - Kilmer
Defense Employee Travel Allowances
03/02/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM.
Prohibits any reduction in the amount of the per diem allowance to which members of the uniformed services or civilian employees of the Department of Defense are entitled based on the duration of temporary duty assignments or official travel.
H 120 - Garrett
War Powers Resolution Repeal
01/06/2015 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on RULES.
Repeals the War Powers Resolution.
H 1204 - Norton
DC Mayor's Authority over National Guard
03/02/2015 - 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 1222 - Esty
Civil Service Preference for Parents of Veterans
03/03/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM.
Amends chapter 21 of title 5, United States Code, to provide 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.
H 1227 - Takano
Department of Defense Job Placement Assistance
03/13/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Authorizes a pilot program in the Department of Defense to enhance efforts to provide job placement assistance and related employment services directly to members of the National Guard and Reserves and veterans of the Armed Forces.
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 1247 - Graves S
Veterans Intermediate Care Technician Program
03/19/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Revives and expands the Intermediate Care Technician Pilot Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 1288 - Butterfield
Status of Merchant Seaman Veterans
03/19/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to accept additional documentation when considering the application for veterans status of an individual who performed service as a coastwise merchant seaman during World War II.
H 1292 - Fortenberry
Disabled Veterans Commissary Privileges
03/04/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to extend military commissary and exchange store privileges to veterans with a compensable service-connected disability and to their dependents.
H 1294 - Hinojosa
South Texas Veterans Affairs Health Care Center
03/19/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to ensure that the South Texas Veterans Affairs Health Care Center in Harlingen, Texas, includes a full-service Department of Veterans Affairs inpatient health care facility.
H 1302 - Latta
Veterans Affairs Form Certification Deadline
06/24/2015 - Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE & MEMORIAL AFFAIRS hearings held.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a deadline for the certification of certain forms by regional offices of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 1303 - Lee B
Repeal of Public Law 107-40 Armed Force Authorization
03/04/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Repeals Public Law 107-40.
H 1304 - Lee B
2002 Iraq Military Force Authorization Repeal
03/04/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Repeals the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.
H 1313 - McNerney
Veterans Affairs Contracting Goals and Preferences
05/19/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to enhance the treatment of certain small business concerns for purposes of Department of Veterans Affairs contracting goals and preferences.
H 1316 - Miller J
Veterans Family Firearm Registration
03/31/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Provides an amnesty period during which veterans and their family members can register certain firearms in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record.
H 1319 - O'Rourke
Survey of Veterans on Medical Care
03/27/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
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 1331 - Walz
Medical Evidence for Veterans Disability Claims
05/14/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS to full committee.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to improve 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 1337 - Ross D
Medals for Edward Halcomb
03/04/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Waives the time limitations specified by law for the award of certain medals to persons who served in the Armed Forces to permit the award of the Distinguished-Service Cross to Edward Halcomb for acts of extraordinary heroism during the Korean War.
H 1338 - Shuster
Veterans Burial Study
06/24/2015 - Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE & MEMORIAL AFFAIRS hearings held.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct a study on matters relating to the burial of unclaimed remains of veterans in national cemeteries.
H 1356 - Coffman
Provision of Health Care for Women
03/19/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Improves the provision of health care for women veterans by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 1357 - Coffman
Veterans' Group LIfe Insurance
03/27/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Limits the designation of certain Department of Veterans Affairs employees as beneficiaries under Veterans' Group Life Insurance.
H 1369 - Walorski
Veterans Extended Care Services
04/29/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on WORKFORCE PROTECTIONS.
Modifies the treatment of agreements entered into by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish nursing home care, adult day health care, or other extended care services.
H 1370 - Graves S
Missouri River Mainstem Reservoir System
03/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE.
Directs the Chief of the Army Corps of Engineers to revise certain authorized purposes described in the Missouri River Mainstem Reservoir System Master Water Control Manual.
H 1379 - Miller J
Veterans Appeal Evidence
04/14/2015 - Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE & MEMORIAL AFFAIRS hearings held.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Board of Veterans' Appeals to develop evidence in appeal cases.
H 1380 - Miller J
Medals for Deceased Veterans
06/24/2015 - Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE & MEMORIAL AFFAIRS hearings held.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to expand the eligibility for a medallion furnished by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to signify the veteran status of a deceased individual.
H 1382 - Rice K
Veterans Affairs Contracts Preference
05/19/2015 - 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.
H 1384 - Walz
Veteran Status for Reservists
06/24/2015 - Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE & MEMORIAL AFFAIRS hearings held.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to recognize the service in the reserve components of certain persons by honoring them with status as veterans under law.
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 1399 - Frankel
Veteran Student Centers Grant Program
03/17/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE.
Reauthorizes and improves a grant program to assist institutions of higher education in establishing, maintaining, improving, and operating Veteran Student Centers.
H 1414 - Titus
Interim Payments of Disability Compensation Benefits
05/14/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS to full committee (amended).
Directs the Secretary to make interim payments of disability compensation benefits for certain claims for such compensation prior to the adjudication of such claims.
H 1425 - Johnson S
Congressional Approval of Armed Forces Oaths
03/18/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends titles 10 and 32, United States Code, to require congressional approval before any change may be made to the oaths required for appointment as an officer in the Armed Forces, enlistment in the Armed Forces, or appointment as a cadet or midshipman at a military service academy.
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 1465 - Thompson G
Armed Forces Mental Health Screening
03/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to provide an individual with a mental health screening before the individual enlists in the Armed Forces or is commissioned as an officer in the Armed Forces.
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 1475 - Johnson S
Korean War Veterans Memorial
04/07/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES: Referred to Subcommittee on FEDERAL LANDS.
Authorizes a Wall of Remembrance as part of the Korean War Veterans Memorial; allows certain private contributions to fund that Wall of Remembrance.
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 1496 - Higgins
Child Care at Veterans Health Facilities
04/07/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to improve the access to child care for certain veterans receiving health care at a facility of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 1500 - Kline
TRICARE Enrollment
03/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Ensures that certain TRICARE program beneficiaries may enroll in TRICARE Prime regardless of the location of their residence.
H 1505 - Nugent
Veterans National Parks Pass
04/20/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on AGRICULTURE: Referred to Subcommittee on CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY.
Makes the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass available at a discount to certain veterans.
H 1509 - Rangel
Reinstatement of the Draft and Drafting of Women
03/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends the Military Selective Service Act to require the reinstatement of the draft whenever an authorization on the use of military force or declaration of war is in effect and to provide for the registration of women with the Selective Service System.
H 1510 - Rangel
Overseas Contingency Operation Funding
03/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on RULES.
Requires that overseas contingency operations be paid for.
H 1514 - Sanchez Li
Credit Protections for Military Consumers
03/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on FINANCIAL SERVICES.
Amends the Fair Credit Reporting Act to provide protections for active duty military consumers.
H 1532 - Emmer
Veterans Access to Medical Facilities
04/07/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to modify the distance requirements regarding the eligibility of certain veterans to receive medical care and services from non-Department of Veterans Affairs facilities.
H 1534 - Blumenauer
Reduction in Number of Nuclear Armed Submarines
03/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Reduces the number of nuclear-armed submarines operated by the Navy; prohibits the development of a new long-range penetrating bomber aircraft; prohibits the procurement of new intercontinental ballistic missiles.
H 1543 - Lieu
Veterans Affairs Medical Facility Project Authorization
04/07/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out certain major medical facility projects for which appropriations were made for fiscal year 2015.
H 1569 - Zeldin
Accrued Benefits to Veterans Estates
05/14/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS to full committee.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to clarify that the estate of a deceased veteran may receive certain accrued benefits upon the death of the veteran.
H 157 - McGovern
Limitation on Cluster Munitions
01/06/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Limits the use of cluster munitions.
H 1575 - Brown C
Women Veterans Counseling Retreat Program
05/21/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Ordered to be reported.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to make permanent the pilot program on counseling in retreat settings for women veterans newly separated from service in the Armed Forces.
H 1581 - Gallego
Income Exclusion for Deceased Veteran Student Loans
03/24/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income the discharge of certain student loans of deceased or disabled veterans.
H 1590 - Roe
Electronic Health Records Development Prize Program
06/11/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Establishes a prize program to award a prize and contract for the development of a fully-integrated electronic health records program for use by the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 1594 - Wilson J
Veterans Survivor Annuities
03/24/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to repeal 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 1597 - Thornberry
Acquisition System of the Department of Defense
03/25/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM.
Reforms the acquisition system of the Department of Defense.
H 1598 - Titus
Veterans Affairs Definition of Spouse
04/07/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to amend the definition of the term spouse to recognize new State definitions of such term for the purpose of the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 1603 - Barr
Veteran Sexual Assault Victims Private Treatment
04/07/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to improve the private treatment of veterans who are victims of military sexual assault.
H 1604 - MacArthur
Veterans Mental Health Care Facilities
04/07/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to expand the eligibility of veterans to receive mental health care at non-Department of Veterans Affairs facilities.
H 1607 - Pingree
Veterans Mental Health Related to Sexual Trauma
05/21/2015 - 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 improve the disability compensation evaluation procedure of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for veterans with mental health conditions related to military sexual trauma.
H 1614 - Bordallo
National Guard State Partnership Program Extension
03/25/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Modifies and extends the National Guard State Partnership Program.
H 1628 - Kind
Veterans Pain Management Board
04/07/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to establish in each Veterans Integrated Service Network a pain management board.
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 1670 - Lynch
Honorary Chair for POWs
03/26/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HOUSE ADMINISTRATION.
Directs the Architect of the Capitol to place in the United States Capitol a chair honoring American Prisoners of War/Missing in Action.
H 1681 - Coffman
Construction of Veterans Health Facility in Denver
04/07/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Extends the authorization for the major medical facility project to replace the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Denver; directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into an agreement with the Army Corps of Engineers to manage the construction of such project, to transfer the authority to carry out future major medical facility projects of the Department from the Secretary to the Army Corps of Engineers.
H 1683 - Courtney
Coast Guard Commemorative Coin
03/26/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on FINANCIAL SERVICES.
Requires the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of the United States Coast Guard.
H 1688 - Denham
Graduate Medical Positions for Veterans Optometry
03/26/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to designate 20 graduate medical education residency positions specifically for the study of optometry.
H 1694 - Fitzpatrick
Veteran-Owned Small Business Contracting
03/27/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE: Referred to Subcommittee on HIGHWAYS AND TRANSIT.
Amends MAP-21 to improve contracting opportunities for veteran-owned small business concerns.
H 1722 - Takano
Hearing Impaired Air Force Officers
03/26/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Requires a demonstration program on the accession as Air Force officers of candidates with auditory impairments.
H 1735 - Thornberry
Military Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2016
06/25/2015 - In HOUSE. HOUSE refused to concur in SENATE amendments and agrees to a conference.
Authorizes appropriations for fiscal year 2016 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year.
H 1754 - Miller J
Nonprofit Use of Unclaimed Funds at Airport Security
04/27/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on HOMELAND SECURITY: Referred to Subcommittee on TRANSPORTATION SECURITY.
Amends title 49, United States Code, to direct 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 1755 - Miller J
Congressional Charter of the Disabled American Veterans
05/15/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on IMMIGRATION AND BORDER SECURITY.
Amends title 36, United States Code, to make certain improvements in the congressional charter of the Disabled American Veterans.
H 1762 - Walden
Veterans Clinic Designation
05/01/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Names the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in The Dalles, Oregon, as the "Loren R. Kaufman Memorial Veterans' Clinic".
H 1769 - Benishek
Veterans Affairs Research on Health Effects of Toxins
05/15/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on HEALTH to full committee.
Establishes in the Department of Veterans Affairs a national center for research on the diagnosis and treatment of health conditions of the descendants of veterans exposed to toxic substances during service in the Armed Forces that are related to that exposure, to establish an advisory board on such health conditions.
H 1803 - Poe
Work Opportunity Tax Credit for Veterans
04/15/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make permanent the work opportunity tax credit for veterans and to allow an exemption from an employer's employment taxes in an amount equivalent to the value of such credit in the case of veterans.
H 1816 - Heck J
Veterans Pension Income Exclusion
05/19/2015 - To SENATE Committee on BANKING, HOUSING AND URBAN AFFAIRS.
Excludes from consideration as income under the United States Housing Act of 1937 payments of pension made under section 1521 of title 38, United States Code, to veterans who are in need of regular aid and attendance.
H 1818 - Kinzinger
Veteran Medical Training Grants
04/15/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
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.
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 1843 - Lawrence
Support Services for Families of Disabled Veterans
05/01/2015 - 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 1845 - Cartwright
Uniformed Service Family Leave
05/01/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to grant family of members of the uniformed services temporary annual leave during the deployment of such members.
H 1854 - Collins D
Facilitating Collaboration to Increase Public Safety
05/15/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Increases public safety by facilitating collaboration among the criminal justice, juvenile justice, veterans treatment services, mental health treatment, and substance abuse systems.
H 1857 - Beatty
Posthumous Medal of Honor
04/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Authorizes the President to award the Medal of Honor posthumously to Major Dominic S. Gentile of the United States Army Air Forces for acts of valor during World War II.
H 1860 - Boustany
Publish of Provision of Health Care by VA
05/01/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to publish information on the provision of health care by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 1862 - Boustany
Delayed Payment Claims for Emergency Medical Care
05/01/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct outreach to veterans regarding the effect of delayed payments of claims for emergency medical care furnished by non-Department of Veterans Affairs medical providers by the Chief Business Office and to direct the Secretary to submit to Congress an annual report regarding such delayed payments.
H 1863 - Boustany
Veterans Medical Care Expansion
05/01/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to expand the Veterans Choice Program to veterans who would otherwise receive medical care from a deficient medical facility of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 1864 - Bridenstine
Wideband Satellite Communications Official
04/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Directs the Secretary of Defense to designate a single senior official of the Department of Defense to procure wideband satellite communications necessary to meet the requirements of the Department of Defense.
H 1875 - Heck J
Filipino Veterans Equity Compensation Fund Extension
05/01/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Extends the Filipino Veterans Equity Compensation Fund; directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to accept certain documents as proof of service in determining the eligibility of a person to receive amounts from such Fund.
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 1899 - Lawrence
Veterans Family Caregiver Services Program
05/01/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to extend to all veterans with a serious service-connected injury eligibility to participate in the family caregiver services program.
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 1904 - Cartwright
VA Grants for Orthotics and Prosthetics Degree Programs
05/01/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to award grants to establish, or expand upon, master's degree or doctoral degree programs in orthotics and prosthetics.
H 1909 - Culberson
Veterans Health Care Facility Access
05/01/2015 - 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 1911 - Hunter
Veteran Funeral Benefits
05/01/2015 - 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 increase certain veteran funeral benefits.
H 1948 - Brownley
Child Care Assistance to Veterans
05/11/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide child care assistance to veterans receiving certain medical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 1969 - Langevin
Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers
05/11/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Expands eligibility for the program of comprehensive assistance for family caregivers of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to expand benefits available to participants under such program, to enhance special compensation for members of the uniformed services who require assistance in everyday life.
H 1978 - Polis
Veterans Conservation Corps
05/11/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a veterans conservation corps.
H 1987 - Hunter
Appropriations for the Coast Guard
05/19/2015 - To SENATE Committee on COMMERCE, SCIENCE, AND TRANSPORTATION.
Authorizes appropriations for the Coast Guard for fiscal years 2016 and 2017.
H 1989 - Denham
Enlistment in the Armed Forces of Certain Aliens
04/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to authorize 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, and to provide 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 1994 - Miller J
VA Removal or Demotion Based on Performance
06/25/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY to full committee (amended).
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to provide for the removal or demotion of employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs based on performance or misconduct.
H 2001 - Miller J
Adjudicated Mentally Incompetent Individuals
04/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to clarify the conditions under which certain persons may be treated as adjudicated mentally incompetent for certain purposes.
H 2008 - Foster
Post-9/11 Education Assistance Program
05/11/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to provide for clarification regarding the children to whom entitlement to educational assistance may be transferred under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program.
H 2011 - Hunter
Revoke Combat Valor Awards Authority
04/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to remove the authority of the Secretaries of the military departments to revoke combat valor awards.
H 2026 - Turner M
Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program
04/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Enhances the sexual assault prevention and response program of the Department of Defense.
H 2028 - Simpson
Appropriations for Energy and Water Development
05/21/2015 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Makes appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year; relates to appropriations to be expended under the direction of the Secretary of the Army and the supervision of the Chief of Engineers for authorized civil functions of the Department of the Army pertaining to river and harbor, flood and storm damage reduction, shore protection, aquatic ecosystem restoration, and related efforts.
H 2029 - Dent
Appropriations for Military Construction and Veterans
05/21/2015 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Makes appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016.
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 2046 - Duffy
States Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs
05/11/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to improve the participation of the Department of Veterans Affairs in the prescription drug monitoring programs of the States.
H 2047 - Duffy
Performance of Veterans Affairs Senior Executives
05/26/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to expand the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to remove senior executives of the Department of Veterans Affairs for performance or misconduct to include removal of certain other employees of the Department.
H 2053 - Chaffetz
Armed Forces Survivor Benefit Plan
04/28/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to eliminate the different treatment under the Survivor Benefit Plan accorded members of the reserve components who die from an injury or illness incurred or aggravated in the line of duty during inactive-duty training compared to members of the Armed Forces who die in the line of duty while on active duty.
H 2054 - Brown C
Medical Care for Women Veterans
05/26/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to provide for increased access to Department of Veterans Affairs medical care for women veterans.
H 2067 - Israel
Medal for Cold War Military Service
04/28/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to provide for the award of a military service medal to members of the Armed Forces who served honorably during the Cold War.
H 2114 - Lee B
Individuals Affected by Agent Orange Exposure
05/26/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
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 2123 - Murphy T
Non-formulary Drugs for Mental Health Disorders
05/26/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish non-formulary drugs and medicines to veterans diagnosed with mental health disorders.
H 2133 - Flores
Transition Assistance Program Training Opportunities
06/02/2015 - Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY hearings held prior to referral.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to provide additional training opportunities under the Transition Assistance Program to members of the Armed Forces who are being separated from active duty.
H 2139 - O'Rourke
Average Claims Processing Time and Approval
05/26/2015 - 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 provide notice of average times for processing claims and percentage of claims approved.
H 2145 - Culberson
Physician Ambassadors Helping Veterans Program
05/26/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
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.
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
03/25/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
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 2160 - Grayson
Employer Wage Credit for Active Duty Armed Services
04/30/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend for one year the employer wage credit for employees who are active duty members of the uniformed services.
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 2190 - Speier
Legal Justice for Members of the Armed Forces
04/30/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to improve procedures for legal justice for members of the Armed Forces.
H 2193 - Takano
Veterans Health Administration Collective Bargaining
05/26/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to modify authorities relating to the collective bargaining of employees in the Veterans Health Administration.
H 2195 - Rothfus
Transfer of Helicopters from the Army National Guard
05/01/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 to eliminate exceptions to the limitations imposed on the authority of the Secretary of the Army to take certain actions in connection with the transfer of Apache helicopters from the Army National Guard.
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 2214 - Abraham
Veterans Affairs Disability Examination Contracts
06/24/2015 - Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE & MEMORIAL AFFAIRS hearings held.
Improves the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into contracts with private physicians to conduct medical disability examinations.
H 2218 - Collins C
Development Grants for Veterans Service Organizations
05/01/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on FINANCIAL SERVICES.
Amends the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 to set aside community development block grant amounts in each fiscal year for grants to local chapters of veterans service organizations for rehabilitation of, and technology for, their facilities.
H 2221 - Duckworth
Surplus Property to Veteran-Owned Small Businesses
05/01/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on SMALL BUSINESS.
Amends the Small Business Act to direct the task force of the Office of Veterans Business Development to provide access to and manage the distribution of excess or surplus property to veteran-owned small businesses.
H 2237 - Esty
Treatment of Health Conditions Related to Burn Pits
05/26/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans 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 2248 - Lowey
United States Cadet Nurse Corps Active Military Service
05/26/2015 - 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 2256 - Benishek
Department of Veterans Affairs Annual Report
05/21/2015 - 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 direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit an annual report on the Veterans Health Administration and the furnishing of hospital care, medical services, and nursing home care by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 2257 - Miller J
Disabled Veterans Reproductive Treatment
05/13/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to improve the reproductive treatment provided to certain disabled veterans.
H 2259 - Rigell
Armed Forces Spouse Receipt of Firearms Rights
06/01/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Amends Chapter 44 of Title 18, United States Code, to provide 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 2264 - Bilirakis G
Disabled Veterans Transportation Policy
05/12/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to establish a space-available transportation priority for veterans of the Armed Forces who have a service-connected, permanent disability rated as total.
H 2265 - Brownley
Hiring Veterans Work Opportunity Credit
05/12/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the work opportunity credit for hiring veterans.
H 2275 - Miller J
Veterans Economic Opportunity and Transition
06/25/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY to full committee.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to establish in the Department of Veterans Affairs the Veterans Economic Opportunity and Transition Administration and to improve employment services for veterans by consolidating various programs in the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 2282 - Ryan T
Veterans Enrollment In Education
05/26/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to improve the enrollment of veterans in certain courses of education.
H 2284 - Young D
Point Spencer Land Usage
06/04/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES: Referred to Subcommittee on INDIAN, INSULAR AND ALASKA NATIVE AFFAIRS.
Provides for the retention and future use of certain land in Point Spencer, Alaska; supports the mission of the Coast Guard; conveys certain land in Point Spencer to the Bering Straits Native Corporation; conveys certain land in Point Spencer to the State of Alaska.
H 2286 - Cook
Veterans Affairs Claims For Compensation Priority
05/26/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to establish a priority for the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in processing certain claims for compensation.
H 2291 - Larsen
Veterans Affairs Transportation of Individuals
05/26/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to make permanent the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to transport individuals to and from facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs in connection with rehabilitation, counseling, examination, treatment, and care.
H 2294 - Maloney S
Memorial Headstones Purchase By Inactive Reservists
05/26/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to make memorial headstones and markers available for purchase on behalf of members of reserve components who performed inactive duty training or active duty for training but did not serve on active duty.
H 2327 - Costa
National Cemeteries Interring
05/14/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to inter in national cemeteries individuals who supported the United States in Laos during the Vietnam War era.
H 2344 - Wenstrup
Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation Programs
06/25/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY to full committee (amended).
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to make certain improvements in the vocational rehabilitation programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 2360 - Takano
Veterans Affairs Education Programs Approval
06/25/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY to full committee (amended).
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to improve the approval of certain programs of education for purposes of educational assistance provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 2361 - Takano
Veterans Affairs Work-study Allowance
06/25/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY to full committee.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to extend the authority to provide work-study allowance for certain activities by individuals receiving educational assistance by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 2365 - Miller J
Department Medical Facility Construction Projects
05/15/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Authorizes Department major medical facility construction projects for fiscal year 2015; amends title 38, United States Code, to make certain improvements in the administration of Department medical facility construction projects.
H 2367 - Castro
Aliens In Military Service Academies
05/15/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to authorize aliens who are covered by certain immigration policies and who otherwise satisfy the requirements for admission to a military service academy to be appointed to and attend a military service academy and, upon graduation, to be appointed as a commissioned officer in the Armed Forces.
H 2377 - Lewis Jo
Religious Freedom of Taxpayers Opposed to War
05/15/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Affirms the religious freedom of taxpayers who are conscientiously opposed to participation in war; provides that the income, estate, or gift tax payments of such taxpayers be used for nonmilitary purposes; creates the Religious Freedom Peace Tax Fund to receive such tax payments; improves revenue collection.
H 2387 - Young D
Alaska Native Veterans Land Allotment
06/10/2015 - Subcommittee on INDIAN, INSULAR AND ALASKA NATIVE AFFAIRS hearings held.
Amends the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act to provide for equitable allotment of land to Alaska Native veterans.
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 2457 - Plaskett
Reserve or National Guard Members Hiring Credit
05/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow the work opportunity credit to small businesses which hire individuals who are members of the Ready Reserve or National Guard.
H 2460 - Zeldin
Adult Day Health Care Services For Veterans
05/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to improve the provision of adult day health care services for veterans.
H 2464 - Benishek
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Accountability
06/11/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to improve the accountability of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to the Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 2465 - Jolly
Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Housing Stipend
05/20/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to make certain improvements to the monthly housing stipend payable under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 2475 - Fincher
Servicemembers Civil Relief Act Protections Period
06/05/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Provides for a one-year extension of the extended period of protections for members of uniformed services relating to mortgages, mortgage foreclosure, and eviction under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.
H 2487 - Jeffries
Yellow Ribbon G.I. Education Enhancement Program
06/05/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to extend the Yellow Ribbon G.I. Education Enhancement Program to cover recipients of Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry scholarship.
H 2493 - McGovern
Armed Forces Members and Veterans Assistance Dogs
06/05/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Establishes a grant program to encourage the use of assistance dogs by certain members of the Armed Forces and veterans.
H 2496 - Coffman
Construction Authorization and Choice Improvement Act
05/22/2015 - Public Law No. 114-19
Extends the authorization for the replacement of the existing Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Denver, Colorado; makes certain improvements in the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014; provides for clarification of a distance requirement for expanded availability of hospital care and medical services for veterans through the use of agreements with non-Department of Veterans Affairs entities.
H 2499 - Chabot
Capital For Veteran Entrepreneurs
06/25/2015 - In HOUSE. Placed on HOUSE Union Calendar.
Amends the Small Business Act to increase access to capital for veteran entrepreneurs; helps create jobs.
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 2514 - Johnson S
Veterans Health Savings Accounts
05/21/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prevent veterans from being disqualified from contributing to health savings accounts by reason of receiving medical care for service-connected disabilities under programs administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 2516 - Rangel
Treat Veterans By Telemedicine
06/05/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to improve the ability of health care professionals to treat veterans via telemedicine.
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 2522 - Beatty
Grants for Homeless Veterans
06/05/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a pilot program to award grants for the provision of furniture, household items, and other assistance to homeless veterans to facilitate their transition into permanent housing.
H 2525 - Bustos
Hero Street US Coins
05/21/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on FINANCIAL SERVICES.
Requires the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in recognition and celebration of Hero Street USA.
H 2531 - Duckworth
John David Fry Scholarship Spouses Eligibility
06/05/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends Section 701 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to clarify the period of eligibility during which certain spouses are entitled to assistance under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship.
H 2539 - Kennedy J
Surviving Spouses Dependency and Indemnity Compensation
06/05/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to provide for an increase in the amount of monthly dependency and indemnity compensation payable to surviving spouses by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 2551 - McSally
Veterans Pre-Apprenticeship Programs
06/05/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to ensure that veterans may attend pre-apprenticeship programs using certain educational assistance provided by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 2555 - Ryan T
Veterans Service Organizations Community Facilities
06/05/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a pilot program to award grants to nonprofit veterans service organizations to upgrade the community facilities of such organizations.
H 2558 - Schrader
Atsugi Naval Air Facility Hazard Exposure
06/05/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Authorizes the provision of health care for certain individuals exposed to environmental hazards at Atsugi Naval Air Facility; establishes an advisory board to examine exposures to environmental hazards at such Air Facility.
H 2569 - Yoho
Department of Defense Armed UAV Authority
05/22/2015 - To HOUSE Select Committee on INTELLIGENCE.
Consolidates within the Department of Defense all executive authority regarding the use of armed unmanned aerial vehicles.
H 2572 - Kelly M
Tax Collection Extension For Hospitalized Servicemember
05/22/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prevent the extension of the tax collection period merely because the taxpayer is a member of the Armed Forces who is hospitalized as a result of combat zone injuries.
H 2573 - Norcross
Headstones and Markers for Veterans Dependents
06/05/2015 - 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 furnish headstones and markers for the graves of dependents of veterans buried in county, private, or other cemeteries.
H 2591 - Israel
Taxpayer Overpayments as Contributions
06/05/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow taxpayers to designate overpayments of tax as contributions and to make additional contributions to the Homeless Veterans Assistance Fund.
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 2605 - Johnson B
Fiduciaries of Veterans Supervision
06/24/2015 - Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE & MEMORIAL AFFAIRS hearings held.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to improve the supervision of fiduciaries of veterans under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 2619 - Schakowsky
Tax Credit for Patriot Employers
06/02/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a tax credit to patriot employers.
H 2622 - Tonko
Fort McClellan Registry of Certain Veterans
06/05/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a registry of certain veterans who were stationed at Fort McClellan, Alabama.
H 2634 - Israel
Local Educational Agencies Emergency Impact Aid
06/03/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE.
Provides for temporary emergency impact aid for local educational agencies.
H 2639 - Peters S
Marriage and Family Therapists for Veterans
06/15/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to provide for additional qualification requirements for individuals appointed to marriage and family therapist positions in the Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 2662 - Franks
Next of Kin Transportation for Transfer Ceremony
06/04/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 37, United States Code, to clarify the situations in which the United States will cover the cost of transportation for next of kin to attend the transfer ceremony of a member of the Armed Forces who dies overseas.
H 2671 - Moulton
Veterans Affairs Health Professional Scholarships
06/15/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to clarify the amount of scholarships and duration of obligated service under the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Professional Scholarship Program.
H 2672 - Moulton
Veterans Affairs Employee Incentive Scholarship Program
06/15/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to clarify the amount and duration of scholarships under the Department of Veterans Affairs Employee Incentive Scholarship Program.
H 2673 - Moulton
Veterans Affairs Education Debt Reduction Program
06/15/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to expand the eligibility of employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs to participate in the Education Debt Reduction Program.
H 2674 - Moulton
Veterans Affairs Scholarship and Debt Reductions Funds
06/15/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to transfer funds among certain scholarship and debt reduction programs.
H 2677 - Salmon
Consolidation Loans Verification
06/04/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE.
Requires the Secretary of Education to verify that individuals have made a commitment to serve in the Armed Forces or in public service, or otherwise are a borrower on an eligible loan which has been submitted to a guaranty agency for default aversion or is already in default, before such individuals obtain a consolidation loan.
H 2691 - Ruiz
Veterans Survivors Claims Processing Automation Act
06/24/2015 - Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE & MEMORIAL AFFAIRS hearings held.
Provides for the Veterans' Survivors Claims Processing Automation Act of 2015.
H 2706 - Titus
Veterans National Remembrance Act
06/24/2015 - Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE & MEMORIAL AFFAIRS hearings held.
Provides for the Veterans National Remembrance Act.
H 271 - Bilirakis G
Veterans Mental Health Treatment Commission
05/15/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on HEALTH to full committee.
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 2718 - Duckworth
Servicemembers Interest Rate Limitation
06/30/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to extend the interest rate limitation on debt entered into during military service to debt incurred during military service to consolidate or refinance student loans incurred before military service.
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 2725 - Peters S
TRICARE Program Telehealth
06/30/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Titles 10 and 38, United States Code, to expand the use of telehealth under the TRICARE program and in the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 2742 - Paulsen
Military Working Dogs Be Retired in United States
06/11/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to require that military working dogs be retired in the United States.
H 2747 - McGovern
Military Service Medal For Nuclear Radiation Exposure
06/12/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Authorizes the award of a military service medal to members of the Armed Forces who were exposed to ionizing radiation as a result of participation in the testing of nuclear weapons or under other circumstances.
H 2766 - Speier
Philippines Military Service Veterans Affairs Benefits
06/30/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to deem certain service in the organized military forces of the Government of the Commonwealth of the Philippines and the Philippine Scouts to have been active service for purposes of benefits under programs administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 2790 - Smith C
Civilian Employees Pay Parity at Military Installations
06/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM.
Provides for pay parity for civilian employees serving at joint military installations.
H 280 - Miller J
Recouped Awards from Veterans Affairs Employees
03/03/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to recoup bonuses and awards paid to employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 2813 - Peters S
Pilot Program for Elderly Homeless Veterans Housing
06/17/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to establish a grant pilot program to provide housing to elderly homeless veterans.
H 2828 - Davis S
Armed Forces Certiorari Review
06/18/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Amends Titles 28 and 10, United States Code, to allow for certiorari review of certain cases denied relief or review by the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.
H 2835 - McSally
Recruit Armed Forces as Customs and Border Officers
06/29/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on HOMELAND SECURITY: Referred to Subcommittee on OVERSIGHT AND MANAGEMENT EFFICIENCY.
Recruits members of the Armed Forces who are separating from military service to serve as Customs and Border Protection Officers.
H 2852 - Graves
Arlington Cemetery Burial for Certain Reservists
06/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Provides for the eligibility for burial in Arlington National Cemetery of certain members of reserve components of the Armed Forces.
H 2855 - Higgins
Veterans Educational Assistance Time Limitation
06/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to eliminate the time limitation for use of eligibility and entitlement to educational assistance under certain programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 2860 - Norton
D.C. National Guard Educational Assistance Program
06/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM.
Directs the Mayor of the District of Columbia to establish a District of Columbia National Guard Educational Assistance Program to encourage the enlistment and retention of persons in the District of Columbia National Guard by providing financial assistance to enable members of the National Guard of the District of Columbia to attend undergraduate, vocational, or technical courses.
H 2861 - Peters S
Veterans Work Opportunity Credit and Job Training
06/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the work opportunity credit to certain recently discharged veterans, to improve the coordination of veteran job training services between the Department of Labor, the Department of Veteran Affairs, and the Department of Defense, to require transparency for Executive departments in meeting the Government-wide goals for contracting with small business concerns owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans.
H 2862 - Rooney
Federal Sentencing Guidelines For Targeting Veterans
06/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Authorizes the amendment of the Federal sentencing guidelines to provide for an increase in 2 levels if the defendant intentionally selected any victim or any property as the object of the offense of conviction because of the victim's military service or status as a veteran.
H 2863 - Rooney
Veterans Appeals Legal Services Fees
06/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to prohibit unrecognized individuals from charging fees for legal services provided to veterans related to appeals before the Department of Veterans Affairs or the Board of Veterans' Appeals.
H 2874 - DesJarlais
Deceased Veterans Education Loans
06/24/2015 - 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 veterans.
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 2885 - Tsongas
Real Property Tax Abatements Exclusion
06/24/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from income and employment taxes real property tax abatements for seniors and disabled individuals in exchange for services.
H 2893 - MacArthur
Department of Defense Seals Made in US
06/25/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to require that decorative objects depicting the official seal of the Department of Defense, the military departments, the Armed Forces, and the Defense Agencies be manufactured in the United States.
H 2894 - Esty
Assistance for Family Caregivers Program Eligibility
06/25/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Expands eligibility for the program of comprehensive assistance for family caregivers of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 2914 - Brownley
Congressional Approval for VA Medical Facility Leases
06/25/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to require congressional approval before the appropriation of funds for Department of Veterans Affairs major medical facility leases.
H 2915 - Brownley
Women Veterans Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
06/25/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to identify mental health care and suicide prevention programs and metrics that are effective in treating women veterans as part of the evaluation of such programs by the Secretary.
H 2934 - Lieu
Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans
06/25/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to extend the authority of the Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans for five years.
H 2935 - Maloney S
Medical Disability Examinations By Contract Physicians
06/25/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Provides for a five-year extension of the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide for the conduct of medical disability examinations by contract physicians.
H 2937 - Nunes
Financial Transactions with Cuban Military
06/25/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on FINANCIAL SERVICES.
Strengthens support for the Cuban people; prohibits financial transactions with the Cuban military.
H 294 - Miller J
Secretary of Veterans Affairs
03/03/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
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 2941 - Roe
VA Employee Bonuses and Violations
06/25/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to prohibit the receipt of bonuses by Department of Veterans Affairs employees who violate Federal civil laws or regulations.
H 303 - Bilirakis G
Disability Compensation
06/24/2015 - Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE & MEMORIAL AFFAIRS hearings held.
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
06/25/2015 - In HOUSE. Placed on HOUSE Union Calendar.
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
04/29/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION & WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HIGHER EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE TRAINING.
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
06/25/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY to full committee.
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
04/16/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY to full committee.
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
05/19/2015 - 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.
H 475 - Wenstrup
Veterans Affairs Educational Assistance
05/21/2015 - 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 make certain improvements in the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs relating to educational assistance.
H 476 - Wenstrup
Veterans Affairs Educational Benefits
04/16/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY to full committee (amended).
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
04/29/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on WORKFORCE PROTECTIONS.
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
05/21/2015 - 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 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
03/17/2015 - 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 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
05/15/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on HEALTH to full committee.
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
04/16/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY to full committee.
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
05/21/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
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
05/14/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS to full committee.
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
05/14/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS to full committee (amended).
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
04/14/2015 - Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE & MEMORIAL AFFAIRS hearings held.
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
06/25/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY to full committee.
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
04/29/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION & WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on EARLY CHILDHOOD, ELEMEN. & SECOND. EDUCATION.
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
03/16/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES: Referred to Subcommittee on INDIAN, INSULAR AND ALASKA NATIVE AFFAIRS.
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
06/22/2015 - In SENATE. Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE for concurrence.
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
03/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
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
03/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL 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
03/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
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
03/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
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
03/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL 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
03/12/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on HOMELAND SECURITY: Referred to Subcommittee on TRANSPORTATION SECURITY.
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
03/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
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
03/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends title 36, United States Code, to encourage the nationwide observance of two minutes of silence each Veterans Day.
HCR 49 - Collins D
Daisy As the Flower For Military Caregivers
05/21/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Recognizes the daisy as the flower for military caregivers.
HCR 55 - McGovern
Withdraw Armed Forces from Iraq and Syria
06/17/2015 - In HOUSE. Failed to pass HOUSE.
Directs the President, pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution, to remove United States Armed Forces deployed to Iraq or Syria on or after August 7, 2014, other than Armed Forces required to protect United States diplomatic facilities and personnel, from Iraq and Syria.
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 162 - Engel
Call to Provide Military Assistance to Ukraine
03/23/2015 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Calls on the President to provide Ukraine with military assistance to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity.
HRES 223 - Woodall
Consideration of H 2028 and H 2029
04/29/2015 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2028) making appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016; provides for consideration of the bill (H.R; 2029) making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, and for other purposes; provides for proceedings during the period from May 4, 2015, through May 11, 2015.
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 255 - Foxx
Consideration of H1735, H36 and H2048
05/13/2015 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1735) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2016 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military constructions, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year; provides for consideration of the bill (H.R. 36) to amend title 18, United States Code, to protect pain-capable unborn children, and for other purposes; provides for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2048) to reform the authorities of the Federal Government.
HRES 260 - Byrne
Consideration of H1735
05/14/2015 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 1735) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2016 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year.
HRES 340 - Boustany
Return H1735 to Senate
06/25/2015 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Returns to the Senate H.R. 1735, a bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2016 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, with the Senate amendment thereto.
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 1004 - Kirk
Title 36 United States Code To Encourage the Nationwide
04/16/2015 - To SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Amends title 36, United States Code, to encourage the nationwide observance of two minutes of silence each Veterans Day.
S 1021 - Durbin
Grants for Degrees in Orthotics and Prosthetics
04/21/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to award grants to establish, or expand upon, master's degree programs in orthotics and prosthetics.
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 1070 - Durbin
Post-9/11 Entitlement to Educational Assistance
04/23/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to provide for clarification regarding the children to whom entitlement to educational assistance may be transferred under Post-9/11 Educational Assistance.
S 1082 - Rubio
VA Removal or Demotion Based on Performance
06/24/2015 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to provide for the removal or demotion of employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs based on performance or misconduct.
S 1085 - Murray
Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers
06/24/2015 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Expands eligibility for the program of comprehensive assistance for family caregivers of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to expand benefits available to participants under such program, to enhance special compensation for members of the uniformed services who require assistance in everyday life.
S 1105 - Heller
Care for Dependents of Homeless Veterans
04/28/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to authorize per diem payments under comprehensive service programs for homeless veterans to furnish care to dependents of homeless veterans.
S 1117 - Johnson R
Performance of Veterans Affairs Senior Executives
06/24/2015 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to expand the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to remove senior executives of the Department of Veterans Affairs for performance or misconduct to include removal of certain other employees of the Department.
S 1118 - McCain
Military Activities of the Department of Defense
04/28/2015 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Authorizes appropriations for fiscal year 2016 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year.
S 1126 - Coons
National Guard State Partnership Program
04/29/2015 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Modifies and extends the National Guard State Partnership Program.
S 1130 - Boxer
Legal Justice Improvement Procedures for Armed Forces
04/29/2015 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to improve procedures for legal justice for members of the Armed Forces.
S 114 - Heller
Department of Veteran Affairs Research by the Public
06/03/2015 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide the public with access to research of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S 1140 - Barrasso
Definition of Waters of the United States
06/10/2015 - In SENATE Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND PUBLIC WORKS: Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
Requires the Secretary of the Army and the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to propose a regulation revising the definition of the term waters of the United States.
S 1152 - Whitehouse
Armed Services Mortgage and Eviction Protections
04/30/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Makes permanent the extended period of protections for members of uniformed services relating to mortgages, mortgage foreclosure, and eviction.
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 1203 - Heller
Veterans Affairs Benefits Claims
05/13/2015 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to improve the processing by the Department of Veterans Affairs of claims for benefits under Laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
S 1249 - Menendez
Military Credit Protections
05/07/2015 - To SENATE Committee on BANKING, HOUSING AND URBAN AFFAIRS.
Amends the Fair Credit Reporting Act to provide protections for active duty military consumers.
S 1257 - Brown S
Collective Bargaining of Veterans Health Employees
05/07/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to modify authorities relating to the collective bargaining of employees in the Veterans Health Administration.
S 1266 - Collins
Community Programs for Base Realignment and Closure
05/11/2015 - To SENATE Committee on SMALL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP.
Expands the HUBZone program for communities affected by base realignment and closure.
S 1286 - Shaheen
Pro Bono Legal Assistance for Veterans
05/11/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to reduce the backlog of appeals of decisions of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs by facilitating pro bono legal assistance for veterans before the United States Court of Veterans Appeals and the Board of Veterans' Appeals, to provide the Secretary with authority to address unreasonably delayed claims.
S 1290 - Rounds
TRICARE Program Covered Beneficiaries
05/12/2015 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Ensures the ability of covered beneficiaries under the TRICARE program to access care under a health plan under such program in each TRICARE program region.
S 1292 - Vitter
HUBZones Disaster Areas and Base Closures
06/10/2015 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Amends the Small Business Act to treat certain qualified disaster areas as HUBZones and to extend the period for HUBZone treatment for certain base closure areas.
S 1303 - Brown S
Veterans Enrollment In Education
05/12/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to improve the enrollment of veterans in certain courses of education.
S 1313 - Brown S
TRICARE Smoking Cessation Services
05/13/2015 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Expands eligibility for reimbursement for smoking cessation services to include copayments for such services paid after fiscal year 2009 by covered beneficiaries under the TRICARE program who are eligible for Medicare.
S 1358 - Murkowski
Hmong Veterans' Service Recognition Act
05/14/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Hmong Veterans' Service Recognition Act.
S 136 - Wyden
Preference Eligibles for Treatment in the Civil Service
05/12/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM.
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 1366 - Sanders
Gold Star Wives of America
05/18/2015 - To SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Amends the charter of the Gold Star Wives of America to remove the restriction on the federally chartered corporation, and directors and officers of the corporation, attempting to influence legislation.
S 1376 - McCain
Military and Defense Fiscal Year 2016 Appropriations
05/19/2015 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Authorizes appropriations for fiscal year 2016 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 1386 - Cantwell
Coast Guard Icebreakers Procurement Authority
05/19/2015 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Provides multiyear procurement authority for the procurement of up to six polar icebreakers to be owned and operated by the Coast Guard.
S 1400 - Durbin
Surplus Property to Veteran-Owned Businesses
05/20/2015 - To SENATE Committee on SMALL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP.
Amends the Small Business Act to direct the task force of the Office of Veterans Business Development to provide access to and manage the distribution of excess or surplus property to veteran-owned small businesses.
S 1412 - Franken
Homeless Youth and Veterans Housing Tax Credit
05/21/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to qualify homeless youth and veterans who are full-time students for purposes of the low income housing tax credit.
S 1437 - Barrasso
National Guard and Civilian Firefighting Activities
05/21/2015 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 32, United States Code, to authorize and provide flexibility for the use of the National Guard for support of civilian firefighting activities.
S 1450 - Hirono
Veterans Affairs Physicians Employment Hours
05/21/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to allow the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to modify the hours of employment of physicians and physician assistants employed on a full-time basis by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S 1451 - Hirono
Veterans Affairs Pay Survivors Benefits Without Claim
05/21/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to adjudicate and pay survivor's benefits without requiring the filing of a formal claim.
S 1452 - Hirono
Reimbursements For Emergency Medical Treatment
05/21/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to expand eligibility for reimbursements for emergency medical treatment and to require that the Department of Veterans Affairs be treated as a participating provider for the recovery of the costs of certain medical care.
S 1460 - Brown S
Yellow Ribbon G.I. Education Enhancement Program
05/22/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to extend the Yellow Ribbon G.I. Education Enhancement Program to cover recipients of the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry scholarship.
S 1463 - Moran Je
Veterans Distance Requirement for Medical Services
05/26/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on BUDGET.
Amends the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to modify the distance requirement for expanded availability of hospital care and medical services for veterans through the use of agreements with non-Department of Veterans Affairs entities.
S 1477 - Rounds
Armed Forces Aircraft Platforms Future Mix Report
06/02/2015 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Requires a report on the future mix of aircraft platforms for the Armed Forces.
S 1478 - Rounds
Foreign Cyber Attacks Support Plan
06/02/2015 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Requires the Secretary of Defense to develop a comprehensive plan to support civil authorities in response to cyber attacks by foreign powers.
S 1486 - Durbin
Tax Credit to Patriot Employers
06/02/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a tax credit to patriot employers.
S 1489 - Rubio
Cuban Military Financial Transactions
06/03/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FOREIGN RELATIONS.
Strengthens support for the Cuban people; prohibits financial transactions with the Cuban military.
S 1493 - Isakson
Disabled Veterans Rates of Compensation
06/03/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Provides for an increase, effective December 1, 2015, in 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.
S 1496 - Cassidy
Veterans Affairs Employees Reprimands Records
06/03/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to require 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.
S 1498 - Wyden
Military Dogs Retired in United States
06/03/2015 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to require that military working dogs be retired in the United States.
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 1517 - Blumenthal
Hiring Veterans Work Opportunity Credit
06/04/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the work opportunity credit for hiring veterans.
S 1534 - Cornyn
Harlingen Veterans Affairs Medical Center
06/09/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to ensure that the medical center of the Department of Veterans Affairs located in Harlingen, Texas, includes a full-service inpatient health care facility; redesignates such medical center.
S 1557 - Durbin
Servicemember Student Loan Affordability Act of 2015
06/11/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Provides for the Servicemember Student Loan Affordability Act of 2015.
S 1565 - Reed
Financial Protection of Servicemembers
06/11/2015 - To SENATE Committee on BANKING, HOUSING AND URBAN AFFAIRS.
Allows the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection to provide greater protection to servicemembers.
S 1567 - Peters G
Armed Forces Discharge for Mental Health Disorders
06/11/2015 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to provide for a review of the characterization or terms of discharge from the Armed Forces of individuals with mental health disorders alleged to affect terms of discharge.
S 1568 - Gardner
Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center
06/15/2015 - Public Law No. 114-25
Extends the authorization to carry out the replacement of the existing medical center of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Denver, Colorado; authorizes transfers of amounts to carry out the replacement of such medical center.
S 1587 - Kaine
Authorize Armed Forces Use Against Islamic State
06/16/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FOREIGN RELATIONS.
Authorizes the use of the United States Armed Forces against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
S 1594 - Paul Ra
Federal Flight Deck Officers Program
06/17/2015 - To SENATE Committee on COMMERCE, SCIENCE, AND TRANSPORTATION.
Improves the Federal flight deck officers program.
S 1603 - Flake
Armed Forces Members as Customs and Border Officers
06/24/2015 - In SENATE Committee on HOME SECURITY AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS: Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a sub.
Recruits members of the Armed Forces who are separating from military service to serve as Customs and Border Protection Officers.
S 1611 - Thune
Coast Guard Appropriations
06/25/2015 - In SENATE Committee on COMMERCE, SCIENCE, AND TRANSPORTATION: Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a sub.
Authorizes appropriations for the Coast Guard for fiscal years 2016 and 2017.
S 1628 - Daines
Housing Allowance Amount for Uniformed Married Members
06/18/2015 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Preserves the current amount of basic allowance for housing for certain married members of the uniformed services.
S 1641 - Baldwin
Opioid Treatment of Veterans and Patient Advocacy
06/22/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Improves the use by the Department of Veterans Affairs of opioids in treating veterans; improves patient advocacy by the Department; expands availability of complementary and integrative health.
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 1664 - Carper
Military and Veteran Education Programs
06/24/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Counts revenues from military and veteran education programs toward the limit on Federal revenues that certain proprietary institutions of higher education are allowed to receive for purposes of Section 487 of the Higher Education Act of 1965.
S 1676 - Tester
Veterans Affairs Health Care Providers Compensation
06/24/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Increases the number of graduate medical education positions treating veterans; improves the compensation of health care providers, medical directors, and directors of Veterans Integrated Service Networks of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S 1693 - Hirono
Reimbursement for Veterans Emergency Medical Treatment
06/25/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to expand eligibility for reimbursement for emergency medical treatment to certain veterans that were unable to receive care from the Department of Veterans Affairs in the 24-month period preceding the furnishing of such emergency treatment.
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
06/03/2015 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
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
03/04/2015 - In SENATE Committee on HOMELAND SECURITY AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS: 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.
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
05/13/2015 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
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
06/03/2015 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
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
06/03/2015 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
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
06/03/2015 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to provide for an 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
06/24/2015 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
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
06/03/2015 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
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.
S 587 - Wyden
Human-Based Methods for Combat Injury Treatment
02/26/2015 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to require 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 594 - Donnelly
Tiered Hiring Preference for Armed Forces Reserves
02/26/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HOMELAND SECURITY AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS.
Establishes a tiered hiring preference for members of the reserve components of the Armed Forces.
S 602 - Wyden
Post-9/11 Educational Assistance
05/13/2015 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to consider certain time spent by members of reserve components of the Armed Forces while receiving medical care from the Secretary of Defense as active duty for purposes of eligibility for Post-9/11 Educational Assistance.
S 603 - Tester
Transportation of Veterans to Health Facilities
06/03/2015 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to make permanent the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to transport individuals to and from facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs in connection with rehabilitation, counseling, examination, treatment, and care.
S 604 - Tester
Veteran Student Centers
02/26/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Reauthorizes and improves a grant program to assist institutions of higher education in establishing, maintaining, improving, and operating Veteran Student Centers.
S 627 - Ayotte
Veterans Affairs Employees Wait List Manipulation
05/13/2015 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to revoke bonuses paid to employees involved in electronic wait list manipulations.
S 641 - Peters G
Military Reservists Employer Wage Credit
03/03/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the employer wage credit for activated military reservists.
S 646 - Portman
Armed Forces Mental Health Screenings
03/03/2015 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to provide an individual with a mental health screening before the individual enlists in the Armed Forces or is commissioned as an officer in the Armed Forces.
S 652 - Paul Ra
Enumeration of Members of the Armed Forces
03/04/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HOMELAND SECURITY AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS.
Amends title 13, United States Code, to provide for the more accurate and complete enumeration of members of the Armed Forces in any tabulation of total population by the Secretary of Commerce.
S 657 - Durbin
Injured Veterans Family Caregiver Services
03/04/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to extend to all veterans with a serious service-connected injury eligibility to participate in the family caregiver services program.
S 666 - Franken
Medical Evidence in Veterans Affairs Disability Claims
03/04/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to improve 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 670 - Cotton
Veterans Family Firearm Registration
03/04/2015 - To SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Provides an amnesty period during which veterans and their family members can register certain firearms in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record.
S 681 - Gillibrand
Exposure of Veterans Who Served in Vietnam
05/13/2015 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
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.
S 684 - Burr
Services for Homeless Veterans
06/03/2015 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to improve the provision of services for homeless veterans.
S 695 - Toomey
Study on Burial of Veterans in National Cemeteries
03/10/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct a study on matters relating to the burial of unclaimed remains of veterans in national cemeteries.
S 714 - Donnelly
Veterans Psychiatric Care Pilot Program
03/11/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Requires the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to jointly conduct a pilot program to assess the feasibility and advisability of expanding the use by the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs of physician assistants specializing in psychiatric medicine.
S 715 - Donnelly
Armed Forces and Veterans Mental Health Care
03/11/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Improves the provision of mental health care to members of the Armed Forces and veterans from the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S 717 - Donnelly
Armed Forces Mental Health Provider Designation
03/11/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Designates certain non-Department mental health care providers who treat members of the Armed Forces and veterans as providers who have particular knowledge relating to the provision of mental health care to members of the Armed Forces and veterans.
S 719 - Tester
Captain William Wylie Galt Armed Forces Reserve Center
03/11/2015 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Renames the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Great Falls, Montana, the Captain John E. Moran and Captain William Wylie Galt Armed Forces Reserve Center.
S 733 - Hirono
Filipino WW II Veterans' Child Visas
03/12/2015 - To SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Exempts children of certain Filipino World War II veterans from the numerical limitations on immigrant visas.
S 739 - Hoeven
Veterans Extended Care Services
03/16/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Modifies the treatment of agreements entered into by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish nursing home care, adult day health care, or other extended care services.
S 743 - Boozman
Veteran Status for Reservists
03/16/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to recognize the service in the reserve components of the Armed Forces of certain persons by honoring them with status as veterans under law.
S 761 - Klobuchar
Veterans Health Professional Shortage Areas
03/17/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to designate certain medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs as health professional shortage areas.
S 788 - McCaskill
Department of Veterans Affairs Employee Retaliation
03/18/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Requires the termination of any employee of the Department of Veterans Affairs who is found to have retaliated against a whistleblower.
S 831 - Markey
Reduction in Number of Nuclear Armed Submarines
03/23/2015 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Reduces the number of nuclear-armed submarines operated by the Navy, to prohibit the development of a new long-range penetrating bomber aircraft, to prohibit the procurement of new intercontinental ballistic missiles.
S 832 - Tester
Armed Forces Behavioral Health Readiness
03/23/2015 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to authorize the provision of behavioral health readiness services to certain members of the Selected Reserve of the Armed Forces based on need, to expand eligibility to such members for readjustment counseling from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S 833 - Feinstein
Veterans Affairs Medical Facility Authorization
03/23/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out certain major medical facility projects for which appropriations were made for fiscal year 2015.
S 837 - Paul Ra
Corps of Engineers Dredging Criteria
03/23/2015 - To SENATE Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND PUBLIC WORKS.
Modifies the criteria used by the Corps of Engineers to dredge small ports.
S 841 - Ernst
Veterans Mental Health Care
03/23/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Expands eligibility for health care under the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to include certain veterans seeking mental health care.
S 865 - Tester
Veterans Mental Health Related to Sexual Trauma
03/25/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to improve the disability compensation evaluation procedure of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for veterans with mental health conditions related to military sexual trauma.
S 895 - Tester
Armed Forces Student Loan Deferment
03/27/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Allows members of the Armed Forces to defer principal on Federal student loans for a certain period in connection with receipt of orders for mobilization for war or national emergency.
S 901 - Moran Je
Toxic Substances Treatment for Descendants of Veterans
06/24/2015 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Establishes in the Department of Veterans Affairs a national center for research on the diagnosis and treatment of health conditions of the descendants of veterans exposed to toxic substances during service in the Armed Forces that are related to that exposure, to establish an advisory board on such health conditions.
S 907 - Hatch
Prevention of Tax Extension for Hospitalized Veterans
04/14/2015 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Provides for an original bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prevent the extension of the tax collection period merely because the taxpayer is a member of the Armed Forces who is hospitalized as a result of combat zone injuries.
S 920 - Hatch
Credit for Armed Forces Spouses
04/14/2015 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Provides for an original bill to amend 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 957 - Shaheen
Capital Access for Veteran Entrepreneurs
06/10/2015 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Increases access to capital for veteran entrepreneurs to help create jobs.
S 979 - Nelson Bi
Veterans' Survivor Annuities Requirement Repeal
04/16/2015 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to repeal the requirement for reduction of survivor annuities under the Survivor Benefit Plan by veterans' dependency and indemnity compensation.
S 985 - Murphy C
Coast Guard Commemorative Coins
04/16/2015 - To SENATE Committee on BANKING, HOUSING AND URBAN AFFAIRS.
Requires the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of the United States Coast Guard.
S 993 - Franken
Justice and Health System Collaboration
04/30/2015 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Increases public safety by facilitating collaboration among the criminal justice, juvenile justice, veterans treatment services, mental health treatment, and substance abuse systems.
S 997 - Gardner
Aurora Medical Facility Project Authorization
04/16/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Extends the authorization for the major medical facility project to replace the medical center of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Aurora, Colorado, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into an agreement with the Army Corps of Engineers to manage the construction of such project, and to transfer the authority to carry out future major medical facility projects of the Department from the Secretary to the Army Corps of Engineers.
SCR 18 - Burr
Daisy as the Flower for Military Caregivers
06/22/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Recognizes the daisy as the flower for military caregivers.
SRES 130 - Burr
Vietnam Veterans Day
03/27/2015 - To SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Designates March 29, 2015, as "Vietnam Veterans Day".
SRES 131 - Burr
Gold Star Wives Day
04/13/2015 - In SENATE. Passed SENATE.
Designates April 5, 2015, as "Gold Star Wives Day".
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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