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H 101 - Brownley
VA Medical Account Budget Request Reviews
01/03/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Directs the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct reviews of certain budget requests of the President for the medical care accounts of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 102 - Brownley
Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research
01/03/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Expands the research and education on and delivery of complementary and alternative medicine to veterans.
H 103 - Brownley
VA Health Care Programs Enhancement Act
01/03/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Programs Enhancement Act of 2001 and Title 38, United States Code; requires the provision of chiropractic care and services to veterans at all Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers; expands access to such care and services.
H 104 - Brownley
Veteran Assistance Programs Permanence
01/03/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; makes permanent certain programs that assist homeless veterans and other veterans with special needs.
H 105 - Brownley
Misused Benefit Repayment
01/03/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; ensures that the Secretary of Veterans Affairs repays the misused benefits of veterans with fiduciaries; establishes an appeals process for determinations by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs of veterans' mental capacity.
H 106 - Brownley
Vow To Hire Heroes Act
01/03/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends the Vow to Hire Heroes Act of 2011; makes permanent the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program.
H 107 - Brownley
Homeless Veterans Reintegration Priorities
01/03/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; directs the Secretary of Labor to prioritize the provision of services to homeless veterans with dependent children in carrying out homeless veterans reintegration programs.
H 121 - Green A
Supplemental Appropriations for Army Corps of Engineers
01/03/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on BUDGET.
Makes supplemental appropriations for the Army Corps of Engineers for flood control projects and storm damage reduction projects in areas affected by flooding in the city of Houston, Texas.
H 154 - Green A
Merchant Mariner Equity Compensation Fund
01/03/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code; directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish the Merchant Mariner Equity Compensation Fund to provide benefits to certain individuals who served in the United States merchant marine (including the Army Transport Service and the Naval Transport Service) during World War II.
H 171 - Jones
Department of the Navy and Marine Corps Redesignation
01/03/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Redesignates the Department of the Navy as the Department of the Navy and Marine Corps.
H 191 - Plaskett
Work Opportunity Credit
01/03/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; allows the work opportunity credit to small businesses which hire individuals who are members of the Ready Reserve or National Guard.
H 244 - Cook
Presidential Awards for Private Sector Employers
01/04/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Encourages effective, voluntary private sector investments to recruit, employ, and retain men and women who have served in the United States military with annual presidential awards to private sector employers recognizing such efforts.
H 245 - Cook
Educational Assistance Program Housing Stipend
01/04/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; provides for the calculation of the amount of the monthly housing stipend payable under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs based on the location of the campus where classes are attended.
H 252 - Green A
Veteran Housing Assistance
01/04/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Provides housing assistance for very low-income veterans.
H 256 - Farenthold
Firearm Receipt Rights
01/04/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Amends Chapter 44 of Title 18, United States Code; provides that a member of the Armed Forces and the spouse of that member shall have the same rights regarding the receipt of firearms at the location of any duty station of the member.
H 27 - Costello
Permanent Records of VA employees
01/04/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code; requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to retain a copy of any reprimand or admonishment received by an employee of the Department in the permanent record of the employee.
H 279 - Stefanik
Armed Forces Family Relocation
01/04/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 10, United States Code; provides a period for the relocation of spouses and dependents of certain members of the Armed Forces undergoing a permanent change of station in order to ease and facilitate the relocation of military families.
H 28 - Roe
Standard Identification Protocol for Biological Implant
01/04/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code; directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to adopt and implement a standard identification protocol for use in the tracking and procurement of biological implants by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 282 - Stefanik
Servicemember Spouse Residences
01/04/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act; authorizes spouses of servicemembers to elect to use the same residences as the servicemembers.
H 293 - Young D
Department of Veterans Affairs Appropriations
01/04/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Extends the authorization of appropriations to the Department of Veterans Affairs for purposes of awarding grants to veterans service organizations for the transportation of highly rural veterans.
H 299 - Valadao
Vietnam Veteran Exposure Clarifications
01/05/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; clarifies presumptions relating to the exposure of certain veterans who served in the vicinity of the Republic of Vietnam.
H 303 - Bilirakis G
Armed Forces Disability and Retired Pay
01/05/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 10, United States Code; permits additional retired members of the Armed Forces who have a service-connected disability to receive both disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs for their disability and either retired pay by reason of their years of military service or combat-related special compensation.
H 307 - Davidson
VA Health Care for Congress and Staff
01/05/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Ensures that Members of Congress and Congressional staff receive health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs instead of under the Federal Health Benefits Program or health care exchanges.
H 32 - Hudson
Employer Health Insurance Mandate Exemption
01/03/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; exempts the spouses of active duty members of the Armed Forces from the determination of whether an employer is subject to the employer health insurance mandate.
H 328 - Lee B
Work Opportunity Tax Credit
01/05/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; provides the work opportunity tax credit with respect to the hiring of veterans in the field of renewable energy.
H 333 - Bishop S
Armed Forces Disability and Retired Pay Receipt
01/05/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 10, United States Code; permits retired members of the Armed Forces who have a service-connected disability rated less than 50 percent to receive concurrent payment of both retired pay and veterans' disability compensation; extends eligibility for concurrent receipt to Chapter 61 disability retirees with less than 20 years of service.
H 334 - Lee B
Agent Orange Exposure Assistance
01/05/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Directs the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide assistance for individuals affected by exposure to Agent Orange.
H 337 - Noem
Land Transfer for Black Hills National Cemetery
01/05/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Transfers administrative jurisdiction over certain Bureau of Land Management land from the Secretary of the Interior to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for inclusion in the Black Hills National Cemetery.
H 369 - Roe
Veterans Choice Program Sunset
01/09/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Eliminates the sunset of the Veterans Choice Program.
H 388 - Shea-Porter
Veteran Health Services
01/10/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; ensures that veterans in each of the 48 contiguous states are able to receive services in at least one full-service hospital of the Veterans Health Administration in the state or receive comparable services provided by contract in the state.
H 393 - Thornberry
Defense Secretary Appointment Exception
01/12/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Ordered to be reported.
Provides for an exception to a limitation against appointment of persons as Secretary of Defense within seven years of relief from active duty as a regular commissioned officer of the Armed Forces.
H 403 - Farenthold
Wind Turbine Construction Limitation
01/10/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE.
Limits the construction or alterations of wind turbines near a military airbase or military airfield.
H 406 - Kind
Military Decoration Replacement
01/10/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 10, United States Code; facilitates the replacement of military decorations for relatives of deceased members of the Armed Forces.
H 411 - King P
Review of Veterans' Deaths
01/10/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct a review of the deaths of certain veterans who died by suicide.
H 412 - Lawrence
Legal Assistance to Junior Enlisted Personnel
01/10/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 10, United States Code; requires the provision of legal assistance to junior enlisted personnel of the Armed Forces and their dependents in connection with their personal civil legal affairs.
H 418 - Lawrence
Families of Disabled Veterans Supportive Services
01/10/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a pilot program to improve access to supportive services and community coordination for families of disabled veterans.
H 42 - Mullin
VA Medical Center Investigations
01/03/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Authorizes the Directors of Veterans Integrated Service Networks of the Department of Veterans Affairs to enter into contracts with appropriate civilian accreditation entities or appropriate health care evaluation entities to investigate medical centers of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 426 - Ratcliffe
Federal Government Property Donation Regulation
01/10/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Prohibits any regulation, rule, guidance, recommendation, or policy issued after May 15, 2015, that limits the sale or donation of excess property of the Federal Government to state and local agencies for law enforcement activities.
H 450 - Jones
Military Chaplain Prerogative
01/11/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 10, United States Code; ensures that every military chaplain has the prerogative to close a prayer outside of a religious service according to the dictates of the chaplain's own conscience.
H 457 - Titus
Veterans Affairs Department Appeals Process
01/11/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; improves the appeals process of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 467 - Walorski
Veteran Health Care
01/12/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to ensure that each medical facility of the Department of Veterans Affairs complies with requirements relating to scheduling veterans for health care appointments, to improve the uniform application of directives of the Department.
H 476 - Newhouse
Emergency Hospital Care
01/12/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to clarify the emergency hospital care furnished by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to certain veterans.
H 488 - Cartwright
Income Tax Credit
01/12/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit against income tax for amounts paid by a spouse of a member of the Armed Forces for a new State license or certification required by reason of a permanent change in the duty station of such member to another State.
H 500 - DesJarlais
Indebtedness Income on Education Loans
01/12/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income any discharge of indebtedness income on education loans of deceased or disabled veterans.
H 501 - Dingell D
Increased Reporting Regarding Certain Surgeries
01/12/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Requires increased reporting regarding certain surgeries scheduled at medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 504 - Lance
Flag Display
01/12/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Amends title 36, United States Code, to require that the POW/MIA flag be displayed on all days that the flag of the United States is displayed on certain Federal property.
H 506 - Rooney
Frauds Against Veterans
01/12/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Amends title 18, United States Code, to provide an additional tool to prevent certain frauds against veterans.
H 512 - Yoho
Veterans Benefits Administration Records Access
01/12/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; permits veterans to grant access to their records in the databases of the Veterans Benefits Administration to certain designated congressional employees.
H 544 - Cook
Sale of Purple Heart Medals
01/13/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Amends title 18, United States Code; provides for penalties for the sale of any Purple Heart awarded to a member of the Armed Forces.
H 558 - Loudermilk
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park Boundary
01/13/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES.
Adjusts the boundary of the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park to include the Wallis House and Harriston Hill.
H 566 - Roskam
Report on Iran's Use of Commercial Aircraft
01/13/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Requires the President to report on the use by the Government of Iran of commercial aircraft and related services for illicit military or other activities.
H 569 - Serrano
Retroactive Calculation of Active Service Days
01/13/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code; provides for retroactive calculation since the start of combat operations in Afghanistan of days of certain active duty or active service performed as a member of the Ready Reserve; reduces the eligibility age for receipt of retired pay for non-regular service.
H 578 - Wittman
Servicemember Spouse Residency
01/13/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act; authorizes spouses of servicemembers to elect to use the same residences as the servicemembers.
H 60 - Denham
Enlistment of Unlawful Aliens
01/03/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 10, United States Code; authorizes the enlistment in the Armed Forces of certain aliens who are unlawfully present in the United States and were younger than 15 years of age when they initially entered the United States, but who are otherwise qualified for enlistment; provides a mechanism by which such aliens, by reason of their honorable service in the Armed Forces, may be lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence.
H 63 - Jackson Lee
Tax Credit for Hiring Veterans
01/03/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; provides a tax credit to encourage private employers to hire veterans; amends title 38, United States Code; clarifies the reasonable efforts an employer may make under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act with respect to hiring veterans.
H 67 - Jackson Lee
Social Security Payments
01/03/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Ensures that seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities who receive Social Security and certain other Federal benefits receive a $250 payment in the event that no cost-of-living adjustment is payable in a calendar year.
H 88 - Blackburn
Shiloh National Military Park
01/03/2017 - 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
VA Medical Facility Lease Authorization
01/03/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out certain major medical facility leases of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 91 - Brownley
Women Veteran Retreat Counseling
01/03/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; makes permanent the pilot program on counseling in retreat settings for women veterans newly separated from service in the Armed Forces.
H 92 - Brownley
Medical Care Eligibility
01/03/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; increases the maximum age for children eligible for medical care under the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) program.
H 93 - Brownley
Women Veteran Medical Care Access
01/03/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; provides for increased access to Department of Veterans Affairs medical care for women veterans.
H 94 - Brownley
VA Medical Facility Lease Funds Approval
01/03/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; requires congressional approval before the appropriation of funds for Department of Veterans Affairs major medical facility leases.
H 95 - Brownley
Child Care Assistance for Veterans
01/03/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide child care assistance to veterans receiving certain medical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 96 - Brownley
Transfer of Security Checkpoint Unclaimed Money
01/11/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on HOMELAND SECURITY: Referred to Subcommittee on TRANSPORTATION SECURITY.
Amends Title 49, United States Code; directs the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (Transportation Security Administration) to transfer unclaimed money recovered at airport security checkpoints to nonprofit organizations that provide places of rest and recuperation at airports for members of the Armed Forces and their families.
HCR 2 - Cole
Armed Forces Use Authorization
01/03/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Authorizes the use of United States Armed Forces against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and its associated Forces.
HJR 10 - Hastings A
Iran Nuclear Weapon Prevention
01/03/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Authorizes the use of the United States Armed Forces to achieve the goal of preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.
HJR 3 - Roe
Armed Forces Memorial
01/05/2017 - To SENATE Committee on ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
Approves the location of a memorial to commemorate and honor the members of the Armed Forces who served on active duty in support of Operation Desert Storm or Operation Desert Shield.
HRES 46 - Graves S
Increased Risk of Sleep Apnea Among Soldiers
01/12/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Recognizes the increased risk of sleep apnea among soldiers returning from active duty and the benefits of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy on treating obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in soldiers suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
HRES 48 - Woodall
Consideration of SCR3 and S84
01/13/2017 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for consideration of the concurrent resolution (S. Con. Res. 3) setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2017 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2018 through 2026; provides for consideration of the bill (S. 84) to provide for an exception to a limitation against appointment of persons as Secretary of Defense within seven years of relief from active duty as a regular commissioned officer of the Armed Forces.
S 100 - Alexander L
Shiloh National Military Park Boundaries
01/11/2017 - To SENATE Committee on ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
Modifies the boundary of the Shiloh National Military Park located in the states of Tennessee and Mississippi; establishes the Parker's Crossroads Battlefield as an affiliated area of the National Park System.
S 111 - Heller
Veteran Benefits and the Missouri List
01/12/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Requires the Secretary of Defense to establish a process to determine whether individuals claiming certain service in the Philippines during World War II are eligible for certain benefits despite not being on the Missouri List.
S 112 - Heller
Per Diem Payments for Homeless Veterans
01/12/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code; authorizes per diem payments under comprehensive service programs for homeless veterans to furnish care to dependents of homeless veterans.
S 113 - Heller
Medical Scribes Pilot Program
01/12/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to increase the use of medical scribes to maximize the efficiency of physicians at medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S 114 - Heller
Annual Report on Performance Awards and Bonuses
01/12/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code; requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit an annual report regarding performance awards and bonuses awarded to certain high-level employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S 115 - Heller
Live Donors and Transplants for Veterans
01/12/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code; authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide for an operation on a live donor for purposes of conducting a transplant procedure for a veteran.
S 116 - Heller
Disabled Veterans and Travel on Military Aircraft
01/12/2017 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code; permits veterans who have a service-connected, permanent disability rated as total to travel on military aircraft in the same manner and to the same extent as retired members of the Armed Forces entitled to such travel.
S 12 - Moran Je
VA Employee Accountability
01/03/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code; improves the accountability of employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S 120 - Heller
Missing Armed Forces Personnel Records Collection
01/12/2017 - To SENATE Committee on HOMELAND SECURITY AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS.
Provides for the creation of the Missing Armed Forces Personnel Records Collection at the National Archives; requires the expeditious public transmission to the Archivist and public disclosure of Missing Armed Forces Personnel records.
S 121 - Heller
Veterans' Business Outreach Center Program
01/12/2017 - To SENATE Committee on SMALL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP.
Establishes the veterans' business outreach center program; improves the programs for veterans of the Small Business Administration.
S 143 - Casey
Income Tax Credit
01/12/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; allows a credit against income tax for amounts paid by a spouse of a member of the Armed Forces for a new State license or certification required by reason of a permanent change in the duty station of such member to another State.
S 150 - Rubio
Prevention of Frauds Against Veterans
01/17/2017 - To SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Amends title 18, United States Code; provides an additional tool to prevent certain frauds against veterans.
S 152 - Rubio
Department of Veterans Affairs Employee Removal
01/17/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code; provides for the removal or demotion of employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs based on performance or misconduct.
S 165 - Rounds
Preseparation Counseling
01/17/2017 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code; requires an element in preseparation counseling for members of the Armed Forces on assistance and support services for caregivers of certain veterans through the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S 23 - Cassidy
Biological Implant Tracking and Procurement Protocol
01/04/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to adopt and implement a standard identification protocol for use in the tracking and procurement of biological implants by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S 24 - Cassidy
Hospital Care and Medical Services for Veterans
01/04/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Expands eligibility for hospital care and medical services under Section 101 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to include veterans who are age 75 or older.
S 2943 - McCain
National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2017
12/23/2016 - Public Law No. 114-328
Creates the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017; authorizes appropriations for fiscal year 2017 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy; prescribes military personnel strengths for such fiscal year.
S 33 - Murkowski
National Monument Provisions
01/05/2017 - To SENATE Committee on ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
Provides for congressional approval of national monuments and restrictions on the use of national monuments; establishes requirements for the declaration of marine national monuments.
S 35 - Thune
Land Transfer to Black Hills National Cemetery
01/05/2017 - To SENATE Committee on ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
Transfers administrative jurisdiction over certain Bureau of Land Management land from the Secretary of the Interior to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for inclusion in the Black Hills National Cemetery.
S 57 - Cassidy
Employees Involved in Electronic Wait List Manipulation
01/05/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to revoke bonuses paid to employees involved in electronic wait list manipulations.
S 66 - Heller
Retired Members of the Uniformed Services Compensation
01/09/2017 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to permit certain retired members of the uniformed services who have a service-connected disability to receive both disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs for their disability and either retired pay by reason of their years of military service or Combat-Related Special Compensation.
S 75 - McCaskill
Claims for Disability Compensation for Veterans
01/09/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Provides for the reconsideration of claims for disability compensation for veterans who were the subjects of experiments by the Department of Defense during World War II that were conducted to assess the effects of mustard gas or lewisite on people.
S 84 - McCain
Secretary of Defense Exception
01/13/2017 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for an exception to a limitation against appointment of persons as Secretary of Defense within seven years of relief from active duty as a regular commissioned officer of the Armed Forces.
S 86 - McCain
Veterans Choice Program
01/10/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014; modifies the termination date for the Veterans Choice Program.
SJR 1 - Boozman
Armed Forces Memorial
01/03/2017 - To SENATE Committee on ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
Approves the location of a memorial to commemorate and honor the members of the Armed Forces who served on active duty in support of Operation Desert Storm or Operation Desert Shield.
 
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