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H 1014 - Palazzo
Military Technicians and Military Personnel Accounts
03/06/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on BUDGET.
Amends the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to provide that military technicians (dual status) shall be included in military personnel accounts for purposes of any order issued under that Act.
H 1079 - Speier
Military Justice and Convening Authority
03/26/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends the Uniform Code of Military Justice to eliminate the authority of the convening authority to modify the findings and sentence of a court-martial as a matter of command prerogative involving the sole discretion of the convening authority.
H 1080 - Bordallo
Sikes Act and Interagency Cooperation
06/17/2013 - From HOUSE Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES: Reported as amended.
Amends the Sikes Act to promote the use of cooperative agreements under such Act for land management related to Department of Defense readiness activities and amends Title 10, United States Code, to facilitate interagency cooperation in conservation programs to avoid or reduce adverse impacts on military readiness activities.
H 1081 - Buchanan
Foreign Terrorists and Trial by Military Tribunal
04/08/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Requires that all foreign terrorists with links to terrorist networks who attack the United States or its Government be considered enemy combatants to be tried by military tribunals instead of civilian courts.
H 1095 - Miller J
Airport Checkpoints and Unclaimed Money
12/09/2013 - To SENATE Committee on COMMERCE, SCIENCE, AND TRANSPORTATION.
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 110 - Hanabusa
Secretary of the Army
01/31/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Requires the Secretary of the Army to determine the validity of the claims of certain Filipinos that they performed military service on behalf of the United States during World War II.
H 1109 - Grayson
Defense Contracts and Cost
03/26/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on READINESS.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to require cost or price to the Federal Government be given at least equal importance as technical or other criteria in evaluating competitive proposals for defense contracts.
H 1131 - Denham
Military Commissary Privileges and Disabilities
03/26/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
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 1132 - Denham
Veterans Affairs and Defense Personnel Records
04/02/2013 - 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 1134 - Gallego
Veterans in Rural Areas Health Care Pilot Program
04/02/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a grant program and pilot program designed to improve the delivery of health care to veterans residing in rural areas.
H 1169 - Amodei
Land Transfer
06/17/2013 - In HOUSE. Placed on HOUSE Union Calendar.
Directs the Secretary of the Interior to transfer to the Secretary of the Navy certain Federal land in Churchill County, Nevada.
H 1171 - Benishek
Veterans Service Organizations and Surplus Property
08/09/2013 - Public Law No. 113-26
Amends Title 40, United States Code, to improve veterans service organizations access to Federal surplus personal property.
H 1222 - Hanabusa
Compact of Free Association and Impact Aid
03/26/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES: Referred to Subcmt on FISHERIES, WILDLIFE, OCEANS AND INSULAR AFFAIRS.
Amends the Compact of Free Association of 1985 to provide for adequate Compact-impact aid to affected States and territories.
H 1223 - Hunter
Servicemembers and Mortgage Refinancing
04/02/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to ensure that relocation of a servicemember to serve on active duty away from the servicemember's principal residence does not prevent the servicemember from refinancing a mortgage on that principal residence.
H 1236 - Jones
Physical Evaluation Board and Behavioral Health
04/05/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to require the inclusion of a behavioral health professional on any armed forces-related physical evaluation board that considers issues of post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, or other mental health condition.
H 1238 - Braley
Long Term Costs of Operation Iraqi Freedom
03/18/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Directs the President to submit to Congress a report on the long-term costs of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation New Dawn, and Operation Enduring Freedom in Iraq and Afghanistan.
H 124 - Jones
Department of the Navy
01/03/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Redesignates the Department of the Navy as the Department of the Navy and Marine Corps.
H 1251 - Negrete McLeod
Veterans and Minority Serving Institutions
04/02/2013 - 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 1253 - Poe
Foreign Assistance to Pakistan
03/19/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Prohibits foreign assistance to Pakistan until the tuition assistance program of the Department of Defense is fully funded.
H 1265 - O'Rourke
Armed Forces Tuition Assistance Programs
04/08/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Requires the continuation of tuition assistance programs for members of the Armed Forces for the remainder of fiscal year 2013.
H 1269 - Radel
Use of Lethal Military Force Against US Citizens
04/15/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Prohibits the use of lethal military force against citizens of the United States located within the United States.
H 1284 - Brownley
Disabled Veterans and Travel
05/21/2013 - Subcommittee on HEALTH hearings held.
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 1288 - Butterfield
WWII Coastwise Merchant Seamen and Veteran Status
06/28/2013 - Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE & MEMORIAL AFFAIRS hearings held.
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 1302 - Scott A
Foreign Military Financing to Egypt Prohibition
03/20/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Prohibits foreign military financing to Egypt.
H 1305 - Wenstrup
Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program Eligibility
04/25/2013 - Forwarded by subcommittee to full committee (amended).
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to provide clarification regarding eligibility for services under the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program.
H 1316 - Flores
Veterans Employment and Training Directors
04/25/2013 - Forwarded by subcommittee to full committee (amended).
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to specify the responsibilities of the Directors and Assistant Directors of Veterans' Employment and Training.
H 1332 - Bustos
Federal Contracts and Domestic Employment
03/21/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Titles 10 and 41, United States Code, to allow contracting officers to consider information regarding domestic employment before awarding a Federal contract.
H 1333 - Cartwright
Family of Uniformed Service Members and Annual Leave
04/02/2013 - 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 1339 - Tierney
Birthplace of the National Guard of the United States
01/10/2013 - Public Law No. 112-241
Amends the body of laws of the United States dealing with the National Guard, to recognize the City of Salem, Massachusetts, as the Birthplace of the National Guard of the United States.
H 1344 - Gabbard
Helping Heroes Fly Act
08/09/2013 - Public Law No. 113-27
Creates the Helping Heroes Fly Act; directs the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security Transportation Security Administration to provide expedited air passenger screening to severely injured or disabled members of the Armed Forces and severely injured or disabled veterans.
H 1357 - Johnson B
Veterans Retraining Assistance Program
07/18/2013 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY to full committee.
Amends the Vow to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 to improve the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program by providing assistance under such program for certain training programs that are considered less than full-time.
H 1359 - Jones
Secretary of Defense
04/08/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on READINESS.
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 1360 - Jones
Retired Armed Forces Overpayments
04/08/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends title 10, United States Code; provides for forgiveness of certain overpayments of retired pay paid to deceased retired members of the Armed Forces following their death.
H 1372 - Michaud
Veteran Registry
04/08/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a registry of certain veterans who were stationed at or underwent training at Canadian Forces Base Gagetown, New Brunswick, Canada.
H 1391 - Stivers
Post Office Designation
11/13/2014 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 25 South Oak Street in London, Ohio, as the Lance Corporal Joshua B McDaniels and Veterans Memorial Post Office Building.
H 1392 - Stivers
Post Office Building Designation
03/21/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM.
Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2539 Dartmoor Road in Grove City, Ohio, as the Master Sergeant Shawn T Hannon and Veterans Memorial Post Office Building.
H 1393 - Stivers
Post Office Building Designation
03/21/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM.
Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3700 Riverside Drive in Columbus, Ohio, as the Master Sergeant Jeffery J Rieck and Veterans Memorial Post Office.
H 1400 - Young C
Veterans Children Scholarship
04/02/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; clarifies that children of certain veterans are eligible for the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship.
H 1402 - Coffman
VA Expiring Authorities Extension Act
12/20/2013 - Public Law No. 113-59
Creates the VA Expiring Authorities Act of 2013; extends the authorization of appropriations for the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to pay a monthly assistance allowance to disabled veterans training or competing for the Paralympic Team and the authorization of appropriations for the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide assistance to United States Paralympics, Inc; relates to transportation to and from veterans facilities and nursing home care to service-connected disabled veterans.
H 1405 - Titus
Veterans Affairs Benefits and Appeals
10/29/2013 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to include an appeals form in any notice of decision issued for the denial of a benefit sought.
H 1412 - Coffman
Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities
09/30/2013 - Public Law No. 113-37
Creates the Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act; extends the authority regarding funding to the U.S. Olympic Committee for financial assistance to disabled veterans training for the Paralympics and the authority for programs affecting homeless veterans; provides for the reauthorization of the use of the National Directory of New Hires for income verification purposes for certain veterans benefits.
H 1435 - Davis S
Armed Forces Denied Appeals Review
04/30/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on COURTS, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND THE INTERNET.
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 1438 - Hastings A
Veterans and Medical Expense Reimbursement Exemptions
04/26/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to exempt reimbursements of certain medical expenses and other payments related to accident, theft, loss, or casualty loss from determinations of annual income with respect to pensions for veterans and surviving spouses and children of veterans.
H 1443 - Michaud
Veterans Affairs and Tinnitus Research
10/22/2013 - In HOUSE. Placed on HOUSE Union Calendar.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to recognize tinnitus as a mandatory condition for research and treatment by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 1452 - Speier
Philippines Military Forces and Veteran Status
04/26/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
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 1453 - Takano
Veterans Affairs and Work-Study Allowance
04/10/2013 - Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY hearings held.
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 1460 - Graves S
Missouri River Mainstem Reservoir System
04/11/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE: Referred to Subcommittee on WATER RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT.
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 1463 - Carson A
Armed Forces and Mental Health Assessments
04/23/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to improve the mental health assessments provided to members of the Armed Forces deployed in support of a contingency operation.
H 1464 - Carson A
Armed Forces and Mental Health Services
04/23/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, provides notice to members of the Armed Forces, beginning with recruit basic training and the initial training of officer candidates, regarding the availability of mental health services, helps eliminate perceived stigma associated with seeking and receiving mental health services, and clarifies the extent to which information regarding a member seeking and receiving mental health services may be disclosed.
H 1481 - Shuster
Medium Extended Air Defense System
04/19/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on STRATEGIC FORCES.
Directs the Secretary of Defense to reprogram amounts appropriated for fiscal year 2013 for the Department of Defense for the Medium Extended Air Defense System.
H 1488 - Thompson G
Recovering Service Members and Disability Benefits
04/11/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title II of the Social Security Act to provide that the waiting period for disability insurance benefits shall not be applicable in the case of a recovering service member.
H 1490 - Miller J
Veterans Affairs and Recording of Patients
06/27/2013 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATIONS to full committee (amended).
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to prohibit the recording of a patient in a facility of the Department of Veterans Affairs without the informed consent of the patient.
H 1492 - McDermott
Commission on America and Its Veterans
04/26/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Establishes the Commission on America and its Veterans.
H 1494 - Gibson
Operation of Certain Ships During Vietnam Era
07/23/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Discharged from subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Directs the Secretary of Defense to review the operation of certain ships during the Vietnam Era.
H 1497 - Hunter
Armed Forces Memorials and Religious Symbols
07/08/2013 - In HOUSE. Placed on HOUSE Union Calendar.
Amends Title 36, United States Code, to ensure that memorials commemorating the service of the United States Armed Forces may contain religious symbols.
H 1506 - Markey Ed
Submarine, Bomber, and ICBM Number Reduction
04/23/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on STRATEGIC FORCES.
Reduces the number of nuclear-armed submarines operated by the Navy, prohibits the development of a new long-range penetrating bomber aircraft, and reduces the number of intercontinental ballistic missiles operated by the Department of Defense.
H 1516 - Thompson B
Coast Guard Academy Congressional Nomination Process
04/12/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE: Referred to Subcommittee on COAST GUARD & MARITIME TRANSPORTATION.
Amends Title 14, United States Code, to modify the process for Congressional nomination of individuals for appointment as cadets at the Coast Guard Academy.
H 1520 - Lynch
Department of Defense Civilian Employees and Furloughs
04/23/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on READINESS.
Requires the Secretary of Defense to allow civilian employees of the Department of Defense to delay furloughs until returning from a deployment in support of accounting and recovery efforts by the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command.
H 1521 - Maloney S
Veterans Affairs and Medical Disability Examinations
04/26/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL 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 153 - McIntyre
Veterans Affairs Outreach
01/22/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to improve the outreach activities of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 154 - McIntyre
Veterans Affairs Medal
01/11/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to establish a Department of Veterans Affairs Medal for Distinguished Public Service to honor veterans who make remarkable and distinguished contributions to their communities.
H 1593 - Speier
Armed Forces Sexual Assault Oversight Council
05/06/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to improve the prevention of and response to sexual assault in the Armed Forces by establishing a Sexual Assault Oversight and Response Council and an enhanced Sexual Assault Oversight and Response Office and by requiring the appointment of a Director of Military Prosecutions for sexual-related offenses committed by a member of the Armed Forces.
H 1598 - Griffin
Veteran Identification Cards
04/26/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to issue, upon request, veteran identification cards to certain veterans.
H 161 - McIntyre
Beach Nourishment Project Evaluation
01/04/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE.
Amends the Water Resources Development Act of 1976 to direct the Secretary of the Army to evaluate the feasibility of continuing Federal participation in a beach nourishment project.
H 1612 - Rogers Mike
Land Conveyance
07/23/2013 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on HEALTH to full committee.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to convey a parcel of land in Tuskegee, Alabama, to Tuskegee University.
H 1620 - Cartwright
Armed Forces Relocation and State License Tax Credit
04/18/2013 - 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 1623 - Negrete McLeod
Veterans Affairs Claims Information
06/28/2013 - Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE & MEMORIAL AFFAIRS hearings held.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make publicly available certain information about pending and completed claims for compensation under the Laws administered by the Secretary.
H 1631 - Markey Ed
Armed Forces in Combat Zones and Education Benefits
04/23/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends Title 37, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Defense to ensure that members of the Armed Forces serving in a combat zone automatically receive the education benefits to which they are entitled.
H 164 - Bilirakis G
Veterans with Disabilities and Military Aircraft Travel
01/31/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on READINESS.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to permit 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.
H 165 - Bilirakis G
National Dive School Divers Memorial
01/31/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Authorizes the placement at the former Navy Dive School at the Washington Navy Yard of a memorial to honor the members of the Armed Forces who have served as divers and whose service in defense of the United States has been carried out beneath the waters of the world.
H 1655 - Roe
Election Results Certification and Service Member Votes
04/18/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on HOUSE ADMINISTRATION.
Amends the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act to require States to delay certifying the results of regularly scheduled general elections for Federal office in order to ensure the counting of any marked absentee ballots of absent overseas uniformed services voters that are collected by the Presidential designee under such Act for delivery to State election officials.
H 1662 - Richmond
Army Corps of Engineers and Negligence Liability
04/30/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on REGULATORY REFORM, COMMERCIAL AND ANTITRUST LAW.
Amends Chapter 171 of Title 28, United States Code, and the Federal Flood Control Act of 1928 to provide for liability for the United States Army Corps of Engineers in cases of damage caused by the gross negligence of an officer or employee of the Corps.
H 1672 - Daines
Limestone Hills Training Area
06/24/2013 - In HOUSE. Placed on HOUSE Union Calendar.
Withdraws and reserves certain public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management for exclusive military use as part of the Limestone Hills Training Area, Montana.
H 1673 - McCarthy K
Land Transfer
06/24/2013 - In HOUSE. Placed on HOUSE Union Calendar.
Provides for the transfer of certain public land currently administered by the Bureau of Land Management to the administrative jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Navy for inclusion in Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, California.
H 1676 - Cook
Johnson Valley National Vehicle Recreation Area
06/24/2013 - In HOUSE. Placed on HOUSE Union Calendar.
Designates the Johnson Valley National Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area in San Bernardino County, California, authorizes limited military use of the area, and provides for the transfer of the Southern Study Area to the administrative jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Navy for inclusion in the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, and by recreational users.
H 1691 - Vargas
Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range
06/24/2013 - In HOUSE. Placed on HOUSE Union Calendar.
Provides for the transfer of certain public land currently administered by the Bureau of Land Management to the administrative jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Navy for inclusion in the Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range, California.
H 1702 - Barber
Veterans Affairs and Transportation of Individuals
07/09/2013 - Subcommittee on HEALTH 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.
H 1705 - Burgess
TRICARE and Physical Therapy
05/06/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to provide for certain forms of physical therapy under the TRICARE program.
H 1714 - Peters S
Elderly Homeless Veterans and Housing Grant Program
05/08/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
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 1721 - LoBiondo
Flight Demonstrations Outside US
05/06/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Directs the Secretary of Defense to prohibit the performance of Department of Defense flight demonstration teams outside the United States.
H 1725 - Cartwright
Veteran Health Care Eligibility and Mental Illness
05/08/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to provide for unlimited eligibility for health care for mental illnesses for veterans of combat service during certain periods of hostilities and war.
H 1729 - Kirkpatrick
Veterans Affairs and Electronic Records
05/06/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Directs the Secretary of Defense to provide the service records of veterans to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an efficient, electronic format.
H 1739 - Enyart
Veterans Affairs and Provisional Benefits
04/25/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to pay provisional benefits for certain nonadjudicated claims.
H 1742 - Heck J
Veterans Housing and Pension Payments
10/29/2013 - 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 1756 - Posey
Transportation of Supplies Donated to Armed Forces
05/06/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on READINESS.
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 1759 - Ruiz
Veterans Affairs and Timeliness of Other Agencies
06/21/2013 - 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 submit to Congress quarterly reports on the timeliness in which the Department of Veterans Affairs receives certain information from other departments or agencies of the United States.
H 1770 - Chaffetz
Armed Forces Reserves and Survivor Benefit Plan
05/06/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
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 1781 - McCaul
Immigrant Status of Family of Federal Employees
06/14/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on IMMIGRATION AND BORDER SECURITY.
Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for special immigrant status for certain spouses and childrens of employees of the United States Government abroad killed in the line of duty.
H 179 - Griffin
Veterans Educational Assistance and Franchise Training
02/08/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to allow certain veterans to use educational assistance provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs for franchise training.
H 1792 - Coffman
Veterans Affairs and Reportable Infectious Diseases
06/27/2013 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATIONS to full committee (amended).
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to report cases of reportable infectious diseases at medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs in accordance with State law.
H 1796 - Duckworth
Veterans and Civilian Certifications
06/26/2013 - Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY hearings held.
Ensures that the education and training provided members of the Armed Forces and veterans better assists members and veterans in obtaining civilian certifications and licenses.
H 1804 - Huelskamp
Veterans Affairs Foreign Travel Cost Reports
09/25/2013 - From HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Reported as amended.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to Congress semiannual reports on the cost of foreign travel made by employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 1805 - Kuster
Veterans Affairs Automatic Processing Report
05/08/2013 - 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 submit to Congress an annual report on the automatic processing of claims for compensation under the Laws administered by the Secretary.
H 1809 - O'Rourke
Veterans Affairs Average Claim Processing Time Notice
06/28/2013 - Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE & MEMORIAL AFFAIRS hearings held.
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 1816 - Veasey
Veterans and STEM Degrees
05/08/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to provide additional educational assistance under the Post-9/11 GI Bill for veterans pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering or math.
H 1824 - Meng
Veterans Affairs Regional Office Performance Reports
05/08/2013 - 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 183 - Grimm
Veterans Dog Training Therapy Pilot Program
03/27/2014 - Subcommittee on HEALTH hearings held.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program on dog training therapy.
H 1832 - Bishop T
Fathers of Permanently Disabled Veterans
05/06/2013 - 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 1835 - Lowey
Cadet Nurse Corps and Active Military Service
06/20/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
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 1842 - Cummings
Servicemembers and Mortgage Foreclosures
07/18/2013 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY to full committee.
Amends the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to improve the protections for servicemembers, surviving spouses, and disabled veterans against mortgage foreclosures.
H 1855 - Hanabusa
Service in Philippines During World War II
06/20/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
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 1867 - Turner M
UCMJ and Sex Related Offenses
06/20/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to make certain improvements in the Uniform Code of Military Justice related to sex-related offenses committed by members of the Armed Forces.
H 1885 - Davis S
Veterans Mortgage Bonds and Refinancing
05/08/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow eligible veterans to use qualified veterans mortgage bonds to refinance home loans.
H 1889 - Latta
Children of Armed Forces Members
06/20/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
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 1898 - Turner M
Child Custody and Deployed Armed Forces Members
05/24/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Protects the child custody rights of deployed members of the Armed Forces.
H 1904 - Thornberry
Congressional Committees and Military Operations
05/09/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Defense to notify the congressional defense committees of certain sensitive military operations.
H 1936 - Hahn
Merchant Mariner Equity Compensation Fund
05/24/2013 - 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 1938 - Jones
Armed Forces Members and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
06/20/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
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.
H 1957 - Perry
National Cemeteries and Voluntary Veteran Service
06/20/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends Titles 10 and 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to accept voluntary services from veterans and veterans service organizations at national cemeteries.
H 1960 - McKeon
Military Activities Appropriations for FY 2014
07/08/2013 - In SENATE. Read second time. Placed on Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Authorizes appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, and prescribes military personnel strengths for such fiscal year.
H 1970 - Gohmert
Debt Limit and Prioritization of Payments
05/14/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to ensure that social security benefits are paid, prioritizes payments when the United States is not able to issue new obligations due to the statutory debt limit, and to address a lapse in appropriations to fund the Armed Forces.
H 1971 - Kline
TRICARE Beneficiaries
06/20/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Directs the Secretary of Defense to provide certain TRICARE beneficiaries with the opportunity to retain access to TRICARE Prime.
H 198 - Lee B
Repealing Public Law 107-40
01/04/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Repeals Public Law 107-40.
H 1980 - Walz
Veterans Affairs and Medical Examinations
05/24/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to prohibit the Secretary of Veterans Affairs from requesting additional medical examinations of veterans who have submitted sufficient medical evidence provided by non-Department medical professionals; improves the efficiency of processing certain claims for disability compensation by veterans.
H 1986 - Lipinski
Armed Forces and Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners
06/20/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Provides for the assignment of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners-Adult/Adolescent to brigades and equivalent units of the Armed Forces.
H 1987 - Sinema
Veterans Burial Benefits
05/24/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to increase the amount of benefits payable for the burial and funeral expenses of certain veterans.
H 1988 - Alexander R
Veterans Education Assistance and Dependents
05/24/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to provide authority for certain members of the Armed Forces to transfer entitlement to Post-9/11 Educational Assistance to their dependents.
H 1991 - Andrews
Armed Forces and Education Loans
05/15/2013 - 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 for purposes specified under section 455(o) of the Higher Education Act of 1965.
H 1992 - Collins D
Israel Military Assessment Requirements
12/12/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FOREIGN RELATIONS.
Amends the requirements relating to assessment of Israel's qualitative military edge over military threats.
H 1996 - King P
Active Duty Armed Forces Members and Free Mailing
06/20/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Provides for free mailing privileges for personal correspondence and parcels sent to members of the Armed Forces serving on active duty in Iraq or Afghanistan.
H 200 - Lee B
Afghanistan Operations Funds and Withdrawal
01/04/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Provides that funds for operations of the Armed Forces in Afghanistan shall be obligated and expended only for purposes of providing for the safe and orderly withdrawal from Afghanistan of all members of the Armed Forces and Department of Defense contractor personnel who are in Afghanistan.
H 2001 - Rangel
Veterans and Telemedicine
05/24/2013 - 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 2002 - Ryan T
Armed Forces Sexual Assault Victims Assistance
06/20/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to enhance assistance for victims of sexual assault committed by members of the Armed Forces.
H 2011 - Delaney
Veterans Advisory Committee on Education Extension
10/29/2013 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to provide for a two-year extension of the Veterans' Advisory Committee on Education.
H 2016 - Benishek
UCMJ and Court Martial Procedure
06/20/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to modify various authorities relating to procedures for courts-martial under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
H 2018 - Stivers
Veterans Headstones
05/31/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to identify the persons who are eligible to request headstones or markers furnished by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 2033 - McDermott
Medical Neutrality Protection Act
06/14/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on IMMIGRATION AND BORDER SECURITY.
Creates the Medical Neutrality Protection Act; provides for medical neutrality and establishes accountability for violations of the principle of medical neutrality against any government-sanctioned actions and actions which are not authority by a government policy to include militarized attacks on health care facilities, health care service providers, or individuals in the course of receiving medical treatment, wanton destruction of medical supplies, facilities, records, or transportation.
H 2034 - Michaud
Advanced Composites Development Act
06/24/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on SCIENCE, SPACE AND TECHNOLOGY: Referred to Subcommittee on RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY.
Creates the Advanced Composites Development Act of 2013; provides for the establishment and operation of Advanced Composites Development Centers by the Secretary of Energy, the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Homeland Security to improve the nation's infrastructure, to advance the technologies used to produce alternative energy, enhance our military security, and develop new disaster mitigation systems by making grants to related consortia to establish such centers.
H 2038 - Speier
Food and Nutrition Act and Veterans
06/03/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on AGRICULTURE: Referred to Subcommittee on DEPARTMENT OPERATIONS, OVERSIGHT, AND NUTRITION.
Amends the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 to expand the eligibility of certain veterans while they have disability claims pending under Title 38 of the United States Code.
H 2039 - Titus
Veterans Headstones and Indian Tribe Veteran Cemeteries
05/31/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish headstones and markers for certain deceased veterans buried in veterans' cemeteries of Indian tribes.
H 2046 - Gibbs B
Water Resource Development Projects and Firearms
05/20/2013 - 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 2055 - Roe
Veterans Electronic Health Records Program
06/20/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
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 2056 - Schwartz
Veterans and Jobs
06/20/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the work opportunity credit to certain recently discharged veterans; improves the coordination of veteran job training services between the Department of Labor, the Department of Veteran Affairs, and the Department of Defense; requires transparency for Executive departments in meeting the Government-wide goals for contracting with small business concerns owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans.
H 2059 - Tsongas
Coast Guard and Sexual Assault Victims
06/20/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to ensure the issuance of regulations applicable to the Coast Guard regarding consideration of a request for a permanent change of station or unit transfer submitted by a member of the Coast Guard who is the victim of a sexual assault.
H 2063 - Bilirakis G
Veterans Affairs Health Care and World War II Veterans
05/31/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to improve the health care provided to veterans of World War II at facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 2065 - McKinley
Homeless Veteran Services and Level of Care Codes
07/23/2013 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on HEALTH to full committee (amended).
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to require recipients of per diem payments from the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the provision of services for homeless veterans to comply with codes relevant to operations and level of care provided.
H 2072 - Benishek
Demanding Accountability for Veterans
06/09/2014 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE. *****To SENATE.
Creates the Demanding Accountability for Veterans Act of 2013; amends existing law to improve the accountability of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to the Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs; relates to the responsibility for the production of a list of responsible managers within the Department that are responsible for a specified issue.
H 2076 - Kline
Armed Forces Integrated Disability Evaluation System
06/20/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Directs the Secretary of Defense to conduct a review of the Integrated Disability Evaluation System of the Armed Forces and to submit to Congress a report on such system.
H 2079 - Radel
Veterans Affairs and Medical Disability Examinations
06/11/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Provides for a three-year extension of the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide for the conduct of medical disability examinations by contract physicians.
H 2086 - Titus
Disability Compensation Benefits
07/17/2013 - 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 2088 - Michaud
Veterans Affairs and Claims Adjudication
05/31/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to establish claims adjudication centers of excellence.
H 2091 - Bachmann
POW/MIA Flag
06/14/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CONSTITUTION AND CIVIL JUSTICE.
Amends Title 36, United States Code, to require that the POW/MIA flag be displayed on all days that the flag of the United States is displayed on certain Federal property.
H 2119 - Ruiz
Veterans Appeals Hearings and Video Conferencing
05/31/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to improve the opportunity for veterans to use video conferencing for hearings before the Board of Veterans' Appeals.
H 2129 - Cummings
Defense Base Act and Self-Insurance
05/23/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends the Defense Base Act to require the provision of insurance under that Act under a Government self-insurance program, and to require an implementation strategy for such self-insurance program.
H 2133 - Poe
Veterans and Work Opportunity Tax Credit
05/23/2013 - 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 2138 - McCarthy K
Veterans Affairs and Disability Claim Backlog
11/06/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to resolve the backlog of disability claims of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 2142 - Bishop T
Veterans Service Organizations Facility Rehabilitation
05/23/2013 - 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 their facilities.
H 2150 - Cook
Homeless Veterans Reintegration Programs
07/18/2013 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY to full committee.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to provide for a five-year extension to the homeless veterans reintegration programs.
H 2151 - DeFazio
Veterans and Work-Study Allowances
06/11/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to authorize individuals who are pursuing programs of rehabilitation, education, or training under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to receive work-study allowances for certain outreach services provided through congressional offices.
H 2153 - Doyle
Veterans Health Facilities and Infectious Diseases
06/11/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to require the reporting of cases of infectious diseases at facilities of the Veterans Health Administration.
H 2168 - Heck D
Uniformed Services Voters and Absentee Ballots
05/23/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on HOUSE ADMINISTRATION.
Amends the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act to promote the efficient delivery and receipt of absentee ballots and other voting materials to absent uniformed services voters.
H 2169 - Higgins
Veterans Affairs and Educational Assistance Time Limit
06/11/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
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 2180 - Larsen
Procurement Technical Assistance Program
05/23/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends the Procurement Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreement Program in Title 10, United States Code.
H 2187 - Meehan
Veterans' Treatment Courts
06/14/2013 - 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 2188 - Michaud
Armed Forces Footwear and Domestic Sources
05/23/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 37, United States Code, to ensure that footwear furnished or obtained by allowance for enlisted members of the Armed Forces upon their initial entry into the Armed Forces complies with domestic source requirements.
H 2189 - Miller J
Veterans Affairs Claims Backlog Task Force
10/29/2013 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Establishes a commission or task force to evaluate the backlog of disability claims of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 2206 - Turner M
Armed Forces Training and Prospective Member Protection
05/23/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Provides enhanced protections for prospective members and new members of the Armed Forces during entry-level processing and training.
H 2207 - Turner M
Sex-related Offenses Military Justice
05/23/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to make certain improvements in the Uniform Code of Military Justice related to sex-related offenses committed by members of the Armed Forces.
H 2209 - Wittman
Military Cemeteries Chain of Command
06/11/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Establishes a chain of command for Army National Military Cemeteries.
H 2210 - Young C
Veterans Affairs Educational Assistance Program
07/18/2013 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY to full committee (amended).
Amends title 38, United States Code, to expand the eligibility of children of certain deceased veterans to educational assistance under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 2216 - Culberson
Military Construction and Veterans Affairs
06/27/2013 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Relates to the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014; makes appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes.
H 222 - Poe
World War I Memorials
01/31/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES: Referred to Subcommittee on PUBLIC LANDS AND ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION.
Amends the World War I Centennial Commission Act to provide for the designation of memorials to the service of members of the United States Armed Forces in World War I.
H 2220 - Poe
Support More Assest and Resources on the Border Act
06/25/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on AGRICULTURE: Referred to Subcommittee on CONSERVATION, ENERGY AND FORESTRY.
Creates the Support More Assets, Resources, and Technology on the Border Act of 2013; requires the Secretary of Homeland Security to take all actions deemed necessary and appropriate to achieve and maintain operational control of the international boarder between the United States and Mexico, and to submit a report on such actions, achievement, and maintenance; includes the use of the national guard, funding assistance, smart border technology, and the transfer of used military equipment.
H 2225 - Hanabusa
Memorial Day Traditional Day of Observance
07/15/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CONSTITUTION AND CIVIL JUSTICE.
Restores the traditional day of observance of Memorial Day.
H 2227 - Noem
Armed Forces and Sexual Assault
06/03/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Improves the response to and prevention of sexual assaults involving members of the Armed Forces.
H 2230 - Sanchez Lo
Armed Forces and Sexual Harassment
06/03/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Addresses the prevalence of sexual harassment and sexual assault in the Armed Forces.
H 2243 - Enyart
Bio-Based Aviation Fuel Research and Development Grants
06/04/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Authorizes the Secretary of the Air Force to make competitive grants to support research and development, education, and training to produce a bio-based aviation fuel for use by the Air Force.
H 2244 - Griffin
Little Rock Recruiting Station Attack
06/04/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Designates the attack that occurred at a recruiting station in Little Rock, Arkansas, on June 1, 2009, in which Private William Long of the United States Army was killed and Private Quinton Ezeagwula of the United States Army was wounded, as an international terrorist attack for which the two soldiers are to be awarded the Purple Heart.
H 2258 - Young T
Military Base Closure Indemnification Responsibilities
06/05/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends the indemnification responsibilities applicable to the Secretary of Defense when Department of Defense property at military installations closed pursuant to a base closure law is conveyed to expand such indemnification responsibilities to include all military installations closed since October 24, 1988.
H 2272 - McKinley
Armed Forces Reserves and Active Duty Service Tracking
06/06/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Directs the Secretary of Defense to establish an electronic means by which members of the Ready Reserves of the Armed Forces may track their active-duty service.
H 2284 - Terry
Veterans and Salute During Pledge of Allegiance
07/15/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CONSTITUTION AND CIVIL JUSTICE.
Amends title 4, United States Code, to authorize members of the Armed Forces not in uniform and veterans to render a military salute during the recitation of the pledge of allegiance.
H 2310 - Hanna
Memorial Headstones for Veterans
06/21/2013 - 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 make available for purchase Department of Veterans Affairs memorial headstones and markers for members of reserve components who performed certain training.
H 2319 - Mullin
Native American Veterans Memorial
12/26/2013 - Public Law No. 113-70
Clarifies certain provisions of the Native American Veterans' Memorial Establishment Act of 1994.
H 2321 - Norton
Mayoral Authority Over the National Guard of DC
06/11/2013 - Additionally referred 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; ensures that the President retains control of the National Guard of the District of Columbia to respond to homeland defense emergencies.
H 2324 - Schiff
Authorization for Use of Military Force
06/11/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Repeals the Authorization for Use of Military Force.
H 2325 - Smith A
Disposition of Detainees
06/11/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Provides for the disposition of certain persons detained in the United States pursuant to the Authorization for Use of Military Force.
H 2327 - Miller J
Veterans Economic Opportunity Administration
07/18/2013 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY to full committee (amended).
Amends title 38, United States Code, to establish in the Department of Veterans Affairs a Veterans Economic Opportunity Administration.
H 2341 - Rooney
Eligibility for Veterans Pensions
06/28/2013 - Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE & MEMORIAL AFFAIRS hearings held.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to consider the resources of individuals applying for pension that were recently disposed of by the individuals for less than fair market value when determining the eligibility of such individuals for such pension.
H 2344 - Sessions P
Treatment of Brain Injuries and PTSD in Armed Forces
08/29/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Directs the Secretary of Defense to carry out a pilot program for investigational treatment of members of the Armed Forces for traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder.
H 235 - Kinzinger
Veterans with Emergency Medical Training
02/13/2013 - 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.
H 2354 - Esty
Replacement of Military Decorations
08/29/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to require the prompt replacement of military decorations upon the request of the recipients of the decorations or their immediate next of kin.
H 2358 - Cohen
Veterans Affairs Preference to Local Contractors
06/21/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to give preference to local contractors.
H 2362 - Green A
Transportation for Heroes Act
06/14/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE: Referred to Subcommittee on HIGHWAYS AND TRANSIT.
Creates the Transportation for Heroes Act of 2013; amends provisions of existing law to add veterans to the list of individuals who shall be entitled to a decreased public transportation fare.
H 2366 - Lamborn
WWI Centennial Commemorative Coins
06/13/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on FINANCIAL SERVICES.
Requires the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of the centennial of World War I.
H 2377 - Denham
Enlistment of Unlawful Aliens in the Armed Forces
06/14/2013 - 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; 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 2382 - Cook
Priority for Veterans Claims
07/01/2013 - 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 2390 - Nadler
No Detention without Charge Act
07/15/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Creates the No Detention without Charge Act of 2013; provides for limitations on detentions of certain individuals; provides that an authorization for the use of military force, a declaration of war, or any similar Act pertaining to the authority of the President over the use of the Armed Forces may not authorize the detention without charge of any person apprehended or detained in the United States , or a territory or possession of the United States.
H 2397 - Young C
Department of Defense Appropriations
07/30/2013 - To SENATE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Makes appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014.
H 241 - Ross D
Veterans Affairs and Standards of Access to Health Care
05/21/2013 - Subcommittee on HEALTH hearings held.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish standards of access to care for veterans seeking health care from Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities.
H 2412 - Barber
Veterans Health Care
07/01/2013 - 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 consider the best interest of the veteran when determining whether the veteran should receive certain contracted health care.
H 2423 - Runyan
Veterans Medical Disability Examinations
07/17/2013 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS to full committee (amended).
Improves the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into contracts with private physicians to conduct medical disability examinations.
H 2469 - Norton
DC National Guard Educational Assistance Program
06/20/2013 - 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 247 - Schweikert
Debt Limit and Prioritization of Obligations
01/14/2013 - 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 2481 - Flores
Veterans Educational Assistance Election Requirements
10/29/2013 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to codify and improve the election requirements for the receipt of educational assistance under the Post 9/11 Educational Assistance program of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 2485 - Brownley
Homeless Veterans and Veterans with Special Needs
07/01/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to extend programs assisting homeless veterans and other veterans with special needs.
H 2492 - DesJarlais
Funding Restriction on Military Involvement in Syria
06/25/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Select Committee on INTELLIGENCE.
Restricts funds related to escalating United States military involvement in Syria.
H 2494 - Gibson
Funding Restriction on Military Involvement in Syria
06/25/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Select Committee on INTELLIGENCE.
Restricts funds related to escalating United States military involvement in Syria.
H 2496 - Jones
Congressional Authorization for Military Operations
06/25/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Prohibits the deployment of United States Armed Forces in support of a United Nations or mutual security treaty military operation absent express prior statutory authorization from Congress for such deployment.
H 2501 - Rooney
Syrian Military Operations Authorization
06/25/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Authorizes assistance to conduct military or paramilitary operations in Syria.
H 2503 - Yoho
Military Funds for Opposition Forces in Syria
06/25/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Prohibits the obligation or expenditure of funds to provide military assistance to opposition Forces in Syria.
H 2507 - Massie
Military Funding Restriction Regarding Syria
06/26/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Select Committee on INTELLIGENCE.
Restricts funds related to escalating United States military involvement in Syria.
H 2510 - Bishop T
Treatment Centers for Exposure to Open Burn Pits
08/29/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on READINESS.
Creates the Helping Veterans Exposed to Toxic Chemicals Act; directs the Secretary of Defense to establish within the Department of Defense centers of excellence in the prevention, diagnosis, mitigation, treatment, and rehabilitation of health conditions relating to exposure to open burn pits.
H 2519 - Lee B
Assistance for Individuals Affected by Agent Orange
07/08/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Directs the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide assistance for individuals affected by exposure to Agent Orange.
H 2522 - Maloney C
Veterans Loan Guarantee for Cooperative Housing Units
07/08/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to improve and make permanent the Department of Veterans Affairs loan guarantee for the purchase of residential cooperative housing units.
H 2527 - Titus
Veterans Treatment for Sexual Trauma
06/02/2014 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to provide veterans with counseling and treatment for sexual trauma that occurred during inactive duty training.
H 2528 - Titus
Veterans Claims Processors
07/12/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Establishes a task force in the Department of Veterans Affairs to assess the retention and training of claims processors.
H 2529 - Titus
Definition of Spouse in Veterans Affairs
07/08/2013 - 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 2540 - Cartwright
Veterans Affairs Psychiatrists
07/12/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to improve the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to hire psychiatrists.
H 2550 - Rush
Enhanced Services for Disadvantaged Small Businesses
06/27/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on SMALL BUSINESS.
Amends the Small Business Act; relates to procurement contracts and subcontracts to disadvantaged small business concerns, bundled contracts, and certain federal contracting goals for small business concerns, small business concerns owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans, qualified HUBZone small business concerns, small business concerns owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, and small business concerns owned and controlled by women.
H 257 - Shea-Porter
Veterans Health Equity Act of 2013
01/22/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Relates to the Veterans Health Equity Act of 2013; amends Title 38, United States Code, to ensure 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 258 - Heck J
Military Medals and Fraudulent Representations
06/03/2013 - Public Law No. 113-12
Amends Title 18, United States Code, with respect to fraudulent representations about having received military declarations or medals; provides that whoever, with intent to obtain money, property, or other tangible benefits, fraudulently holds oneself out to be a recipient of a decoration or medal described in existing law shall be fined, imprisoned, or both.
H 2590 - Gibson
Integrated Veterans Electronic Health Records
08/29/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends the Wounded Warrior Act to establish a specific timeline for the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to achieve integrated electronic health records.
H 2606 - Stockman
Office for Contingency Operations
06/28/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM.
Establishes the United States Office for Contingency Operations.
H 2614 - Barrow
Sequestration of Civilian Defense Personnel Accounts
07/08/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on BUDGET.
Amends the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to provide the President with the authority to exempt civilian Department of Defense personnel accounts from sequestration.
H 2634 - Forbes
Boundary of Petersburg National Battlefield
08/29/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on READINESS.
Modifies the boundary of Petersburg National Battlefield in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
H 2654 - Kilmer
Military Service Employment and Housing Discrimination
09/13/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on WORKFORCE PROTECTIONS.
Relates to the Veterans and Servicemembers Employment Rights and Housing Act of 2013; prohibits discrimination on the basis of military service.
H 2661 - McCarthy K
Veterans Access To Timely Medical Appointments Act
03/27/2014 - Subcommittee on HEALTH hearings held.
Relates to the Veterans Access to Timely Medical Appointments Act; directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a standardized scheduling policy for veterans enrolled in the health care system of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 2693 - Cook
Transit Security Screening of Veterans and Amputees
07/16/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on HOMELAND SECURITY.
Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to submit a report to Congress on security screening by the Transportation Security Administration of veterans and other passengers with amputations.
H 2704 - Michaud
Future Years Veterans Program and Quadrennial Review
07/17/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to direct 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 271 - Olson
Emergency Order Compliance and Violation of Laws
06/03/2013 - In SENATE. Read second time. Placed on Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Clarifies that compliance with an emergency order under section 202(c) of the Federal Power Act may not be considered a violation of any Federal, State, or local environmental law or regulation.
H 272 - Farr
General William H Gourley Federal Outpatient Clinic
07/25/2014 - Public Law No. 113-130
Designates the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense joint outpatient clinic to be constructed in Marina, California, as the General William H. Gourley Federal Outpatient Clinic; relates to a Joint VA-DOD Health Care Facility.
H 2726 - Miller J
Contract Agreements for Veterans Medical Foster Homes
07/19/2013 - Subcommittee on HEALTH hearings held.
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 2741 - Noem
State Authority Over Missouri River Reservoirs
07/19/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE: Referred to Subcommittee on WATER RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT.
Clarifies that, with respect to each Missouri River mainstem reservoir of the Corps of Engineers located in a State, the State maintains authority to allocate and appropriate the quantity of water in the reservoir that is attributable to the natural flows of the Missouri River within the boundaries of the State.
H 2742 - Noem
Army Corps of Engineers Missouri Flood Notifications
07/19/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE: Referred to Subcommittee on WATER RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT.
Requires the Army Corps of Engineers to notify the public of certain flood predictions regarding the Missouri River System.
H 2743 - Nugent
Veterans Discount Pass for National Parks
04/04/2014 - Subcommittee on PUBLIC LANDS AND ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION hearings held.
Makes the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass available at a discount to certain veterans.
H 2749 - Larsen
Educational Institutions Veterans Record Availability
08/02/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make certain records available to educational institutions where veterans or persons receiving educational assistance under the laws administered by the Secretary are enrolled.
H 2777 - Griffin
Military Pay Suspension for Sexual or Capital Offenses
07/22/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to authorize the Secretaries of the military departments to suspend the pay and allowances of a member of the Armed Forces who is held in confinement pending trial by court-martial or by civil authority for any sex-related offense or capital offense.
H 2785 - Walz
Hiring of Veterans by Federal and State Governments
07/22/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM.
Amends title 5, United States Code, to improve the hiring of veterans by the Federal Government and State governments.
H 2794 - Bilirakis G
Stamp to Honor POWs
07/23/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM.
Provides for the issuance of a forever stamp to honor the sacrifices of the brave men and women of the Armed Forces who are still prisoner, missing, or unaccounted for.
H 2795 - Collins D
Excessive Fees on Army Controlled Properties at Marinas
07/24/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE: Referred to Subcommittee on WATER RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT.
Prohibits the Secretary of the Army from imposing excessive fees for the use of Army-controlled real property at water resources development projects with respect to concessionaires operating facilities making restaurant, gasoline, or marine engine sales at marinas.
H 2797 - Israel
Tax Overpayments As Contributions to Homeless Veterans
08/02/2013 - 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 2813 - Cotton
State and Local Release of Future Water Storage Rights
07/25/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE: Referred to Subcommittee on WATER RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT.
Amends the Water Supply Act of 1958 to establish a mechanism to permit State and local interests to release to the United States future water storage rights associated with Corps of Engineers reservoir projects.
H 2839 - Pocan
Discharged Armed Forces Members for Sexual Orientation
08/29/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Directs the Secretary of Defense to review the discharge characterization of former members of the Armed Forces who were discharged by reason of the sexual orientation of the member.
H 2841 - Rahall
Armed Forces Reserve Members Physical Exams
07/25/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to ensure that the Secretary of Defense affords each member of a reserve component of the Armed Forces with the opportunity for a physical examination before the member separates from the Armed Forces.
H 2847 - McGovern
Assistance Dogs for Veterans
08/02/2013 - 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 2848 - Royce
Department of State 2014 Appropriations
09/30/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FOREIGN RELATIONS.
Relates to the Department of State Operations and Embassy Security Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2014; authorizes appropriations for the Department of State for fiscal year 2014.
H 2859 - Duckworth
Servicemember Civil Relief for Refinanced Student Loans
08/13/2013 - 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 2876 - Flores
Veterans Exemption from Minimum Health Coverage
07/31/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide veterans with a 1-year exemption from the requirement to maintain minimum essential coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
H 2882 - Coffman
Definition of Veteran Owned Small Business Concern
03/05/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on SMALL BUSINESS: Ordered to be reported as amended.
Amends the Small Business Act and title 38, United States Code to provide for a consolidated definition of a small business concern owned and controlled by veterans.
H 2883 - Cooper
Secretary of Defense Transfer Authority through FY 2021
07/31/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Provides, for purposes of mitigating the effects of a sequestration, the Secretary of Defense transfer authority with respect to amounts made available to the Department of Defense in fiscal years 2014 through 2021.
H 2906 - Fitzpatrick
Veteran Owned Small Business Contracts
08/02/2013 - 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 2907 - Wilson J
Armed Forces Reservist Service Credit
08/29/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to ensure that members of the reserve components of the Armed Forces who have served on active duty or performed active service since September 11, 2001, in support of a contingency operation or in other emergency situations receive credit for such service in determining eligibility for Early receipt of non-regular service retired pay.
H 2913 - Boustany
Veterans Medical Facility Leases
08/13/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Authorizes certain Department of Veterans Affairs major medical facility leases.
H 293 - Nugent
Army Combat Action Badge Retroactive Eligibility
01/31/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Expands retroactive eligibility of the Army Combat Action Badge to include members of the Army who participated in combat during which they personally engaged, or were personally engaged by, the enemy at any time on or after December 7, 1941.
H 2933 - Davis S
Military Connected Students Annual Report Cards
09/13/2013 - 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 2941 - Kirkpatrick
Veterans Nursing Homes on Tribal Lands
08/13/2013 - 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 2942 - Kirkpatrick
Veterans Affairs Certification Advisory Committee
06/02/2014 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to reestablish the Professional Certification and Licensure Advisory Committee of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 2953 - Michaud
Medicare Payments for Veterans Non Service Conditions
08/13/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Provides Medicare payments to Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities for items and services provided to Medicare-eligible veterans for non-service-connected conditions.
H 2974 - Walorski
Sexual Trauma Treatment Beneficiary Travel for Veterans
03/27/2014 - Subcommittee on HEALTH hearings held.
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 2989 - McGovern
Suspension of Western Hemisphere Institute for Security
08/02/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Suspends the authority for the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (the successor institution to the United States Army School of the Americas) in the Department of Defense.
H 3007 - Calvert
State Recognition of Military Experience for Licenses
08/13/2013 - 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 3026 - Gohmert
Pay for Armed Forces During Lapses in Appropriations
08/29/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends title 37, United States Code, to provide for the continuance of pay and allowances for members of the Armed Forces, including reserve components thereof, during lapses in appropriations.
H 303 - Bilirakis G
Retired Servicemembers and Service Related Disabilities
02/04/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to permit additional retired members of the Armed Forces who have a service-connected disability to receive both disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs for their disability and either retired pay by reason of their years of military service or Combat-Related Special Compensation and to eliminate the phase-in period under current law with respect to such concurrent receipt.
H 3045 - O'Rourke
Medical Records Provision on Armed Forces Separation
08/29/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to ensure that the Secretary of Defense provides each member of the Armed Forces, before the member separates from the Armed Forces, with an electronic copy of the medical records of the member and a physical examination.
H 3049 - Rooney
Combat Compensation for Fort Hood Casualties
08/02/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Treats members of the Armed Forces who were killed or wounded in the November 5, 2009, attack at Fort Hood, Texas, or the June 1, 2009, attack at Little Rock, Arkansas, as if the members were awarded the Purple Heart, to clarify the eligibility of such members for combat-related special compensation.
H 3053 - Sinema
Veterans Health Professional Scholarship Program
08/15/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to extend the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Professional Scholarship Program.
H 3056 - Takano
Veterans Higher Education Assistance
03/25/2014 - Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY hearings held.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program on the provision of outreach and support services to veterans pursuing higher education under the Post 9/11 Educational Assistance Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 3065 - Garrett
War Powers Resolution Repeal
09/09/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on RULES.
Repeals the War Powers Resolution.
H 3087 - Roe
Veterans Affairs Employee Accountability Act
09/12/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to the Veterans Affairs Employee Accountability Act; 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 3098 - McNerney
Small Business Treatment for Veterans Affairs Contracts
09/12/2013 - To HOUSE 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 3106 - Brooks S
Internment in National Cemeteries
11/06/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and the Secretary of the Army to reconsider decisions to inter or honor the memory of a person in a national cemetery.
H 3111 - Carter
Fort Hood Attack
11/06/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Declares the November 5, 2009, attack at Fort Hood, Texas, a terrorist attack, and to ensure that the victims of the attack and their families receive the same honors and benefits as those Americans who have been killed or wounded in a combat zone overseas and their families.
H 3120 - Cummings
Comprehensive Dental Reform Act
11/06/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Creates the Comprehensive Dental Reform Act; improves access to oral health care for vulnerable and underserved populations; relates to coverage of dental service under the Medicare and Medicaid programs and public health programs, oral health education for medical providers, dental clinics in schools, mobile and portable dental services, veterans dental care, dental care for armed forces members and dependents, dental services for federal prisoners, and dental health care under the Indian Health Service.
H 3125 - Enyart
Air Force Bio Based Aviation Fuel Development
11/06/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on READINESS.
Authorizes the Secretary of the Air Force to make competitive grants to support research and development, education, and training to produce a bio-based aviation fuel for use by the Air Force and to provide an initial infusion of funds for the grant program.
H 3145 - McDermott
Formerly Homeless Youth or Veteran Student Housing
09/19/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit students who were homeless youths or homeless veterans to occupy low-income housing units.
H 3152 - Reed T
Government Shutdown Pay Restrictions and Provisions
11/06/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Prohibits Members of Congress, the President, the Vice President, and the head of any Executive department from receiving pay for any period in which there is a Government shutdown and to provide for payments to seniors, military and veterans during a Government shutdown.
H 3172 - Johnson H
Human Based Military Medical Training Requirement
10/24/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
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 3175 - Amash
Appropriations for Armed Services Shutdown Pay
09/25/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Makes appropriations for fiscal year 2014 to ensure that members of the Armed Forces, including reserve components thereof, continue to receive pay and allowances for active service performed during a Government shutdown.
H 318 - Hall R
Wall of Remembrance and Korean War Memorial
06/10/2014 - Subcommittee on PUBLIC LANDS AND ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION hearings held.
Authorizes a Wall of Remembrance as part of the Korean War Veterans Memorial and to allow certain private contributions to fund that Wall of Remembrance.
H 3180 - Kaptur
Veterans' Residential Care Value Recovery Exemption
03/27/2014 - Subcommittee on HEALTH hearings held.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to include contracts and grants for residential care for veterans in the exception to the requirement that the Federal Government recover a portion of the value of certain projects.
H 3187 - Sinema
Funds for Armed Forces Pay During Shutdown
09/26/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE.
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 Governmentwide shutdown occurs.
H 3199 - Stockman
Repeal of Military Base Ban on Firearms
01/09/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Safeguards military and civilian personnel on military bases by repealing bans on military personnel carrying firearms.
H 32 - Wilson J
Survivor Annuities
01/31/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
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 3210 - Coffman
Pay Our Military Act
09/30/2013 - Public Law No. 113-39
Creates the Pay Our Military Act; makes continuing appropriations for military pay in the event of a Government shutdown.
H 3214 - Gallego
National Security Personnel Funds During Shutdown
09/28/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Makes continuing appropriations for personnel critical to national security during a Government shutdown.
H 3216 - Kingston
Armed Forces Pay in Case of Shutdown and Debt Limit
11/06/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Ensures that members of the Armed Forces and Federal law enforcement officers continue to receive their pay and allowances despite a shutdown of the Federal Government or in the event that the debt of the United States Government reaches the statutory limit.
H 3217 - Lamborn
Armed Forces Pay in Case of Debt Limit or Funding Gap
09/28/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE.
Ensures the pay and allowances of members of the Armed Forces in the event that the debt limit is reached or during a funding gap.
H 3225 - Salmon
Continuing Appropriations for Veterans Benefits
10/01/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Makes continuing appropriations for veterans benefits in the event of a Government shutdown.
H 3230 - Rogers H
Veterans' Health Care
08/07/2014 - Public Law No. 113-146
Creates the Veterans' Access, Choice and Accountability Act; relates to assisted living services for veterans with traumatic brain injury, medical facility leases, sexual trauma counseling, agreements for hospital care and medical services, payments for certain care, mobile vet and medical centers, health care transparency, falsification of certain data, educational assistance, housing loans, awards and bonuses paid to certain employees, removal of certain executives for misconduct, and other matters.
H 3232 - Cook
Military Contractors and Reservists Pay During Shutdown
10/02/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Relates to the Support Our Armed Forces Act; amends the Pay Our Military Act to ensure that all civilian and contractor employees of the Department of Defense and the Coast Guard and all members of the reserve components of the Armed Forces are paid in the event of a Government shutdown.
H 3237 - Stutzman
National Guard Operations Funding During Shutdown
10/02/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Amends the Pay Our Military Act to provide funds for the operations of the National Guard.
H 3241 - Scott A
Appropriations for Defense Civilian Personnel
10/03/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Amends the Pay Our Military Act to provide for continuing appropriations for defense civilian personnel (including military technicians (dual status)) and members of the reserve components of the Armed Forces performing inactive-duty training.
H 3246 - Turner M
Defense and Coast Guard Contractor Shutdown Pay
01/24/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on READINESS.
Relates to the Support Our Department of Defense Civilian Employees Act; amends the Pay Our Military Act to ensure that all civilian and contractor employees of the Department of Defense and the Coast Guard are paid in the event of a Government shutdown.
H 3271 - Lamborn
Federal and Military Personnel Shutdown Wages
10/07/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM.
Makes continuing appropriations for the compensation of Federal employee and certain military personnel in the event of a government shutdown.
H 3274 - Barber
Military Death Compensation During Shutdown
10/08/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Relates to the Fallen Heroes and Families Assistance Act; amends the Pay Our Military Act to make appropriations available to continue the payment of a death gratuity and certain other death-related compensation in the event of the death of members of the Armed Forces and certain other persons who pass away during a government shutdown.
H 3275 - Blackburn
Military Tuition Assistance During Shutdown
10/08/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Amends the Pay Our Military Act to ensure that the allowances of members of the Armed Forces covered by such Act include military tuition assistance programs of the Department of Defense.
H 3285 - Grimm
Naval Reserve Pay During Shutdown
10/11/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Makes technical corrections to the Pay Our Military Act to include midshipmen at the United States Merchant Marine Academy, who are appointed as midshipmen in the Navy Reserve.
H 3287 - McNerney
Veterans Service Organizations Facility Access
10/11/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide veterans service organizations with the same access to Department of Veterans Affairs facilities during the Government shutdown as such organizations had immediately prior to the shutdown.
H 3289 - Kingston
Military Death Gratuities and Funeral Funds
10/18/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Provides funds during the lapse of appropriations for the payment of military death gratuities and funeral and related transportation and housing expenses through the transfer of unobligated amounts in the Health Insurance Reform Implementation Fund.
H 3291 - Mulvaney
Army and Air National Guard Appropriations
10/12/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Amends the Pay Our Military Act to make appropriations available to continue the provision of support of the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard under cooperative agreements.
H 331 - Calvert
Veteran Enrollment in Education Centralized Reporting
07/18/2013 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY to full committee.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to permit the centralized reporting of veteran enrollment by certain groups, districts, and consortiums of educational institutions.
H 3310 - Cartwright
Annuity Safety and Security
02/03/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Creates the Annuity Safety and Security Under Reasonable Enforcement Act of 2013; includes consideration of federal and military pensions in extensions for credit, clarifications of assignments and private rights of actions of veterans benefits, and the assignment of an annuity.
H 3314 - Shea-Porter
Limitation on Separation Pay for Military Retirees
01/24/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to limit recoupments of separation pay, special separation benefits, and voluntary separation incentive from members of the Armed Forces subsequently receiving retired or retainer pay.
H 3327 - Kelly R
Work Opportunity Tax Credit for Veterans
10/23/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide an extension of the work opportunity tax credit for veterans.
H 333 - Bishop S
Disabled Service Members Compensation
02/04/2013 - 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 eliminate the phase-in period for concurrent receipt, and to extend eligibility for concurrent receipt to Chapter 61 disability retirees with less than 20 years of service.
H 3330 - Lujan Grisham
Veterans Independent Living Enhancement Act
10/28/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Creates the Veterans' Independent Living Enhancement Act; Amends provision of existing law 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; requires the Secretary to submit a plan to educate employees of the Department whose responsibilities relate to vocational rehabilitation counseling or employment counseling about the benefits and appropriate use of such services.
H 3337 - Tonko
Stopover Expenses for Remains of Decedents
01/24/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to authorize payment of expenses for a stopover of the remains of decedents covered by section 1481 of such title en route to the final destination.
H 3352 - Connolly
Military Death Benefits During Lapsed Funding
10/28/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Amends the Honoring the Families of Fallen Soldiers Act to provide a permanent appropriation of funds for the payment of death gratuities and related benefits for survivors of deceased military service members in event of any future period of lapsed appropriations.
H 3360 - Turner M
Military Justice Requirements and Protections
01/24/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Reforms Article 32 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice to specify the burden of proof applicable at the investigative hearing, the required qualifications for the investigating officer, the permitted scope of the investigation to assist the convening authority, and the protection of witnesses.
H 3368 - Braley
Veterans Time Off on Veterans Day
01/22/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on WORKFORCE PROTECTIONS.
Requires employers to provide veterans with time off on Veterans Day.
H 3369 - Costa
National Cemetery Internment
11/04/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL 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 3379 - Young D
Coast Guard Leasing of Tidelands
10/30/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE: Referred to Subcommittee on COAST GUARD & MARITIME TRANSPORTATION.
Amends title 14, United States Code, to authorize the Commandant of the Coast Guard to lease tidelands and submerged lands under the control of the Coast Guard for periods longer than 5 years.
H 3380 - Rahall
Flood Insurance Premium Increase Delay
10/30/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on FINANCIAL SERVICES.
Delays any increases in premium rates for flood insurance coverage under the National Flood Insurance Program until the Federal Emergency Management Agency completes a comprehensive review and updating of all flood insurance rate maps and the Army Corps of Engineers reviews and certifies that such maps include all flood mitigation and flood control projects completed by the Corps.
H 3383 - Esty
Veterans Family Caregiver Services Program
11/12/2013 - 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 3384 - Bentivolio
Veterans Entry to Apprenticeship Act
11/12/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Creates the Veterans Entry to Apprenticeship Act; ensures that veterans may attend approved pre-apprenticeship programs using certain educational assistance provided by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 3387 - Sinema
Veterans Mental Health Treatment
03/27/2014 - Subcommittee on HEALTH hearings held.
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 3395 - Brownley
Work Opportunity Credit for Hiring Veterans
10/30/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the work opportunity credit for hiring veterans.
H 3396 - Burgess
Veterans Health Care Stamp
11/12/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Provides for the issuance of a Veterans Health Care Stamp.
H 3397 - Capps
Damaged Veterans Records
01/24/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Requires the Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, to develop guidelines regarding the use by the Secretaries of the military departments and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs of unofficial sources of information to determine the eligibility of a member or former member of the Armed Forces for benefits and decorations when the member's service records are incomplete because of damage to the records, including records damaged by a 1973 fire at the National Personnel.
H 3399 - Chu
Veterans Academic and Vocational Counseling
11/12/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to make certain clarifications and improvements in the academic and vocational counseling programs administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 3405 - Denham
Armed Forces Members Employment Websites and Programs
01/24/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Better connects current and former members of the Armed Forces with employment opportunities by consolidating duplicative Federal Government Internet websites into a single portal; conserves resources by merging redundant and competing programs.
H 3408 - Ellmers
Injured and Amputee Veterans Bill of Rights Education
11/18/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to educate certain staff of the Department of Veterans Affairs and to inform veterans about the Injured and Amputee Veterans Bill of Rights.
H 3416 - Johnson S
Congressional Approval of Armed Services Oaths
01/24/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends titles 5, 10, and 32, United States Code, to require congressional approval before any change may be made to the oaths required for enlistment in the Armed Forces, appointment to an office in the civil service or uniformed services, or appointment as a cadet or midshipman at a military service academy.
H 3418 - Kilmer
Homeless and At Risk Indian Veterans Housing
10/30/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on FINANCIAL SERVICES.
Establishes a demonstration program to provide rental assistance and supportive housing for homeless or at-risk Indian Veterans.
H 342 - Hunter
Debt Limit and Prioritizing Certain Obligations
01/22/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Prioritizes certain Government obligations for continued payment in the event that the statutory debt limit is reached, to appropriate funds for the pay and allowances of all members of the Armed Forces, and for those civilian employees of the Department of Defense and the Coast Guard serving in a combat zone.
H 3422 - Langevin
Veteran Homebuyers Credit
10/30/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit for veteran first-time homebuyers and for adaptive housing and mobility improvements for disabled veterans.
H 343 - Jones
Military Chaplains and Prayer Outside Religious Service
02/08/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
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 3439 - Thompson M
Credit for Communities Impacted by Military Closures
10/30/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the permanent application of the new markets tax credit for the redevelopment of communities impacted by realignment or closure of military installations.
H 3441 - Titus
Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship
11/12/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to expand the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry scholarship to include spouses of members of the Armed Forces who die in the line of duty.
H 3442 - Titus
Grants for Clearinghouses of Veterans Employment
11/18/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make grants to eligible non-profit entities to establish clearinghouses for local information about employment opportunities and services for veterans.
H 3443 - Titus
Support for Veterans and Military Caregivers
02/03/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Creates the Streamlining Support for Veterans and Military Caregivers Act; expands eligibility for certain caregiver services provided by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and to modify the Department of Defense special compensation program to make eligible members of the uniformed services with serious injuries or illnesses and to exempt payments of such compensation from taxation.
H 3451 - Garcia
Veterans Conservation Corps Act
12/13/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on SCIENCE, SPACE AND TECHNOLOGY: Referred to Subcommittee on RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY.
Creates the Veterans Conservation Corps Act of 2013; requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a veterans conservation corps to assist veterans in the transition from service in the Armed Forces to civilian life and to employ veterans in various positions to include resource management, firefighting, law enforcement, and historic preservation project on public lands and maintenance and improvement projects for national cemeteries; provides eligibility requirement.
H 3453 - Horsford
Vow To Hire Heroes Act of 2011 Reauthorization
01/24/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Reauthorizes the vow to Hire Heroes Act of 2011; provides assistance to small businesses owned by veterans; improves enforcement of employment and reemployment rights of members of the uniformed services.
H 3456 - Schwartz
Higher Education Enrollment for Veterans and Military
01/24/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Regards educational assistance provided to the military and veterans under Federal law; provides the conditions which allow veterans, members of the active Armed Forces and dependents of veterans to which such assistance has been transferred may receive priority enrollment in certain courses.
H 3459 - Speier
Preliminary Military Hearings on Alleged Offenses
01/24/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to provide for preliminary hearings on alleged offenses under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
H 3469 - Issa
Veteran Status of Service Academy Students
11/18/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends titles 5 and 38, United States Code, to clarify the veteran status of an individual based on the attendance of the individual at a preparatory school of a service academy.
H 3470 - Royce
Transfer of Naval Vessels To Certain Foreign Countries
04/08/2014 - To SENATE Committee on FOREIGN RELATIONS.
Provides for the transfer of Naval vessels to certain foreign countries.
H 3474 - Davis R
Affordable Care Act TRICARE and Veterans Exemptions
05/15/2014 - In SENATE. Cloture motion on the bill withdrawn.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow employers to exempt employees with health coverage under TRICARE or the Veterans Administration from being taken into account for purposes of the employer mandate under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
H 3477 - Norton
Support for Universities for Veterans Legal Assistance
11/18/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide support to university law school programs that are designed to provide legal assistance to veterans.
H 3493 - Walberg
Veterans Transition From Military to Civilian Life
01/24/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Requires a pilot program on the provision of certain information to state veterans agencies to facilitate the transition of members of the Armed Forces from military service to civilian life.
H 3499 - Kirkpatrick
Veterans Affairs IT Appropriations
11/25/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Provides for advance appropriations for certain information technology accounts of the Department of Veterans Affairs; includes mental health professionals in training programs of the Department.
H 3506 - McDermott
Visitors Placing Items on Arlington Gravesites
01/24/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of the Army to permit visitors to leave appropriate items on gravesites and markers located in section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery.
H 3507 - Peters S
Veterans TRICARE Telehealth
01/24/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
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 3508 - Duffy
Veterans Health Hearing Aid Specialists
03/27/2014 - Subcommittee on HEALTH hearings held.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to clarify the qualifications of hearing aid specialists of the Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 3514 - McDermott
Post 9/11 Educational Assistance Enhancement Act
11/25/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Creates the Post 9/11 Educational Assistance Enhancement Act; amends provisions of existing law to expand the authority of veterans to transfer entitlement to Post-9/11 Educational Assistance to dependents.
H 3515 - McDermott
Post 9/11 Education Assistance Dependents Act
11/25/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Creates the Increased Age Limit for Post 9/11 Education Assistance Dependents Act; amends existing law to increase the age limit for dependent children using transferred Post-9/11 Educational Assistance.
H 3516 - Ryan T
Veterans' Access to Alternative Medicine
01/24/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Improves health care furnished by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense by increasing access to complementary and alternative medicine and other approaches to wellness and preventive care.
H 3521 - Miller J
Veterans Affairs Major Medical Facility Leases
12/20/2013 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Authorizes Department of Veterans Affairs major medical facility leases.
H 3554 - Braley
Veterans Facilities Health Professional Shortage Areas
11/20/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to designate certain medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs as health professional shortage areas.
H 3569 - Walz
Definition of Spouse for Purposes of Veteran Benefits
12/11/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to add a definition of spouse for purposes of veteran benefits that recognizes new State definitions of spouse.
H 357 - Miller J
Veterans and In State Tuition Rates
02/04/2014 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to require courses of education provided by public institutions of higher education that are approved for purposes of the educational assistance programs administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to charge veterans tuition and fees at the in-state tuition rate.
H 3576 - McCarthy K
Uniformed Services Voters and Overseas Voters
01/24/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act to improve ballot accessibility to uniformed services voters and overseas voters.
H 3593 - Coffman
VA Construction Assistance Act
09/17/2014 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Creates the VA Construction Assistance Act of 2013; improves the construction of veterans-related major medical facilities; requires an agreement with between the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and the Army Corps of Engineers to procure the services of the Corps with respect to appointing not less than one project manager who has experience in managing construction projects that exceed a specified amount to oversee projects until the project is completed; provides the projects involved.
H 3600 - Foster
Educational Assistance Program
12/11/2013 - 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 3614 - Reichert
Recognition of Military Skills by a Veteran in Licenses
03/25/2014 - Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY hearings held.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to improve the recognition by States of skills learned in the military by a veteran when issuing licenses and credentials.
H 3615 - Reichert
Hiring of Veterans by the Federal Government
12/11/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to improve the hiring of veterans by the Federal Government.
H 3647 - Amodei
Guide Dogs for Blind Veterans
05/05/2014 - 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 3648 - Braley
Hire A Hero Act of 2013
12/04/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to the Hire A Hero Act of 2013; 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 3649 - Bustos
Jobs for Heroes Act
12/04/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to the Jobs for Heroes Act; amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow the work opportunity credit for hiring individuals who are veterans or members of the Ready Reserve or National Guard, to make permanent the work opportunity credit, and to expand and make permanent the employer wage credit for employees who are active duty members of the uniformed services.
H 3653 - King P
Recent Veterans Increased Work Opportunity Credit
12/11/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow an increased work opportunity credit with respect to recent veterans.
H 3671 - Miller J
Deceased Veterans Medallion
12/16/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
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 3672 - Ruiz
Veterans Caregiver Assistance
12/16/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to clarify that caregivers for veterans with serious illnesses are eligible for assistance and support services provided by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 368 - Benishek
Service Members and Audiometric Tests
02/21/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to require an audiometric test of each member of the Armed Forces before the separation of the member.
H 369 - Benishek
Veterans and Hearing Loss
02/08/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to establish a presumption of service connection for certain veterans with tinnitus or hearing loss.
H 3691 - Kildee
TransparencyiIn Military Lending Act
01/24/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Creates the Transparency in Military Lending Act of 2013; requires additional disclosures when lending to military members and their dependents; provides for the maximum terms of payday and vehicle title loans.
H 3714 - Cartwright
Prescription Drug Take Back Program for Armed Forces
01/27/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Provides for a prescription drug take-back program for members of the Armed Forces and veterans.
H 3725 - Flores
Veterans Franchise Credits
12/12/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow credits for the establishment of franchises with veterans.
H 3730 - Bilirakis G
Public Infrastructure Modernization Act
12/13/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE: Referred to Subcommittee on WATER RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT.
Creates the Public Infrastructure Modernization Act of 2013; directs the Secretary of the Army to establish a process to expedite the consideration of applications submitted by States and municipalities for permits in connection with public safety projects.
H 3743 - Green A
Grants to Nonprofits for Veterans Home Rehabilitation
12/12/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on FINANCIAL SERVICES.
Establishes a pilot program to authorize the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to make grants to nonprofit organizations to rehabilitate and modify homes of disabled and low-income veterans.
H 3759 - Peters G
Employer Wage Credits for Military Reservists
12/12/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the employer wage credit for activated military reservists.
H 3767 - Ryan T
Military Justice Rape Shield and Victims Counsel
01/24/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends Article 32 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice to provide victims of sexual assault "rape shield" protections and the right to representation by a Special Victims' Counsel.
H 3775 - Barr
Military Sexual Assault
01/24/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends Titles 10 and 38, United States Code, to improve the treatment of members of the Armed Forces and veterans who are victims of military sexual assault.
H 3787 - Lankford
Armed Forces Retired and Retainer Pay
01/28/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Repeals of annual adjustment of retired pay and retainer pay amounts for retired members of the Armed Forces under age 62.
H 3788 - Fitzpatrick
Reductions in Military Retirement Benefits
01/24/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Repeals the reductions in military retirement benefits made by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 and to require inclusion of the taxpayer's social security number to claim the refundable portion of the child tax credit.
H 3789 - Miller J
Disabled Veteran Retirement Pay
01/24/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Exempts the retired pay of certain disabled veterans from the reduced adjustment of retired pay and retainer pay amounts for retired members of the Armed Forces under age 62, to prevent any adverse impact of the reduced adjustment on annuities under the Survivor Benefit Plan based on retired or retainer pay.
H 3790 - Miller J
Annual Adjustment of Retired and Retainer Pay
01/24/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Repeals of annual adjustment of retired pay and retainer pay amounts for retired members of the Armed Forces under age 62.
H 3792 - Wittman
Armed Forces Retired and Retainer Pay
01/24/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Repeals the reduction in the annual percentage increases of retired pay and retainer pay amounts for retired members of the Armed Forces under age 62.
H 3793 - Maffei
Military Retirement Restoration Act
01/24/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Restores full military retirement benefits by closing corporate tax loopholes; relates to the treatment of foreign corporations managed and controlled in the United States as domestic corporations for income tax purposes, and corporations primarily holding investment assets.
H 3794 - Bilirakis G
Armed Forces Retired Pay and Retainer Pay
01/24/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Repeals the annual adjustment of retired pay and retainer pay amounts for retired members of the Armed Forces under age 62.
H 3797 - DesJarlais
Armed Forces Retired and Retainer Pay
01/24/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Repeals an annual adjustment of retired pay and retainer pay amounts for retired members of the Armed Forces under age 62.
H 3798 - DesJarlais
Armed Forces Retired and Retainer Pay
01/24/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Repeals an annual adjustment of retired pay and retainer pay amounts for retired members of the Armed Forces under age 62.
H 3801 - Issa
Reductions in Military Retirement Benefits
01/24/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Repeals the reductions in military retirement benefits made by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 and to authorize the United States Postal Service to implement a modified Saturday delivery schedule.
H 3804 - Brownley
Armed Forces Retirement Pay Adjustment Repeal
01/24/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Repeals the annual adjustment of retired pay and retainer pay amounts for retired members of the Armed Forces under age 62.
H 3807 - Poe
Armed Forces Retirement Pay Adjustment Repeal
01/07/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on AGRICULTURE: Referred to Subcommittee on CONSERVATION, ENERGY AND FORESTRY.
Repeals the annual adjustment of retired pay and retainer pay amounts for retired members of the Armed Forces under age 62.
H 3808 - Van Hollen
Armed Forces Disability Retirement Pay
01/24/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Provides that the annual adjustment of retired pay for members of the Armed Forces under the age of 62 under the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 shall not apply to members retired for disability and to retired pay used to compute certain Survivor Benefit Plan annuities.
H 383 - Gibson
War Powers Resolution and Limits on Funds
01/23/2013 - 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 3831 - Roe
Secretary of Veterans Affairs
03/27/2014 - Subcommittee on HEALTH hearings held.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to review the dialysis pilot program implemented by the Department of Veterans Affairs and submit a report to Congress before expanding that program.
H 384 - Green A
HUD and Special Assistant for Veterans Affairs
05/16/2013 - To SENATE Committee on BANKING, HOUSING AND URBAN AFFAIRS.
Establishes the position of Special Assistant for Veterans Affairs in the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
H 3843 - Grayson
Federal Student Loans Income Discharges
01/10/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income discharges of Federal student loans as a result of veterans' service-connected total disability that is permanent in nature.
H 385 - Green A
Disabled Veterans and Grants for Home Rehabilitation
01/23/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on FINANCIAL SERVICES.
Establishes a pilot program to authorize the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to make grants to nonprofit organizations to rehabilitate and modify homes of disabled and low-income veterans.
H 3852 - Lee B
Military Force Against Iraq Resolution Repeal
01/10/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Repeals the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.
H 3858 - Kinzinger
Health Care Access and Care Coordination for Veterans
01/28/2014 - 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 enter into contracts with health care providers to improve health care access and care coordination for veterans.
H 386 - Green A
Housing Assistance for Very Low Income Veterans
01/23/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Provides housing assistance for very low-income veterans.
H 3867 - Maloney S
Commemorative Purple Heart Coins
01/14/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on FINANCIAL SERVICES.
Requires the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor.
H 3871 - Boustany
Internal Revenue Code of 1986 To Allow Increased Contri
01/14/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow increased contributions to health savings accounts; allows Medicare and VA healthcare participants to contribute to health savings accounts.
H 3876 - Green A
Title 38 United States Code To Direct the Secretary of
01/28/2014 - 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 carry out a grant program to provide burials for homeless veterans.
H 390 - Hastings A
National Emergency Centers on Military Installations
02/21/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on INTELLIGENCE, EMERGING THREATS AND CAPABILITIES.
Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish national emergency centers on military installations.
H 392 - Honda
Student Information and Military Recruiters
04/23/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION & WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on EARLY CHILDHOOD, ELEMEN. & SECOND. EDUCATION.
Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct local educational agencies to release secondary school student information to military recruiters if the student's parent provides written consent for the release.
H 3930 - Wilson J
Army National Commission
01/27/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Establishes the National Commission on the Structure of the Army.
H 3946 - Grayson
Uniformed Services Employer Wage Credit
01/28/2014 - 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 3958 - Broun
Healing Our Heroes Act
02/11/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Relates to the Healing Our Heroes Act; provides for a one-year extension of the Department of Veterans Affairs pilot program on assisted living services for veterans with traumatic brain injury.
H 3974 - Graves S
TRICARE Program for Adult Children of Military
01/29/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to improve the TRICARE Program for adult children of members and former members of the uniformed services.
H 3976 - Ruiz
Lifetime National Recreational Pass for Veterans
04/04/2014 - Subcommittee on PUBLIC LANDS AND ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION hearings held.
Provides for a lifetime National Recreational Pass for any veteran with a service-connected disability.
H 399 - Matsui D
Corps of Engineers and Levee Vegetation Management
01/24/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE: Referred to Subcommittee on WATER RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT.
Directs the Secretary of the Army to undertake a comprehensive review of the Corps of Engineers policy guidelines on vegetation management for levees.
H 3996 - Griffin
Save Our Military Shopping Benefits Act
02/05/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Relates to the Save Our Military Shopping Benefits Act; prohibits the closure or reduced operation of military commissary stores and exchange stores before January 1, 2017.
H 4 - Boehner
Jobs for America Act
11/13/2014 - In SENATE. Read second time. Placed on Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Creates the Jobs for America Act; repeals the hour threshold for full-time employee classification under the Patient Protection Act; exempts employees with health coverage under TRICARE for the Veterans Administration from the employer mandate under the Patient Protection Act; relates to small business and S corporation tax relief; relates to bonus depreciation for tax purposes; repeals the medical device excise tax; relates to small business capital access and job creation.
H 4005 - Hunter
Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2014
04/02/2014 - To SENATE Committee on COMMERCE, SCIENCE, AND TRANSPORTATION.
Relates to the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2014; authorizes appropriations for the Coast Guard for fiscal years 2015 and 2016.
H 4031 - Miller J
Senior Executive Service Employee Performance
05/21/2014 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE. *****To SENATE.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to provide for the removal of Senior Executive Service employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs for performance.
H 4034 - Pascrell
Homeland Security Improvements
02/27/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on HOMELAND SECURITY: Referred to Subcmt on EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS, RESPONSE & COMMUNICATIONS.
Enhances homeland security by improving efforts to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from an attack with a weapon of mass destruction.
H 4036 - Burgess
Central Intelligence Agency
02/11/2014 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Prohibits the Central Intelligence Agency from using an unmanned aerial vehicle to carry out a weapons strike or other deliberately lethal action and transfers the authority to conduct such strikes or lethal action to the Department of Defense.
H 4037 - Flores
Veteran Training and Rehabilitation
03/25/2014 - Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY hearings held.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to make certain improvements in the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs relating to training and rehabilitation for veterans with service-connected disabilities.
H 4038 - Flores
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Improvements
03/25/2014 - Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY hearings held.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make certain improvements in the information technology of the Veterans Benefits Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs to process claims more efficiently.
H 4050 - Heck D
Civil Relief Act
02/18/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends the service members Civil Relief Act to provide for alternate means of proof of period of military service for purposes of the interest rate limitation.
H 4053 - Negrete McLeod
Mammogram Standards
02/24/2014 - 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 establish standards for the provision of mammograms at health care facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 4057 - Bilirakis G
Outreach and Transparency to Veterans
01/10/2013 - Public Law No. 112-249
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to develop a comprehensive policy to improve outreach and transparency to veterans and members of the Armed Forces through the provision of information on institutions of higher learning; requires a system for tracking and publishing feedback from students and state approving agencies regarding the quality of instruction, recruiting practices, and post-graduation employment placement of such institutions that will allow institutions to upgrade their programs.
H 4068 - Jones
SCRA Rights Protection Act of 2014
02/24/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Relates to the SCRA Rights Protection Act of 2014; amends the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to require the consent of parties to contracts for the use of arbitration to resolve controversies arising under the contracts and subject to provisions of such Act and to preserve the rights of servicemembers to bring class actions under such Act.
H 4095 - Runyan
Veterans Benefits
03/07/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Increases effective as of December 1, 2014, 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 4096 - Runyan
Veterans Benefits Annual Adjustments
03/07/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to provide for annual cost-of-living adjustments to be made automatically by law each year in the rates of disability compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for survivors of certain service-connected disabled veterans.
H 4101 - Ellmers
Tricare Program Benefits
02/26/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to ensure that a TRICARE beneficiary receives written notice of any change to benefits received by the beneficiary under the TRICARE program.
H 4102 - Miller J
Deceased Veteran Estate Benefits
03/07/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
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 4107 - Blumenauer
Armed Navy Submarines
02/27/2014 - To HOUSE 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.
H 411 - Tonko
Fort McClellan Veterans Registry
02/08/2013 - 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 4110 - Jackson Lee
Veteran Employment Matters
03/07/2014 - 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 4134 - Nugent
Armed Forces Retired Pay
02/28/2014 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Repeals the reduced annual cost-of-living adjustment of the retired pay of retired members of the Armed Forces under the age of 62 imposed by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013.
H 414 - Young D
Alaska Land Conveyance
03/06/2014 - Subcommittee on PUBLIC LANDS AND ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION hearings held.
Provides for the continued lease or eventual conveyance of certain Federal land within the boundaries of Fort Wainwright Military Reservation in Fairbanks, Alaska.
H 4140 - Negrete McLeod
Homeless Veteran Dependents
03/07/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide per diem payments to eligible entities for furnishing care to dependents of certain homeless veterans.
H 4141 - Crenshaw
National Cemetery Administration
03/07/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into enhanced-use leases for excess property of the National Cemetery Administration that is unsuitable for burial purposes.
H 4147 - Takano
Information Technology
03/25/2014 - Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY hearings held.
Directs the Chief Information Officer of the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Deputy Under Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Economic Opportunity to submit to the Committees on Veterans' Affairs of the Senate and House of Representatives a report regarding the information technology of the Department that is used in administering the educational benefits administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 4149 - Brownley
Veterans Retraining Assistance Program
03/18/2014 - 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 4150 - Cook
Veterans Job Services Study
03/25/2014 - Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY hearings held.
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 4151 - Bilirakis G
Veterans Educational Assistance Survey
03/25/2014 - Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY hearings held.
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 4175 - Larson
Issuance of a Victory for Veterans Stamp
03/18/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Provides for the issuance of a Victory for Veterans stamp.
H 4184 - Titus
Veterans Advance Payment Educational Assistance
03/18/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to clarify the manner in which an advance payment of initial educational assistance paid by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs is charging against the entitlement of a veteran to such assistance.
H 4191 - Walz
Veteran Medical Evidence Treatment
03/24/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Improves the treatment of medical evidence provided by non-Department of Veterans Affairs medical professionals in support of claims for disability compensation under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 4196 - Johnson B
Affordable Care Act
06/13/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH, EMPLOYMENT, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Eliminates Exchange cost-sharing subsidies; creates a Medicare Advantage Improvement Fund.
H 4198 - Denham
Department of Veterans Capacity Report
03/27/2014 - Subcommittee on HEALTH hearings held.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to reinstate the requirement for an annual report on the capacity of the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide for specialized treatment and rehabilitative needs of disabled veterans.
H 42 - Bachmann
Military Health Care
01/31/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to prohibit certain increases in fees for military health care before fiscal year 2016.
H 4202 - Honda
Federal Benefits Program
03/24/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Provides for cost-of-living increases for certain Federal benefits programs based on increases in the Consumer Price Index for the elderly.
H 4217 - Forbes
Military Funding Reduction
03/12/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Prohibits a reduction in funding for the defense commissary system in fiscal year 2015 pending the report of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission.
H 4232 - Gabbard
Armed Forces Federal Perkins Loan Program
06/13/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION & WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HIGHER EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE TRAINING.
Clarifies the cancellation of loans of members of the Armed Forces under the Federal Perkins Loan Program.
H 4233 - Bishop T
Lance Corporal Jordan Haerter
03/13/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Authorizes the President to award the Medal of Honor posthumously to Lance Corporal Jordan C. Haerter and Corporal Jonathan Yale of the Marine Corps for acts of valor during Operation Iraqi Freedom in April 2008.
H 4234 - Bucshon
Veteran Psychiatrists Pilot Program
03/24/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to reduce the shortage of psychiatrists in the Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs by offering competitive employment incentives to certain psychiatrists.
H 4235 - Bustos
Service Members Traumatic Injury Protection
03/24/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to remove the maximum payment amount for certain qualified losses under the Traumatic Injury Protection under the Service members' Group Life Insurance program.
H 4247 - Ruiz
Disabled Veteran Competitive Employment Points
03/13/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM.
Amends title 5, United States Code, to provide that disabled veterans with a disability rating greater than or equal to 70 percent receive preference with respect to employment in the competitive service.
H 4248 - Takano
GI Bill Higher Education Student Information
06/13/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION & WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HIGHER EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE TRAINING.
Requires institutions of higher education to disseminate information with respect to the completion rates, employment rates, and retention rates of recipients of GI Bill funding.
H 4253 - Bishop R
Military Purpose Land Management
04/09/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES: Ordered to be reported.
Permanently withdraw, reserve, and transfer Bureau of Land Management lands used for military purposes in Alaska, Nevada, and New Mexico to the appropriate Secretary of the military department concerned.
H 4257 - Calvert
Department of Defense Civilian Employee Number
03/14/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Provides for a limitation on the number of civilian employees at the Department of Defense.
H 4261 - Coffman
Gulf War Illness Research
06/02/2014 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Improves the research of Gulf War Illness, the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses.
H 4274 - Barber
Families of Fallen Soldiers Act
03/18/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Amends the Honoring the Families of Fallen Soldiers Act to provide a permanent appropriation of funds for the payment of death gratuities for survivors of deceased members of the uniformed services in event of any future period of lapsed appropriations.
H 4276 - Cassidy
Veterans Assisted Living Service Program
09/17/2014 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Extends and modifies a pilot program on assisted living services for veterans with traumatic brain injury.
H 4281 - Huelskamp
Protecting Business Opportunities for Veterans Act
03/25/2014 - Subcommittee on OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATIONS hearings held.
Relates to the Protecting Business Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2014; 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 430 - Speier
Military Basic Training and Instructor Sexual Advances
02/21/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends the Uniform Code of Military Justice to protect new members of the Armed Forces who are undergoing basic training from the sexual advances of the members of the Armed Forces responsible for their instruction.
H 4305 - Thompson G
Armed Forces Mental Health Assessments
03/26/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to provide an individual with a mental health assessment before the individual enlists in the Armed Forces or is commissioned as an officer in the Armed Forces.
H 4314 - Ribble
Disabled Veterans Student Loan Repayment Program
04/04/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to establish a student loan repayment program for totally disabled veterans.
H 4335 - Maffei
Estate of a Deceased Veteran
04/04/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
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, to ensure that substituted claims are processed timely.
H 4344 - Titus
Presumption of Service Connection
04/04/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to establish a presumption of service connection for mental health conditions related to military sexual trauma.
H 4347 - Royce
Turkish Occupation of Christian Properties
06/26/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS: Ordered to be reported as amended.
Requires the Secretary of State to provide an annual report to Congress regarding United States Government efforts to survey and secure the return, protection, and restoration of stolen, confiscated, or otherwise unreturned Christian properties in the Republic of Turkey and in those areas currently occupied by the Turkish military in northern Cyprus.
H 435 - Coffman
Armed Forces Enlistment and Non US Citizens
02/28/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on IMMIGRATION AND BORDER SECURITY.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to authorize the enlistment in the Armed Forces of additional persons who are residing in the United States and to lawfully admit for permanent residence certain enlistees who are not citizens or other nationals of the United States.
H 4356 - Kirkpatrick
Department of Veterans Affairs Information Security
04/04/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to make certain improvements in the information security of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 4359 - Maloney S
Military Memorial Markers
04/11/2014 - 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 4363 - Takano
Work for Warriors Program
04/01/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to establish a direct employment pilot program for members of the National Guard and Reserve, to be known as the "Work for Warriors Program".
H 4370 - Walorski
Department of Veterans Affairs Transparency
04/04/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATIONS.
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 4374 - Roe
Biological Implant Standard Identification Protocol
04/04/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATIONS.
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 4394 - Grayson
Veterans Affairs Facilities Delayed Openings
04/03/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM.
Prohibits the awarding of contracts to contractors responsible for delayed openings of Veterans Affairs facilities.
H 4399 - Michaud
Performance Appraisal for Veterans Affairs Executives
09/10/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Ordered to be reported as amended.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to improve the performance appraisal system for senior executives of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 4402 - Bordallo
Guam Surface Danger Zone
05/21/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES: Ordered to be reported as amended.
Authorizes the Secretary of the Navy to establish a surface danger zone over the Guam National Wildlife Refuge or any portion thereof to support the operation of a live-fire training range complex.
H 4408 - Maffei
Agent Orange Exposure Task Force
04/11/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a task force on Agent Orange exposure.
H 4410 - Tsongas
Ntaional Defense Laboratories
04/04/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Improves the national defense laboratories by increasing retention and hiring flexibility to enables the laboratories to perform breakthrough scientific research and effectively fulfill the needs of members of the Armed Forces.
H 4422 - Braley
Veterans Job Corps
05/05/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Authorizes the President to establish the Veterans' Job Corps as a means of providing gainful employment to unemployed veterans and widows of veterans through the performance of useful public works.
H 4433 - Turner M
Ukraine Military Assistance
04/09/2014 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Select Committee on INTELLIGENCE.
Provides military assistance to Ukraine, to enhance the presence and capabilities of the United States military in Europe.
H 4435 - McKeon
Military Activity Appropriation 2015
06/05/2014 - In SENATE. Read second time. Placed on Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Authorizes appropriations for fiscal year 2015 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year.
H 4446 - Shuster
Study on Unclaimed Remains of Veterans
05/05/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct a study on matters relating to the claiming and interring of unclaimed remains of veterans.
H 4485 - Turner M
Armed Forces Sexual Assault Prevention
04/11/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE: Referred to Subcommittee on COAST GUARD & MARITIME TRANSPORTATION.
Provides for additional enhancements to the sexual assault prevention and response activities of the Armed Forces.
H 4486 - Culberson
Military Construction and Veterans Affairs
05/22/2014 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Relates to the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015; makes appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015.
H 4489 - Cleaver
World War I Memorial Act
06/19/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES: Ordered to be reported as amended.
Relates to the World War I Memorial Act of 2014; designates memorials to the service of members of the United States Armed Forces in World War I.
H 449 - Miller J
Firearm Registry Amnesty Period
02/28/2013 - 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 4492 - Capps
TRICARE Moms Improvement Act
04/28/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Relates to the TRICARE Moms Improvement Act of 2014; amends title 10, United States Code, to provide for the availability of breastfeeding support, supplies, and counseling under the TRICARE program.
H 4504 - Tsongas
Reserve Military Suicide Analysis
04/28/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Improves military readiness by establishing programs to consistently track, retain, and analyze information regarding suicides involving members of the reserve components of the Armed Forces and suicides involving dependents of members of the regular and reserve components.
H 4505 - Tsongas
Cloud Security Requirements
04/28/2014 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM.
Directs the Comptroller General of the United States and the Chief Information Officer of the Department of Defense to assess the cloud security requirements of the Department of Defense.
H 4517 - Schrader
Health Care for Atsugi Naval Air Facility Hazards
05/05/2014 - 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 454 - Fattah
Corporal Michael J Crescenz Medical Center
02/08/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Designates the medical center of the Department of Veterans Affairs located at 3900 Woodland Avenue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as the "Corporal Michael J. Crescenz Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center".
H 4559 - Schock
Military Death Gratuity IRA and Education Contributions
05/01/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the time period for contributing military death gratuities to Roth IRAs and Coverdell education savings accounts.
H 4560 - Shea-Porter
Armed Forces Student Loan Deferral
06/13/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION & WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HIGHER EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE TRAINING.
Allows members of the Armed Forces and National Guard to defer principal on Federal student loans for a certain period in connection with receipt of orders for mobilization for war or national emergency.
H 4561 - Shea-Porter
Health Care Services for Veterans in Rural Areas
05/09/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Specifies requirements for the next update of the current strategic plan for the Office of Rural Health of the Department of Veterans Affairs for improving access to, and the quality of, health care services for veterans in rural areas.
H 4579 - Salmon
Armed Forces Verification for Education Loans
06/13/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION & WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HIGHER EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE TRAINING.
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 for purposes specified under the Higher Education Act of 1965.
H 458 - Issa
Aliens with Citizen Children and Armed Forces
02/28/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on IMMIGRATION AND BORDER SECURITY.
Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for nonimmigrant status for an alien who is the parent or legal guardian of a United States citizen child if the child was born abroad and is the child of a deceased member of the Armed Forces of the United States.
H 4580 - Schiff
Veterans Health Administration Collective Bargaining
05/06/2014 - To HOUSE 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.
H 4599 - Hunter
Use of Force in Response to Benghazi
05/07/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Authorizes the use of force against those nations, organizations, or persons responsible for the attack against United States personnel in Benghazi, Libya.
H 4608 - Lee B
Authorization for Use of Military Force Repeal
05/08/2014 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on RULES.
Repeals the Authorization for Use of Military Force.
H 461 - Bishop R
Armed Forces and Law Enforcement Officer Appointment
02/04/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM.
Amends Title 5, United States Code, to increase the maximum age limit for an original appointment to a position as a Federal law enforcement officer in the case of any individual who has been discharged or released from active duty in the Armed Forces under honorable conditions.
H 4616 - O'Rourke
Veterans Disability Claims Options
05/08/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to provide veterans the option of using an alternative appeals process to more quickly determine claims for disability compensation.
H 462 - Bishop R
Land Conveyance
05/17/2013 - In HOUSE. Placed on HOUSE Union Calendar.
Requires the conveyance of certain public land within the boundaries of Camp Williams, Utah, to support the training and readiness of the Utah National Guard.
H 4628 - Duckworth
Armed Forces Childbirth Leave
05/09/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to authorize additional leave for members of the Armed Forces in connection with the birth of a child.
H 4629 - DelBene
Manufacturing Jobs for Veterans Act
06/13/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION & WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HIGHER EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE TRAINING.
Creates the Manufacturing Jobs for Veterans Act; provides for the establishment of a pilot program to encourage the employment of veterans in manufacturing positions with the awarding of competitive grants to States for the establishment and administration of a State program to make grants to manufacturing employers and labor-management organization that provide covered training, on-job training, apprenticeships, and certification classes to eligible veterans.
H 4630 - Larson
TRICARE treatment for developmentally disabled
05/09/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to provide for certain behavioral health treatment under TRICARE for children and adults with developmental disabilities.
H 4656 - Gardner
Access to TRICARE Mental Health Services
05/13/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to improve access to mental health services under the TRICARE program.
H 4668 - Young D
Alaskan Coast Guard Land Use
11/19/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES: Ordered to be reported.
Provides for the retention and future use of certain land on Point Spencer in Alaska, to support the statutory missions and duties of the Coast Guard, to convey certain land on Point Spencer to the Bering Straits Native Corporation, to convey certain land on Point Spencer to the State of Alaska.
H 4669 - Royce
Servicemembers Auto Insurance
05/19/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on FINANCIAL SERVICES.
Allows servicemembers to maintain their domicile for auto insurance purposes.
H 4671 - Issa
Public Interest Declassification Act Extension
05/21/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM: Ordered to be reported as amended.
Extends the Public Interest Declassification Act of 2000.
H 4672 - Sanchez Li
Fair Credit Reporting Act Protections for Military
05/19/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on FINANCIAL SERVICES.
Amends the Fair Credit Reporting Act to provide protections for active duty military consumers.
H 4681 - Rogers Mike
Intelligence Appropriations
06/02/2014 - To SENATE Select Committee on INTELLIGENCE.
Relates to the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015; authorizes appropriations for fiscal years 2014 and 2015 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System.
H 4682 - Stewart
TRICARE and Health Savings Account Coordination
05/20/2014 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Provides for coordination between the TRICARE program and eligibility for making contributions to a health savings account.
H 4688 - Keating
Benefits for Survivors of Veterans
05/20/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to provide appropriate recognition for the survivors of members of the Armed Forces who die while serving on certain active or reserve duty, to expand the availability of the Gold Star Installation Access Card for survivors of deceased members of the Armed Forces, and to extend commissary store and exchange store and other MWR retail facility benefits to the parents of such members.
H 4705 - Pierluisi
Decontamination of Bombardment Area in Puerto Rico
05/21/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends the Military Construction Authorization Act of 1974 to authorize the Secretary of Defense to decontaminate certain portions of the former bombardment area on the island of Culebra, Puerto Rico.
H 4712 - Titus
Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Establishment
05/21/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to provide priority for the establishment of new national cemeteries by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 4720 - Walberg
Medal of Honor Health Care System Priority Enrollment
06/03/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title 38, United States Code; increases the priority for enrollment of medal of honor recipients in the health care system of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 4723 - Castro
Military Academy Admission for Authorized Aliens
05/22/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 10, United States Code; authorizes aliens who have been granted deferred action and work authorization under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program of the Department of Homeland Security 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 4725 - Collins C
Veterans Hospice Care Program Eligibility
06/03/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; ensures that all veterans are eligible to participate in hospice care programs of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 4730 - Grayson
Return of Property to Sexual Assault Victims
05/22/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Allows the return of personal property to victims of sexual assault incidents involving a member of the Armed Forces upon completion of proceedings related to the incident.
H 4741 - Tierney
Dependency and Indemnity Compensation
06/03/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; provides for an increase in the amount of monthly dependency and indemnity compensation payable to surviving spouses by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 4759 - LoBiondo
Veterans Non Departmental Medical Services
06/16/2014 - 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 4760 - Ribble
Veterans Private Medical Care
06/16/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to improve the ability of veterans to receive health care at private medical facilities.
H 4766 - Gardner
Veterans Affairs Disability Claims Backlog
06/16/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Prohibits the Secretary of Veterans Affairs from paying bonuses to certain employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs until the backlog of disability claims is resolved; establishes a commission to evaluate such backlog.
H 4769 - McNerney
Grant Funds for Troops to Cops Program
05/29/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Amends part Q of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to authorize grant funds to be used for the Troops-to-Cops Program.
H 4774 - Stockman
Accountability in the Veterans Health Administration
06/16/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Requires accountability in the Veterans Health Administration.
H 4778 - McGovern
Award of Military Service Medal for Radiation Exposure
05/30/2014 - 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 4779 - Denham
Veterans Medical Facilities Waiting Times
06/16/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to ensure that veterans who experience extended waiting times for appointments at medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs may receive care at non-Department facilities.
H 4793 - Murphy P
Educational Assistance for University Application Fees
06/16/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to include the cost of applying to an institution of higher learning as part of the benefits provided under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program.
H 481 - Heck J
Filipino Veterans Fund and Proof of Service
02/08/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to accept certain documents as proof of service in determining the eligibility of an individual to receive amounts from the Filipino Veterans Equity Compensation Fund.
H 4810 - Miller J
Veteran Access To Care Act of 2014
06/11/2014 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to the Veteran Access to Care Act of 2014; directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into contracts for the provision of hospital care and medical services at non-Department of Veterans Affairs facilities for Department of Veterans Affairs patients with extended waiting times for appointments at Department facilities.
H 4812 - Richmond
TSA Expedited Screening Services for Veterans
07/23/2014 - To SENATE Committee on COMMERCE, SCIENCE, AND TRANSPORTATION.
Amends title 49, United States Code, to require the Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration to establish a process for providing expedited and dignified passenger screening services for veterans traveling to visit war memorials built and dedicated to honor their service.
H 4816 - Honda
Toxic Exposure Research and Military Family Support Act
06/16/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Relates to the Toxic Exposure Research and Military Family Support Act of 2014; establishes in the Department of Veterans Affairs a national center for the diagnosis, treatment, and research of health conditions of the descendants of veterans exposed to toxic substances during service in the Armed Forces, to provide certain services to those descendants, to establish an advisory board on exposure to toxic substances.
H 4818 - Murphy P
Military Spouse Career Advancement Act
06/09/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Relates to the Military Spouse Career Advancement Act; amends title 10, United States Code, to codify the Military Spouse Career Advancement Account program conducted by the Department of Defense to assist spouses of members of the Armed Forces serving on active duty to pursue educational opportunities and career training, to ensure that such educational opportunities and training are available to all military spouses.
H 4841 - Kirkpatrick
Veterans Medical Services Access
06/16/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Improves the access of veterans to medical services from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 4861 - Heck D
Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care
06/27/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Establishes the Commission on Access to Care to undertake a comprehensive evaluation and assessment of access to health care at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 4862 - Heck D
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Advisors
06/27/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to meet with certain advisory committees to receive administrative and policy recommendations to improve the health care system of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 4863 - Kline
Armed Forces Sex Offense Victims Counsel
06/12/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to provide certain members of the reserve components of the Armed Forces who are victims of sex related offenses with access to a special victims' counsel.
H 4870 - Frelinghuysen
Department of Defense Appropriations
07/17/2014 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Makes appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015.
H 4875 - Boustany
Equalizing Transparency for Veterans Act
06/27/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Creates the Equalizing Transparency for Veterans Act; directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to publish information on the provision of health care by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 4882 - Schweikert
National Guard Deployment on the Mexican Border
06/17/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Achieves operational control of the international border between the United States and Mexico through the deployment of members of the National Guard in support of the United States Customs and Border Protection.
H 4887 - Brownley
Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Veterans
06/27/2014 - 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 489 - Pingree
HUBZone Program Expansion
02/04/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on SMALL BUSINESS.
Expands the HUBZone program for communities affected by base realignment and closure.
H 4892 - Langevin
Veterans Family Caregivers Assistance Program
06/27/2014 - 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; expands benefits available to participants under such program; enhances special compensation for members of the uniformed services who require assistance in everyday life.
H 4898 - Sinema
Veterans Wait Times for Medical Care
06/27/2014 - 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 hospital care and medical services in non-Department facilities for veterans waiting longer than 14 days for an appointment in a Department facility.
H 4900 - Johnson S
Veterans' Health Savings Accounts
06/19/2014 - 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 4912 - Nolan
Iraqi Combat Activities Funding
06/19/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Limits Department of Defense funds to support United States or Iraqi combat activities in or around Iraq.
H 4922 - Schneider
GI Internship Program Act
07/07/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Creates the GI Internship Program Act; authorizes veterans who are entitled to educational assistance under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs to use such entitlement to participate in a career transition internship program for veterans offered by eligible employers.
H 4928 - Barrow
Senior Reserve Officer Training Corps
06/20/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Prohibits certain closures of Senior Reserve Officers' Training Corps programs of the Army.
H 4938 - Gohmert
Temporary Limitation on Guantanamo Detainees Release
06/23/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Establishes a temporary limitation on the use of funds to transfer or release individuals detained at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
H 4942 - Titus
Veterans Medical Education Residency Positions
07/07/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to increase the number of graduate medical education residency positions at hospitals administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 4948 - Brownley
Appropriations for Veterans Affairs Inspector General
06/24/2014 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on BUDGET.
Provides for emergency supplemental appropriations for the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 4951 - Bera
Doctors Helping Heroes Act
06/24/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Creates the Doctors Helping Heroes Act of 2014; provides incentives to alien physicians to practice in rural and medically underserved communities; relates to Conrad 30 waivers; relates to procedures, definitions, and other provisions governing physician immigration; relates to alien physicians working at veterans health centers.
H 4971 - O'Rourke
Surveys of Veterans Health Care
09/10/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Ordered to be reported as amended.
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 4974 - Shea-Porter
Veterans Affairs Employee Education Loan Repayment
07/18/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide for the repayment of higher education loans for certain employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 4977 - Bilirakis G
Veterans Affairs Mental Health Treatment Model
07/07/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Establishes a commission to examine the evidence-based therapy treatment model used by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for treating mental illnesses of veterans and the potential benefits of incorporating complimentary alternative treatments available in non-Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities within the community.
H 4999 - DelBene
Minority Veterans Membership
06/26/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code; extends and expands the membership of the Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans to include veterans who are lesbian, gay, or bisexual and veterans who are transgender.
H 5007 - Ruiz
Department of Veterans Affairs Staffing Shortages
07/18/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Assesses staffing shortages at medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 5009 - Speier
Armed Forces Former Members Full Payment
06/26/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Requires the payment of the full amount of separation pay otherwise due to former members of the Armed Forces who were separated under the former Don't Ask, Don't Tell Policy of the Department of Defense and were only paid a portion of the full amount.
H 5022 - Vargas
Dental Health Care for Veterans
07/18/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to improve dental health care for veterans.
H 5023 - Brooks M
Veterans Affairs Entrance Exams
07/08/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM.
Amends title 5, United States Code, to provide additional points to competitive service entrance exam of preference eligibles applying for positions at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 503 - Roe
Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial
06/02/2014 - In SENATE. Read second time. Placed on Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Authorizes the National Desert Storm Memorial Association to establish the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial as a commemorative work in the District of Columbia.
H 5032 - Maloney S
Veterans Vocational Rehabilitation Services
07/18/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to develop and publish an action plan for improving the vocational rehabilitation services and assistance provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 5042 - McNerney
Veterans Affairs Medical Construction Agreements
07/18/2014 - 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 the Secretary enters into partnership agreements with non-Federal entities for the construction of major medical facility projects.
H 5045 - Peters G
Capital for Veteran Entrepreneurs to Help Create Jobs
07/09/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on SMALL BUSINESS.
Increases access to capital for veteran entrepreneurs to help create jobs.
H 5046 - Peters G
Veterans Pensions Protections
07/18/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Protects individuals who are eligible for increased pension under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on the basis of need of regular aid and attendance from dishonest, predatory, or otherwise unlawful practices.
H 5047 - Peters G
Veterans Health Care Wait Times
08/25/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Prohibits the Secretary of Veterans Affairs from altering available health care and wait times for appointments for health care for certain veterans.
H 5048 - Peters G
Armed Forces Mental Health Care
07/18/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Expands and improves care provided to veterans and members of the Armed Forces with mental health disorders or at risk of suicide; reviews the terms or characterization of the discharge or separation of certain individuals from the Armed Forces; requires a pilot program on loan repayment for psychiatrists who agree to serve in the Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 5054 - Kirkpatrick
Office of Whistleblower and Patient Protection
07/10/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; establishes within the Department of Veterans Affairs an Office of Whistleblower and Patient Protection.
H 5059 - Walz
Armed Forces Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
07/18/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide for the conduct of annual evaluations of mental health care and suicide prevention programs; reviews the terms or characterization of the discharge or separation of certain individuals from the Armed Forces; requires a pilot program on loan repayment for psychiatrists who agree to serve in the Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans.
H 5061 - Miller J
Federal Credit Union Act
07/10/2014 - 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 5085 - Esty
Families of Fallen Heroes Postal Stamp
07/11/2014 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Provides for the issuance of a Families of Fallen Heroes Semipostal Stamp.
H 5088 - Murphy P
Class Actions at Veterans Claims Appeals Court
08/15/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to establish procedures for class actions at the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
H 5094 - Miller J
Department of Veterans Affairs Employee Bonuses
09/10/2014 - 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; authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to recoup certain bonuses or awards paid to employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 5097 - Boustany
Patient Centered Community Care Program
07/18/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to allow qualified veterans to participate in the Patient-Centered Community Care program; relates to the Local Care for Veterans Act; provides that treatment and services are identified as being deficient if the veteran lives not more than a specified number of miles from a facility; requires the veteran to be enrolled in a specified health care system.
H 5112 - Bishop S
Merchant Marine Veterans Benefits
08/15/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Provides eligibility for veterans benefits for individuals who served in the United States merchant marine in the Southeast Asia theater of operations during the Vietnam Era.
H 5115 - McAllister
Rural Veteran Access to Care Act
08/15/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Creates the Rural Veteran Access to Care Act; Amends the United States Code, to improve the beneficiary travel program of the Department of Veterans Affairs; provides an expansion to the program by removing the minimum disability percentage of the veteran.
H 5119 - Carney J
Military Aircraft Modernization and FAA Regulations
07/16/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Authorizes the Secretary of the Air Force to modernize C-130 aircraft using alternative communication, navigation, surveillance, and air traffic management program kits; ensures that such aircraft meet applicable regulations of the Federal Aviation Administration.
H 5131 - Gabbard
Veterans Affairs Reimbursement to Medical Providers
08/15/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to reimburse non-Department of Veterans Affairs medical providers for the provision of certain hospital care and medical services to veterans.
H 5157 - Titus
Veterans Affairs Educational Assistance
08/15/2014 - 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 waive certain requirements relating to the approval of programs of education for purposes of the educational assistance programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 5172 - Johnson B
Veterans Designated as Former Prisoners of War
08/15/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to review the list of veterans designated as former prisoners of war.
H 5182 - Takano
Social Security and Medicare Parity Act
07/23/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Creates the Social Security and Medicare Parity Act of 2014; amends the Social Security Act to provide for equal treatment of individuals in same-sex marriages; relates to an alternative method of meeting the requirement for widows, stepchildren, or widowers in specified cases, and an alternative method of meeting a related requirement for wives, stepchildren, or husbands in specified cases.
H 5193 - Boustany
Veterans Affairs Delayed Payments Outreach Program
08/15/2014 - 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 by the Veterans Integrated Service Networks and to direct the Secretary to submit to Congress an annual report regarding such delayed payments.
H 520 - Speier
Buffalo Soldier Commemoration Study
12/20/2013 - In SENATE. Read second time. Placed on Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study of alternatives for commemorating and interpreting the role of the Buffalo Soldiers in the Early years of the National Parks.
H 5224 - McDermott
Department of Veterans Affairs Physicians
08/15/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to establish a scholarship program; increases the availability of physicians who provide primary health care services at medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 5229 - Lynch
Veterans' Disability Treatment Leave
09/17/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM: Ordered to be reported.
Amends title 5, United States Code, to provide leave to any new Federal employee who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rated at 30 percent or more for purposes of undergoing medical treatment for such disability.
H 5231 - Bentivolio
Excess Property Distribution to Veterans Businesses
07/29/2014 - 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 524 - McKinley
Federal Water Pollution Control Act
06/20/2014 - In HOUSE. Placed on HOUSE Union Calendar.
Amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act; clarifies that the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency does not have the authority to disapprove a permit after it has been issued by the Secretary of the Army under section 404 of such Act.
H 5273 - Barber
Veterans Educational Assistance Transfer to Dependents
08/15/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends title 38, United States Code; expands the authority of veterans to transfer entitlement to Post September 11 Educational Assistance to dependents.
H 5284 - Jolly
Permanent Veterans Work Opportunity Tax Credit
07/30/2014 - 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 5286 - Larson
Geographic Allocation of Veterans Medical Care
08/15/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to provide for a more equitable geographic allocation of funds appropriated to the Department of Veterans Affairs for medical care.
H 5290 - Heck D
Military Community Transportation Infrastructure Grants
07/30/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Establishes a Military Community Infrastructure Program to provide grants for transportation infrastructure improvements in military communities.
H 5296 - Takano
Air Force Officers with Auditory Impairments
07/30/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Requires a demonstration program on the accession as Air Force officers of candidates with auditory impairments.
H 5315 - Burgess
Military Equipment Transfer to Ukraine
07/31/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Authorizes the President to transfer certain military equipment to the Government of Ukraine.
H 5323 - Butterfield
Medical Treatment Leave for Disabled Veterans
07/31/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Provides leave to certain new employees who are veterans with a service-connected disability rated at 30 percent or more for purposes of undergoing medical treatment for such disability.
H 5332 - Crowley
Identification of Veterans in Medicare and Medicaid
08/01/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Promotes identification of veterans and their health needs in furnishing of items and services under the Medicare, Medicaid, and other programs.
H 5333 - Daines
Service Animals in Veterans Affairs Medical Facilities
08/15/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to ensure that a service animal of a patient receiving inpatient medical care at a medical facility of the Department of Veterans Affairs is able to access the room of the patient.
H 5336 - Duckworth
Online Significant Event Tracker
07/31/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Establishes or integrates an online significant event tracker system for tracking, reporting, and summarizing exposures of members of the Armed Forces, including members of the reserve components thereof, to traumatic events.
H 5342 - Heck J
Armed Forces Privileges and Hospital Care
08/15/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to expeditiously grant privileges to members of the Armed Forces who are health care providers to provide hospital care and medical services in medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 5349 - Latta
Veterans Affairs Form Certification Deadlines
08/15/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
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 5351 - Latta
Veteran's TSA Application Fees
09/02/2014 - 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 5355 - McAllister
Military Base Closures and Real Property Disposition
07/31/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Prohibits the Department of Defense from retaining any interest in real property disposed of pursuant to a base closure law when that property was originally acquired by the United States by donation for the purpose of establishing or expanding a military installation.
H 5369 - Royce
Interment of Deceased Veterans
09/02/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to ensure that the Secretary of Veterans Affairs is informed of the interment of deceased veterans.
H 5372 - Schakowsky
Patriot Employers Tax Credit
07/31/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; provides a tax credit to Patriot employers.
H 5375 - Schwartz
Uniformed Services Employment Rights
09/02/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to improve the enforcement of employment and reemployment rights of members of the uniformed services.
H 5391 - Lynch
Memorial Chair on Capitol Grounds
08/01/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE.
Directs the Architect of the Capitol to place a chair on the grounds of the United States Capitol honoring American Prisoners of War/Missing in Action.
H 5398 - Peters S
Veterans Health Administration Therapists
09/02/2014 - 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 5404 - Denham
Veterans Affairs Law Extensions
09/26/2014 - Public Law No. 113-175
Extends certain programs for veterans; relates to counseling, nursing home care for veterans with service-connected disabilities, child care assistance, grants for transportation of highly rural veterans, medical disabilities examinations by physicians, copayments for hospital and nursing home care, recovery by third parties of costs for services furnished to veterans with health-plan contracts, services relating to homelessness, foreclosure, health professional education debt reduction, and other matters.
H 5413 - Jolly
Surplus Military Equipment Sales
09/08/2014 - 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 5415 - Wolf
Use of Military Force Against International Terrorism
09/08/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Authorizes the use of military force against international terrorism.
H 5416 - Wolf
War Powers Resolution Repeal
09/08/2014 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on RULES.
Repeals the War Powers Resolution and to provide for proper war powers consultation.
H 5426 - Grayson
NOAA Officer Corps
09/26/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Reauthorizes and amends the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps Act of 2002.
H 543 - Gibson
United States Code
02/15/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code; clarifies presumptions relating to the exposure of certain veterans who served in the vicinity of the Republic of Vietnam, and for other purposes.
H 5432 - Cartwright
Veterans Affairs Prosthetics Education Grants
09/15/2014 - 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 5463 - Collins D
Military Assistance to Countries Supporting Iraq
09/15/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Suspends military assistance to countries that harbor persons that provide material or financial support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
H 5475 - Collins D
Care for Newborns of Veterans
09/29/2014 - 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 5484 - Benishek
Descendants of Veterans Exposed to Toxins
09/29/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
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; establishes an advisory board on exposure to toxic substances.
H 5494 - Lee B
Veterans Hiring Credit in the Renewable Energy Field
09/16/2014 - 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 having received a credential or certification of military occupational specialty or skill in a field of renewable energy or with respect to advanced manufacturing, machinist or welding, or engineering, having completed a vocational degree in a field of renewable energy during the 1-year period ending on the hiring date, or having completed a LEED certification.
H 55 - Fitzpatrick
Payment of Pay and Allowances
01/31/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
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 5500 - Fitzpatrick
Employment and Training Services for Veterans
09/29/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to protect employment and training services for veterans.
H 5518 - McNerney
Veterans Health Professional Education Reimbursement
09/29/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to improve the continuing professional education reimbursement provided to health professionals employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 552 - Hinojosa
Secretary of Veterans Affairs
02/15/2013 - 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 5524 - Speier
Contraceptives for Women in the Armed Forces
09/17/2014 - 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 5554 - Bishop T
529 Account Distribution for Veterans
09/18/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit distributions from 529 accounts for medical expenses of account owners who are veterans with disability ratings of greater than 50 percent.
H 5563 - Cardenas
Special Recognition for Veteran-Friendly Practices
11/17/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on WORKFORCE PROTECTIONS.
Authorizes the Secretary of Labor to award special recognition to employers for veteran-friendly employment practices.
H 5574 - Crawford
Chemical Corps and Ordnance Corps of the Army
09/18/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Abolishes the Chemical Corps of the Army and to transfer to the Ordnance Corps of the Army the functions of and members previously assigned to the Chemical Corps.
H 5589 - Frankel
Veteran Student Center Grants
11/17/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION & WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HIGHER EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE TRAINING.
Directs the Secretary of Education to establish a grant program to assist institutions of higher education in establishing, maintaining, and improving veteran student centers.
H 5618 - Kilmer
Oversight of the Veterans Health Administration
10/28/2014 - 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; provides oversight of the Veterans Health Administration.
H 562 - Miller J
Veterans Retraining Assistance Program
04/25/2013 - Forwarded by subcommittee to full committee (amended).
Provides for a three-month extension of the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
H 5676 - Kirkpatrick
Education Accommodation for Reservist Training
10/28/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to ensure that members of a reserve component who are pursuing a course of education using educational assistance administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs are accommodated by the institution of higher learning for an absence caused by performing certain training.
H 5679 - Rohrabacher
Defense Services to Kurdistan Region of Iraq
09/19/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Clarifies the ownership of crude oil produced within the jurisdiction of the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq; authorizes the President to provide defense articles and defense services to the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq.
H 5680 - Walz
Veterans Toxic Wounds Research Act
10/28/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Creates the Veterans Toxic Wounds Research Act of 2014; directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a registry for certain toxic exposures and to include certain information in the electronic health records of veterans; provides the registries are for toxins used in specified conflicts; relates to presumptions of service connection for illnesses associated with toxic exposures.
H 5681 - Royce
Atomic Defense Agreement with UK and Ireland
11/19/2014 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE. *****To SENATE.
Provides for the approval of the amendment to the Agreement Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland for Cooperation on the Uses of Atomic Energy for Mutual Defense Purposes.
H 5686 - Culberson
Physician Ambassadors Helping Veterans Program
11/12/2014 - To HOUSE 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.
H 569 - Runyan
Veteran Compensation
04/25/2013 - Forwarded by subcommittee to full committee.
Increases effective as of December 1, 2013, 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, and for other purposes.
H 570 - Runyan
Annual Cost of Living Adjustments
05/22/2013 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to provide for annual cost-of-living adjustments to be made automatically by law each year in the rates of disability compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for survivors of certain service-connected disabled veterans.
H 5708 - Cartwright
Veterans Care Financial Protection Act of 2014
11/14/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to the Veterans Care Financial Protection Act of 2014; protects individuals who are eligible for increased pension under Laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on the basis of need of regular aid and attendance from dishonest, predatory, or otherwise unlawful practices.
H 5721 - Lynch
Overseas Security Personnel Fairness Act
11/17/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE.
Relates to the Overseas Security Personnel Fairness Act; amends the Defense Base Act (42 U.S.C. 1651 et seq.) to require death benefits to be paid to a deceased employee's designated beneficiary or next of kin in the case of death resulting from a war-risk hazard or act of terrorism occurring on or after September 11, 2001.
H 5730 - Grayson
Servicemember Foreclosure and Eviction Protections
11/18/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Makes nine month foreclosure and eviction protections for servicemembers permanent.
H 5731 - Grayson
Servicemember Foreclosure and Eviction Protections
11/18/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to the Servicemembers Foreclosure Protection Act of 2014; extends foreclosure and eviction protections for servicemembers.
H 5740 - Fortenberry
Children's Eligibility for Medical Care
11/19/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to increase 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 5745 - Terry
Recognition of Veterans of the Korean Constabulary
11/19/2014 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Directs certain actions of the United States Government with respect to recognizing the service and sacrifice of veterans of the Korean Constabulary.
H 588 - Young D
Donor Contribution
07/18/2013 - Public Law No. 113-21
Provides for donor contribution acknowledgments to be displayed at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Visitor Center.
H 595 - Butterfield
Post 9/11 Educational Assistance Tuition And Fees
02/22/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to provide equity for tuition and fees for individuals entitled to educational assistance under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs who are pursuing programs of education at institutions of higher learning.
H 602 - Miller J
Treatment as Adjudicated Mentally Incompetent
07/19/2013 - In HOUSE. Placed on HOUSE Union Calendar.
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 604 - Pingree
Post 9/11 Educational Assistance Eligibility
02/08/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to provide for the eligibility under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program of certain individuals with service-connected disabilities who transfer to reserve components before discharge from the Armed Forces.
H 631 - Flores
Transition Assistance Program Requirements
04/25/2013 - Forwarded by subcommittee to full committee (amended).
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to provide requirements for the contents of the Transition Assistance Program.
H 6328 - Hochul
Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security
01/14/2013 - Public Law No. 112-271
Amends title 49, United States Code, to direct the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (Transportation Security Administration) to transfer unclaimed clothing recovered at airport security checkpoints to local veterans organizations and other local charitable organizations.
H 635 - Pearce
Veterans Affairs and Community Health Care Providers
02/22/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into contracts with community health care providers to improve access to health care for veterans in highly rural areas.
H 6364 - Poe
World War I Centennial Commission Act
01/14/2013 - Public Law No. 112-272
Creates the World War I Centennial Commission Act; establishes a commission to ensure a suitable observance of the centennial of World War I; requires the commission to plan, develop, and execute programs, projects and activities to commemorate the centennial, to encourages private and state and local governments to organize and participate in the centennial, to serve as a clearinghouse for the collection and dissemination of information regarding the centennial, and to develop related recommendations.
H 641 - Bordallo
National Guard State Partnership Program
02/13/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 32, United States Code, to codify the National Guard State Partnership Program regarding the funding sources for and purposes of the program and specifying certain limitations on the use of such funding.
H 658 - Latta
Arthur Jibilian Congressional Medal of Honor
02/28/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Authorizes and requests the President to award the Congressional Medal of Honor to Arthur Jibilian for actions behind enemy lines during World War II while a member of the United States Navy and the Office of Strategic Services.
H 671 - Pingree
Military Sexual Trauma and Disability Compensation
06/06/2013 - 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.
H 679 - Walz
Reserves Service and Veteran Status
04/17/2013 - 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 683 - Smith A
Military Spouses and State Definitions
03/14/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends Titles 10, 32, 37, and 38 of the United States Code, to add a definition of spouse for purposes of military personnel policies and military and veteran benefits that recognizes new State definitions of spouse.
H 690 - Latham
Reserve Services and Retirement
03/14/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to modify the per-fiscal year calculation of days of certain active duty or active service used to reduce the minimum age at which a member of a reserve component of the uniformed services may retire for non-regular service.
H 704 - Carter
Armed Forces Whistleblower Protections
02/14/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to extend whistleblower protections to a member of the Armed Forces who alerts Department of Defense investigation or law enforcement organizations, a person or organization in the member's chain of command, and certain other persons or entities about the potentially dangerous ideologically based threats or actions of another member against United States interests or security.
H 705 - Carter
Fort Hood Attack Victims Benefits
03/06/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Ensures that the victims and victims' families of the November 5, 2009, attack at Fort Hood, Texas, receive the same treatment and benefits as those Americans who have been killed or wounded in a combat zone overseas and their families.
H 733 - Runyan
Veterans Case-Tracking Information Access
04/16/2013 - Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE & MEMORIAL AFFAIRS hearings held.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to provide certain employees of Members of Congress and certain employees of State or local governmental agencies with access to case-tracking information of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 738 - Wilson J
Armed Forces Health Care Benefits
03/06/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to eliminate the requirement that certain former members of the reserve components of the Armed Forces be at least 60 years of age in order to be eligible to receive health care benefits.
H 741 - Rogers Mike
TRICARE Program and Chiropractic Services
03/06/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
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 744 - Wasserman
Identity Theft and Criminal Prosecution
09/09/2014 - In SENATE. Read second time. Placed on Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Creates the Stopping Tax Offenders and Prosecuting Identity Theft Act of 2014; requires the Attorney General to make use of existing resources of the Department of Justice to bring more perpetrators of tax return identity theft to justice; requires the consideration of the need to protect vulnerable groups, including veterans, seniors, minors and children, including foster children; requires a specified report.
H 747 - Rangel
Women and Selective Service
03/06/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends the Military Selective Service Act to require the registration of women with the Selective Service System in light of the Department of Defense elimination of the rule excluding women from direct ground combat assignments in the Armed Forces.
H 748 - Rangel
Mandatory National Service
03/06/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Requires all persons in the United States between the ages of 18 and 25 to perform national service, either as a member of the uniformed services or as civilian service in a Federal, State, or local government program or with a community-based agency or community-based entity, authorizes the induction of persons in the uniformed services during wartime to meet end-strength requirements of the uniformed services, and provides for the registration of women under the Military Selective Service Act.
H 804 - Coffman
Revised Security Category Sequester Cancellation
02/25/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on BUDGET.
Cancels the 251A sequester for the revised security category and to provide for a reduced spending plan with respect to the Department of Defense.
H 806 - Brownley
Veterans Affairs Medical Budget Accuracy Reports
03/08/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to make permanent the requirement for annual reports on Comptroller General reviews of the accuracy of Department of Veterans Affairs medical budget submissions.
H 810 - Hanabusa
Secretary of Defense and Funding Transfers
02/25/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Grants the Secretary of Defense the authority to transfer funding under a continuing resolution.
H 813 - Miller J
Veterans Affairs Advance Appropriations
09/17/2013 - In HOUSE. Placed on HOUSE Union Calendar.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to provide for advance appropriations for certain discretionary accounts of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 821 - Grayson
Servicemember Surviving Spouses and Mortgages
06/26/2013 - Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY hearings held.
Amends the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to provide surviving spouses with certain protections relating to mortgages and mortgage foreclosures, and for other purposes.
H 825 - Heck J
Veterans Pension Payments and Income Consideration
02/26/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on FINANCIAL SERVICES.
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 826 - Whitfield
Waters Downstream of Dams and Restricted Areas
02/27/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE: Referred to Subcommittee on WATER RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT.
Prohibits the Corps of Engineers from taking any action to establish a restricted area prohibiting public access to waters downstream of a dam.
H 833 - Hunter
Purple Heart and Distinguished Warfare Medal
03/14/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to require that the Purple Heart occupy a position of precedence above the new Distinguished Warfare Medal.
H 834 - LoBiondo
Veterans Affairs and Cost-Benefit Analyses
03/08/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct cost-benefit analyses for the provision of medical care by the Department of Veterans Affairs in certain geographic areas served by multiple Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities.
H 844 - Takano
Veterans Vocational Rehabilitation Eligibility Period
04/25/2013 - Forwarded by subcommittee to full committee (amended).
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to extend the eligibility period for veterans to enroll in certain vocational rehabilitation programs.
H 849 - Smith A
Sequestration and Debt Limit Suspension
02/27/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to eliminate the section 251A sequestrations and to reduce the security and nonsecurity discretionary spending limits by $320 billion from fiscal year 2014 through fiscal year 2021, and to suspend the statutory limit on the public debt until February 1, 2017.
H 854 - McCaul
Iran Islamic Revolutionary Guard Terrorist Designation
04/08/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on IMMIGRATION AND BORDER SECURITY.
Directs the Secretary of State to designate Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Qods Force as a foreign terrorist organization.
H 857 - Cook
Sequestration and Department of Defense
02/27/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Amends section 251A of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to eliminate the Department of Defense sequestration for fiscal years 2013 and 2014 and sequester such eliminated sums over a period of fiscal years 2015 through 2021.
H 864 - McIntyre
American World War II City
03/08/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to designate at least one city in the United States each year as an "American World War II City".
H 881 - McGovern
Limits on Use of Cluster Munitions
02/28/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Limits the use of cluster munitions.
H 883 - Chaffetz
Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program Benefits
03/08/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to permit certain veterans who were discharged or released from the Armed Forces by reason of service-connected disability to transfer benefits under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program.
H 894 - Johnson B
Fiduciaries of Veterans Supervision
04/25/2013 - Forwarded by subcommittee to full committee.
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 897 - Hahn
Homeless Veterans
03/08/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to expand the definition of homeless veteran for purposes of benefits under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 902 - Boustany
Veterans Affairs Major Medical Facility Leases
03/08/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Authorizes certain Department of Veterans Affairs major medical facility leases.
H 910 - Fleming
Sikes Act Reauthorization
06/24/2013 - In HOUSE. Placed on HOUSE Union Calendar.
Reauthorizes the Sikes Act.
H 914 - Huelskamp
Free Exercise of Religion and Homosexuality in Military
03/14/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to require that implementation of the repeal of the former Department of Defense policy concerning homosexual behavior in the Armed Forces not infringe upon the free exercise of religion by and the rights of conscience of members of the Armed Forces, including chaplains.
H 921 - Michaud
Veterans and Chiropractic Care
03/08/2013 - 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 932 - Thompson M
Immigration and Soldiers
04/08/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on IMMIGRATION AND BORDER SECURITY.
Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to protect the well-being of soldiers and their families.
H 933 - Rogers H
Department of Defense Continuing Appropriations Act
03/26/2013 - Public Law No. 113-6
Relates to the Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013; makes appropriations for the Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and other departments and agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013.
H 958 - Larsen
Wounded Veterans and Reproductive Assistance
03/14/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to improve the reproductive assistance provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs to severely wounded, ill, or injured veterans and their spouses.
H 966 - Hanabusa
Filipino World War II Veterans and Immigrant Visas
04/08/2013 - 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 975 - Walz
Armed Forces and Mental Conditions
03/26/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to extend the duration of the Physical Disability Board of Review and to the expand the authority of such Board to review of the separation of members of the Armed Forces on the basis of a mental condition not amounting to disability, including separation on the basis of a personality or adjustment disorder.
H 978 - Coffman
National Emergency Selective Service Act
03/14/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Relates to the National Emergency Selective Service Act; deauthorizes the Military Selective Service Act, including the registration requirement and the activities of civilian local boards, civilian appeal boards, and similar local agencies of the Selective Service System, except during a national emergency declared by the President.
H 984 - Guthrie
Urotrauma Task Force
05/21/2013 - Subcommittee on HEALTH hearings held.
Directs the Secretary of Defense to establish a task force on urotrauma.
HCR 104 - Michaud
Vietnam Veterans Day
07/07/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Supports the goals and ideals of Vietnam Veterans Day.
HCR 105 - McGovern
Removal of Armed Forces from Iraq
07/28/2014 - To SENATE Committee on FOREIGN RELATIONS.
Directs the President, pursuant to the War Powers Resolution, to remove United States Armed Forces, other than Armed Forces required to protect United States diplomatic facilities and personnel, from Iraq.
HCR 114 - Grijalva
Debate and Vote on Combat Role in Iraq
09/11/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Urges Congress to debate and vote on a statutory authorization for any sustained United States combat role in Iraq or Syria.
HCR 26 - Hunter
Rafael Peralta Medal of Honor
04/05/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Recommends the posthumous award of the Medal of Honor to Sergeant Rafael Peralta.
HCR 32 - Barletta
Capitol Ground and National Honor Guard Exhibition
05/08/2013 - In SENATE. Passed SENATE.
Authorizes the use of the Capitol Grounds for the National Honor Guard and Pipe Band Exhibition.
HCR 7 - Lee B
Nonmilitary Foreign Assistance Programs
01/04/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Expresses the sense of Congress that the United States should provide, on an annual basis, an amount equal to at least one percent of United States gross domestic product (GDP) for nonmilitary foreign assistance programs.
HJR 123 - Issa
Use of Military Force Against Iraq
09/08/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Relates to the Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL); authorizes the use of United States Armed Forces against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
HJR 125 - Schiff
Authorization for Use of Military Force Against ISIL
09/16/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Relates to the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against ISIL Resolution; authorizes the use of United States Armed Forces against the terrorist organization Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
HJR 128 - Larson
Use of United State Armed Forces Against Iraq
09/19/2014 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on RULES.
Authorizes the use of United State Armed Forces against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
HJR 58 - Poe
Prohibition on Funding Use of Force in Syria
09/09/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Prohibits the use of funds available to any United States Government department or agency for the use of force in, or directed at, Syria by the United States Armed Forces.
HJR 60 - DeFazio
War Powers Resolution
09/11/2013 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on RULES.
Amends the War Powers Resolution.
HJR 72 - Culberson
Continuing Appropriations Resolution
10/05/2013 - In SENATE. Read second time. Placed on Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Makes continuing appropriations for veterans benefits for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes.
HJR 88 - Terry
US Service Academies Appropriations Resolution 2014
10/04/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Relates to the United States Service Academies Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014; makes continuing appropriations for operations of the United States Military Academy, the United States Naval Academy, the United States Air Force Academy, the Coast Guard Academy, and the United States Merchant Marine Academy for fiscal year 2014.
HJR 91 - Frelinghuysen
Military Death Benefit Appropriations
10/10/2013 - Public Law No. 113-44
Makes continuing appropriations for death gratuities and related survivor benefits for survivors of deceased military service members of the Department of Defense for fiscal year 2014.
HRES 13 - Gingrey
Rules of the House of Representatives
01/03/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on RULES.
Amends the Rules of the House of Representatives to require that general appropriations for military construction and veterans' affairs be considered as stand-alone measures.
HRES 204 - Brady R
Commending Korean American Veterans of Vietnam War
05/08/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Commends Korean American veterans of the Vietnam War for their service to the United States.
HRES 213 - McCollum
Special Committee on Sexual Assault in the Armed Forces
05/14/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on RULES.
Establishes the Special Committee on Sexual Assault and Abuse in the Armed Forces to conduct oversight, ensure accountability, and report on the activities of the Department of Defense to prevent, reduce, prosecute, and provide victims' services for cases of sexual assault and abuse in the Armed Forces.
HRES 231 - Bachmann
Select Committee on POW and MIA Affairs
05/22/2013 - To HOUSE Committee on RULES.
Establishes a Select Committee on POW and MIA Affairs.
HRES 243 - Webster
Consideration of HR 2216 and HR 2217
06/04/2013 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2216) making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes; provides for consideration of the bill (H.R; 2217) making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes.
HRES 256 - Nugent
Consideration of HR 1960 and HR 1256
06/12/2013 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1960) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year; provides for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1256) to direct the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to jointly adopt rules setting forth the application to cross-border swaps transactions of certain provisions.
HRES 260 - Nugent
Further Consideration of HR 1960
06/13/2013 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 1960) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year.
HRES 264 - Bishop R
House Concurrence in Senate Amendment to HR 588
06/17/2013 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for the concurrence by the House in the Senate amendment to H.R. 588, with an amendment.
HRES 312 - Nugent
Consideration of HR 2397 and HR 2610
07/23/2013 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2397) making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014; provides for consideration of the bill (H.R; 2610) making appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014.
HRES 366 - Sessions P
Consideration of HR3210 and Senate Amendment to HJR59
09/28/2013 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for consideration of the Senate amendment to the joint resolution (H.J.Res; 59) making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes; provides for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3210) making continuing appropriations for military pay in the event of a Government shutdown.
HRES 370 - Woodall
Consideration of HJR70 HJR71 HJR72 HJR73 and HR3230
10/02/2013 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for consideration of HJR70 making appropriations for National Park Service operations for FY 2014; considers HJR71 making appropriations of local funds for DC for FY 2014; considers HJR72 making appropriations for veterans benefits for FY 2014; considers HJR73 making appropriations for the National Institutes of Health for FY 2014; considers HR3230 making shutdown appropriations to provide pay to reserve members of the Armed Forces who perform training during such period.
HRES 412 - Cartwright
Reading of Names of Fallen Soldiers in the House
11/14/2013 - 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 operations.
HRES 557 - Cole
Consideration of H4486 and H4487
04/30/2014 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4486) making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015; provides for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4487) making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015.
HRES 582 - Vargas
United States Foreign Service Day
05/09/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Supports "United States Foreign Service Day" in recognition of the men and women who have served, or are presently serving, in the Foreign Service of the United States; honors those in the Foreign Service who have given their lives in the line of duty.
HRES 585 - Woodall
Consideration of H4660 and H4435
05/20/2014 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4660) making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015; provides for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4435) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2015 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year.
HRES 590 - Nugent
Consideration of H4435 and H3361
05/21/2014 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 4435) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2015 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year; provides for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3361) to reform the authorities of the Federal Government to require the production of certain business records, conduct electronic surveillance, use pen registers and trap and trace devices.
HRES 628 - Nugent
Consideration of H4870 and H3230
06/18/2014 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4870) making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015; provides for consideration of the Senate amendments to the bill (H.R. 3230) making continuing appropriations during a Government shutdown to provide pay and allowances to members of the reserve components of the Armed Forces who perform inactive-duty training during such period.
HRES 678 - Polis
Consideration of S815
07/22/2014 - To HOUSE Committee on RULES.
Provides for the consideration of the bill (S. 815) to prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
HRES 727 - Sessions P
Consideration of H2 and H4
09/18/2014 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2) to remove Federal Government obstacles to the production of more domestic energy; ensures transport of that energy reliably to businesses, consumers, and other end users; lowers the cost of energy to consumers; enables manufacturers and other businesses to access domestically produced energy affordably and reliably in order to create and sustain more secure and well-paying American jobs; for other purposes; provides for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4).
HRES 75 - Miller C
Recognizing the National Guard
02/28/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Recognizes 376 years of service of the National Guard and affirming congressional support for a permanent Operational Reserve as a component of the Armed Forces.
HRES 99 - Cole
Consideration of HR 933
03/06/2013 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for consideration of the bill (H.R. 933) making appropriations for the Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and other departments and agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013.
S 1015 - Casey
Veteran Franchise Purchases Tax Credit
05/22/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow credits for the purchase of franchises by veterans.
S 1032 - McCaskill
Uniform Code of Military Justice
05/23/2013 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code; makes certain improvements in the Uniform Code of Military Justice related to sex-related offenses committed by members of the Armed Forces.
S 1034 - Levin C
Military Activities Appropriations
05/23/2013 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Authorizes appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction; prescribes military personnel strengths for such fiscal year.
S 1039 - Merkley
Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship
06/12/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to expand the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship to include spouses of members of the Armed Forces who die in the line of duty.
S 1041 - Blumenthal
Crime Victims Rights
05/23/2013 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to afford crime victims' rights to victims of offenses under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
S 1042 - Shaheen
Secretary of Veterans Affairs
06/12/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide support to university law school programs that are designed to provide legal assistance to veterans.
S 1044 - Portman
D-Day Plaque or Inscription
06/30/2014 - Public Law No. 113-123
Directs the Secretary of the Interior to install in the area of the World War II Memorial in the District of Columbia a suitable plaque or an inscription with the words that President Franklin D. Roosevelt prayed with the United States on D-Day, June 6, 1944.
S 1046 - Schatz
Native American Veterans Memorial Establishment Act
05/23/2013 - To SENATE Committee on INDIAN AFFAIRS.
Clarifies certain provisions of the Native American Veterans' Memorial Establishment Act of 1994.
S 1051 - Collins
Armed Forces Members Furnished Footwear
05/23/2013 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 37, United States Code, to ensure that footwear furnished or obtained by allowance for enlisted members of the Armed Forces upon their initial entry into the Armed Forces complies with domestic source requirements.
S 1058 - Heller
Homeless Veteran Per Diem Payments
06/12/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
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 1059 - Kirk
Immigration and Nationality Act
05/23/2013 - To SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to deem any person who has received an award from the Armed Forces of the United States for engagement in active combat or active participation in combat to have satisfied certain requirements for naturalization.
S 1060 - Klobuchar
Public Health Service Act
05/23/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to facilitate emergency medical services personnel training and certification curriculum for military veterans.
S 1061 - Klobuchar
Public Health Service Act
05/23/2013 - 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 1078 - Klobuchar
TRICARE Prime Beneficiary Access
05/23/2013 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Directs the Secretary of Defense to provide certain TRICARE beneficiaries with the opportunity to retain access to TRICARE Prime.
S 1081 - Warner
Armed Forces Protected Communications
05/23/2013 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to expand and enhance authorities on protected communications of members of the Armed Forces.
S 1089 - Collins
Veterans and Prescription Drug Take-Back
06/04/2013 - To SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Provides for a prescription drug take-back program for members of the Armed Forces and veterans.
S 1147 - Udall M
Disposition of US Detainees
06/12/2013 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Clarifies the disposition of covered persons detained in the United States pursuant to the Authorization for Use of Military Force.
S 1148 - Heinrich
Notice of Average Processing Time for Veterans Claims
10/30/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide notice of average times for processing claims.
S 1155 - Tester
IT Appropriations for Veterans Mental Health
10/30/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Provides for advance appropriations for certain information technology accounts of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to include mental health professionals in training programs of the Department.
S 1165 - Tester
Immunization of Veterans
10/30/2013 - 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 1197 - Levin C
Military Appropriations and Personnel Strength
11/20/2013 - In SENATE. Cloture motion on the bill presented.
Authorizes appropriations for fiscal year 2014 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 12 - Coats
Transfer of Naval Vessels to Foreign Recipients
02/26/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FOREIGN RELATIONS.
Provides for the transfer of Naval vessels to certain foreign recipients.
S 1201 - Udall T
Military Funding Restriction Regarding Syria
06/20/2013 - To SENATE Select Committee on INTELLIGENCE.
Restricts funds related to escalating United States military involvement in Syria.
S 1211 - Boxer
GI Bill Phrasing Prohibition
10/30/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to prohibit the use of the phrases GI Bill and Post-9/11 GI Bill to give a false impression of approval or endorsement by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S 1216 - Bennet
Veterans On Job Training and Apprenticeship
10/30/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Improves and increases the availability of on-job training and apprenticeship programs carried out by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
S 1246 - Murphy C
Domestic Employment Considerations on Defense Contracts
06/27/2013 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to require contracting officers to consider information regarding domestic employment before awarding a Federal defense contract.
S 1255 - Heller
Veterans Travel Expenses for Medical Treatment
06/27/2013 - 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 1262 - Nelson Bi
Veterans Conservation Corps
11/19/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a veterans conservation corps.
S 1281 - Blumenthal
Veterans and Servicemembers Rights
10/30/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Creates the Veterans and Servicemembers Employment Rights and Housing Act of 2013; prohibits discrimination on the basis of military service.
S 1295 - Brown S
Veterans Benefits Relevant Service Notice
10/30/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide veterans with notice, when veterans electronically file claims for benefits under Laws administered by the Secretary, that relevant services may be available from veterans service organizations.
S 1296 - Nelson Bi
Wounded Warrior Act Interoperable Health Records
10/30/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends the Wounded Warrior Act to establish a specific timeline for the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to achieve interoperable electronic health records.
S 1309 - Wyden
Public Land Reservation for Military Use
05/14/2014 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Withdraws and reserves certain public land under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior for military uses.
S 131 - Murray
Injured Veterans and Reproductive Assistance
09/17/2013 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to improve the reproductive assistance provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs to severely wounded, ill, or injured veterans and their spouses.
S 1320 - Donnelly
Tiered Hiring Preference for Armed Forces Reserves
07/18/2013 - 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 1361 - Murphy C
Veteran Status for WWII Coastwise Merchant Seamen
10/30/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
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.
S 1367 - Pryor
Expedited Air Passenger Screening to Disabled Veterans
07/25/2013 - To SENATE Committee on COMMERCE, SCIENCE, AND TRANSPORTATION.
Amends Title 49, United States Code, to direct the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security Transportation Security Administration to provide expedited air passenger screening to severely injured or disabled members of the Armed Forces and severely injured or disabled veterans.
S 1386 - Menendez
Enhanced Embassy Security
12/09/2013 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Provides for enhanced embassy security; provides for certain funding authorizations, language training, foreign affairs security training, immediate threat mitigation, local guard contracts, disciplinary action resulting from unsatisfactory leadership in relation to a security incident, reemployment of annuitants, expansion of the Marine Corps Security Guard Detachment Program, and reporting on the implementation of accountability review boards.
S 1387 - Reed
Grants to Rehabilitate Homes of Disabled Veterans
07/30/2013 - To SENATE Committee on BANKING, HOUSING AND URBAN AFFAIRS.
Establishes a pilot program to authorize the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to make grants to nonprofit organizations to rehabilitate and modify homes of disabled and low-income veterans.
S 1399 - Durbin
Servicemember Relief for Student Loan Refinance Debt
10/30/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
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.
S 140 - Baucus
Veterans and Jobs
01/24/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
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 Veterans Affairs, and the Department of Defense, and 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.
S 1403 - Pryor
Facilitated Airport Screening for Disabled Veterans
07/31/2013 - To SENATE Committee on COMMERCE, SCIENCE, AND TRANSPORTATION.
Amends title 49, United States Code, to direct the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security Transportation Security Administration to facilitate the screening of severely injured or disabled members of the Armed Forces and severely injured or disabled veterans at airports.
S 1411 - Franken
Health Care Services for Veterans in Rural Areas
10/30/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Specifies requirements for the next update of the current strategic plan for the Office of Rural Health of the Department of Veterans Affairs for improving access to, and the quality of, health care services for veterans in rural areas.
S 1429 - Durbin
Department of Defense Appropriations for 2014
08/01/2013 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
An original bill making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014.
S 1438 - Pryor
Military Technicians Inclusion in Personnel Accounts
08/01/2013 - To SENATE Committee on BUDGET.
Amends the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to provide that military technicians shall be included in military personnel accounts for purposes of any order issued under that Act.
S 145 - Boxer
National Guard and School Violence
01/24/2013 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 32, United States Code, to authorize National Guard support for State and local efforts to keep schools safe from violence.
S 1510 - Coburn
Defense Department Auditable Financial Statements
09/17/2013 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Provides for auditable financial statements for the Department of Defense.
S 152 - Murkowski
Eielson Air Force Base Reports
01/24/2013 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Requires the Secretary of the Air Force to retain the current leadership rank, aircraft, and core functions of the 354th Fighter Wing and the 18th Aggressor Squadron at Eielson Air Force Base and to require reports on proposed activities at such installation.
S 1522 - Sanders
Comprehensive Dental Reform Act
09/18/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Creates the Comprehensive Dental Reform Act; improves access to oral health care for vulnerable and underserved populations; relates to coverage of dental service under the Medicare and Medicaid programs and public health programs, oral health education for medical providers, dental clinics in schools, mobile and portable dental services, veterans dental care, dental care for armed forces members and dependents, dental services for federal prisoners, and dental health care under the Indian Health Service.
S 1541 - Udall M
Armed Forces and Contractor Pay During Shutdown
09/24/2013 - 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 Governmentwide shutdown occurs.
S 1543 - Heller
Pay Appropriations for Armed Forces During Shutdown
09/24/2013 - 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 1547 - Burr
Veterans Affairs Dialysis Pilot Program Review
10/30/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to review the dialysis pilot program implemented by the Department of Veterans Affairs and submit a report to Congress before expanding that program.
S 1550 - Wyden
Human Based Armed Forces Medical Training Requirement
09/25/2013 - 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 1556 - Brown S
Veterans Health Administration Collective Bargaining
11/19/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to modify authorities relating to the collective bargaining of employees in the Veterans Health Administration.
S 1558 - Begich
Veterans Outreach Program
10/30/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a program of outreach for veterans.
S 1559 - Durbin
Benefits Fairness for Filipino Veterans Act of 2013
10/30/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Relates to the Benefits Fairness for Filipino Veterans Act of 2013; amends title 38, United States Code, to modify the method of determining whether Filipino veterans are United States residents for purposes of eligibility for receipt of the full-dollar rate of compensation under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
S 1564 - Sanders
Veterans Benefits Funding During Shutdown
09/30/2013 - To SENATE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Makes continuing appropriations for veterans benefits and services in the event of a Government shutdown.
S 1568 - Boozman
Military Shutdown Pay for Navy Reservists
10/07/2013 - To SENATE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Makes technical corrections to the Pay Our Military Act to include midshipmen at the United States Merchant Marine Academy, who are appointed as midshipmen in the Navy Reserve.
S 1573 - Tester
Temporary Compensation to Surviving Spouse of a Veteran
10/30/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
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 1578 - Sanders
Veterans Costs at Medical Foster Homes
10/30/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to cover the costs associated with the care of veterans at medical foster homes.
S 1579 - Sanders
Protections for Uniformed Service Members and Families
10/30/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends the Service members Civil Relief Act to improve the protections provided to members of the uniformed services and their families.
S 1580 - Begich
Homeless Veterans Services Code Compliance
10/30/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to require recipients of per diem payments from the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the provision of services for homeless veterans to comply with codes relevant to operations and level of care provided.
S 1581 - Sanders
Armed Forces Sexual Trauma and Domestic Abuse
11/19/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide counseling and treatment for sexual trauma to members of the Armed Forces, to require the Secretary to screen veterans for domestic abuse, to require the Secretary to submit reports on military sexual trauma and domestic abuse.
S 1582 - Sanders
Veterans With Hearing Loss
10/30/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit reports on the provision of services by the Department of Veterans Affairs to veterans with hearing loss and other auditory system injuries and the measures that can be taken jointly by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense with respect to hearing loss and other auditory system injuries.
S 1583 - Sanders
Veterans With Mental Health Disorders
10/30/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct an education program and peer support program for the education and training of family members and caregivers of veterans with mental health disorders.
S 1584 - Sanders
Replacement Automobiles for Certain Disabled Veterans
10/30/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to provide replacement automobiles for certain disabled veterans and members of the Armed Forces.
S 1585 - Sanders
Veterans Insurance Rates Update
10/30/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to update the Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance program to base premium rates on the Commissioners 2001 Standard Ordinary Mortality Table instead of the Commissioners 1941 Standard Ordinary Table of Mortality.
S 1586 - Sanders
Dental Health Care for Veterans
10/30/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to improve dental health care for veterans.
S 1588 - Hirono
Veterans Emergency Medical Treatment
10/30/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
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 1589 - Burr
Veterans Integrated Service Network Assessment
10/30/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to ensure the Department of Veterans Affairs has an up-to-date policy on reporting of cases of infectious diseases; requires an independent assessment of the Veterans Integrated Service Networks and medical centers of the Department.
S 1591 - Hagan
Small Business Credits for Hiring Reservists
10/28/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
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.
S 1593 - Reed
Servicemembers and Spouses Mortgage Protections
11/19/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
Amends the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to enhance the protections accorded to servicemembers and their spouses with respect to mortgages.
S 16 - Inhofe
Sequester Replacement
02/27/2013 - In SENATE. Read second time. Placed on Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Provides for a sequester replacement.
S 1600 - Murkowski
Critical Minerals Policy Act
01/28/2014 - In SENATE Committee on ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES: Hearings held.
Creates the Critical Minerals Policy Act of 2013; facilitates the reestablishment of domestic, critical mineral designation, assessment, production, manufacturing, recycling, analysis, forecasting, workforce, education, research, and international capabilities in the United States; requires the publishing of a draft methodology for determining which minerals qualify as critical minerals based on an assessment of whether the minerals are subject to potential supply restrictions and important in their use.
S 1602 - Blumenthal
Treatment for Descendants of Veterans Exposed to Toxins
10/29/2013 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Establishes in the Department of Veterans Affairs a national center for the diagnosis, treatment, and research of health conditions of the descendants of veterans exposed to toxic substances during service in the Armed Forces; provides certain services to those descendants; establishes an advisory board on exposure to toxic substances.
S 1604 - Sanders
Veterans Health Care and Services
11/19/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to expand and enhance eligibility for health care and services through the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S 1609 - Murkowski
Coast Guard Leasing of Tidelands
10/29/2013 - To SENATE Committee on COMMERCE, SCIENCE, AND TRANSPORTATION.
Amends title 14, United States Code, to authorize the Commandant of the United States Coast Guard to lease tidelands and submerged lands under control of the Coast Guard for periods longer than five years.
S 1624 - Blumenthal
Work Opportunity Credit for Hiring Veterans
10/30/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the work opportunity credit for hiring veterans.
S 1637 - Manchin
Armed Forces Employment Opportunities
10/31/2013 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Better connects current and former members of the Armed Forces with employment opportunities by consolidating duplicative Federal Government Internet websites into a single portal; conserves resources by merging redundant and competing programs.
S 1643 - Cardin
Veterans' Advisory Committee on Education Extension
11/04/2013 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to provide for a two-year extension of the Veterans' Advisory Committee on Education.
S 1644 - Boxer
Military Justice Preliminary Hearings
11/05/2013 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to provide for preliminary hearings on alleged offenses under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
S 1662 - McConnell
Payment Method for Veterans' Clinic Contractors
11/07/2013 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Provides for the introduction of pay-for-performance compensation mechanisms into contracts of the Department of Veterans Affairs with community-based outpatient clinics for the provision of health care services.
S 1668 - Bennet
Trauma Impact Report on Discharged Armed Forces Members
11/07/2013 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Requires a Comptroller General of the United States report on the impact of certain mental and physical trauma on the discharge of members of the Armed Forces for misconduct.
S 1669 - Heinrich
Defense Reimbursement for Assistance to Media Producers
11/07/2013 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Provides for proper reimbursement of the Department of Defense for assistance provided to nongovernmental entertainment-oriented media producers.
S 1682 - Casey
Veterans Affairs Academic and Vocational Improvements
11/12/2013 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to make certain clarifications and improvements in the academic and vocational counseling programs administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
S 1683 - Menendez
Transfer of Naval Vessels to Certain Foreign Recipients
11/14/2013 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Provides for the transfer of Naval vessels to certain foreign recipients.
S 1684 - Toomey
Transition From Military Service to Civilian Life
11/12/2013 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Requires a pilot program on the provision of certain information to State veterans agencies to facilitate the transition of members of the Armed Forces from military service to civilian life.
S 1703 - Murkowski
Information for Soldiers on Mental Health Services
11/14/2013 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Requires the provision of information to members of the Armed Forces on availability of mental health services and related privacy rights.
S 1707 - Heller
Veterans Pension Income Exclusion
11/14/2013 - To SENATE Committee on BANKING, HOUSING AND URBAN AFFAIRS.
Excludes consideration as income under the United States Housing Act of 1937 payments of pensions made under section 1521 of title 38, United States Code, to veterans who are in need of regular aid and attendance.
S 171 - Udall M
Government Shutdown and Armed Forces Pay
01/29/2013 - 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 Government-wide shutdown occurs.
S 1717 - Kaine
Veterans Affairs Oversight of Educational Assistance
11/14/2013 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to improve oversight of educational assistance provided under Laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and the Secretary of Defense.
S 1727 - Toomey
Army Combat Vehicle Industrial Base
11/19/2013 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Requires a Comptroller General of the United States report assessing a study of the Army on the combat vehicle industrial base.
S 1728 - Cornyn
Overseas Armed Services Voters
04/10/2014 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Amends the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act to improve ballot accessibility to uniformed services voters and overseas voters.
S 1736 - Durbin
Veteran Status of Service Academy Students
11/19/2013 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends titles 5 and 38, United States Code, to clarify the veteran status of an individual based on the attendance of the individual at a preparatory school of a service academy.
S 1740 - Landrieu
Veterans Affairs Major Medical Facility Leases
11/20/2013 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Authorizes Department of Veterans Affairs major medical facility leases.
S 1741 - Markey
Savings and Wealth Creation Among Armed Forces
11/20/2013 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Directs the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) to carry out a pilot program to develop innovative consumer financial products that encourage savings and wealth-creation among members of the Armed Forces on active duty.
S 1749 - Schatz
Master Plans for Major Military Installations
11/20/2013 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Improves master plans for major military installations.
S 1751 - Heller
Veterans Medical Disabilities Examinations
11/20/2013 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Improves authorities for performance of medical disabilities examinations by contract physicians for benefits under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
S 1752 - Gillibrand
Procedures for Trial by Court Martial
03/06/2014 - In SENATE: Cloture motion on the bill rejected.
Reforms procedures for determinations to proceed to trial by court-martial for certain offenses under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
S 1755 - Toomey
Study of Unclaimed Remains of Veterans
11/21/2013 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct a study on matters relating to the claiming and interring of unclaimed remains of veterans.
S 1764 - Ayotte
Retirement of A 10 Aircraft
11/21/2013 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Limits the retirement of A-10 aircraft.
S 1775 - McCaskill
Victims Protection Act
12/09/2013 - In SENATE. Read second time. Placed on Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Victims Protection Act of 2013; improves the sexual assault prevention and response programs and activities of the Department of Defense to include sexual assault prevention and response, related military justice matters, and other military justice and legal matters.
S 18 - Ayotte
Sequester Replacement
02/27/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to replace the sequester established by the Budget Control Act of 2011.
S 1841 - Inhofe
Reduction in the Readiness of Our Armed Forces
12/17/2013 - To SENATE Committee on BUDGET.
Mitigates the reduction in the readiness of our Armed Forces by reducing the defense sequestration cuts for fiscal years 2014 and 2015 but implementing the cuts, in their entirety, over the duration of sequestration.
S 1844 - Shaheen
Military Retirement Benefits
12/17/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Restores full military retirement benefits by closing corporate tax loopholes.
S 1856 - Pryor
Armed Forces Retirement Pay
12/18/2013 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Relates to an annual adjustment of retired pay for members of the Armed Forces under the age of 62.
S 1892 - Collins
Veterans of Forces Base Registry
12/20/2013 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a registry of certain veterans who were stationed at or underwent training at Canadian Forces Base Gagetown, New Brunswick, and Canada.
S 1917 - McCaskill
Armed Forces Sexual Assault Prevention
04/16/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Provides for additional enhancements of the sexual assault prevention and response activities of the Armed Forces.
S 1918 - Shaheen
TRICARE Eligible Employee Status Change
01/14/2014 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a special change in status rule for employees who become eligible for TRICARE.
S 1919 - Paul Ra
Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution Repeal
01/14/2014 - To SENATE Committee on FOREIGN RELATIONS.
Repeals the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.
S 1930 - Paul Ra
Annual Adjustment of Retired Pay and Retainer Pay Amoun
01/15/2014 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Repeals the annual adjustment of retired pay and retainer pay amounts for retired members of the Armed Forces under age 62.
S 1950 - Sanders
Veteran Medical Services and Benefits
01/27/2014 - In SENATE. Read second time. Placed on Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Improves the provision of medical services and benefits to veterans.
S 1956 - Schatz
Armed Forces Discharge Characterization
01/16/2014 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Directs the Secretary of Defense to review the discharge characterization of former members of the Armed Forces who were discharged by reason of the sexual orientation of the member.
S 1977 - Ayotte
Armed Forces Retirement Pay Annual Adjustment
02/03/2014 - In SENATE. Read second time. Placed on Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Repeals section 403 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, relating to an annual adjustment of retired pay for members of the Armed Forces under the age of 62; provides an offset.
S 1982 - Sanders
Provision of Medical Services and Benefits to Veterans
02/27/2014 - In SENATE. SA 2766 fell when SA 2747 fell.
Improves the provision of medical services and benefits to veterans.
S 1985 - Moran Je
Veterans Health Services Pilot Program
02/03/2014 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Reauthorizes and modifies the pilot program of the Department of Veterans Affairs under which the Secretary of Veterans Affairs provides health services to veterans through qualifying non-Department of Veterans Affairs health care providers.
S 1986 - Manchin
Veterans Outreach and Coordination of Services
02/03/2014 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Older Americans Act of 1965 to provide for outreach, and coordination of services, to veterans.
S 1987 - Feinstein
Department of Veterans Affairs Buildings
02/04/2014 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into enhanced-use leases for certain buildings of the Department of Veterans Affairs at the West Los Angeles Medical Center, California.
S 1993 - Warren
Secretary of Veterans Affairs
02/04/2014 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Protects individuals who are eligible for increased pension under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on the basis of need of regular aid and attendance from dishonest, predatory, or otherwise unlawful practices.
S 1994 - McCaskill
TRICARE program
02/04/2014 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to provide for the availability of breastfeeding support, supplies, and counseling under the TRICARE program.
S 1999 - Graham
Servicemembers Civil Relief Act
02/06/2014 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to require the consent of parties to contracts for the use of arbitration to resolve controversies arising under the contracts and subject to provisions of such Act and to preserve the rights of servicemembers to bring class actions under such Act.
S 200 - Murkowski
National Cemeteries and Service in Laos Combat Support
06/12/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to authorize the interment in national cemeteries under the control of the National Cemetery Administration of individuals who served in combat support of the Armed Forces in the Kingdom of Laos between February 28, 1961, and May 15, 1975.
S 2009 - Udall T
Veterans Health Care Provisions
02/10/2014 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Improves the provision of health care by the Department of Veterans Affairs to veterans in rural and highly rural areas.
S 2013 - Rubio
Senior Executive Service Employees Performance
02/11/2014 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to provide for the removal of Senior Executive Service employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs for performance.
S 2014 - Durbin
GI Education Benefit Fairness Act of 2014
02/11/2014 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to the GI Education Benefit Fairness Act of 2014; 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 2053 - Warren
American Prisoner of War Recognition
02/27/2014 - To SENATE Committee on RULES AND ADMINISTRATION.
Directs the Architect of the Capitol to place a chair honoring American Prisoners of War/Missing in Action on the Capitol Grounds.
S 206 - Collins
HUBZone Program Expansion
01/31/2013 - To SENATE Committee on SMALL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP.
Expands the HUBZone program for communities affected by base realignment and closure.
S 2070 - Markey
Navy Nuclear Armed Submarines
02/27/2014 - 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 2075 - Warner
Defense Commissary System Funding
03/04/2014 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Prohibits a reduction in funding for the defense commissary system in fiscal year 2015 pending the report of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission.
S 2091 - Heller
Veterans Benefits Claims Improvement
03/06/2014 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
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 2095 - Moran Je
Veterans Health Providers Program
03/06/2014 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Reauthorizes and modifies the pilot program of the Department of Veterans Affairs under which the Secretary of Veterans Affairs provides health services to veterans through qualifying non-Department of Veterans Affairs health care providers.
S 210 - Heller
Military Decorations and Fraudulent Representation
02/04/2013 - To SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Amends Title 18, United States Code, with respect to fraudulent representations about having received military declarations or medals.
S 2128 - Cornyn
Doris Miller Medical Center
03/13/2014 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Names the Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Waco, Texas, as the "Doris Miller Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center".
S 2131 - Begich
Coast Guard Statutory Authorities
03/13/2014 - To SENATE Committee on COMMERCE, SCIENCE, AND TRANSPORTATION.
Amends the statutory authorities of the Coast Guard to strengthen Coast Guard prevention and response capabilities in the Arctic.
S 2138 - Shaheen
Newly Hired Veterans Payroll Tax Holiday
03/13/2014 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Provides a payroll tax holiday for newly hired veterans.
S 2143 - Shaheen
Veteran Entrepreneurs Capital Access
06/04/2014 - In SENATE Committee on SMALL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Hearings held.
Increases access to capital for veteran entrepreneurs to help create jobs.
S 2145 - Feinstein
Veterans Affairs Facilities Voter Registration
03/13/2014 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to permit facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs to be designated as voter registration agencies.
S 2179 - Murray
Benefits for Homeless Veterans
03/27/2014 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to waive the minimum period of continuous active duty in the Armed Forces for receipt of benefits for homeless veterans, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish benefits for homeless veterans to homeless veterans with discharges or releases from service in the Armed Forces under other than honorable condition.
S 2182 - Walsh
Veterans Health Administration
03/27/2014 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Expands and improves care provided to veterans and members of the Armed Forces with mental health disorders or at risk of suicide, to review the terms or characterization of the discharge or separation of certain individuals from the Armed Forces, to require a pilot program on loan repayment for psychiatrists who agree to serve in the Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S 2190 - Blunt
Health Care Exempt Employees
04/01/2014 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow employers to exempt employees with health coverage under TRICARE or the Veterans Administration from being taken into account for purposes of the employer mandate under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
S 2217 - Tester
Mental Health Professional Military Records Board
04/07/2014 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to enhance the participation of mental health professionals in boards for the correction of military records and boards for the review of the discharge or dismissal of members of the Armed Forces.
S 2222 - Walsh
Military Sexual Assault Prevention Report
04/08/2014 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Requires a Comptroller General of the United States report on the sexual assault prevention activities of the Department of Defense and the Armed Forces.
S 2231 - Portman
Military Enlistment Mental Health Assessment
04/09/2014 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to provide an individual with a mental health assessment before the individual enlists in the Armed Forces or is commissioned as an officer in the Armed Forces.
S 2243 - Murray
Veterans Family Caregivers
04/10/2014 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Expands eligibility for the program of comprehensive assistance for family caregivers of the Department of Veterans Affairs; expands benefits available to participants under such program; enhances special compensation for members of the uniformed services who require assistance in everyday life.
S 225 - Feinstein
Buffalo Soldier Commemoration Study
06/27/2013 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study of alternatives for commemorating and interpreting the role of the Buffalo Soldiers in the early years of the National Parks.
S 2258 - Begich
Veterans Compensation Cost of Living Adjustment
09/26/2014 - Public Law No. 113-181
Creates the Veterans Compensation Cost of Living Adjustment Act of 2014; provides for an increase 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 by the same percentage as the percentage by which benefit amounts payable under the Social Security Act.
S 2259 - Murray
Military Connected Student Data Collection
04/28/2014 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to allow for data collection about military-connected students.
S 2264 - McCaskill
World War One Memorial
07/23/2014 - Subcommittee on NATIONAL PARKS hearings held.
Designates memorials to the service of members of the United States Armed Forces in World War I.
S 2276 - Blunt
Access To Mental Health Services Under TRICARE
05/01/2014 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to improve access to mental health services under the TRICARE program.
S 2289 - Levin C
Military Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2015
05/05/2014 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Authorizes appropriations for fiscal year 2015 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year.
S 229 - Toomey
Medical Center of the Department of Veterans Affairs
05/09/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Designates the medical center of the Department of Veterans Affairs located at 3900 Woodland Avenue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as the "Corporal Michael J. Crescenz Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center".
S 2294 - Kaine
Armed Forces Preferences on Pay and Benefits
05/06/2014 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Requires a survey of the preferences of members of the Armed Forces regarding military pay and benefits.
S 2295 - Leahy
National Commission on the Future of the Army
05/06/2014 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Establishes the National Commission on the Future of the Army.
S 2296 - Shaheen
Veterans Affairs Decision Review Officers
05/07/2014 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to employ at least three decision review officers at each regional office of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S 2298 - Shaheen
National Recreational Pass for Disabled Veterans
05/07/2014 - To SENATE Committee on ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
Provides for a lifetime National Recreational Pass for any veteran with a service-connected disability.
S 2300 - Donnelly
Mental Health Assessments for Armed Forces
05/07/2014 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Defense to conduct periodic mental health assessments for members of the Armed Forces and to submit reports with respect to mental health.
S 2303 - Murphy C
Coast Guard Commemorative Coins
05/07/2014 - 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 2312 - Reed
Equitable Treatment of National Guard Technicians
05/08/2014 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends titles 5, 10, and 32, United States Code, to eliminate inequities in the treatment of National Guard technicians.
S 2316 - Thune
Veterans Medical Appointment Wait Times
05/12/2014 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Requires the Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs to submit a report on wait times for veterans seeking medical appointments and treatment from the Department of Veterans Affairs, to prohibit closure of medical facilities of the Department.
S 2323 - Brown S
Civil Service Treatment of Fathers of Veterans
09/11/2014 - 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.
S 2333 - Murray
TRICARE Behavioral Health Treatment
05/14/2014 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to provide for certain behavioral health treatment under TRICARE for children and adults with developmental disabilities.
S 2334 - King
Veterans Small Business Concern Definition
05/14/2014 - To SENATE Committee on SMALL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP.
Amends the Small Business Act and title 38, United States Code, to provide for a consolidated definition of a small business concern owned and controlled by veterans.
S 2337 - Murkowski
Hmong Veterans Interment
05/14/2014 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to the Hmong Veterans' Service Recognition Act; 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.
S 234 - Reid
Department of Veterans Affairs
02/07/2013 - 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, and for other purposes.
S 2341 - Kaine
Armed Forces Professional Credentials
05/15/2014 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to enhance the authority for members of the Armed Forces to obtain professional credentials.
S 2350 - Hirono
Chief of the National Guard Bureau Director Assignments
05/15/2014 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to expand the role of the Chief of the National Guard Bureau in the assignment of Directors and Deputy Directors of the Army National Guard and Air National Guard.
S 2357 - Murkowski
Department of Defense Suicide Prevention Data
05/20/2014 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Provides for improvements in the consistency of data collection, reporting, and assessment in connection with the suicide prevention efforts of the Department of Defense.
S 2358 - Udall M
Armed Forces Childbirth Leave
05/20/2014 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to authorize additional leave for members of the Armed Forces in connection with the birth of a child.
S 2362 - Fischer
Veterans Health Performance Awards Prohibition
05/20/2014 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Prohibits the payment of performance awards in fiscal year 2015 to employees in the Veterans Health Administration.
S 2368 - Brown S
Online Tracking of Traumatic Events in Armed Forces
05/21/2014 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Establishes an online significant event tracker (SET) system for tracking, reporting, and summarizing exposures of members of the Armed Forces, including members of the reserve components thereof, to traumatic events.
S 2393 - Pryor
Uniformed Services Members Employment Protection
05/22/2014 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; improves the protection and enforcement of employment and reemployment rights of members of the uniformed services.
S 2395 - Menendez
Military Force Authorization Against Iraq
05/22/2014 - To SENATE Committee on FOREIGN RELATIONS.
Repeals the Authorization for use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.
S 2396 - Pryor
Veterans Business Outreach Center Program
05/22/2014 - 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 240 - Tester
Active Service
02/07/2013 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to modify the per-fiscal year calculation of days of certain active duty or active service used to reduce the minimum age at which a member of a reserve component of the uniformed services may retire for non-regular service.
S 2404 - Whitehouse
Veterans Mortgage Protection
05/22/2014 - 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 2410 - Levin C
Military Activities Appropriations
06/02/2014 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Authorizes appropriations for fiscal year 2015 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 2413 - Sanders
Provision of Medical Services and Benefits to Veterans
06/02/2014 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Improves the provision of medical services and benefits to veterans.
S 2419 - Toomey
Veteran's Health Protections
06/03/2014 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Protects America's veterans from dishonesty and malfeasance in the delivery of medical services and to hold the Department of Veterans Affairs accountable to those they serve.
S 2422 - Sanders
Access of Veterans to Medical Services
06/04/2014 - In SENATE. Read second time. Placed on Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Improves the access of veterans to medical services from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S 2423 - Shaheen
Veterans Medical Care Wait Times
06/03/2014 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Improves wait times for appointments for hospital care, medical services, and other health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs; improves accountability of employees responsible for long wait times for such appointments.
S 2424 - McCain
Veterans' Choice of Medical Providers
06/03/2014 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Provides veterans with the choice of medical providers and to increase transparency and accountability of operations of the Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S 2444 - Begich
Coast Guard Appropriations
06/05/2014 - To SENATE Committee on COMMERCE, SCIENCE, AND TRANSPORTATION.
Authorizes appropriations for the Coast Guard for fiscal years 2015 through 2016.
S 2448 - Hagan
Servicemembers in Higher Education
06/05/2014 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Protects servicemembers in higher education.
S 2450 - Sanders
Access of Veterans To Medical Services
06/11/2014 - In SENATE. Companion measure passed in lieu of this measure.
Improves the access of veterans to medical services from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S 2456 - Menendez
Active Duty Military Credit Reporting Protections
06/10/2014 - To SENATE Committee on BANKING, HOUSING AND URBAN AFFAIRS.
Amends the Fair Credit Reporting Act to provide protections for active duty military consumers.
S 2477 - Paul Ra
Prohibition on Foreign Assistance to Egypt
06/17/2014 - To SENATE Committee on FOREIGN RELATIONS.
Prohibits certain foreign assistance to the Government of Egypt as a result of the July 3, 2013, military coup d'etat.
S 25 - Hatch
Cost of Living for Retired Military Members
02/15/2014 - Public Law No. 113-82
Ensures that the reduced annual cost-of-living adjustment to the retired pay of members and former members of the Armed Forces under a specified age required by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 will not apply to members or former members who first became members prior to a specified date; requires the establishment of a Transitional Fund for Sustainable Growth Rate Reform to provide funds to pay for physicians services under Part B to supplement a specified conversion.
S 2507 - Menendez
United States Cadet Nurse Corps
06/19/2014 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' 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.
S 2540 - Durbin
Patriot Employer Tax Credit Act
06/26/2014 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Relates to the Patriot Employer Tax Credit Act; amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a tax credit to Patriot employers.
S 2545 - Ayotte
Secretary of Veterans Affair Employee Bonuses
06/26/2014 - 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 2555 - Ayotte
Ukraine Military Assistance
06/26/2014 - To SENATE Committee on FOREIGN RELATIONS.
Requires a report on military assistance to Ukraine.
S 257 - Boozman
Higher Education
06/12/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to require courses of education provided by public institutions of higher education that are approved for purposes of the educational assistance programs administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to charge veterans tuition and fees at the in-State tuition rate, and for other purposes.
S 2606 - McCaskill
Veterans Affairs Retaliation Against Whistleblowers
07/15/2014 - 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 2607 - Booker
Veterans Brain Injury Assisted Living Services
07/15/2014 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Extends and modifies the pilot program of the Department of Veterans Affairs on assisted living services for veterans with traumatic brain injury.
S 2612 - Warner
Dynamic Repayment Act
07/16/2014 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Creates the Dyanmic Repayment Act of 2014; provides for the termination of authority to make federal direct Stafford Loans, federal direct unsubsidized Staff Loans, and federal Direct Plus loans to students under the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program; establishes the Income Dependent Education Assistance Loan Program and the Idea Loan Repayment Program; relates to graduate and professional students eligible for Plus Loans; relates to students and IDEA loans and armed forces student loans.
S 262 - Durbin
Educational Assistance Program
06/12/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to provide equity for tuition and fees for individuals entitled to educational assistance under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs who are pursuing programs of education at institutions of higher learning, and for other purposes.
S 2639 - Baldwin
Veterans Affairs Graduate Medical Residency Positions
07/22/2014 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to increase the number of graduate medical education residency positions at medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S 2651 - Coburn
DHS OIG Mandates Revision Act
09/19/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE: Referred to Subcommittee on COAST GUARD & MARITIME TRANSPORTATION.
Creates the DHS OIG Mandates Revision Act of 2014; repeals certain mandates of the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General to include the requirement to conduct an annual evaluation of the cargo inspection targeting system, to conduct an annual review of Coast Guard performance, and an annual review of grants to states and high-risk urban areas.
S 2654 - Landrieu
Veterans Affairs Delayed Payments Outreach Program
07/24/2014 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct outreach to veterans regarding the effect of certain delayed payments by the Secretary, to require the Secretary to submit to Congress an annual report regarding such delayed payments.
S 2659 - Murphy C
Expedited Passenger Screening Services for Veterans
07/24/2014 - To SENATE Committee on COMMERCE, SCIENCE, AND TRANSPORTATION.
Amends title 49, United States Code, to require the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security Transportation Security Administration to establish a process for providing expedited and dignified passenger screening services for veterans traveling to visit war memorials built and dedicated to honor their services.
S 2666 - Cruz
Expedited Processing of Minors Entering from the South
07/28/2014 - In SENATE. Read second time. Placed on Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Prohibits future consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals or work authorization for aliens who are not in lawful status; facilitates the expedited processing of minors entering the United States across the southern border; requires the Secretary of Defense to reimburse States for National Guard deployments in response to large-scale border crossings of unaccompanied alien children from noncontiguous countries.
S 2671 - Toomey
Veterans Passenger Screening Services and War Memorials
07/28/2014 - To SENATE Committee on COMMERCE, SCIENCE, AND TRANSPORTATION.
Amends United States Code; requires the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration, to establish a process for providing expedited and dignified passenger screening services for veterans traveling to visit war memorials built and dedicated to honor their service.
S 2686 - Cornyn
Prevention of Extended Tax Collection on Armed Forces
07/30/2014 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
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.
S 2687 - Shaheen
Armed Forces Family Health and Contraception
07/30/2014 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code; ensures 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 2700 - Portman
Veterans Affairs Headstone Furnishment
07/30/2014 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to identify the persons who are eligible to request headstones or markers furnished by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
S 2703 - Boxer
Armed Forces Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners
07/30/2014 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Establishes eligibility, assignment, training, and certification requirements for sexual assault forensic examiners for the Armed Forces.
S 2707 - Moran Je
Health Savings Account Contributions
07/30/2014 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Provides for coordination between the TRICARE program and eligibility for making contributions to a health savings account.
S 2723 - Franken
Homeless Youth and Veterans Housing Tax Credit
07/31/2014 - 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 2730 - Brown S
Online Significant Event Tracker
07/31/2014 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Establishes or integrates an online significant event tracker (SET) system for tracking, reporting, and summarizing exposures of members of the Armed Forces, including members of the reserve components thereof, to traumatic events.
S 2738 - Blumenthal
Veterans Exposure to Toxic Substances
07/31/2014 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
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; establishes an advisory board on exposure to toxic substances.
S 2740 - Heitkamp
Veteran Voluntary National Directory Outreach Support
07/31/2014 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a voluntary national directory of veterans to support outreach to veterans.
S 2758 - Tester
Aircraft Requirements and Modernization
07/31/2014 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Authorizes the Secretary of the Air Force to modernize C-130 aircraft using alternative communication, navigation, surveillance, and air traffic management program kits; ensures that such aircraft meet applicable regulations of the Federal Aviation Administration.
S 2782 - Sanders
Federal Charter for the Veterans of Foreign Wars
09/09/2014 - To SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Amends title 36, United States Code, to improve the Federal charter for the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.
S 2794 - Durbin
Surplus Property to Veteran-Owned Businesses
09/11/2014 - 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 overseas excess or surplus property to veteran-owned small businesses.
S 2810 - Toomey
State Veterans Agencies Civilian Transition
09/15/2014 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Requires the Secretary of Defense to develop procedures to share certain information with State veterans agencies to facilitate the transition of members of the Armed Forces from military service to civilian life.
S 2822 - Toomey
Burial Of Veterans In National Cemeteries
09/16/2014 - 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 2834 - Toomey
Employment and Training Services for Veterans
09/17/2014 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to protect employment and training services for veterans.
S 2837 - Carper
Educational Institution Federal Funding Limits
09/17/2014 - 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 2843 - Klobuchar
Special Victims' Counsel for Armed Forces Sex Victims
09/17/2014 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to provide certain members of the reserve components of the Armed Forces who are victims of sex-related offenses with access to a special victims' counsel.
S 2863 - Flake
Transparency in Education Act
09/18/2014 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Creates the Transparency in Education Act; requires the Secretary of Education to complete a data analysis on the impact of the proposed rule on gainful employment prior to issuing a final rule on gainful employment to include the impact on Pell Grant students, minority students, older students, veteran students, independent students, and dependent students.
S 287 - Begich
Helping Homeless Veterans Act
11/18/2013 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Creates the Helping Homeless Veterans Act; relates to increased per diem payments for transitional housing assistance that becomes permanent housing for homeless veterans, authorization of per diem payments for furnishing care to dependents of certain homeless veterans, the requirement for the Department to assess comprehensive service programs for homeless veterans, dental care, legal services, counseling services, veterans reduced pensions covered by Medicaid plans for nursing facility services.
S 2875 - Begich
National Guard Office of Administrative Investigations
09/18/2014 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Codifies in law the establishment and duties of the Office of Complex Administrative Investigations in the National Guard Bureau.
S 2930 - McCain
Veterans Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
11/17/2014 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Directs the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide for the conduct of an evaluation of mental health care and suicide prevention programs of the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs; requires a pilot program on loan repayment for psychiatrists who agree to serve in the Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S 294 - Tester
Military Sexual Trauma and Disability Compensation
06/12/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
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 305 - Cochran
Acquisition of Core Battlefield Land
06/27/2013 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Authorizes the acquisition of core battlefield land at Champion Hill, Port Gibson, and Raymond for addition to Vicksburg National Military Park.
S 3202 - Murray
Dignified Burial and Other Veterans Benefits
01/10/2013 - Public Law No. 112-260
Creates the Dignified Burial and Other Veterans' Benefits Improvement Act of 2012; ensures that deceased veterans with no known next of kin receive a dignified burial; extends the reduced pension for certain veterans covered by Medicaid plans for services furnished by nursing facilities; relates to off-base transition training for veterans and their families.
S 325 - Tester
Childrens Medical Care Maximum Age
05/09/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to increase the maximum age for children eligible for medical care under the CHAMPVA program.
S 3454 - Feinstein
Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2013 for Intelligence
01/14/2013 - Public Law No. 112-277
Authorizes appropriations for fiscal year 2013 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System.
S 346 - Tester
Disabled Veterans and Travel on Military Aircraft
02/14/2013 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to permit 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 373 - Shaheen
Military Spouses and State Definitions
07/24/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
Amends Titles 10, 32, 37, and 38 of the United States Code, to add a definition of spouse for purposes of military personnel policies and military and veteran benefits that recognizes new State definitions of spouse.
S 378 - Begich
Armed Forces Reserves and Travel to Training
02/25/2013 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 37, United States Code, to provide travel and transportation allowances for members of the reserve components for long distance and certain other travel to inactive duty training.
S 404 - Murray
Green Mountain Lookout Heritage Protection
04/15/2014 - Public Law No. 113-99
Creates the Green Mountain Lookout Heritage Protection Act; preserves the Green Mountain Lookout in the Glacier Peak Wilderness of the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest; relates to the Alaska Native Veteran land allotment.
S 409 - Burr
Vietnam Veterans Day
02/28/2013 - To SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Adds Vietnam Veterans Day as a patriotic and national observance.
S 412 - Landrieu
Veterans Affairs Major Medical Facility Leases
05/09/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Authorizes certain major medical facility leases for the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S 419 - Feinstein
Limits on Use of Cluster Munitions
02/28/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FOREIGN RELATIONS.
Limits the use of cluster munitions.
S 422 - Blumenthal
Veterans and Chiropractic Care
05/09/2013 - 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 430 - Heller
Veterans Affairs Contracting Goals and Preferences
06/12/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
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 444 - Collins
Department of Defense Appropriations
03/04/2013 - To SENATE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Makes appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013.
S 455 - Tester
Veterans Affairs and Transportation of Individuals
05/09/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to authorize 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 46 - Toomey
Debt Limit and Prioritization of Obligations
01/22/2013 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Protects Social Security benefits and military pay and requires that the United States Government prioritize all obligations on the debt held by the public in the event that the debt limit is reached.
S 461 - Hirono
Filipino World War II Veterans and Immigrant Visas
03/05/2013 - To SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Exempts children of certain Filipino World War II veterans from the numerical limitations on immigrant visas and for other purposes.
S 470 - Tester
Distinguished Warfare Medal and Purple Heart
03/06/2013 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to require that the Purple Heart occupy a position of precedence above the new Distinguished Warfare Medal.
S 49 - Shaheen
Veterans and Health Care
05/09/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to ensure that veterans in each of the 48 contiguous States are able to receive services in at least one full-service Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in the State or receive comparable services provided by contract in the State.
S 492 - Burr
Veterans Military Experience and Licenses
06/12/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to require States to recognize the military experience of veterans when issuing licenses and credentials to veterans, and for other purposes.
S 495 - Burr
Federal Agencies and Hiring Veterans
06/12/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to require Federal agencies to hire veterans, and to require States to recognize the military experience of veterans when issuing licenses and credentials to veterans.
S 514 - Brown S
STEM Education and Veterans
06/12/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to provide additional educational assistance under Post-9/11 Educational Assistance to veterans pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, math, or an area that leads to employment in a high-demand occupation.
S 515 - Brown S
Yellow Ribbon GI Enhancement Program
06/12/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
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.
S 521 - Durbin
Wounded Warrior Research Enhancement Act
03/11/2013 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Relates to the Wounded Warrior Research Enhancement Act; requires the Secretary of Defense to award grants to fund research on orthotics and prosthetics.
S 522 - Durbin
Wounded Warrior Workforce Enhancement Act
05/09/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Relates to the Wounded Warrior Workforce Enhancement Act; 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.
S 529 - Burr
Camp Lejeune and Contaminated Water Medical Care
05/09/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to modify the commencement date of the period of service at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, for eligibility for hospital care and medical services in connection with exposure to contaminated water.
S 538 - McCaskill
Military Justice and Convening Authorities
03/12/2013 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to modify the authorities and responsibilities of convening authorities in taking actions on the findings and sentences of courts-martial.
S 543 - Burr
Veterans Integrated Service Network Reorganization
05/09/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to reorganize the Veterans Integrated Service Networks of the Veterans Health Administration.
S 548 - Klobuchar
Sexual Assault and Armed Forces
03/13/2013 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to improve and enhance the capabilities of the Armed Forces to prevent and respond to sexual assault and sexual harassment in the Armed Forces.
S 572 - Burr
Veterans Second Amendment Protection Act
09/04/2013 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Creates the Veterans Second Amendment Protection Act; amends provisions of existing law to clarify the conditions for treatment of veterans as adjudicated mentally incompetent for veterans benefits purposes.
S 573 - Collins
Veterans Service Organizations and Surplus Property
03/14/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HOMELAND SECURITY AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 40, United States Code, to improve veterans service organizations access to Federal surplus personal property.
S 59 - Boxer
Distinguished Flying Cross National Memorial
06/27/2013 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Designates a Distinguished Flying Cross National Memorial at the March Field Air Museum in Riverside, California.
S 6 - Reid
Hire Heroes Act of 2011 Reauthorization
07/24/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
Reauthorizes the Vow to Hire Heroes Act of 2011, provides assistance to small businesses owned by veterans, and improves enforcement of employment and reemployment rights of members of the uniformed services.
S 613 - Begich
Armed Services Mileage Reimbursement Rate
03/19/2013 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Increases the mileage reimbursement rate for members of the armed services during permanent change of station and authorizes the transportation of additional motor vehicles of members on change of permanent station to or from nonforeign areas outside the continental United States.
S 614 - Inhofe
Armed Forces Tuition Assistance Programs
03/19/2013 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Requires the continuation of tuition assistance programs for members of the Armed Forces for the remainder of fiscal year 2013.
S 62 - Boxer
Tax Overpayments as Contributions to Homeless Veterans
05/09/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
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.
S 625 - Enzi
Biennial Appropriations Process
03/20/2013 - To SENATE Committee on BUDGET.
Provides for a biennial appropriations process with the exception of defense spending and to enhance oversight and the performance of the Federal Government.
S 628 - Tester
Armed Forces Separation and Mental Conditions
03/20/2013 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to extend the duration of the Physical Disability Board of Review and to the expand the authority of such Board to review of the separation of members of the Armed Forces on the basis of mental condition not amounting to disability, including separation on the basis of a personality or adjustment disorder.
S 629 - Pryor
Armed Forces Reserve and Veteran Status
06/12/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
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 633 - Tester
Disabled Veterans and Travel Program
05/09/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; provides 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 634 - Tester
Armed Forces Student Loan Deferment
03/21/2013 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Allows members of the Armed Forces and National Guard 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 66 - Vitter
Flood Control Projects and Non Federal Sponsors
01/23/2013 - To SENATE Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND PUBLIC WORKS.
Establishes a pilot program to evaluate the cost-effectiveness and project delivery efficiency of non-Federal sponsors as the lead project delivery team for authorized civil works flood control and navigation construction projects of the Corps of Engineers.
S 674 - Heller
Veterans Affairs Benefits Claims Information Requests
06/12/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Requires prompt responses from the heads of covered Federal agencies when the Secretary of Veterans Affairs requests information necessary to adjudicate claims for benefits under laws administered by the Secretary.
S 675 - Ayotte
Contracting with the Enemy Prohibition
07/23/2014 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Prohibits contracting with the enemy.
S 680 - Ayotte
Medium Extended Air Defense System Appropriation
04/10/2013 - In SENATE. Read second time. Placed on Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Rescinds amounts appropriated for fiscal year 2013 for the Department of Defense for the Medium Extended Air Defense System.
S 690 - Schatz
Philippines Military and Veteran Status
06/12/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
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.
S 695 - Boozman
Veterans and Paralympic Team
06/12/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to extend the authorization of appropriations for the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to pay a monthly assistance allowance to disabled veterans training or competing for the Paralympic Team and the authorization of appropriations for the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide assistance to United States Paralympics, Inc..
S 700 - Kaine
Veterans and Civilian Certifications
04/10/2013 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Ensures that the education and training provided members of the Armed Forces and veterans better assists members and veterans in obtaining civilian certifications and licenses.
S 705 - Burr
Armed Forces Memorials and Religious Symbols
06/12/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends Title 36, United States Code, to ensure that memorials commemorating the service of the United States Armed Forces may contain religious symbols.
S 732 - Paul Ra
Small Port Dredging Criteria
04/16/2013 - To SENATE Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND PUBLIC WORKS.
Modifies the criteria used by the Corps of Engineers to dredge small ports.
S 734 - Nelson Bi
Veterans and Survivors Annuities
04/16/2013 - 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 735 - Sanders
Survivor Benefits Improvement Act of 2013
06/12/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Relates to the Survivor Benefits Improvement Act of 2013; amends Title 38, United States Code, to improve benefits and assistance provided to surviving spouses of veterans under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
S 748 - Wyden
Veterans Affairs Eligibility and Pensions
06/12/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to consider the resources of individuals applying for pension that were recently disposed of by the individuals for less than fair market value when determining the eligibility of such individuals for such pension.
S 753 - Heinrich
National Security Benefits
05/14/2014 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Provides for national security benefits for White Sands Missile Range and Fort Bliss.
S 759 - Casey
Armed Forces Relocation and State License Tax Credit
04/18/2013 - 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 777 - Gillibrand
Department of Defense Medical Facility Use Restrictions
04/23/2013 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Restores the previous policy regarding restrictions on use of Department of Defense medical facilities.
S 778 - Burr
Veteran Identification Cards
06/12/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to issue cards to veterans that identify them as veterans.
S 782 - Casey
Gettysburg National Military Park Boundaries
05/22/2014 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Amends Public Law 101-377 to revise the boundaries of the Gettysburg National Military Park to include the Gettysburg Train Station.
S 784 - Baucus
Agricultural Opportunities for Military Veterans
04/23/2013 - To SENATE Committee on AGRICULTURE, NUTRITION AND FORESTRY.
Expands agricultural opportunities for military veterans.
S 800 - Cornyn
Treto Garza Far South Texas Veterans Inpatient Care Act
05/09/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Relates to the Treto Garza Far South Texas Veterans Inpatient Care Act of 2013; requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to ensure that the South Texas Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Center at Harlingen, located in Harlingen, Texas, includes a full-service inpatient health care facility of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to redesignate such center.
S 810 - Donnelly
Armed Forces Mental Health Computerized Assessment
04/25/2013 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Requires a pilot program on an online computerized assessment to enhance detection of behaviors indicating a risk of suicide and other mental health conditions in members of the Armed Forces.
S 815 - Merkley
Employment Non-Discrimination Act
01/08/2014 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CONSTITUTION AND CIVIL JUSTICE.
Creates the Employment Non-Discrimination Act; invokes congressional powers to regulate interstate commerce pursuant to the federal Constitution, in order to prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identify, and to reinforce the nation's commitment to fairness and equal opportunity in the workplace; provides for disparate impact claims; relates to employment agencies and government employers; regards veterans' employment preference; exempts religious organizations.
S 819 - Burr
Veterans and Mental Health Care
06/12/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to require a program of mental health care and rehabilitation for veterans for service-related post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety disorder or a related substance use disorder.
S 825 - Sanders
Homeless Veterans Prevention Act of 2013
05/09/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Relates to the Homeless Veterans Prevention Act of 2013; amends Title 38, United States Code, to improve the provision of services for homeless veterans.
S 832 - Donnelly
Veterans and Children with Birth Defects
05/09/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out pilot programs on furnishing case management services and assisted living to children of Vietnam veterans and certain Korea service veterans born with spina bifida and children of women Vietnam veterans born with certain birth defects.
S 845 - Tester
Health Professionals Educational Assistance Program
05/09/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to improve the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Professionals Educational Assistance Program.
S 851 - Sanders
Caregivers Expansion and Improvement Act of 2013
09/17/2013 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Relates to the Caregivers Expansion and Improvement Act of 2013; 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 852 - Sanders
Veterans Health Promotion Act of 2013
05/09/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Relates to the Veterans' Health Promotion Act of 2013; improves health care furnished by the Department of Veterans Affairs by increasing access to complementary and alternative medicine and other approaches to wellness and preventive care.
S 863 - Blumenthal
Veterans Education Outreach
06/12/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to repeal time limitations on the eligibility for use of educational assistance under All-Volunteer Force Educational Assistance Program; improves veterans education outreach.
S 868 - Heller
Service in Philippines During World War II
06/12/2013 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
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.
 
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