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H 1015 - Huelskamp
Veteran Owned Small Business Oversight
04/21/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATIONS to full committee.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to improve the oversight of contracts awarded by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to small business concerns owned and controlled by veterans.
H 1016 - Roe
Biological Implant Tracking by Veterans Affairs
04/21/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATIONS to full committee.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to adopt and implement a standard identification protocol for use in the tracking and procurement of biological implants by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 1017 - Walorski
Veterans Affairs Information Security
04/21/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATIONS to full committee.
Improves the information security of the Department of Veterans Affairs by directing the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out certain actions to improve the transparency and the governance of the information security program of the Department.
H 1028 - Pearce
Implementation of the Negotiated Property Division
07/15/2015 - Subcommittee on INDIAN, INSULAR AND ALASKA NATIVE AFFAIRS hearings held.
Provides for the implementation of the negotiated property division regarding Former Fort Wingate Depot Activity in McKinley County, New Mexico.
H 1038 - Costello
Copy of Reprimands or Admonishments
05/19/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to retain a copy of any reprimand or admonishment received by an employee of the Department in the permanent record of the employee.
H 1067 - Costello
Veterans Claim Appeals
05/14/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS to full committee (amended).
Amends title 38, United States Code, to extend the temporary expansion of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims; ensures that judges of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims may enroll in the Federal Employee Group Life Insurance program.
H 1095 - Johnson H
Human-Based Training Methods for Combat Injuries
02/26/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Defense to use only human-based methods for training members of the Armed Forces in the treatment of severe combat injuries.
H 1096 - Byrne
Veterans Access Choice and Accountability Act
03/13/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to clarify the distance requirements regarding the eligibility of certain veterans to receive medical care and services from non-Department of Veterans Affairs facilities.
H 1100 - Cartwright
Credit Against Income Tax for State License
02/26/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Allows a credit against income tax for amounts paid by a spouse of a member of the Armed Forces for a new State license or certification required by reason of a permanent change in the duty station of such member to another State.
H 1122 - Fitzpatrick
Debt Ceiling Pay and Allowances Priority
03/31/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Prioritizes the payment of pay and allowances to members of the Armed Forces and Federal law enforcement officers in the event the debt ceiling is reached or there is a funding gap.
H 1126 - King P
Free Mailing Privileges for Armed Forces on Active Duty
02/26/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Provides for free mailing privileges for personal correspondence and parcels sent to members of the Armed Forces serving on active duty in Iraq, Afghanistan, or other designated hostile fire areas.
H 1127 - Kirkpatrick
Nursing Homes for Veterans Located on Tribal Lands
03/13/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make certain grants to assist nursing homes for veterans located on tribal lands.
H 1128 - Kirkpatrick
Department of Veteran Affairs Information Security
03/13/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Makes certain improvements in the information security of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 1129 - Kirkpatrick
Veterans Office of Whistleblower and Patient Protection
03/13/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to establish within the Department of Veterans Affairs an Office of Whistleblower and Patient Protection.
H 1133 - Miller J
Credit Union Loans to Veterans
02/26/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on FINANCIAL SERVICES.
Amends the Federal Credit Union Act to exclude extensions of credit made to veterans from the definition of a member business loan.
H 1134 - Miller J
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Information Submission
03/13/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Improves the submission of information by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to Congress.
H 1141 - Takano
Veterans Medical Care Eligibility
04/16/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY to full committee.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to consider certain time spent by members of reserve components of the Armed Forces while receiving medical care from the Secretary of Defense as active duty for purposes of eligibility for Post-9/11 Educational Assistance.
H 1170 - Grayson
Depart of Veterans Affairs Health Care Programs
03/13/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Programs Enhancement Act of 2001 and title 38, United States Code, to require the provision of chiropractic care and services to veterans at all Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers and to expand access to such care and services.
H 1177 - Posey
Transport of Supplies to Armed Forces
02/27/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to transport to any country, without charge, supplies that have been furnished by a nonprofit organization and that are intended for distribution to members of the Armed Forces.
H 1183 - Scott A
Veterans Affairs Burial Benefits
03/23/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES: Referred to Subcommittee on FEDERAL LANDS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to extend certain burial benefits administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 1187 - Zeldin
Veterans Home Loans
04/16/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY to full committee.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to adjust certain limits on the guaranteed amount of a home loan under the home loan program of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 1193 - Kilmer
Defense Employee Travel Allowances
03/02/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM.
Prohibits any reduction in the amount of the per diem allowance to which members of the uniformed services or civilian employees of the Department of Defense are entitled based on the duration of temporary duty assignments or official travel.
H 120 - Garrett
War Powers Resolution Repeal
01/06/2015 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on RULES.
Repeals the War Powers Resolution.
H 1204 - Norton
DC Mayor's Authority over National Guard
03/02/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Extends to the Mayor of the District of Columbia the same authority over the National Guard of the District of Columbia as the Governors of the several States exercise over the National Guard of those States with respect to administration of the National Guard and its use to respond to natural disasters and other civil disturbances, while ensuring that the President retains control of the National Guard of the District of Columbia to respond to homeland defense emergencies.
H 1222 - Esty
Civil Service Preference for Parents of Veterans
03/03/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM.
Amends chapter 21 of title 5, United States Code, to provide that fathers of certain permanently disabled or deceased veterans shall be included with mothers of such veterans as preference eligibles for treatment in the civil service.
H 1227 - Takano
Department of Defense Job Placement Assistance
03/13/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Authorizes a pilot program in the Department of Defense to enhance efforts to provide job placement assistance and related employment services directly to members of the National Guard and Reserves and veterans of the Armed Forces.
H 124 - Jones
Department of the Navy Redesignation
01/06/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Redesignates the Department of the Navy as the Department of the Navy and Marine Corps.
H 1247 - Graves S
Veterans Intermediate Care Technician Program
03/19/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Revives and expands the Intermediate Care Technician Pilot Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 1288 - Butterfield
Status of Merchant Seaman Veterans
03/19/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to accept additional documentation when considering the application for veterans status of an individual who performed service as a coastwise merchant seaman during World War II.
H 1292 - Fortenberry
Disabled Veterans Commissary Privileges
03/04/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to extend military commissary and exchange store privileges to veterans with a compensable service-connected disability and to their dependents.
H 1294 - Hinojosa
South Texas Veterans Affairs Health Care Center
03/19/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to ensure that the South Texas Veterans Affairs Health Care Center in Harlingen, Texas, includes a full-service Department of Veterans Affairs inpatient health care facility.
H 1302 - Latta
Veterans Affairs Form Certification Deadline
07/09/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS to full committee.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a deadline for the certification of certain forms by regional offices of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 1303 - Lee B
Repeal of Public Law 107-40 Armed Force Authorization
03/04/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Repeals Public Law 107-40.
H 1304 - Lee B
2002 Iraq Military Force Authorization Repeal
03/04/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Repeals the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.
H 1313 - McNerney
Veterans Affairs Contracting Goals and Preferences
05/19/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to enhance the treatment of certain small business concerns for purposes of Department of Veterans Affairs contracting goals and preferences.
H 1316 - Miller J
Veterans Family Firearm Registration
03/31/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Provides an amnesty period during which veterans and their family members can register certain firearms in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record.
H 1319 - O'Rourke
Survey of Veterans on Medical Care
11/17/2015 - Subcommittee on HEALTH hearings held.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct annual surveys of veterans on experiences obtaining hospital care and medical services from medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 1331 - Walz
Medical Evidence for Veterans Disability Claims
05/14/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS to full committee.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to improve the treatment of medical evidence provided by non-Department of Veterans Affairs medical professionals in support of claims for disability compensation under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 1337 - Ross D
Medals for Edward Halcomb
11/23/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Waives the time limitations specified by law for the award of certain medals to persons who served in the Armed Forces to permit the award of the Distinguished-Service Cross to Edward Halcomb for acts of extraordinary heroism during the Korean War.
H 1338 - Shuster
Veterans Burial Study
11/17/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct a study on matters relating to the burial of unclaimed remains of veterans in national cemeteries.
H 1356 - Coffman
Provision of Health Care for Women
03/19/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Improves the provision of health care for women veterans by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 1357 - Coffman
Veterans' Group LIfe Insurance
03/27/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Limits the designation of certain Department of Veterans Affairs employees as beneficiaries under Veterans' Group Life Insurance.
H 1369 - Walorski
Veterans Extended Care Services
04/29/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on WORKFORCE PROTECTIONS.
Modifies the treatment of agreements entered into by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish nursing home care, adult day health care, or other extended care services.
H 1370 - Graves S
Missouri River Mainstem Reservoir System
03/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE.
Directs the Chief of the Army Corps of Engineers to revise certain authorized purposes described in the Missouri River Mainstem Reservoir System Master Water Control Manual.
H 1379 - Miller J
Veterans Appeal Evidence
07/09/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS to full committee (amended).
Amends title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Board of Veterans' Appeals to develop evidence in appeal cases.
H 1380 - Miller J
Medals for Deceased Veterans
07/09/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS to full committee (amended).
Amends title 38, United States Code, to expand the eligibility for a medallion furnished by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to signify the veteran status of a deceased individual.
H 1382 - Rice K
Veterans Affairs Contracts Preference
05/19/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, in awarding a contract for the procurement of goods or services, to give a preference to offerors that employ veterans.
H 1384 - Walz
Veteran Status for Reservists
11/17/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to recognize the service in the reserve components of certain persons by honoring them with status as veterans under law.
H 139 - Jolly
Sale or Donation of Surplus Military Equipment
01/06/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to require that Federal, State, and local agencies to which surplus military equipment and personal property is sold or donated demonstrate that agency personnel are certified, trained, or licensed, as appropriate, in the proper operation of the equipment prior to the sale or donation.
H 1399 - Frankel
Veteran Student Centers Grant Program
11/16/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION & WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HIGHER EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE TRAINING.
Reauthorizes and improves a grant program to assist institutions of higher education in establishing, maintaining, improving, and operating Veteran Student Centers.
H 1414 - Titus
Interim Payments of Disability Compensation Benefits
05/14/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS to full committee (amended).
Directs the Secretary to make interim payments of disability compensation benefits for certain claims for such compensation prior to the adjudication of such claims.
H 1425 - Johnson S
Congressional Approval of Armed Forces Oaths
03/18/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends titles 10 and 32, United States Code, to require congressional approval before any change may be made to the oaths required for appointment as an officer in the Armed Forces, enlistment in the Armed Forces, or appointment as a cadet or midshipman at a military service academy.
H 145 - Jolly
Work Opportunity Tax Credit
01/06/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make permanent the work opportunity tax credit and to allow the transfer of such credit in the case of contracted veterans.
H 146 - Jones
Access to Oxygen Therapy for Armed Forces with PTSD
01/06/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to ensure that members of the Armed Forces serving on active duty who are diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or traumatic brain injury have access to Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy at military medical treatment facilities.
H 1465 - Thompson G
Armed Forces Mental Health Screening
03/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to provide an individual with a mental health screening before the individual enlists in the Armed Forces or is commissioned as an officer in the Armed Forces.
H 147 - Jones
Secretary of Defense Transportation Cost Disclosures
01/06/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Requires the Secretary of Defense to determine and disclose the cost of any transportation provided by the Secretary to Members, officers, or employees of the House of Representatives or Senate who are carrying out official duties outside the United States.
H 1475 - Johnson S
Korean War Veterans Memorial Wall of Remembrance
10/07/2016 - Public Law No. 114-230
Relates to the Korean War Veterans Memorial Wall of Remembrance Act; authorizes a Wall of Remembrance as part of the Korean War Veterans Memorial; allows private contributions to fund the Wall of Remembrance; includes a list of members of the Armed Forces who died in the Korean War.
H 148 - Jones
Prerogative to Close Prayer for Military Chaplains
01/06/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to ensure that every military chaplain has the prerogative to close a prayer outside of a religious service according to the dictates of the chaplain's own conscience.
H 1496 - Higgins
Child Care at Veterans Health Facilities
04/07/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to improve the access to child care for certain veterans receiving health care at a facility of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 1500 - Kline
TRICARE Enrollment
03/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Ensures that certain TRICARE program beneficiaries may enroll in TRICARE Prime regardless of the location of their residence.
H 1505 - Nugent
Veterans National Parks Pass
04/20/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on AGRICULTURE: Referred to Subcommittee on CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY.
Makes the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass available at a discount to certain veterans.
H 1509 - Rangel
Reinstatement of the Draft and Drafting of Women
03/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends the Military Selective Service Act to require the reinstatement of the draft whenever an authorization on the use of military force or declaration of war is in effect and to provide for the registration of women with the Selective Service System.
H 1510 - Rangel
Overseas Contingency Operation Funding
03/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on RULES.
Requires that overseas contingency operations be paid for.
H 1514 - Sanchez Li
Credit Protections for Military Consumers
03/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on FINANCIAL SERVICES.
Amends the Fair Credit Reporting Act to provide protections for active duty military consumers.
H 1532 - Emmer
Veterans Access to Medical Facilities
04/07/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to modify the distance requirements regarding the eligibility of certain veterans to receive medical care and services from non-Department of Veterans Affairs facilities.
H 1534 - Blumenauer
Reduction in Number of Nuclear Armed Submarines
03/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Reduces the number of nuclear-armed submarines operated by the Navy; prohibits the development of a new long-range penetrating bomber aircraft; prohibits the procurement of new intercontinental ballistic missiles.
H 1543 - Lieu
Veterans Affairs Medical Facility Project Authorization
04/07/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out certain major medical facility projects for which appropriations were made for fiscal year 2015.
H 1569 - Zeldin
Accrued Benefits to Veterans Estates
05/14/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS to full committee.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to clarify that the estate of a deceased veteran may receive certain accrued benefits upon the death of the veteran.
H 157 - McGovern
Limitation on Cluster Munitions
01/06/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Limits the use of cluster munitions.
H 1575 - Brown C
Women Veterans Counseling Retreat Program
11/02/2015 - In HOUSE. Placed on HOUSE Union Calendar.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to make permanent the pilot program on counseling in retreat settings for women veterans newly separated from service in the Armed Forces.
H 1581 - Gallego
Income Exclusion for Deceased Veteran Student Loans
03/24/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income the discharge of certain student loans of deceased or disabled veterans.
H 1590 - Roe
Electronic Health Records Development Prize Program
06/11/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Establishes a prize program to award a prize and contract for the development of a fully-integrated electronic health records program for use by the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 1594 - Wilson J
Veterans Survivor Annuities
03/24/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to repeal the requirement for reduction of survivor annuities under the Survivor Benefit Plan for military surviving spouses to offset the receipt of veterans dependency and indemnity compensation.
H 1597 - Thornberry
Acquisition System of the Department of Defense
03/25/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM.
Reforms the acquisition system of the Department of Defense.
H 1598 - Titus
Veterans Affairs Definition of Spouse
04/07/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to amend the definition of the term spouse to recognize new State definitions of such term for the purpose of the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 1603 - Barr
Veteran Sexual Assault Victims Private Treatment
11/17/2015 - Subcommittee on HEALTH hearings held.
Amends the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to improve the private treatment of veterans who are victims of military sexual assault.
H 1604 - MacArthur
Veterans Mental Health Care Facilities
04/07/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to expand the eligibility of veterans to receive mental health care at non-Department of Veterans Affairs facilities.
H 1607 - Pingree
Veterans Mental Health Related to Sexual Trauma
07/28/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to improve the disability compensation evaluation procedure of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for veterans with mental health conditions related to military sexual trauma.
H 1614 - Bordallo
National Guard State Partnership Program Extension
03/25/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Modifies and extends the National Guard State Partnership Program.
H 1628 - Kind
Veterans Pain Management Board
04/07/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to establish in each Veterans Integrated Service Network a pain management board.
H 164 - Schweikert
Debt by Public Social Security Benefits and Military
01/06/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Requires that the United States Government prioritize all obligations on the debt held by the public, Social Security benefits, and military pay in the event that the debt limit is reached.
H 1670 - Lynch
Honorary Chair for POWs
04/29/2016 - Public Law No. 114-147
Directs the Architect of the Capitol to place in the United States Capitol a chair honoring American Prisoners of War/Missing in Action.
H 1681 - Coffman
Construction of Veterans Health Facility in Denver
04/07/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Extends the authorization for the major medical facility project to replace the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Denver; directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into an agreement with the Army Corps of Engineers to manage the construction of such project, to transfer the authority to carry out future major medical facility projects of the Department from the Secretary to the Army Corps of Engineers.
H 1683 - Courtney
Coast Guard Commemorative Coin
03/26/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on FINANCIAL SERVICES.
Requires the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of the United States Coast Guard.
H 1688 - Denham
Graduate Medical Positions for Veterans Optometry
07/14/2015 - Subcommittee on HEALTH hearings held.
Amends the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to designate 20 graduate medical education residency positions specifically for the study of optometry.
H 1694 - Fitzpatrick
Veteran-Owned Small Business Contracting
11/18/2015 - To SENATE Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND PUBLIC WORKS.
Amends MAP-21 to improve contracting opportunities for veteran-owned small business concerns.
H 1722 - Takano
Hearing Impaired Air Force Officers
11/23/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Requires a demonstration program on the accession as Air Force officers of candidates with auditory impairments.
H 1735 - Thornberry
Military Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2016
10/22/2015 - Vetoed by PRESIDENT.
Authorizes appropriations for fiscal year 2016 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, and prescribes military personnel strengths for such fiscal year.
H 1754 - Miller J
Nonprofit Use of Unclaimed Funds at Airport Security
04/27/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on HOMELAND SECURITY: Referred to Subcommittee on TRANSPORTATION SECURITY.
Amends title 49, United States Code, to direct the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security Transportation Security Administration to transfer unclaimed money recovered at airport security checkpoints to nonprofit organizations that provide places of rest and recuperation at airports for members of the Armed Forces and their families.
H 1755 - Miller J
Congressional Charter of the Disabled American Veterans
03/18/2016 - Public Law No. 114-135
Amends the United States Code to make certain improvements in the congressional charter of the Disabled American Veterans.
H 1762 - Walden
Loren R. Kaufman VA Clinic
06/22/2016 - Public Law No. 114-179
Names the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in The Dalles, Oregon, as the Loren R. Kaufman VA Clinic.
H 1769 - Benishek
Veterans Affairs Research on Health Effects of Toxins
05/24/2016 - In HOUSE. Placed on HOUSE Union Calendar.
Establishes in the Department of Veterans Affairs a national center for research on the diagnosis and treatment of health conditions of the descendants of veterans exposed to toxic substances during service in the Armed Forces that are related to that exposure, to establish an advisory board on such health conditions.
H 1803 - Poe
Work Opportunity Tax Credit for Veterans
04/15/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make permanent the work opportunity tax credit for veterans and to allow an exemption from an employer's employment taxes in an amount equivalent to the value of such credit in the case of veterans.
H 1816 - Heck J
Veterans Pension Income Exclusion
05/19/2015 - To SENATE Committee on BANKING, HOUSING AND URBAN AFFAIRS.
Excludes from consideration as income under the United States Housing Act of 1937 payments of pension made under section 1521 of title 38, United States Code, to veterans who are in need of regular aid and attendance.
H 1818 - Kinzinger
Veteran Emergency Medical Technician Support Act
05/16/2016 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Relates to the Veteran Emergency Medical Technician Support Act; amends the Public Health Service Act to provide grants to States to streamline State requirements and procedures for veterans with military emergency medical training to become civilian emergency medical technicians.
H 182 - Calvert
Centralized Report of Veteran Enrollment
02/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to permit the centralized reporting of veteran enrollment by certain groups, districts, and consortiums of educational institutions.
H 1843 - Lawrence
Support Services for Families of Disabled Veterans
05/01/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a pilot program to improve access to supportive services and community coordination for families of disabled veterans.
H 1845 - Cartwright
Uniformed Service Family Leave
05/01/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to grant family of members of the uniformed services temporary annual leave during the deployment of such members.
H 1854 - Collins D
Facilitating Collaboration to Increase Public Safety
01/12/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Ordered to be reported.
Increases public safety by facilitating collaboration among the criminal justice, juvenile justice, veterans treatment services, mental health treatment, and substance abuse systems.
H 1857 - Beatty
Posthumous Medal of Honor
04/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Authorizes the President to award the Medal of Honor posthumously to Major Dominic S. Gentile of the United States Army Air Forces for acts of valor during World War II.
H 1860 - Boustany
Publish of Provision of Health Care by VA
05/01/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to publish information on the provision of health care by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 1862 - Boustany
Delayed Payment Claims for Emergency Medical Care
07/22/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on HEALTH to full committee.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct outreach to veterans regarding the effect of delayed payments of claims for emergency medical care furnished by non-Department of Veterans Affairs medical providers by the Chief Business Office and to direct the Secretary to submit to Congress an annual report regarding such delayed payments.
H 1863 - Boustany
Veterans Medical Care Expansion
05/01/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to expand the Veterans Choice Program to veterans who would otherwise receive medical care from a deficient medical facility of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 1864 - Bridenstine
Wideband Satellite Communications Official
04/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Directs the Secretary of Defense to designate a single senior official of the Department of Defense to procure wideband satellite communications necessary to meet the requirements of the Department of Defense.
H 1875 - Heck J
Filipino Veterans Equity Compensation Fund Extension
05/01/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Extends the Filipino Veterans Equity Compensation Fund; directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to accept certain documents as proof of service in determining the eligibility of a person to receive amounts from such Fund.
H 189 - Grayson
Foreclosure and Eviction Protections
12/01/2015 - In HOUSE. Placed on HOUSE Union Calendar.
Extends foreclosure and eviction protections for servicemembers, and for other purposes.
H 1899 - Lawrence
Veterans Family Caregiver Services Program
05/01/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to extend to all veterans with a serious service-connected injury eligibility to participate in the family caregiver services program.
H 190 - Grayson
Foreclosure and Eviction Protections
02/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Makes foreclosure and eviction protections for servicemembers permanent, and for other purposes.
H 1904 - Cartwright
VA Grants for Orthotics and Prosthetics Degree Programs
11/17/2015 - Subcommittee on HEALTH hearings held.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to award grants to establish, or expand upon, master's degree or doctoral degree programs in orthotics and prosthetics.
H 1909 - Culberson
Veterans Health Care Facility Access
05/01/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to use existing authorities to furnish health care at non-Department of Veterans Affairs facilities to veterans who live more than 40 Miles driving distance from the closest medical facility of the Department that furnishes the care sought by the veteran.
H 1911 - Hunter
Veteran Funeral Benefits
05/01/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to increase certain veteran funeral benefits.
H 1948 - Brownley
Child Care Assistance to Veterans
05/11/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide child care assistance to veterans receiving certain medical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 1969 - Langevin
Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers
05/11/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Expands eligibility for the program of comprehensive assistance for family caregivers of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to expand benefits available to participants under such program, to enhance special compensation for members of the uniformed services who require assistance in everyday life.
H 1978 - Polis
Veterans Conservation Corps
05/11/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a veterans conservation corps.
H 1987 - Hunter
Appropriations for the Coast Guard
05/19/2015 - To SENATE Committee on COMMERCE, SCIENCE, AND TRANSPORTATION.
Authorizes appropriations for the Coast Guard for fiscal years 2016 and 2017.
H 1989 - Denham
Enlistment in the Armed Forces of Certain Aliens
04/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to authorize the enlistment in the Armed Forces of certain aliens who are unlawfully present in the United States and were Younger than 15 years of age when they initially entered the United States, but who are otherwise qualified for enlistment, and to provide a mechanism by which such aliens, by reason of their honorable service in the Armed Forces, may be lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence.
H 1994 - Miller J
VA Removal or Demotion Based on Performance
07/30/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to provide for the removal or demotion of employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs based on performance or misconduct.
H 2001 - Miller J
Adjudicated Mentally Incompetent Individuals
04/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to clarify the conditions under which certain persons may be treated as adjudicated mentally incompetent for certain purposes.
H 2008 - Foster
Post-9/11 Education Assistance Program
05/11/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to provide for clarification regarding the children to whom entitlement to educational assistance may be transferred under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program.
H 2011 - Hunter
Revoke Combat Valor Awards Authority
04/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to remove the authority of the Secretaries of the military departments to revoke combat valor awards.
H 2026 - Turner M
Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program
04/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Enhances the sexual assault prevention and response program of the Department of Defense.
H 2028 - Simpson
Appropriations for Energy and Water Development
05/12/2016 - In SENATE. Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE for concurrence.
Makes appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year; relates to appropriations to be expended under the direction of the Secretary of the Army and the supervision of the Chief of Engineers for authorized civil functions of the Department of the Army pertaining to river and harbor, flood and storm damage reduction, shore protection, aquatic ecosystem restoration, and related efforts.
H 2029 - Dent
Appropriations
12/18/2015 - Public Law No. 114-113
Makes appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year.
H 203 - Walz
Mental Health Care and Suicide Prevention Program
02/12/2015 - Public Law No. 114-2
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide for the conduct of annual evaluations of mental health care and suicide prevention programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to require a pilot program on loan repayment for psychiatrists who agree to serve in the Veterans Health Administration; requires a community outreach program; authorizes additional health care for veterans of combat service.
H 2046 - Duffy
States Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs
05/11/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to improve the participation of the Department of Veterans Affairs in the prescription drug monitoring programs of the States.
H 2047 - Duffy
Performance of Veterans Affairs Senior Executives
05/26/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to expand the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to remove senior executives of the Department of Veterans Affairs for performance or misconduct to include removal of certain other employees of the Department.
H 2053 - Chaffetz
Armed Forces Survivor Benefit Plan
04/28/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to eliminate the different treatment under the Survivor Benefit Plan accorded members of the reserve components who die from an injury or illness incurred or aggravated in the line of duty during inactive-duty training compared to members of the Armed Forces who die in the line of duty while on active duty.
H 2054 - Brown C
Medical Care for Women Veterans
05/26/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to provide for increased access to Department of Veterans Affairs medical care for women veterans.
H 2067 - Israel
Medal for Cold War Military Service
04/28/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to provide for the award of a military service medal to members of the Armed Forces who served honorably during the Cold War.
H 2114 - Lee B
Individuals Affected by Agent Orange Exposure
05/26/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide assistance for individuals affected by exposure to Agent Orange.
H 2123 - Murphy T
Non-formulary Drugs for Mental Health Disorders
05/26/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish non-formulary drugs and medicines to veterans diagnosed with mental health disorders.
H 2133 - Flores
Transition Assistance Program Training Opportunities
06/02/2015 - Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY hearings held prior to referral.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to provide additional training opportunities under the Transition Assistance Program to members of the Armed Forces who are being separated from active duty.
H 2139 - O'Rourke
Average Claims Processing Time and Approval
05/26/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide notice of average times for processing claims and percentage of claims approved.
H 2145 - Culberson
Physician Ambassadors Helping Veterans Program
05/26/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to establish the Physician Ambassadors Helping Veterans program to seek to employ physicians at the Department of Veterans Affairs on a without compensation basis in practice areas and specialties with staffing shortages and long appointment waiting times.
H 215 - Brown C
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act
01/08/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on BUDGET.
Amends the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to clarify the treatment of administrative expenses of the Department of Veterans Affairs during sequestration.
H 216 - Brown C
Future-Years Veterans Program And Veteran Review
03/25/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code; directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to Congress a Future-Years Veterans Program and a quadrennial veterans review, establishes in the Department of Veterans Affairs a Chief Strategy Officer.
H 2160 - Grayson
Employer Wage Credit for Active Duty Armed Services
04/30/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend for one year the employer wage credit for employees who are active duty members of the uniformed services.
H 218 - Brown C
Maximum Age for Children Eligible for Medical Care
02/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title 38, United States Code; increases the maximum age for children eligible for medical care under the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Veterans' Administration (CHAMPVA) program.
H 2190 - Speier
Legal Justice for Members of the Armed Forces
04/30/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to improve procedures for legal justice for members of the Armed Forces.
H 2193 - Takano
Veterans Health Administration Collective Bargaining
05/26/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to modify authorities relating to the collective bargaining of employees in the Veterans Health Administration.
H 2195 - Rothfus
Transfer of Helicopters from the Army National Guard
05/01/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 to eliminate exceptions to the limitations imposed on the authority of the Secretary of the Army to take certain actions in connection with the transfer of Apache helicopters from the Army National Guard.
H 22 - Davis R
Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act
12/04/2015 - Public Law No. 114-94
Creates the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015 to include federal-aid highway funding, innovative project finance, public transportation, highway safety programs, motor carrier safety grants to states, funding for congestion management technology deployment, hazardous materials transportation, multimodal freight transportation, boating safety, highway trust fund and related taxes, small business exports, energy security, small business funding, and private investment in housing.
H 220 - Fortenberry
Maximum Age Increase for Children Eligible for Medical
02/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title 38, United States Code; increases the maximum age for children eligible for medical care under the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Veterans' Administration CHAMPVA program.
H 2214 - Abraham
Veterans Affairs Disability Examination Contracts
07/09/2015 - 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 2218 - Collins C
Development Grants for Veterans Service Organizations
05/01/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on FINANCIAL SERVICES.
Amends the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 to set aside community development block grant amounts in each fiscal year for grants to local chapters of veterans service organizations for rehabilitation of, and technology for, their facilities.
H 2221 - Duckworth
Surplus Property to Veteran-Owned Small Businesses
05/01/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on SMALL BUSINESS.
Amends the Small Business Act to direct the task force of the Office of Veterans Business Development to provide access to and manage the distribution of excess or surplus property to veteran-owned small businesses.
H 2237 - Esty
Treatment of Health Conditions Related to Burn Pits
05/26/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans to establish within the Department of Veterans Affairs a center of excellence in the prevention, diagnosis, mitigation, treatment, and rehabilitation of health conditions relating to exposure to burn pits.
H 2248 - Lowey
United States Cadet Nurse Corps Active Military Service
05/26/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Provides that service of the members of the organization known as the United States Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II constituted active military service for purposes of laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 2256 - Benishek
Department of Veterans Affairs Annual Report
07/22/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit an annual report on the Veterans Health Administration and the furnishing of hospital care, medical services, and nursing home care by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 2257 - Miller J
Disabled Veterans Reproductive Treatment
05/13/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to improve the reproductive treatment provided to certain disabled veterans.
H 2259 - Rigell
Armed Forces Spouse Receipt of Firearms Rights
06/01/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Amends Chapter 44 of Title 18, United States Code, to provide that a member of the armed forces and the spouse of that member shall have the same rights regarding the receipt of firearms at the location of any duty station of the member.
H 2264 - Bilirakis G
Disabled Veterans Transportation Policy
05/12/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to establish a space-available transportation priority for veterans of the Armed Forces who have a service-connected, permanent disability rated as total.
H 2265 - Brownley
Hiring Veterans Work Opportunity Credit
05/12/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the work opportunity credit for hiring veterans.
H 2275 - Miller J
Veterans Economic Opportunity and Transition
06/25/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY to full committee.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to establish in the Department of Veterans Affairs the Veterans Economic Opportunity and Transition Administration and to improve employment services for veterans by consolidating various programs in the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 2282 - Ryan T
Veterans Enrollment In Education
05/26/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to improve the enrollment of veterans in certain courses of education.
H 2284 - Young D
Point Spencer Land Usage
06/04/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES: Referred to Subcommittee on INDIAN, INSULAR AND ALASKA NATIVE AFFAIRS.
Provides for the retention and future use of certain land in Point Spencer, Alaska; supports the mission of the Coast Guard; conveys certain land in Point Spencer to the Bering Straits Native Corporation; conveys certain land in Point Spencer to the State of Alaska.
H 2286 - Cook
Veterans Affairs Claims For Compensation Priority
05/26/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to establish a priority for the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in processing certain claims for compensation.
H 2291 - Larsen
Veterans Affairs Transportation of Individuals
05/26/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to make permanent the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to transport individuals to and from facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs in connection with rehabilitation, counseling, examination, treatment, and care.
H 2294 - Maloney S
Memorial Headstones Purchase By Inactive Reservists
05/26/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to make memorial headstones and markers available for purchase on behalf of members of reserve components who performed inactive duty training or active duty for training but did not serve on active duty.
H 2327 - Costa
National Cemeteries Interring
05/14/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to inter in national cemeteries individuals who supported the United States in Laos during the Vietnam War era.
H 2344 - Wenstrup
Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation Programs
06/25/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY to full committee (amended).
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to make certain improvements in the vocational rehabilitation programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 2360 - Takano
Veterans Affairs Education Programs Approval
02/10/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to improve the approval of certain programs of education for purposes of educational assistance provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 2361 - Takano
Veterans Affairs Work-study Allowance
06/25/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY to full committee.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to extend the authority to provide work-study allowance for certain activities by individuals receiving educational assistance by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 2365 - Miller J
Department Medical Facility Construction Projects
05/15/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Authorizes Department major medical facility construction projects for fiscal year 2015; amends title 38, United States Code, to make certain improvements in the administration of Department medical facility construction projects.
H 2367 - Castro
Aliens In Military Service Academies
05/15/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to authorize aliens who are covered by certain immigration policies and who otherwise satisfy the requirements for admission to a military service academy to be appointed to and attend a military service academy and, upon graduation, to be appointed as a commissioned officer in the Armed Forces.
H 2377 - Lewis Jo
Religious Freedom of Taxpayers Opposed to War
05/15/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Affirms the religious freedom of taxpayers who are conscientiously opposed to participation in war; provides that the income, estate, or gift tax payments of such taxpayers be used for nonmilitary purposes; creates the Religious Freedom Peace Tax Fund to receive such tax payments; improves revenue collection.
H 2387 - Young D
Alaska Native Veterans Land Allotment
11/22/2016 - In HOUSE. Placed on HOUSE Union Calendar.
Amends the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act to provide for equitable allotment of land to Alaska Native veterans.
H 245 - Abraham
Secretary of Veterans Affairs
01/09/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to codify certain existing provisions of law relating to effective dates for claims under the Laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 2457 - Plaskett
Reserve or National Guard Members Hiring Credit
05/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow the work opportunity credit to small businesses which hire individuals who are members of the Ready Reserve or National Guard.
H 2460 - Zeldin
Adult Day Health Care Services For Veterans
05/24/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to improve the provision of adult day health care services for veterans.
H 2464 - Benishek
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Accountability
07/22/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on HEALTH to full committee.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to improve the accountability of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to the Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 2465 - Jolly
Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Housing Stipend
05/20/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to make certain improvements to the monthly housing stipend payable under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 2475 - Fincher
Servicemembers Civil Relief Act Protections Period
06/05/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Provides for a one-year extension of the extended period of protections for members of uniformed services relating to mortgages, mortgage foreclosure, and eviction under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.
H 2487 - Jeffries
Yellow Ribbon G.I. Education Enhancement Program
06/05/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to extend the Yellow Ribbon G.I. Education Enhancement Program to cover recipients of Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry scholarship.
H 2493 - McGovern
Armed Forces Members and Veterans Assistance Dogs
06/05/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Establishes a grant program to encourage the use of assistance dogs by certain members of the Armed Forces and veterans.
H 2496 - Coffman
Construction Authorization and Choice Improvement Act
05/22/2015 - Public Law No. 114-19
Extends the authorization for the replacement of the existing Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Denver, Colorado; makes certain improvements in the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014; provides for clarification of a distance requirement for expanded availability of hospital care and medical services for veterans through the use of agreements with non-Department of Veterans Affairs entities.
H 2499 - Chabot
Veterans Entrepreneurship Act
07/28/2015 - Public Law No. 114-38
Creates the Veterans Entrepreneurship Act of 2015; amends the Small Business Act to increase access to capital for veteran entrepreneurs; provides a permanent loan guarantee fee waiver for veterans; requires a report assessing the level of outreach to and consultation with female veterans regarding access to capital by women's business centers and Veterans Business Outreach Centers; relates to loan lending limits.
H 250 - Connolly
Death Gratuities and Related Benefits
01/09/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Provides a permanent appropriation of funds for the payment of death gratuities and related benefits for survivors of deceased members of the uniformed services in event of any period of lapsed appropriations.
H 251 - Green A
Position of Special Assistant for Veterans Affairs
07/15/2015 - To SENATE Committee on BANKING, HOUSING AND URBAN AFFAIRS.
Transfers the position of Special Assistant for Veterans Affairs in the Department of Housing and Urban Development to the Office of the Secretary.
H 2514 - Johnson S
Veterans Health Savings Accounts
05/21/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prevent veterans from being disqualified from contributing to health savings accounts by reason of receiving medical care for service-connected disabilities under programs administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 2516 - Rangel
Treat Veterans By Telemedicine
06/05/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to improve the ability of health care professionals to treat veterans via telemedicine.
H 252 - Green A
Housing Assistance for Very Low Income Veterans
01/09/2015 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Provides housing assistance for very low-income veterans.
H 2522 - Beatty
Grants for Homeless Veterans
06/05/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a pilot program to award grants for the provision of furniture, household items, and other assistance to homeless veterans to facilitate their transition into permanent housing.
H 2525 - Bustos
Hero Street US Coins
05/21/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on FINANCIAL SERVICES.
Requires the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in recognition and celebration of Hero Street USA.
H 2531 - Duckworth
John David Fry Scholarship Spouses Eligibility
06/05/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends Section 701 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to clarify the period of eligibility during which certain spouses are entitled to assistance under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship.
H 2539 - Kennedy J
Surviving Spouses Dependency and Indemnity Compensation
06/05/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to provide for an increase in the amount of monthly dependency and indemnity compensation payable to surviving spouses by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 2551 - McSally
Veterans Pre-Apprenticeship Programs
04/14/2016 - Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY hearings held.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to ensure that veterans may attend pre-apprenticeship programs using certain educational assistance provided by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 2555 - Ryan T
Veterans Service Organizations Community Facilities
06/05/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a pilot program to award grants to nonprofit veterans service organizations to upgrade the community facilities of such organizations.
H 2558 - Schrader
Atsugi Naval Air Facility Hazard Exposure
06/05/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Authorizes the provision of health care for certain individuals exposed to environmental hazards at Atsugi Naval Air Facility; establishes an advisory board to examine exposures to environmental hazards at such Air Facility.
H 2569 - Yoho
Department of Defense Armed UAV Authority
05/22/2015 - To HOUSE Select Committee on INTELLIGENCE.
Consolidates within the Department of Defense all executive authority regarding the use of armed unmanned aerial vehicles.
H 2572 - Kelly M
Tax Collection Extension For Hospitalized Servicemember
05/22/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prevent the extension of the tax collection period merely because the taxpayer is a member of the Armed Forces who is hospitalized as a result of combat zone injuries.
H 2573 - Norcross
Headstones and Markers for Veterans Dependents
06/05/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish headstones and markers for the graves of dependents of veterans buried in county, private, or other cemeteries.
H 2591 - Israel
Taxpayer Overpayments as Contributions
06/05/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow taxpayers to designate overpayments of tax as contributions and to make additional contributions to the Homeless Veterans Assistance Fund.
H 260 - Lee B
Work Opportunity Tax Credit
01/09/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide the work opportunity tax credit with respect to the hiring of veterans in the field of renewable energy.
H 2605 - Johnson B
Fiduciaries of Veterans Supervision
07/09/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS to full committee (amended).
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to improve the supervision of fiduciaries of veterans under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 2619 - Schakowsky
Tax Credit for Patriot Employers
06/02/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a tax credit to patriot employers.
H 2622 - Tonko
Fort McClellan Registry of Certain Veterans
06/05/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a registry of certain veterans who were stationed at Fort McClellan, Alabama.
H 2634 - Israel
Local Educational Agencies Emergency Impact Aid
11/16/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION & WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on EARLY CHILDHOOD, ELEMEN. & SECOND. EDUCATION.
Provides for temporary emergency impact aid for local educational agencies.
H 2639 - Peters S
Marriage and Family Therapists for Veterans
11/17/2015 - Subcommittee on HEALTH hearings held.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to provide for additional qualification requirements for individuals appointed to marriage and family therapist positions in the Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 2662 - Franks
Next of Kin Transportation for Transfer Ceremony
06/04/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 37, United States Code, to clarify the situations in which the United States will cover the cost of transportation for next of kin to attend the transfer ceremony of a member of the Armed Forces who dies overseas.
H 2671 - Moulton
Veterans Affairs Health Professional Scholarships
06/15/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to clarify the amount of scholarships and duration of obligated service under the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Professional Scholarship Program.
H 2672 - Moulton
Veterans Affairs Employee Incentive Scholarship Program
06/15/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to clarify the amount and duration of scholarships under the Department of Veterans Affairs Employee Incentive Scholarship Program.
H 2673 - Moulton
Veterans Affairs Education Debt Reduction Program
06/15/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to expand the eligibility of employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs to participate in the Education Debt Reduction Program.
H 2674 - Moulton
Veterans Affairs Scholarship and Debt Reductions Funds
06/15/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to transfer funds among certain scholarship and debt reduction programs.
H 2677 - Salmon
Consolidation Loans Verification
11/16/2015 - 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.
H 2685 - Frelinghuysen
Department of Defense Appropriations
11/05/2015 - In SENATE. Motion to proceed to consideration of the bill withdrawn.
Makes appropriations for military functions administered by the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016.
H 2691 - Ruiz
Veterans Survivors Claims Processing Automation Act
07/09/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS to full committee.
Provides for the Veterans' Survivors Claims Processing Automation Act of 2015.
H 2706 - Titus
Veterans National Remembrance Act
06/24/2015 - Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE & MEMORIAL AFFAIRS hearings held.
Provides for the Veterans National Remembrance Act.
H 271 - Bilirakis G
Veterans Mental Health Treatment Commission
05/15/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on HEALTH to full committee.
Establishes a commission to examine the evidence-based therapy treatment model used by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for treating mental illnesses of veterans and the potential benefits of incorporating complementary alternative treatments available in non-Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities within the community.
H 2718 - Duckworth
Servicemembers Interest Rate Limitation
06/30/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to extend the interest rate limitation on debt entered into during military service to debt incurred during military service to consolidate or refinance student loans incurred before military service.
H 272 - Walberg
Medal of Honor Recipient Health Care
07/22/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on HEALTH to full committee.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to increase the priority for enrollment of medal of honor recipients in the health care system of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 2725 - Peters S
TRICARE Program Telehealth
06/30/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Titles 10 and 38, United States Code, to expand the use of telehealth under the TRICARE program and in the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 2742 - Paulsen
Military Working Dogs Be Retired in United States
11/23/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on READINESS.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to require that military working dogs be retired in the United States.
H 2747 - McGovern
Military Service Medal For Nuclear Radiation Exposure
06/12/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Authorizes the award of a military service medal to members of the Armed Forces who were exposed to ionizing radiation as a result of participation in the testing of nuclear weapons or under other circumstances.
H 2766 - Speier
Philippines Military Service Veterans Affairs Benefits
06/30/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to deem certain service in the organized military forces of the Government of the Commonwealth of the Philippines and the Philippine Scouts to have been active service for purposes of benefits under programs administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 2790 - Smith C
Civilian Employees Pay Parity at Military Installations
06/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM.
Provides for pay parity for civilian employees serving at joint military installations.
H 280 - Miller J
Recouped Awards from Veterans Affairs Employees
03/03/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to recoup bonuses and awards paid to employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 2813 - Peters S
Pilot Program for Elderly Homeless Veterans Housing
07/02/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to establish a grant pilot program to provide housing to elderly homeless veterans.
H 2828 - Davis S
Armed Forces Certiorari Review
07/01/2015 - 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 2835 - McSally
Border Jobs for Veterans Act
10/16/2015 - Public Law No. 114-68
Creates the Border Jobs for Veterans Act of 2015; recruits members of the Armed Forces who are separating from military service to serve as Customs and Border Protection Officers; authorizes an expedited hiring process and enhancements to existing programs for such recruitment.
H 2852 - Graves
Arlington Cemetery Burial for Certain Reservists
06/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Provides for the eligibility for burial in Arlington National Cemetery of certain members of reserve components of the Armed Forces.
H 2855 - Higgins
Veterans Educational Assistance Time Limitation
07/02/2015 - 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 2860 - Norton
D.C. National Guard Educational Assistance Program
06/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM.
Directs the Mayor of the District of Columbia to establish a District of Columbia National Guard Educational Assistance Program to encourage the enlistment and retention of persons in the District of Columbia National Guard by providing financial assistance to enable members of the National Guard of the District of Columbia to attend undergraduate, vocational, or technical courses.
H 2861 - Peters S
Veterans Work Opportunity Credit and Job Training
11/16/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION & WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HIGHER EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE TRAINING.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the work opportunity credit to certain recently discharged veterans, to improve the coordination of veteran job training services between the Department of Labor, the Department of Veteran Affairs, and the Department of Defense, to require transparency for Executive departments in meeting the Government-wide goals for contracting with small business concerns owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans.
H 2862 - Rooney
Federal Sentencing Guidelines For Targeting Veterans
07/09/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Authorizes the amendment of the Federal sentencing guidelines to provide for an increase in 2 levels if the defendant intentionally selected any victim or any property as the object of the offense of conviction because of the victim's military service or status as a veteran.
H 2863 - Rooney
Veterans Appeals Legal Services Fees
07/02/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to prohibit unrecognized individuals from charging fees for legal services provided to veterans related to appeals before the Department of Veterans Affairs or the Board of Veterans' Appeals.
H 2874 - DesJarlais
Deceased Veterans Education Loans
06/24/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income any discharge of indebtedness income on education loans of deceased veterans.
H 288 - Brownley
Beneficiary Travel Program
02/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to provide for coverage under the beneficiary travel program of the Department of Veterans Affairs of certain disabled veterans for travel for certain special disabilities rehabilitation.
H 2885 - Tsongas
Real Property Tax Abatements Exclusion
06/24/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from income and employment taxes real property tax abatements for seniors and disabled individuals in exchange for services.
H 2893 - MacArthur
Department of Defense Seals Made in US
06/25/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to require that decorative objects depicting the official seal of the Department of Defense, the military departments, the Armed Forces, and the Defense Agencies be manufactured in the United States.
H 2894 - Esty
Assistance for Family Caregivers Program Eligibility
07/02/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Expands eligibility for the program of comprehensive assistance for family caregivers of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 2914 - Brownley
Congressional Approval for VA Medical Facility Leases
07/14/2015 - Subcommittee on HEALTH hearings held.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to require congressional approval before the appropriation of funds for Department of Veterans Affairs major medical facility leases.
H 2915 - Brownley
Women Veterans Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
02/10/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to identify mental health care and suicide prevention programs and metrics that are effective in treating women veterans as part of the evaluation of such programs by the Secretary.
H 2934 - Lieu
Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans
07/10/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to extend the authority of the Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans.
H 2935 - Maloney S
Medical Disability Examinations By Contract Physicians
07/10/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Provides for an extension of the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide for the conduct of medical disability examinations by contract physicians.
H 2937 - Nunes
Financial Transactions with Cuban Military
06/25/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on FINANCIAL SERVICES.
Strengthens support for the Cuban people; prohibits financial transactions with the Cuban military.
H 294 - Miller J
Secretary of Veterans Affairs
03/03/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into contracts and agreements for the transfer of veterans to non-Department medical foster homes for certain veterans who are unable to live independently.
H 2941 - Roe
VA Employee Bonuses and Violations
07/10/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
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 2974 - Brownley
Veterans Choice Program Follow-Up Care
07/17/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to increase the duration of follow-up care provided under the Veterans Choice Program.
H 2975 - Brownley
Repay Misused Veterans Benefits
07/17/2015 - 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 repays the misused benefits of veterans with fiduciaries.
H 2979 - Duckworth
Consumer Financial Protection and Servicemembers
07/08/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on FINANCIAL SERVICES.
Allows the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection to provide greater protection to servicemembers.
H 2981 - Huelskamp
Veterans Affairs Employees Congressional Testimony
07/17/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to provide that congressional testimony by Department of Veterans Affairs employees is official duty.
H 2999 - Takano
Suspend and Remove Veterans Affairs Employees
07/17/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to improve the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to suspend and remove employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs for performance or misconduct that is a threat to public health or safety.
H 3003 - Bustos
Veterans Work Opportunity Credit
07/09/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
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 3016 - Wenstrup
Veterans Affairs Podiatrists
02/10/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to clarify the role of podiatrists in the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 3019 - DeLauro
Veteran Nursing Home or Hospital Care
07/17/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish, at the request of an eligible veteran, nursing home care and hospital care at State licensed or certified residential care facilities.
H 303 - Bilirakis G
Disability Compensation
06/24/2015 - Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE & MEMORIAL AFFAIRS hearings held.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to permit additional retired members of the Armed Forces who have a service-connected disability to receive both disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs for their disability and either retired pay by reason of their years of military service or combat-related special compensation.
H 3040 - Capps
Benefits and Decorations for Certain Servicemembers
07/17/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
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.
H 3068 - Pocan
Former Servicemembers Discharged for Sexual Orientation
07/15/2015 - To HOUSE 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.
H 3101 - Johnson B
Former Prisoners of War List
08/05/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to review the list of veterans designated as former prisoners of war.
H 3106 - Miller J
Department Major Medical Facility Construction Projects
02/10/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Authorizes Department major medical facility construction projects for fiscal year 2015; amends title 38, United States Code, to make certain improvements in the administration of Department medical facility construction projects.
H 3113 - Weber
Veterans Affairs Alternative Energy Generation Projects
08/05/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Prohibits the Secretary of Veterans Affairs from obligating or expending funds for alternative energy generation projects unless specifically authorized by law.
H 3114 - Napolitano
Historic Preservation Activities
07/06/2016 - Public Law No. 114-189
Requires the Secretary of the Army, acting through the Chief of Engineers, to carry out a Veterans' Curation Program to hire veterans and members of the Armed Forces to assist the Secretary in carrying out curation and historic preservation activities.
H 3115 - DesJarlais
Repeal Ban on Military Carrying Firearms
09/08/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Safeguards military and civilian personnel on military bases and Armed Forces recruitment facilities by repealing bans on military personnel carrying firearms on military bases and recruitment facilities.
H 3122 - Hurt
Veterans Affairs Health Care Functions Audits
08/05/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into a contract with a non-government entity for the conduct of biannual audits of Department of Veterans Affairs health care functions.
H 313 - Lynch
Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act
11/05/2015 - Public Law No. 114-75
Creates the Wounded Warrior Federal Leave Act of 2015; provides leave to any new Federal employee who is a veteran with a service-connected disability with a specified minimum percentage for purposes of undergoing medical treatment for such disability during a specified time period beginning on the first day of employment; provides the maximum number of hours that may be taken; requires the Director of the Office of Personnel Management to prescribe related regulations.
H 3138 - Hice
Armed Forces Recruitment Offices Firearms
07/21/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Recognizes the right of members of the Armed Forces assigned to duty at Armed Forces recruitment offices to carry a personal or service-issue firearm at the office.
H 3139 - Hunter
Armed Forces Recruitment Centers Security
07/21/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Improves security at Armed Forces recruitment centers.
H 3146 - Perry
Military Personnel Carrying Firearms
09/08/2015 - 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 315 - Meng
Secretary of Defense
02/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Requires the Secretary of Defense to establish a process to determine whether individuals claiming certain service in the Philippines during World War II are eligible for certain benefits despite not being on the Missouri List.
H 3183 - Jolly
Veterans Choice Program
07/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to expand and make permanent the Veterans Choice Program.
H 3200 - Brown C
Funds Transfer for Improving Veterans Health Care
08/05/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to transfer unobligated amounts previously made available to the Department of Veterans Affairs to the medical accounts of the Department to improve the furnishing of health care to veterans.
H 3208 - O'Rourke
Civil Service Retirement Deposits Timing
07/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM.
Amends Title 5, United States Code, to clarify the timing of deposits relating to the Civil Service Retirement System with respect to crediting military service.
H 3214 - Hunter
National Icebreaker Fund
07/28/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE: Referred to Subcommittee on COAST GUARD & MARITIME TRANSPORTATION.
Amends Title 14, United States Code, to establish the National Icebreaker Fund to pay the costs of construction, alteration, renovation, lease, or charter of icebreakers for the Coast Guard.
H 3216 - Newhouse
VA Emergency Hospital Care
09/27/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to clarify the emergency hospital care furnished by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to certain veterans.
H 3227 - Russell
Firearms on Military Installations
09/08/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Protects the second amendment rights of members of the Armed Forces and civilian employees of the Department of Defense trained in the use of firearms to carry officially-issued or personally-owned firearms on military installations in the United States.
H 3234 - Roby
Office of Failing Medical Center Recovery
02/10/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to establish within the Department of Veterans Affairs an Office of Failing Medical Center Recovery.
H 3236 - Shuster
Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice
07/31/2015 - Public Law No. 114-41
Provides an extension of the federal-aid highway, highway safety, motor carrier safety, transit, and other program funded out of the Highway Trust Fund; provides resource flexibility to the Department of Veterans Affairs for health care services.
H 3239 - Emmer
Security At Armed Forces Recruitment Centers
07/28/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Provides enhanced security at Armed Forces recruitment centers through the installation of reinforced bullet-proof glass and entry doors.
H 3246 - Brown C
Veterans Choice Funds Use
08/05/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Provides for the temporary use of Veterans Choice Funds for certain programs.
H 3248 - Fortenberry
Grants to Veterans for Businesses
07/28/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on SMALL BUSINESS.
Amends the Small Business Act to require the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to carry out a pilot program on issuing grants to eligible veterans to start or acquire qualifying businesses.
H 3278 - Royce
Interment of Unclaimed Deceased Veterans
08/06/2015 - 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 unclaimed deceased veterans.
H 3286 - Cook
Private Sector Hiring Veterans
11/29/2016 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE. *****To SENATE.
Encourages effective, voluntary private sector investments to recruit, employ, and retain men and women who have served in the United States military with annual presidential awards to private sector employers recognizing such efforts.
H 3312 - Adams
Veterans Networks of Services and Resources
08/06/2015 - 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 make grants for establishing coordinated networks of services and resources for veterans and their families.
H 3320 - Boustany
VA Claims Processing Contractors
08/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into contracts with administrative contractors for the processing of claims for hospital care and medical services furnished in non-Department of Veterans Affairs facilities.
H 3324 - Cicilline
Opportunity to Equip Certain Foreign Military Entities
07/29/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Directs the Secretary of Defense to submit to Congress a report regarding opportunities to equip certain foreign military entities.
H 3329 - Conaway
Increase Number of Operational Aircraft Carriers
11/23/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on SEAPOWER AND PROJECTION FORCES.
Increases the number of operational aircraft carriers.
H 333 - Bishop S
Disability Compensation
02/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to permit retired members of the Armed Forces who have a service-connected disability rated less than 50 percent to receive concurrent payment of both retired pay and veterans' disability compensation, to extend eligibility for concurrent receipt to chapter 61 disability retirees with less than 20 years of service.
H 3335 - Davis R
Access to VA Case-tracking Information
08/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
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 3351 - Honda
CPI-E Act
11/23/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Creates the CPI-E Act of 2015; provides for cost-of-living increases for certain Federal benefits programs based on increases in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the elderly.
H 3365 - Larsen
Reproductive Assistance to Veterans and Service Members
11/23/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Improves the reproductive assistance provided by the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs to severely wounded, ill, or injured members of the Armed Forces, veterans, and their spouses or partners.
H 3373 - Lowenthal A
VA Whistleblower Complaints
08/06/2015 - 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 review certain whistleblower complaints.
H 3374 - Lowenthal A
VA Childcare Assistance
08/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to provide for the payment of childcare assistance to certain single parents who are participating in a Department of Veterans Affairs vocational rehabilitation program.
H 3388 - Nugent
DoD Recovery of Indebtedness
11/23/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends Title 37, United States Code, to impose a statute of limitations on the ability of the Department of Defense to recover certain indebtedness owed to the United States by members of the uniformed services, including retired and former members.
H 341 - Calvert
State Licenses and Credentials for Veterans
02/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to require States to recognize the military experience of veterans when issuing licenses and credentials to veterans.
H 3414 - Stivers
VA Employees and Laboratories Certification
08/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Improves the certification and licensing of employees and medical laboratories of the Department of Veterans Affairs that furnish prosthetic and orthotic services.
H 3417 - Thompson B
Coast Guard Academy
07/30/2015 - 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; amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Department of Homeland Security to establish a comprehensive recruitment and outreach plan for the Coast Guard Academy.
H 3419 - Titus
VA Grants for Child Care Services on Campus
04/14/2016 - Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY hearings held.
Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make grants to eligible educational institutions to provide child care services on campus.
H 342 - Denham
Military Commissary and Store Privileges
01/14/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to extend military commissary and exchange store privileges, without time-period limitation, to members of the Armed Forces who are involuntarily separated with a service-connected disability and also to extend such privileges to their dependents.
H 3422 - Walorski
VA Medical Vendors Credentialing Requirements
08/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish credentialing requirements for medical vendors.
H 3423 - Walz
Dioxin and Herbicide Exposure and Diseases
08/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, and the Agent Orange Act of 1991 to extend the certain authorities of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs regarding associations between diseases and exposure to dioxin and other chemical compounds in herbicides.
H 3439 - Rohrabacher
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
11/23/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Directs the Secretary of Defense to provide for the inclusion of the names of certain members of the Armed Forces on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
H 344 - DelBene
Veterans for Manufacturing Positions
04/29/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION & WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HIGHER EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE TRAINING.
Provides for the establishment of a pilot program to encourage the employment of veterans in manufacturing positions.
H 3449 - Jones
Honorary Citizenship for Serving in Armed Forces
09/17/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Ordered to be reported.
Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to extend honorary citizenship to otherwise qualified noncitizens who enlisted in the Philippines and died while serving on active duty with the United States Armed Forces during certain periods of hostilities.
H 3461 - Boehner
Approve Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action
09/11/2015 - In HOUSE. Failed to pass HOUSE.
Approves the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, signed at Vienna on July 14, 2015, relating to the nuclear program of Iran.
H 3471 - Walorski
Veterans Mobility Safety Act of 2016
11/29/2016 - In HOUSE. HOUSE concurred in SENATE amendments.
Makes certain improvements in the provision of automobiles and adaptive equipment by the Department of Veterans Affairs; provides that an eligible person may make personal selections of the equipment; relates to certification of providers.
H 3484 - Lieu
VA West Los Angeles Campus
05/17/2016 - In HOUSE. Placed on HOUSE Union Calendar.
Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into certain leases at the Department of Veterans Affairs West Los Angeles Campus in Los Angeles, California.
H 3491 - Jolly
Special Pension for Medal of Honor Recipients
09/25/2015 - 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 special pension for Medal of Honor recipients.
H 3499 - Jolly
VA Disability Treatment
09/11/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act to provide for treatment of disability rated and certified as total by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs as disability for purposes of such titles.
H 353 - Duffy
Veterans Affairs Hearing Aid Specialists
04/29/2016 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on HEALTH to full committee (amended).
Amends title 38, United States Code, to include licensed hearing aid specialists as eligible for appointment in the Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 3547 - Katko
Task Force On Agent Orange Exposure
09/25/2015 - 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 3549 - Kline
Waive Veterans Copayments in Certain Circumstances
11/17/2015 - Subcommittee on HEALTH hearings held.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to waive the requirement of certain veterans to make copayments for hospital care and medical services in the case of an error by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 3558 - Bilirakis G
Forever Stamp for Sacrifices of Armed Forces Members
09/18/2015 - 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 356 - Maloney S
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
06/25/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY to full committee.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to develop and publish an action plan for improving the vocational rehabilitation services and assistance provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 3580 - Tiberi
VA Continuing Medical Education Program
09/18/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Establishes in the Department of Veterans Affairs a continuing medical education program for non-Department medical professionals who treat veterans and family members of veterans to increase knowledge and recognition of medical conditions common to veterans and family members of veterans.
H 359 - Stivers
Veterans Affairs Dog Training Therapy
07/22/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on HEALTH to full committee.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program on dog training therapy.
H 3595 - Miller J
Authorization for Denver VA Medical Center Replacement
09/25/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Extends the authorization to carry out the replacement of the existing medical center of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Denver, Colorado.
H 3596 - Smith C
Extend Provisions Administered by VA
11/23/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to extend certain expiring provisions of law administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 3616 - Forbes
Appropriations for Armed Forces During Shutdown
09/25/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
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.
H 3628 - Coffman
Pay Our Military Act
09/28/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Provides for the Pay Our Military Act.
H 3639 - Kind
VA Health Professional Shortage Areas
09/29/2015 - 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 3649 - Sablan
National Guard in Northern Mariana Islands
11/23/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on READINESS.
Amends United States Code to authorize the establishment of units of the National Guard in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
H 366 - Cohen
Hire Heroes Act Authority
02/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Reauthorizes the vow to Hire Heroes Act of 2011, to provide assistance to small businesses owned by veterans, to improve enforcement of employment and reemployment rights of members of the uniformed services.
H 3684 - Chabot
Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program
03/23/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION & WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HIGHER EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE TRAINING.
Amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide that an individual may remain eligible to participate in the teacher loan forgiveness program under Title IV of such Act if the individual's period of consecutive years of employment as a full-time teacher is interrupted because the individual is the spouse of a member of the Armed Forces who is relocated during the school year pursuant to military orders for a permanent change of duty station.
H 3686 - Emmer
Certain VA Reports Made Publicly Available
12/03/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs to make certain reports publicly available.
H 3693 - Poe
Iran Revolutionary Guard as Terrorist Entity Report
09/27/2016 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on TERRORISM, NONPROLIFERATION & TRADE to full committee (amended).
Requires a report on whether Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps is a terrorist entity.
H 3698 - Coffman
Enlistment in the Armed Forces
03/04/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
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 3700 - Luetkemeyer
Housing Opportunities Through Modernization
07/29/2016 - Public Law No. 114-201
Creates the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016; provides housing opportunities in the United States through modernization of various housing programs; relates to rental assistance and public housing, FHA mortgage insurance for condominiums, and housing reforms for the homeless and veterans.
H 3709 - Poliquin
Health Care Needs of Veterans in Highly Rural Areas
10/21/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Makes permanent the pilot program administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs regarding enhanced contract care authority for the health care needs of veterans located in highly rural areas.
H 3715 - Brown C
Final Farewell Act
05/24/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to the Final Farewell Act; directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to permit interments, funerals, memorial services, and ceremonies of deceased veterans at national cemeteries and State cemeteries receiving grants from the Department of Veterans Affairs during certain weekends.
H 3739 - Woodall
Medical Certification for Commercial Vehicle Operator
10/13/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE: Referred to Subcommittee on HIGHWAYS AND TRANSIT.
Provides for qualified physicians to perform a medical certification for an operator of a commercial motor vehicle who is a veteran.
H 3755 - Titus
Direct Graduate Medical Education Cost Payments
10/21/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Social Security Act to provide for the disregard of certain resident slots that include Department of Veterans Affairs training in determining payments for direct graduate medical education costs.
H 3761 - Grayson
Social Security and Military Retirement Benefits
11/23/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Increases Social Security and military retirement benefits by 2.9 percent, and base future cost-of-living increase adjustments to the Consumer Price Index for the elderly.
H 3789 - Guinta
Memorial Headstone for Unknown Gravesite Location
11/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish a memorial headstone or marker to commemorate an eligible individual whose remains are identified and available but the location of the gravesite is unknown.
H 3836 - Castro
FAIR Act
10/27/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Provides for the FAIR Act; requires a report on diversity recruitment, employment, retention, and promotion at the Department of State.
H 3839 - Noem
Black Hills National Cemetery Boundary Expansion Act
09/12/2016 - In SENATE. Read second time. Placed on Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Transfers administrative jurisdiction over certain Bureau of Land Management land from the Secretary of the Interior to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for inclusion in the Black Hills National Cemetery.
H 3849 - Chu
Acupuncturist Services for Military
11/23/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to ensure access to qualified acupuncturist services for military members and military dependents; amends Title 38, United States Code, to ensure access to acupuncturist services through the Department of Veterans Affairs; amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of qualified acupuncturist services under the Medicare program.
H 3850 - Cartwright
Military or Federal Pensions Protections
11/23/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Provides for additional protections and disclosures to consumers when financial products or services are related to the consumers' military or Federal pensions.
H 3870 - Takai
Atomic Veterans Healthcare Parity Act
11/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Creates the Atomic Veterans Healthcare Parity Act; provides for the treatment of veterans who participated in the cleanup of Enewetak Atoll as radiation exposed veterans for purposes of the presumption of service-connection of certain disabilities by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 3879 - O'Rourke
VA and Eligible Academic Affiliates
11/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to provide for covered agreements and contracts between the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and eligible academic affiliates for the mutually beneficial coordination, use, or exchange of health-care resources.
H 388 - Ruiz
National Recreational Pass
01/26/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on AGRICULTURE: Referred to Subcommittee on CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY.
Provides for a lifetime National Recreational Pass for any veteran with a service-connected disability.
H 3883 - Wittman
Veterans Choice Accountability Act
11/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Creates the Veteran's Choice Accountability Act; requires the evaluation of all programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs under which hospital care, medical services, and nursing home care is furnished to determine the most intensively used specialized care program of the Department and to ensure such programs are maintained as a center of excellence; requires a report to Congress on an evaluation of the VA Budget and Choice Improvement Act.
H 3884 - Wittman
VA Collaboration
11/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to promote and encourage collaboration between the Department of Veterans Affairs and nonprofit organizations and institutions of higher learning that provide administrative assistance to veterans.
H 3885 - Wittman
Armed Forces Disability Examination
11/23/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to include a single comprehensive disability examination as part of the required Department of Defense physical examination for separating members of the Armed Forces.
H 3894 - Gabbard
Notifying State Child Protective Services
02/10/2016 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to require the prompt notification of State Child Protective Services by military and civilian personnel of the Department of Defense required by law to report suspected instances of child abuse and neglect.
H 3909 - Guinta
Veterans Choice Program
12/03/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to expand the Veterans Choice Program; amends Title 38, United States Code to provide for the removal or demotion of employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs based on performance or misconduct.
H 3915 - Schrader
Next-of-Kin Designation for Government Personnel
11/03/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Ensures that United States Government personnel, including members of the Armed Forces and contractors, assigned to United States diplomatic missions are given the opportunity to designate next-of-kin for certain purposes in the event of the death of the personnel.
H 3936 - Costello
Veteran Engagement Teams Act
06/22/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program under which the Secretary carries out Veteran Engagement Team events where veterans can complete claims for disability compensation and pension under the Laws administered by the Secretary.
H 3945 - Coffman
Contracting Opportunities for Veteran Small Businesses
12/03/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends the Small Business Act and Title 38, United States Code, to improve contracting opportunities for certain veteran-owned small businesses.
H 3949 - Veasey
Educational Assistance for STEM Veterans
12/03/2015 - 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 3950 - Adams
Small Business Start-up Tax Credit for Veterans
11/05/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish a small business start-up tax credit for veterans who have served overseas.
H 3951 - Bera
VA Office of Health Care Quality
12/03/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Establishes in the Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs the Office of Health Care Quality.
H 3954 - Bilirakis G
Access to VA Care
12/03/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to provide for access to hospital care and medical services furnished by the Department of Veterans Affairs for certain members of the reserve components who received training at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
H 3956 - Bost
VA Health Center Management Stability and Improvement
05/24/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to the VA Health Center Management Stability and Improvement Act; directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to develop and implement a plan to hire directors of the medical centers of the Department of Veterans Affairs; relates to the plan to hire directors of medical centers of department of veterans affairs.
H 3958 - Burgess
Issuance of a Veterans Health Care Stamp
12/03/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Provides for the issuance of a Veterans Health Care Stamp.
H 3960 - Castro
Survey Regarding Homeless Female Veterans
12/03/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Provides for a survey regarding homeless female veterans.
H 3963 - Dold
Military Commissary and Exchange Store Privileges
11/23/2015 - 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 to certain veterans who have been awarded the Purple Heart and to their dependents.
H 3969 - Heck J
Nevada Veterans Clinic Designation
09/23/2016 - Public Law No. 114-220
Designates a Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Laughlin, Nevada, as the Master Chief Petty Officer Jesse Dean VA Clinic.
H 3970 - Israel
Homes for Homeless Veterans
12/03/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a pilot grant program to acquire and renovate abandoned homes for homeless veterans.
H 3971 - Issa
Veteran Status
12/03/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
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 3972 - Kildee
Armed Forces Mental Health Resources
12/03/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to more effectively provide mental health resources for members of the Armed Forces and veterans at high risk of suicide.
H 3974 - Kuster
Assistance for Veterans to be Physician Assistants
09/06/2016 - In HOUSE. Placed on HOUSE Union Calendar.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to provide educational assistance to certain former members of the Armed Forces for education and training as physician assistants of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to establish pay grades and require competitive pay for physician assistants of the Department.
H 3975 - Langevin
Housing for Veterans
11/05/2015 - 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 3976 - Lawrence
Legal Assistance for Armed Forces Personnel
11/23/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to require the provision of legal assistance to junior enlisted personnel of the Armed Forces and their dependents in connection with their personal civil legal affairs.
H 3978 - Lujan Grisham
Veterans Health Administration Ombudsman
12/03/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to establish an Ombudsman within the Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 3979 - Lujan
VA Work-Study Allowance
11/05/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to include local government minimum wage requirements in determining the hourly minimum wage applicable for purposes of the work-study allowance under the educational assistance programs administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 3980 - Norcross
VA Veterans Choice Program
12/03/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Eliminates the sunset date for the Veterans Choice Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs; expands eligibility for such program.
H 3988 - Speier
Federal Revenues for Higher Education Institutions
03/23/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION & WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HIGHER EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE TRAINING.
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.
H 3989 - Stefanik
Support Our Military Caregivers Act
05/24/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to the Support Our Military Caregivers Act; improves the process for determining the eligibility of caregivers of veterans to certain benefits administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 3991 - Takano
Veterans Affected By School Closures
12/03/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to provide veterans affected by school closures certain relief and restoration of educational benefits.
H 3995 - Dingell D
Award Medal of Honor
11/23/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Authorizes the President to award the Medal of Honor to Major Charles S. Kettles of the United States Army for acts of valor during the Vietnam War.
H 3997 - Cummings
Veterans Small Business Enterprises Program
11/17/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE: Referred to Subcommittee on HIGHWAYS AND TRANSIT.
Amends MAP-21 (Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act) to establish a veterans small business owned and controlled enterprises program.
H 4011 - Gallego
Health Providers to Veterans
11/20/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Increases the number of graduate medical education positions treating veterans; improves the compensation of health care providers, medical directors, and directors of Veterans Integrated Service Networks of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 4012 - Grayson
Supplementary Payment to Beneficiaries
12/03/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Provides for a supplementary payment to Social Security beneficiaries, supplemental security income beneficiaries, and recipients of veterans benefits.
H 4039 - Adams
Small Business Start-Up Tax Credit for Veterans
11/17/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish a small business start-up tax credit for veterans.
H 4052 - Waters
Treatment of Veterans With Traumatic Brain Injuries
11/20/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to prioritize the treatment of veterans with traumatic brain injuries through the National Health Service Corps.
H 4053 - Waters
Grants for Medical Facilities Serving Veterans
12/03/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make grants for repair and remodeling of community centers, clinics, and hospitals that serve veterans.
H 4054 - Waters
Veterans Education Benefits
03/23/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION & WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HIGHER EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE TRAINING.
Revises the 90-10 rule under the Higher Education Act of 1965 to count veterans' education benefits under such rule.
H 4056 - Mica
Property Conveyance
02/29/2016 - Public Law No. 114-130
Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to convey to the State Department of Veterans Affairs all right, title, and interest of the United States to the property known as The Community Living Center at the Lake Baldwin Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic, Orlando, Florida.
H 4063 - Bilirakis G
Jason Simcakoski PROMISE Act
05/11/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to the Promoting Responsible Opioid Management and Incorporating Scientific Expertise Act, also known as the Jason Simcakoski PROMISE Act; improves the use by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs of opioids in providing pain management in veterans; improves patient advocacy by the Secretary; expands the availability of complementary and integrative health.
H 4071 - Poliquin
Sell Unutilized Federal Buildings
11/30/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Directs the Administrator of General Services to establish a program to sell Federal buildings that are not utilized to provide revenue for increases in social security benefits and military retirement pay.
H 4080 - Cartwright
Veterans Unlimited Eligibility for Mental Health Care
12/03/2015 - 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 4087 - Love
Fair Treatment for Families of Veterans Act
05/18/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
Creates the Fair Treatment for Families of Veterans Act; adjusts the effective date for certain reductions and discontinuances of compensation, dependency, and indemnity compensation, and pension laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 4095 - Brownley
Gold Star Wives of America Charter
12/04/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on IMMIGRATION AND BORDER SECURITY.
Amends the charter of the Gold Star Wives of America to remove the restriction on the federally chartered corporation, and directors and officers of the corporation, attempting to influence legislation.
H 4103 - Cramer
Critical Access Hospitals for Veterans Act
12/03/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Creates the Critical Access Hospitals for Veterans Act; amends the United States Code to improve the provision of medical care to veterans at critical access hospitals.
H 4118 - Norton
Support to Certain University Law School Programs
12/03/2015 - 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 4119 - Palazzo
Exchange of Land in Gulf Islands National Seashore
09/06/2016 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Authorizes the exchange of certain land located in Gulf Islands National Seashore, Jackson County, Mississippi, between the National Park Service and the Veterans of Foreign Wars; modifies the boundary of the Gulf Islands National Seashore to reflect such land exchange.
H 4124 - Walz
Support America's Armed Forces Reserve Retirees
12/04/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Creates the Support America's Armed Forces Reserve Component Retirees Act of 2015; amends the United States Code to eliminate the age restriction on the commencement of the receipt of retired pay for non-regular service.
H 4125 - Watson Coleman
VA Public-Private Partnerships Study
11/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct a study on the feasibility of the Secretary entering into public-private partnerships to improve the access of veterans to medical facilities in densely populated communities and rural communities.
H 4126 - Yoho
Guantanamo Transfer Prevention Act
11/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Creates the Guantanamo Transfer Prevention Act; clarifies that any action by the President in contravention of the restriction on transfer or release of individuals detained at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is without legal effect; provides that no funding to the Department of Defense for fiscal year 2016 shall be used to close or abandon such naval station or relinquish control to the Republic of Cuba, or implement a related treaty.
H 4129 - McNerney
Jumpstart VA Construction Act
02/25/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Ordered to be reported.
Provides for the Jumpstart VA Construction Act.
H 4134 - DeFazio
VA Hire Veteran Health Care Workers
12/04/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a program to increase efficiency in the recruitment and hiring by the Department of Veterans Affairs of health care workers that are undergoing separation from the Armed Forces, to create uniform credentialing standards for certain health care professionals of the Department.
H 4138 - Miller J
VA Relocation Expenses
05/18/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Ordered to be reported.
Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to recoup relocation expenses paid to or on behalf of employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 4140 - Guinta
Payment to Social Security and Veterans Beneficiaries
12/04/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on ENERGY AND POWER.
Provides for a one-time supplementary payment to beneficiaries of Social Security and Veterans benefits.
H 4144 - Duckworth
Social Security, SSI and Veterans Beneficiaries Payment
12/03/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Provides for a supplementary payment to Social Security beneficiaries, supplemental security income beneficiaries, and recipients of veterans benefits.
H 4150 - Ruiz
VA Health Workers Hours of Employment
11/14/2016 - In HOUSE. Placed on HOUSE Union Calendar.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to allow the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to modify the hours of employment of physicians and physician assistants employed on a full-time basis by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 4154 - Sherman
Transfer Naval Vessels to Taiwan
12/09/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS: Ordered to be reported.
Directs the President to submit to Congress a time frame for the transfer of certain Naval vessels to Taiwan pursuant to Section 102(b) of the Naval Vessel Transfer Act of 2013.
H 4159 - Higgins
Military Service Records Fees
12/02/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM.
Limits the fees charged by the National Archives and Records Administration to veterans for military service records.
H 4161 - Jones
Servicemembers Arbitration and Class Actions
12/03/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
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 4188 - Hunter
Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2015
02/08/2016 - Public Law No. 114-120
Creates the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2015; authorizes appropriations for the Coast Guard for specified fiscal years.
H 4200 - Gibson
Military Families Relocation Period
12/09/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to provide a period for the relocation of spouses and dependents of certain members of the Armed Forces undergoing a permanent change of station in order to ease and facilitate the relocation of military families.
H 421 - Sinema
Mental Health Treatment for Veterans
07/22/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on HEALTH to full committee (amended).
Amends title 38, United States Code, to improve the mental health treatment provided by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to veterans who served in classified missions.
H 423 - Collins D
Veterans Affairs Care for Newborns
07/22/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on HEALTH to full committee.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to improve the care provided by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to newborn children.
H 4246 - Cohen
National Guard and Reservist Debt Relief Extension Act
12/18/2015 - Public Law No. 114-107
Amends the National Guard and Reservists Debt Relief Act of 2008 to exempt for an additional 4-year period, from the application of the means-test presumption of abuse, qualifying members of reserve components of the Armed Forces and members of the National Guard who, after September 11, 2001, are called to active duty or to perform a homeland defense activity for not less than 90 days.
H 4250 - Blumenauer
Statute of Limitation for Credit or Refund
12/15/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the statute of limitation for credit or refund for taxpayers who receive combat pay.
H 4251 - Coffman
Guard and Reserve Equal Access to Health Act
12/15/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Provides for the Guard and Reserve Equal Access to Health Act.
H 4252 - Fincher
Foreclosure Relief and Extension for Servicemembers Act
12/16/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Creates the Foreclosure Relief and Extension for Servicemembers Act of 2015; extends temporarily the extended period of protection for members of uniformed services relating to mortgages, mortgage foreclosure, and eviction.
H 4260 - Sinema
Servicemember Higher Education Protection Act
03/23/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION & WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on EARLY CHILDHOOD, ELEMEN. & SECOND. EDUCATION.
Provides for the Servicemember Higher Education Protection Act.
H 4272 - Esty
Families of Fallen Heroes Semipostal Stamp
12/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Provides for the issuance of a Families of Fallen Heroes Semipostal Stamp.
H 4279 - Walorski
State Controlled Substance Monitoring Programs
01/12/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to disclose certain information to State controlled substance monitoring programs.
H 4280 - Capps
Award Medal of Honor
12/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Authorizes the President to award the Medal of Honor to Colonel Philip Conran of the United States Air Force for acts of valor during the Vietnam War.
H 4298 - Amodei
Memorial for Vietnam Helicopter Pilots and Crew
09/08/2016 - Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL hearings held.
Directs the Secretary of the Army to place in Arlington National Cemetery a memorial honoring the helicopter pilots and crew members of the Vietnam era.
H 4300 - Brat
Arm All Pilots Act
01/05/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on HOMELAND SECURITY: Referred to Subcommittee on TRANSPORTATION SECURITY.
Creates the Arm All Pilots Act of 2015; Improves the Federal Flight Deck Officers Program by opening the training facilities under the program for initial training and certification of pilots seeking to be deputized; designates additional firearms training facilities for firearms qualification and requalification of such pilots; requires an air carrier to permit a flight deck officer or pilot seeking to be deputized take a reasonable amount of leave for initial and recurrent training for the program.
H 4305 - Hunter
Assistance to Ukraine
12/18/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 to further enhance the assistance provided by the United States to Ukraine to defend against further aggression by Russia and Russian-backed separatists against Ukraine.
H 4306 - Meng
Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans
01/12/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Makes permanent the Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans.
H 4334 - Lieu
VA Seismic Safety and Construction Authorization
01/12/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Creates the Fiscal Year 2016 Department of Veterans Affairs Seismic Safety and Construction Authorization Act; authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out certain major medical facility projects for which appropriations are being made for fiscal year 2016.
H 4336 - McSally
Women Airforce Service Pilot Arlington Inurnment
05/20/2016 - Public Law No. 114-158
Provides for the burial in Arlington National Cemetery of the cremated remains of persons who services have been determined to be active service.
H 4344 - Pompeo
Ending Iran's Nuclear Weapon Program Before Sanctions
01/07/2016 - To HOUSE Select Committee on INTELLIGENCE.
Requires a report on the military dimensions of Iran's nuclear program; prohibits the provision of sanctions relief to Iran until Iran has verifiably ended all military dimensions of its nuclear program.
H 4351 - Cartwright
Veterans Care Financial Protection Act
01/12/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Creates the Veterans Care Financial Protection Act of 2016; requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to work with the heads of federal agencies, States, and such experts as deemed appropriate to develop and implement federal and state standards that protect individuals from dishonest, predatory, or otherwise unlawful practices relating to increased pension available to such individuals on the basis of need for regular aid and attendance.
H 4352 - Moulton
Faster Care for Veterans Act of 2016
01/12/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program establishing a patient self-scheduling appointment system.
H 4366 - Valadao
San Luis Unit Drainage Resolution Act
11/16/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES: Ordered to be reported as amended.
Creates the San Luis Unit Drainage Resolution Act; affirms a specified agreement between the United States and Westlands Water District for the delivery of water to the Lemoore Naval Air Station to meet the irrigation needs of the Station associated with air operations.
H 4381 - Johnson S
Servicemember Retirement Improvement Act
01/13/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Creates the Servicemember Retirement Improvement Act; amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow members of the Ready Reserve of a reserve component of the Armed Forces to make elective deferrals from the Thrift Savings Plan on the basis of their service to the Ready Reserve and on the basis of their other employment.
H 4384 - Guinta
Veterans Administration Bonus Elimination Act
01/13/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Creates the Veterans Administration Bonus Elimination Act of 2016; amends the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to preclude certain senior employees of the Veterans Health Administration from receiving bonuses when any employee of such Administration has not met certain wait-time goals.
H 4424 - Young D
Rural Guard Act
03/04/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Creates the Rural Guard Act of 2016; amends the United States Code, to increase the maximum reimbursement amount authorized for travel expenses incurred by certain members of the Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve to attend inactive duty training outside of normal commuting distances.
H 4437 - Miller J
Commission on Care Report
02/29/2016 - Public Law No. 114-131
Extends the deadline for the submittal of the final report required by the Commission on Care required under the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014.
H 444 - Brownley
Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Veterans
02/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Expands the research and education on and delivery of complementary and alternative medicine to veterans.
H 4454 - Pingree
Eligibility For Post-9/11 Educational Assistance
03/07/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
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 4477 - Clawson
VA Telephone Lines Voice Mail
03/07/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to require voice mail for certain telephone lines paid for by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 4478 - Hunter
Extend Selective Service to Women
03/04/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends the Military Selective Service Act to extend the registration and conscription requirements of the Selective Service System, currently applicable only to men between the ages of 18 and 26, to women between those ages to reflect the opening of Combat Arms Military Occupational Specialties to women.
H 4492 - Duffy
Sound of Freedom Act
03/04/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on READINESS.
Creates the Sound of Freedom Act; provides for the approval authority for National Guard flyovers at public events.
H 4493 - Grayson
Armed Forces Special Survivor Indemnity Allowance
03/04/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends the United States Code to provide an extension of the special survivor indemnity allowance provided to widows and widowers of deceased members of the Armed Forces affected by required Survivor Benefit Plan annuity offset for dependency and indemnity compensation.
H 4511 - Smith C
Veterans Oral History Project
11/28/2016 - Public Law No. 114-246
Amends the Veterans' Oral History Project Act to allow the collection of video and audio recordings of biographical histories by immediate family members of members of the Armed Forces who died as a result of their service during a period of war.
H 4513 - Zeldin
VA Grants for Peer-to-Peer Mental Health Programs
03/07/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make grants to state and local entities to carry out peer-to-peer mental health programs.
H 4519 - Grayson
Armed Forces Special Survivor Indemnity Allowance
03/04/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to provide a five-year extension of the special survivor indemnity allowance provided to widows and widowers of deceased members of the uniformed services affected by required Survivor Benefit Plan annuity offset for dependency and indemnity compensation received under Section 1311(a) of Title 38, United States Code.
H 4523 - Coffman
Repeal Military Selective Service Act
03/04/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Repeals the Military Selective Service Act; terminates the registration requirements of such Act; eliminates civilian local boards, civilian appeal boards, and similar local agencies of the Selective Service System.
H 4527 - Kilmer
Retired Armed Forces Members Appoint to Civil Service
03/04/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Authorizes temporarily recently retired members of the armed forces to be appointed to certain civil service positions; requires the Secretary of Defense to issue certain notifications.
H 4534 - Gibson
Strength Levels of Land Forces of the Armed Forces
03/04/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Recognizes the importance of the land forces of the United States Armed Forces; revises the fiscal year 2016 end-strength levels for these land forces; specifies new permanent active duty end strength minimum levels.
H 4537 - Carter
Stop Use of Military Installations for Unlawful Aliens
02/11/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Prohibits the use of military installations to house aliens who do not have a lawful immigration status or are undergoing removal proceedings in the United States.
H 454 - Jones
Armed Force Retirement Pay Overpayments
01/21/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Provides for forgiveness of certain overpayments of retired pay paid to deceased retired members of the Armed Forces following their death.
H 4554 - DelBene
National Guard Eligibility for TRICARE Program
03/04/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to ensure that certain members of the National Guard serving on full-time National Guard duty and dependents remain eligible for the TRICARE program during periods in which the member is responding to a disaster.
H 4556 - Cartwright
VA Psychiatrists
03/07/2016 - 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 456 - Murphy P
Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program
04/16/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY to full committee.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to include the cost of applying to an institution of higher learning as part of the benefits provided under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program.
H 4579 - Stewart
Utah Land Withdrawal and Exchange
03/16/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES: Ordered to be reported as amended.
Withdraws certain Bureau of Land Management land in the State of Utah from all forms of public appropriation; provides for the shared management of the withdrawn land by the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of the Air Force to facilitate enhanced weapons testing and pilot training; enhances public safety; provides for continued public access to the withdrawn land; provides for the exchange of certain Federal land and State land.
H 4590 - Miller J
Seismic Safety and Construction Authorization Act
06/22/2016 - To SENATE Committee on HOMELAND SECURITY AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS.
Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out certain major medical facility projects for which appropriations are being made; provides for seismic corrections to certain health facilities.
H 4591 - Miller J
VA Agreements With Health Care Providers
02/25/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Ordered to be reported as amended.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into agreements with certain health care providers to furnish hospital care, medical services, and extended care to veterans.
H 4600 - Thompson M
Military Personnel and Their Families Act
02/29/2016 - 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 4635 - Cartwright
Armed Forces and Veterans Prescription Drug Take-Back
04/01/2016 - 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 4640 - Jolly
Review of Certain Veterans Suicides
03/07/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct a review of the deaths of certain veterans who died by suicide.
H 4658 - Poliquin
Armed Forces Reserve Components
03/04/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on READINESS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to decrease the distance away from home required for a member of a reserve component of the Armed Forces to be eligible for the above-the-line deduction for travel expenses.
H 4660 - King P
Jobs for Veterans Act of 2016
03/02/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Provides for the Jobs for Veterans Act of 2016.
H 4676 - Rooney
Preventing Crimes Against Veterans Act of 2016
04/13/2016 - To SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Provides for the Preventing Crimes Against Veterans Act of 2016.
H 4678 - Royce
United States Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Preservation
04/15/2016 - In HOUSE. Placed on HOUSE Union Calendar.
Relates to United States Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Preservation Act; prohibits modification, abrogation, abandonment, or other related actions with respect to United States jurisdiction and control over United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, without congressional action.
H 4683 - Coffman
Armed Forces Discharges
03/21/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to provide for a review of the characterization or terms of discharge from the Armed Forces of individuals with mental health disorders alleged to affect terms of discharge.
H 4684 - Coffman
Mental Health Care for Veterans
03/03/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish mental health care to certain former members of the Armed Forces who are not otherwise eligible to receive such care.
H 4689 - Boustany
VA Administrative Contractors
03/03/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into contracts with administrative contractors for the processing of claims for hospital care and medical services furnished in non-Department of Veterans Affairs facilities.
H 4690 - Bustos
Army Arsenals
03/21/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on READINESS.
Revitalizes Army arsenals.
H 4717 - Hunter
MARTLAND Act
03/21/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Provides for the MARTLAND Act.
H 474 - Wenstrup
Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program
05/19/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to provide for a five-year extension to the homeless veterans reintegration programs and to provide clarification regarding eligibility for services under such programs.
H 475 - Wenstrup
Veterans Affairs Educational Assistance
05/21/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to make certain improvements in the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs relating to educational assistance.
H 4750 - MacArthur
Adoption Leave for Military Families Act
03/23/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to repeal the prohibition on providing adoptive leave to each member of a dual military couple.
H 4753 - Vargas
Wounded Warrior Housing Reform Act of 2016
03/16/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on FINANCIAL SERVICES.
Excludes from consideration as income under the United States Housing Act of 1937 certain veterans compensation and pensions.
H 4757 - Miller J
Grave Headstones for Medal of Honor Recipients
11/29/2016 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE. *****To SENATE.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to expand the eligibility for headstones, markers, and medallions furnished by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for deceased individuals who were awarded the Medal of Honor and are buried in private cemeteries.
H 4758 - Miller J
Presidential Memorial Certificate to Reservists
05/11/2016 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS to full committee (amended).
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to authorize the award of the Presidential Memorial Certificate to certain deceased members of the reserve components of the Armed Forces and certain deceased members of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps.
H 4759 - Miller J
VA Pay Costs for Transporting Deceased Veterans
05/11/2016 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS to full committee (amended).
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to pay costs relating to the transportation of certain deceased veterans to veterans' cemeteries owned by a state or tribal organization.
H 476 - Wenstrup
Veterans Affairs Educational Benefits
04/16/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY to full committee (amended).
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to clarify the process of approving courses of education pursued using educational benefits administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 4764 - DeSantis
Service Dogs for Veterans With PTSD
03/16/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to provide service dogs to certain veterans with severe post-traumatic stress disorder.
H 4782 - Abraham
Veterans Compensation Cost of Living Adjustment Act
09/12/2016 - In HOUSE. Placed on HOUSE Union Calendar.
Increases, effective as of December 1, 2016, 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 4789 - Beyer
Marine War Memorial Visitor Structure
09/07/2016 - To SENATE Committee on ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to establish a structure for visitor services on the Arlington Ridge tract, in the area of the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial.
H 4796 - Duckworth
Parental Leave for Armed Forces Members
03/23/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to specify a minimum number of days of parental leave available for a member of the Armed Forces in connection with the birth of a child of the member or in connection with the adoption or foster care of a child by the member.
H 4826 - Olson
Secretary of Energy Assistance to Armed Forces
03/22/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Authorizes the Secretary of Energy to provide technical assistance to the Armed Forces of the United States with respect to ongoing activities of the Armed Forces to address energy resources that are being utilized by the Islamic State or would be beneficial to the Islamic State.
H 483 - Takai
Filipino World War II Veterans Visas
02/19/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on IMMIGRATION AND BORDER SECURITY.
Exempts children of certain Filipino World War II veterans from the numerical limitations on immigrant visas.
H 4837 - Ruiz
Veterans Caregivers
03/22/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
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 4845 - Maloney S
Veterans Student Loan Forgiveness
09/19/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION & WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HIGHER EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE TRAINING.
Amends the student loan forgiveness program in the Higher Education Act of 1965 to include a greater number of disabled veterans and to facilitate the automatic transfer to the Secretary of Education of information regarding veterans eligible for student loan forgiveness.
H 4864 - Frankel
Crime of Sexual Assault Under UCMJ
03/23/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Revises the crime of sexual assault under Article 120 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) to include committing a sexual act upon another person by using position, rank, or authority to obtain compliance by the other person.
H 4892 - Miller J
Compensation to Certain Veterans
05/11/2016 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS to full committee (amended).
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to pay special compensation to certain veterans with the loss or loss of use of creative organs.
H 4895 - Jenkins
Detaining Terrorists to Protect Americans Act of 2016
04/11/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Establishes various prohibitions regarding the transfer or release of individuals detained at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and with respect to United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay.
H 4909 - Thornberry
Department of Defense Appropriations Authorization
05/26/2016 - In SENATE. Read second time. Placed on Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Authorizes appropriations for fiscal year 2017 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction; prescribes military personnel strengths for such fiscal year.
H 4910 - Lance
Display POW/MIA Flag
04/28/2016 - 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 4916 - Poliquin
Reauthorize VA Program
04/12/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Reauthorizes the program of the Department of Veterans Affairs under which the Secretary of Veterans Affairs provides health services to veterans through qualifying non-Department health care providers.
H 4935 - Tsongas
Domestic Source Requirements for Armed Forces Footwear
04/13/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 37, United States Code, to require compliance with domestic source requirements for footwear furnished to enlisted members of the Armed Forces upon their initial entry into the Armed Forces.
H 4941 - Calvert
Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program Stipends
04/18/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to clarify the eligibility for monthly stipends paid under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program for certain members of the reserve components of the Armed Forces.
H 4964 - Lamborn
Directed Energy Weapons Systems
05/05/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on EMERGING THREATS AND CAPABILITIES.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to provide for the rapid acquisition of directed energy weapons systems by the Department of Defense.
H 4974 - Dent
Appropriations for Military Construction and VA
05/26/2016 - In SENATE. Read second time. Placed on Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Makes appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the current fiscal year.
H 4977 - Walorski
VA Medical Facilities
04/29/2016 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on HEALTH to full committee (amended).
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to ensure that each medical facility of the Department of Veterans Affairs complies with requirements relating to scheduling veterans for health care appointments; improves the uniform application of directives of the Department.
H 498 - Denham
Defense Personnel Record Image Retrieval Access
02/20/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and the Secretary of Defense to jointly ensure that the Vet Centers of the Department of Veterans Affairs have access to the Defense Personnel Record Image Retrieval system and the Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense Identity Repository system.
H 4984 - Guthrie
Fort Knox Natural Gas
05/05/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on READINESS.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to permit the Secretary of the Army to produce, treat, manage, and use natural gas located under Fort Knox, Kentucky.
H 4987 - Miller J
Post Office Designation
07/29/2016 - Public Law No. 114-213
Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3957 2nd Avenue in Laurel Hill, Florida, as the Sergeant First Class William Kelly Lacey Post Office.
H 4991 - Turner M
Uniform Code of Military Justice
05/05/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends the Uniform Code of Military Justice to establish the offense of retaliation and to improve military justice case management, data collection, and the accessibility of such data.
H 4994 - Hastings A
Veterans Income Exemption
04/19/2016 - 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 4999 - Beyer
Source Selection Process
04/20/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Ensures the effective and appropriate use of the lowest price technically acceptable source selection process.
H 501 - Kilmer
Discrimination on the Basis of Military Service
04/29/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on WORKFORCE PROTECTIONS.
Prohibits discrimination on the basis of military service.
H 5012 - Gallego
Deporting Alien Members of the Armed Forces
05/17/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on IMMIGRATION AND BORDER SECURITY.
Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to limit the grounds of deportability for certain alien members of the United States Armed Forces.
H 5015 - Rouzer
Restore Taxes Improperly Withheld
05/05/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Restores amounts improperly withheld for tax purposes from severance payments to individuals who retired or separated from service in the Armed Forces for combat-related injuries.
H 502 - Kilmer
Management and Accountability Program of VA
02/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Establishes a pilot program to improve the management and accountability within the Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to provide oversight of the Veterans Health Administration.
H 5025 - Green A
Appropriations For Houston Flooding
04/21/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on BUDGET.
Makes supplemental appropriations for the Army Corps of Engineers for flood control projects and storm damage reduction projects in areas affected by flooding in the city of Houston, Texas.
H 5047 - Hice
Higher Education Articulation Agreements
11/30/2016 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE. *****To SENATE.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and the Secretary of Labor to provide information to veterans and members of the Armed Forces about articulation agreements between institutions of higher learning.
H 5057 - Keating
VA Employees Continuing Education
05/13/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to provide for a continuing education requirement for employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs authorized to prescribe medication.
H 5059 - Brown C
Surviving Spouse Definition
05/13/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to modify the definition of surviving spouse for purposes of the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 5060 - Chu
Hazing In the Armed Forces
05/06/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Reforms the Department of Defense approach to preventing, responding to, and reporting incidents of hazing in the Armed Forces.
H 5062 - Duckworth
Civilian National Service Program
09/19/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION & WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HIGHER EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE TRAINING.
Provides for a more inclusive voluntary civilian national service program to promote civic engagement, enhance national unity, and foster a sense of shared sacrifice by helping young Americans participate in national service.
H 5077 - Nunes
Intelligence Authorization Act
05/25/2016 - To SENATE Select Committee on INTELLIGENCE.
Relates to the Intelligence Authorization Act; authorizes appropriations for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System; relates to the United States Navel Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
H 5083 - Titus
VA Appeals Process
05/13/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to improve the appeals process of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 5084 - Titus
Arlington Burial Plots for Medal of Honor Recipients
05/13/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Directs the Secretary of the Army to reserve a certain number of burial plots at Arlington National Cemetery for individuals who have been awarded the Medal of Honor.
H 5091 - Denham
VA Treatment of Disabled Veterans Report
04/28/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
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 5099 - Ashford
VA Partnership Agreements
11/14/2016 - In HOUSE. Placed on HOUSE Union Calendar.
Establishes a pilot program on partnership agreements to construct new facilities for the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 5114 - McSally
21st Century Conservation Service Corps
06/23/2016 - Subcommittee on FEDERAL LANDS hearings held.
Establishes the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps to place youth and veterans in the United States in national service positions to protect, restore, and enhance the great outdoors of the United States.
H 5128 - Roby
VA Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment
05/13/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a grant program to improve the monitoring of mental health and substance abuse treatment programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 5139 - Roskam
Funds Available to DOD
04/29/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM.
Limits the use of funds available to the Department of Defense for fiscal year 2017 to procure, or enter into any contract for the procurement of, any goods or services from persons that provide material support to certain Iranian persons.
H 5149 - Coffman
VA Emergency Ambulance Services
05/26/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to provide for the circumstances under which the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall provide reimbursement for emergency ambulance services.
H 5151 - Grayson
Special Survivor Indemnity Allowance
06/07/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to provide an extension of the special survivor indemnity allowance provided to widows and widowers of certain deceased members of the uniformed services.
H 5161 - Mullin
VA Mental Health Counselors
05/26/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to expand the qualifications for licensed mental health counselors of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 5162 - O'Rourke
Vet Connect Act of 2016
09/27/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to disclose to non-Department of Veterans Affairs health care providers certain medical records of veterans who receive health care from such providers.
H 5165 - Delaney
Veterans Exemption
09/19/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on WORKFORCE PROTECTIONS.
Amends the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 to provide a partial exemption to veterans from the eligibility requirements.
H 5166 - Yoho
VA Case-Tracking Information Access
11/29/2016 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE. *****To SENATE.
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 517 - Titus
Veterans Affairs Claim Backlog Task Force
02/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Establishes a task force to evaluate the backlog of appeals to claims submitted to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 5174 - Radewagen
VA Educational Assistance
05/11/2016 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY to full committee (amended).
Makes certain improvements in the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs relating to educational assistance.
H 5175 - Takano
VA Programs of Education
05/11/2016 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY to full committee.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to disapprove, for purposes of the educational assistance programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs, programs of education determined to have utilized deceptive or misleading practices in violation of Section 3696 of such title.
H 5176 - Takano
Veterans Transition Assistance Program
06/07/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Directs the Secretary of Labor to carry out a research program to evaluate the effectiveness of the Transition Assistance Program in addressing the needs of certain minority veterans.
H 5178 - Wenstrup
VA Educational and Vocational Counseling
09/07/2016 - In HOUSE. Placed on HOUSE Union Calendar.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide educational and vocational counseling for veterans on campuses of institutions of higher learning.
H 5190 - Costello
Disabled Veterans Outreach Program
05/26/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to provide greater flexibility to states in carrying out the Disabled Veterans' Outreach Program and employing local veterans' employment representatives.
H 5229 - Takano
Improving Transition Programs for All Veterans Act
05/24/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to the Improving Transition Programs for All Veterans Act; directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a study to evaluate the effectiveness of programs, especially in regards to women veterans and minority veterans, in transitioning to civilian life.
H 5231 - Bost
VA Kitchens and Food Service Areas
05/26/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide for the inspection of kitchens and food service areas at medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs to ensure that the same standards for kitchens and food service areas at hospitals in the private sector are being met at kitchens and food service areas at medical facilities of the Department.
H 5248 - Bishop S
Vietnam Veterans Children VA Benefits
05/16/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to clarify the eligibility of children of Vietnam veterans born with spina bifida for benefits of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 5254 - Murphy P
Seniors Tax Credit
05/16/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a tax credit to seniors who install modifications on their residences that would enable them to age in place.
H 5257 - Zinke
Armed Forces Judge Advocates
06/07/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Provides for a career military justice litigation track for judge advocates in the Armed Forces.
H 5262 - Hudson
Veterans Choice Program
05/17/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Eliminates the sunset date for the Veterans Choice Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs; expands eligibility for such program; extends certain operating hours for pharmacies and medical facilities of the Department.
H 5266 - DeSaulnier
Armed Forces Separation Pay
06/07/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to ensure that information regarding the deduction of amounts of disability compensation by reason of voluntary separation pay is provided to members of the Armed Forces separating from the Armed Forces.
H 5286 - Miller J
VA Laws
06/09/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Makes certain improvements in the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 5290 - McDermott
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
05/19/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
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.
H 5325 - Graves T
Appropriations
09/29/2016 - Public Law No. 114-223
Provides for the Continuing Appropriations and Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017, and Zika Response and Preparedness Act.
H 5336 - Ellmers
Posting of House Members Trips
05/26/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on HOUSE ADMINISTRATION.
Requires members of the House of Representatives to post information on their official public websites on the costs of trips taken by members for which expenses were paid by the Department of Defense, the Department of State, or other offices of the House of Representatives; directs the Committee on House Administration of the House of Representatives to maintain an online clearinghouse on its official public website of all such information for all members.
H 5337 - O'Rourke
Veteran Prescription Continuity Act
06/13/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Ensures that an individual who is transitioning from receiving medical treatment furnished by the Secretary of Defense to medical treatment furnished by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs receives the pharmaceutical agents required for such transition.
H 5343 - Dingell D
VA Transparency Enhancement Act of 2016
06/13/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Requires increased reporting regarding certain surgeries scheduled at medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 5351 - Walorski
Prohibit Guantanamo Bay Detainee Transfers
09/15/2016 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE. *****To SENATE.
Prohibits the transfer of any individual detained at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
H 5355 - Ashford
Veteran Opportunities on Local Transportation Act
05/27/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE: Referred to Subcommittee on HIGHWAYS AND TRANSIT.
Amends Title 49, United States Code, to assist veterans to obtain certain public transportation jobs.
H 5363 - Lance
Award Medal of Honor
06/07/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Authorizes the President to award the Medal of Honor posthumously to Corporal David Dunnels White of the United States Army for his capture of Confederate Major General George Washington Custis Lee at the Battle of Sailor's Creek, Virginia, during the Civil War.
H 5380 - Israel
Grants for Veteran Local Jobs Training
06/13/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Directs the Secretary of Labor to establish a competitive grant program for community colleges to train veterans for local jobs.
H 5392 - Young
No Veterans Crisis Line Call Should Go Unanswered Act
11/28/2016 - Public Law No. 114-247
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to improve the Veterans Crisis Line.
H 5399 - Roe
Ethical Patient Care for Veterans Act of 2016
11/14/2016 - In HOUSE. Placed on HOUSE Union Calendar.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to ensure that physicians of the Department of Veterans Affairs fulfill the ethical duty to report to State licensing authorities impaired, incompetent, and unethical health care activities.
H 5407 - Brown C
Services for Homeless Veterans With Dependent Children
06/13/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Labor to prioritize the provision of services to homeless veterans with dependent children in carrying out homeless veterans reintegration programs.
H 5416 - Lamborn
Burial Benefits for Veterans
06/13/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to expand burial benefits for veterans who die while receiving hospital care or medical services under the Veterans Choice Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 5426 - Cicilline
Uniformed Services Members Employment Rights
06/13/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to clarify the scope of procedural rights of members of the uniformed services with respect to their employment and reemployment rights.
H 5428 - Forbes
Servicemembers Spouses Residences
11/14/2016 - In HOUSE. Placed on HOUSE Union Calendar.
Amends the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to authorize spouses of servicemembers to elect to use the same residences as the servicemembers.
H 5431 - Israel
Grants for Female Veterans Health Care Facilities
06/21/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a pilot program to award grants to health care entities to lease, purchase, or build health care facilities for female patients to provide hospital care and medical services to qualified female veterans.
H 5435 - Luetkemeyer
VA Bonus Payments
06/21/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Prohibits the payment of bonuses to certain Department of Veterans Affairs employees pending filling of Department of Veterans Affairs medical center director positions.
H 5448 - Brown C
Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program
06/22/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Expands the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program to include members of the Armed Forces serving on active duty and the families of such members.
H 5458 - Stewart
Veterans TRICARE Choice Act
11/29/2016 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE. *****To SENATE.
Provides for the Veterans TRICARE Choice Act.
H 5472 - Coffman
VA Procurement Efficiency and Transparency Act
06/21/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Provides for the VA Procurement Efficiency and Transparency Act.
H 5478 - Lujan
Settlement Agreement Implementation
06/15/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE: Referred to Subcommittee on WATER RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT.
Improves the implementation of the settlement agreement reached between the Pueblo de Cochiti of New Mexico and the Corps of Engineers.
H 5501 - O'Rourke
Department of Veterans Affairs Physicians Recruitment
06/27/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to improve the recruitment of physicians in the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 5526 - Wenstrup
Employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs
07/05/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Improves the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to hire and retain physicians and other employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 5540 - Smith A
Military Installations Cost and Management
06/29/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on READINESS.
Establishes a fair and transparent process that will result in the timely consolidation, closure, and realignment of military installations inside the United States and will realize improved efficiencies in the cost and management of military installations.
H 5548 - Coffman
Pershing Hall Sale Authorization
06/27/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to sell Pershing Hall.
H 5558 - Young D
Grants for Transportation of Highly Rural Veterans
07/05/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Extends the authorization of appropriations to the Department of Veterans Affairs for purposes of awarding grants to veterans service organizations for the transportation of highly rural veterans.
H 5566 - Kind
Department of Defense Termination of Programs Process
06/22/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Establishes a process for the termination of certain programs of the Department of Defense.
H 5588 - Abraham
Rates of Compensation for Veterans With Disabilities
07/22/2016 - Public Law No. 114-197
Increases effective as of December 1, 2016, 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 5593 - Delaney
Fair Credit Reporting & Fair Debt Collection Practices
06/28/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on FINANCIAL SERVICES.
Amends the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to delay the inclusion in consumer credit reports; establishes requirements for debt collectors with respect to medical debt information of veterans due to inappropriate or delayed Veterans Choice Program billing payments.
H 560 - Gibson
Fund Limits on Armed Forces Hostilities
01/27/2015 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on RULES.
Amends the War Powers Resolution to limit the use of funds for introduction of the Armed Forces into hostilities.
H 5600 - Knight
Magnetic EEG/EKG-guided Resonance Therapy Technology
11/29/2016 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE. *****To SENATE.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to provide access to magnetic EEG/EKG-guided resonance therapy technology to veterans.
H 5620 - Miller J
Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act
09/15/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Provides for the Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act of 2016; provides for the removal or demotion of employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs based on performance or misconduct.
H 563 - Hahn
Merchant Mariner Equity Compensation Fund
02/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish the Merchant Mariner Equity Compensation Fund to provide benefits to certain individuals who served in the United States merchant marine including the Army Transport Service and the Naval Transport Service during World War II.
H 5648 - O'Rourke
Mental Health Care Provider Transition
07/06/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Authorizes an individual who is transitioning from receiving treatment furnished by the Secretary of Defense to treatment furnished by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to continue receiving treatment from such individual's mental health care provider of the Department of Defense.
H 5649 - Scott A
Military Aircraft Use for Campaign Event
07/06/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to prohibit any military aircraft provided for the use of the President from being used to transport a candidate for election for Federal office to a campaign event.
H 5674 - Lance
Award of Medals to Handlers of Military Working Dogs
07/07/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Provides for the award of medals or other commendations to handlers of military working dogs and military working dogs.
H 5683 - Stefanik
License Portability for Military Spouses
07/07/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 37, United States Code, to authorize, in connection with the permanent change of station of a member of the Armed Forces requiring relocation to another State, the reimbursement of the member for qualified relicensing costs incurred by the spouse of the member to secure a license or certification required by the State to which the member and spouse relocate, to encourage States to expedite license portability for military spouses.
H 5695 - Grijalva
Veterans Visa Program
07/22/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on IMMIGRATION AND BORDER SECURITY.
Requires the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish a veterans visa program to permit veterans who have been removed from the United States to return as immigrants.
H 5698 - McNerney
Veterans and Armed Forces Members Grant Program
07/08/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on SMALL BUSINESS.
Requires the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to establish an incubator and accelerator grant program for veterans and members of the Armed Forces.
H 5703 - Veasey
Department of Defense Grant Programs
07/08/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Establishes a grant program in the Department of Defense to increase the number of women and underrepresented minorities in Department of Defense military and civilian leadership positions.
H 5704 - Veasey
Military OneSource Program Services Duration
07/08/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Extends the duration of Military OneSource Program services for members of the Armed Forces upon their separation or retirement from the Armed Forces.
H 571 - Miller J
Whistleblower Complaints
05/21/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to improve the treatment of whistleblower complaints by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 5710 - Gosar
Unlawful Aliens Enlisting in U.S. Armed Forces
07/11/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to prevent unlawful aliens from enlisting in the United States Armed Forces.
H 572 - Mullin
Veterans Access to Medical Facilities
02/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to use existing authorities to furnish health care at non-Department of Veterans Affairs facilities to veterans who live more than 40 miles driving distance from the closest medical facility of the Department that furnishes the care sought by the veteran.
H 5726 - O'Rourke
Average Wait Times for Veterans Health Care Appointment
07/11/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Directs the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to post at certain locations the average national wait times for veterans to receive an appointment for health care at medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 5734 - Carter
Live Donor Operation for Veteran Transplant Procedure
07/12/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide for an operation on a live donor for purposes of conducting a transplant procedure for a veteran.
H 5742 - Kind
Admission of Sons and Daughters of Citizens of the U.S.
07/27/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on IMMIGRATION AND BORDER SECURITY.
Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for the admission of certain sons and daughters of citizens of the United States, which citizens served on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States abroad.
H 575 - Sinema
Department of Veterans Affairs Bonuses
02/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Appropriately limits the authority to award bonuses to employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 5766 - Lofgren
Citizenship to U.S. Servicemen Born Overseas During War
07/27/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on IMMIGRATION AND BORDER SECURITY.
Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide citizenship for certain children of United States servicemen born overseas during the Vietnam and Korean Wars.
H 577 - Zinke
Department of Veterans Affairs Health Coverage
02/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to use existing authorities to furnish health care at non-Department of Veterans Affairs facilities to veterans who live more than 40 miles driving distance from the closest medical facility of the Department that furnishes the care sought by the veteran.
H 5770 - Rice K
Dental Insurance Plan to Veterans
07/13/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to provide a dental insurance plan to veterans and survivors and dependents of veterans.
H 578 - Gibbs B
Right to Bear Arms at Army Water Resources Projects
01/29/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE: Referred to Subcommittee on WATER RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT.
Protects the right of individuals to bear arms at water resources development projects administered by the Secretary of the Army.
H 58 - Blackburn
Discretionary Spending Rescission
01/06/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Makes 5 percent across-the-board rescissions in non-Defense, non Homeland Security, and non Veterans Affairs discretionary spending for each of the fiscal years 2015 and 2016.
H 5814 - Costello
Disability Determinations for Loan Discharge
09/19/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION & WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HIGHER EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE TRAINING.
Amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 to improve service-connected disability determinations for purposes of loan discharge.
H 5822 - Boustany
Evaluating Potential Lessors to Lease Property
07/14/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to develop uniform policy guidelines for evaluating potential lessors for purposes of leasing property on which to build medical facilities.
H 5827 - Chabot
Advanced Integrated Air Defense System Sale Requirement
07/14/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM.
Requires the President to determine whether a sale or transfer of advanced integrated air defense systems to Iran meets the requirements to impose sanctions under certain Iran sanctions laws.
H 5842 - Kuster
Pilot Program for Veteran Opioid Addiction Treatment
07/14/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to improve treatment for veterans suffering from opioid addiction and chronic pain.
H 5874 - Pascrell
Award of Medals to Handlers of Military Working Dogs
07/14/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Provides for the award of medals or other commendations to handlers of military working dogs and military working dogs.
H 5878 - Rice
VA Officials Health Care
07/14/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38 and title 5, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and other officials of the Department of Veterans Affairs to receive health care from the Department.
H 5901 - Tipton
VA Clinic Designation
07/14/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Names the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Pueblo, Colorado, as the PFC James Dunn VA Clinic.
H 5924 - McCaul
Members of the Armed Forces in Sinai Peninsula of Egypt
07/21/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Provides that members of the Armed Forces performing services in the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt shall be entitled to tax benefits in the same manner as if such services were performed in a combat zone.
H 5932 - Duckworth
Copayments by VA for Medicines
09/09/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title 38, United States Code; eliminates copayments by the Department of Veterans Affairs for medicines relating to preventive health services.
H 5936 - Miller J
West Los Angeles Leasing Act of 2016
09/29/2016 - Public Law No. 114-226
Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into certain leases at the Department of Veterans Affairs West Los Angeles Campus in Los Angeles, California, to make certain improvements to the enhanced-use lease authority of the Department; provides for supportive housing, promotion of health and wellness, education, vocational training, family supportive services, including child care, and other services.
H 5937 - Miller J
Lafayette Escadrille Memorial
09/29/2016 - Public Law No. 114-227
Amends title 36, United States Code; authorizes the American Battle Monuments Commission to acquire, operate, and maintain the Lafayette Escadrille Memorial in Marnes-la-Coquette, France.
H 5944 - Upton
Grant Assurances
10/07/2016 - Public Law No. 114-238
Amends title 49, United States Code, with respect to certain grant assurances and renewal of leases; provides that an airport owner or operator who renews a covered lease shall not be treated as violating a written assurance requirement as a result of such renewal; relates to a lessee that is a federal or state covered entity that supports the operation of military aircraft by the Air Force or Air National Guard.
H 5955 - Castor
Charitable Contributions of Premium Cigars to Troops
09/08/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Provides for the Restore Charitable Contributions of Premium Cigars to the Troops Act of 2016.
H 5957 - Larsen
Federal Aviation Administration Veteran Transition
09/20/2016 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE. *****To SENATE.
Provides for the Federal Aviation Administration Veteran Transition Improvement Act of 2016 to include disabled veteran leave in the personnel management system of the Federal Aviation Administration; provides for certification.
H 5980 - Meng
Enewetak Atoll Cleanup Treatment of Veterans
09/09/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code; provides for the treatment of veterans who participated in the cleanup of Enewetak Atoll as radiation exposed veterans for purposes of the presumption of service-connection of certain disabilities by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 5985 - Miller J
Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act
09/29/2016 - Public Law No. 114-228
Extends certain expiring provisions of law administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; relates to certain copayments for hospital and nursing home care, nursing home care for certain veterans with service-connected disabilities, recovery from third parties of certain costs, transportation grants, counseling in retreat settings, rehabilitation and vocational benefits, foreclosure requirements, housing assistance, and various other services and benefits.
H 5998 - Serrano
Retroactive Calculation of Active Duty Combat Pay
10/19/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to provide for retroactive calculation since the start of combat operations in Afghanistan of days of certain active duty or active service performed as a member of the Ready Reserve to reduce the eligibility age for receipt of retired pay for non-regular service.
H 5999 - Zinke
Global War on Terror Memorial Foundation
09/16/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES: Referred to Subcommittee on FEDERAL LANDS.
Authorizes the Global War on Terror Memorial Foundation; establishes the National Global War on Terrorism Memorial as a commemorative work in the District of Columbia.
H 60 - Jackson Lee
Cyber Defense National Guard Study
01/06/2015 - To HOUSE Select Committee on INTELLIGENCE.
Requires the Director of National Intelligence to conduct a study on the feasibility of establishing a Cyber Defense National Guard.
H 6003 - Messer
Restoration of Educational Benefits for Veterans
09/13/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends title 38, United States Code; provides veterans affected by school closures certain relief and restoration of educational benefits.
H 6005 - Davidson
Members of Congress and Congressional Staff Health Care
09/13/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Ensures that Members of Congress and Congressional staff receive health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs instead of under the Federal Health Benefits Program or health care exchanges.
H 6038 - Stivers
Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus Ohio
09/20/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES: Referred to Subcommittee on FEDERAL LANDS.
Designates the Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus, Ohio, as the National Veterans Memorial and Museum.
H 6046 - Beatty
Secretary of VA Partnerships and Homeless Veterans
09/26/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title 38, United States Code; authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into partnerships with public and private entities to provide legal services to homeless veterans and veterans at risk of homelessness.
H 6062 - Takano
Supporting and Employing Veterans in Communities
10/19/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Provides for the Supporting, Employing, and Recognizing Veterans in Communities Everywhere Act or the SERVICE Act; provides whistleblower protections, employee removal for misconduct, authority to recoup employee bonuses, awards and relocation expenses, reduction of benefits for members of the Senior Executive Service within the Department of Veterans Affairs convicted of certain crimes, nursing home care, health care funds transfer, lifespan respite care and authority to release veteran medical records.
H 607 - Brownley
Veterans Retraining Assistance Program
02/13/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends the vow to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 to extend the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program.
H 6078 - Aguilar
VA Accountability for Location of Records Act
09/26/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code; ensures that the Secretary of Veterans Affairs efficiently furnishes certain records in the custody of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 6089 - Walker
Thrift Savings Plan
09/20/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM.
Authorizes members and former members of the uniformed services who are entitled to veterans disability compensation to continue to participate in the Thrift Savings Plan through the deduction and deposit of a percentage of their veterans disability compensation to the Thrift Savings Fund.
H 6091 - Vargas
Aliens in the Armed Forces
09/30/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on IMMIGRATION AND BORDER SECURITY.
Requires the Secretary of Homeland Security to identify aliens who have served, or are serving, in the Armed Forces of the United States when those aliens apply for an immigration benefit or are placed in an immigration enforcement proceeding.
H 6092 - Vargas
Alien Veterans
09/30/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on IMMIGRATION AND BORDER SECURITY.
Amends section 212(d)(5) of the Immigration and Nationality Act to allow certain alien veterans to be paroled into the United States to receive health care furnished by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 6093 - Vargas
Naturalization Offices
09/21/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Establishes naturalization offices at initial military training sites.
H 6096 - Walorski
Reconsideration of Claims for Disability Compensation
10/19/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Provides for the reconsideration of claims for disability compensation for veterans who were the subjects of experiments by the Department of Defense during World War II that were conducted to assess the effects of mustard gas or lewisite on people.
H 6107 - Lieu
Homeless Veterans
10/06/2016 - 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 enter into agreements with public and private entities to provide pro bono legal services to homeless veterans and veterans at risk of homelessness.
H 6108 - Loebsack
Psychiatric Care for Veterans
10/06/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to ensure that certain veterans receive in-patient psychiatric care provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 6114 - Wenstrup
Caskets and Urns for Veterans
10/19/2016 - 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 caskets and urns for burial in cemeteries of States and tribal organizations of veterans without next of kin or sufficient resources to provide for caskets or urns.
H 6123 - Wilson J
Medal of Honor Museum
10/19/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on READINESS.
Designates the museum to preserve the stories, knowledge, and history of the Medal of Honor to be constructed in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, as the National Medal of Honor Museum.
H 6124 - Stivers
Incentives to Continuum of Care Grantees
09/22/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on FINANCIAL SERVICES.
Amends section 428 of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act; provides incentives to grantees under the Continuum of Care program to re-house all former members of the Armed Forces.
H 613 - Meehan
Court Services and Treatment for Veterans
03/17/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to authorize veterans' treatment courts and encourage services for veterans.
H 6138 - Brownley
Post Office Designation
11/30/2016 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE. *****To SENATE.
Designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 560 East Pleasant Valley Road, Port Hueneme, California, as the U.S. Naval Construction Battalion Seabees Fallen Heroes Post Office Building.
H 6151 - Kildee
Veterans Affected by School Closures
10/06/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends title 38, United States Code; allows veterans affected by school closures to continue receiving monthly stipends under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program for a certain period.
H 6153 - Loebsack
Installation Reutilization Authority
10/19/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on READINESS.
Provides installation reutilization authority for arsenals, depots, and plants; provides that the commander of the major subordinate command of the Army that has responsibility for the military manufacturing arsenal, depot, or plant or, if part of a larger military installation; relates to lease or contract.
H 6165 - McNerney
Promoting Broadband Internet Access for Veterans
09/26/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Requires the Federal Communications Commission to take action in relation to promoting broadband Internet access service for veterans.
H 6187 - Kaptur
Veterans Affairs Clinical Observation Pilot Program
10/06/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Establishes in the Department of Veterans Affairs a pilot program instituting a clinical observation program for pre-med students preparing to attend medical school.
H 6207 - Valadao
Scheduling Veterans for Health Care Appointments
10/06/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make certain improvements in scheduling veterans for health care appointments.
H 621 - Vargas
Veterans Social and Academic Problems
02/13/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make grants with minority serving institutions for the purpose of establishing verified delivery systems to address social and academic problems facing veterans enrolled at such institutions.
H 6220 - Brownley
Veterans Affairs Major Medical Facility Leases
10/06/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out certain major medical facility leases of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 6223 - Issa
Safeguarding America's Armed Forces and Effectiveness
10/18/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CONSTITUTION AND CIVIL JUSTICE.
Provides for the Safeguarding America's Armed Forces and Effectiveness Act, known as the SAAFE Act, to provide that a national of the United States may only bring a claim against a foreign state for an injury which was caused by international terrorism and which occurred on September 11, 2001; provides for a limitation on claims against foreign states for injuries caused by international terrorism.
H 6229 - Burgess
Military Trauma Care Providers
09/28/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to facilitate assignment of military trauma care providers to civilian trauma centers in order to maintain military trauma readiness and to support such centers.
H 6230 - Jackson Lee
Social Security Payments
10/19/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Ensures that seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities who receive Social Security and certain other Federal benefits receive a specified amount of payment in the event that no cost-of-living adjustment is payable in a calendar year.
H 6234 - Cook
Penalties for the Sale of Any Purple Heart
10/18/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Amends Title 18, United States Code; provides for penalties for the sale of any Purple Heart awarded to a member of the Armed Forces.
H 6235 - Cramer
Transfer of Certain Land From the Secretary of the Army
09/28/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE.
Transfers certain land from the Secretary of the Army.
H 6253 - Heck D
Challenges to Post-Service Entry to Civilian Workforce
10/19/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Establishes an advisory commission to examine licensing and certification challenges confronting members of the Armed Forces and their spouses upon post-service entry into the civilian workforce and to make recommendations to Congress for the development of a new class of uniform veteran's certifications for selected occupations that can be accepted by states and United States territories.
H 627 - Hahn
Homeless Veteran Benefits
05/15/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on HEALTH to full committee.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to expand the definition of homeless veteran for purposes of benefits under the Laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 6271 - Nunes
Foreign Service Optimization Act of 2016
09/28/2016 - To HOUSE Select Committee on INTELLIGENCE.
Provides for the Foreign Service Optimization Act of 2016; amends the Foreign Service Act of 1980 to require a period of service at an overseas post; requires a tour of duty by foreign service officers at defense attache offices for a specified number of years; relates to tours of duty by members of the armed forces and civilians assigned to defense attache offices.
H 6272 - O'Rourke
Veterans Health Administration
10/19/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to increase the maximum market pay of physicians and dentists in the Veterans Health Administration who work in health professional shortage areas.
H 6273 - O'Rourke
Education Debt Reduction
10/19/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code to increase the maximum amount of education debt reduction available for health care professionals employed by the Veterans Health Administration.
H 6277 - Roe
Veterans Health Care Safety Act of 2016
10/19/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Provides for the Veterans' Health Care Safety Act of 2016; prohibits the implementation of a proposed Department of Veterans Affairs rule relating to the practice authority of advanced practice registered nurses.
H 6301 - Brownley
Honor Our National Guard Act
11/14/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Provides for the Honor Our National Guard Act.
H 6305 - Davis S
Military Hunger Prevention Act
11/14/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on AGRICULTURE.
Provides for the Military Hunger Prevention Act.
H 6306 - Gabbard
Immigrant Visa Numerical Limitation Exemption
11/14/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Exempts children of certain Filipino World War II veterans from the numerical limitations on immigrant visas.
H 6307 - Gabbard
Mark Takai Compact Impact Aid Act
11/17/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES: Referred to Subcommittee on INDIAN, INSULAR AND ALASKA NATIVE AFFAIRS.
Provides for the Mark Takai Compact-Impact Aid Act.
H 6310 - Grayson
Homeless Veterans Services Protection Act
11/14/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Provides for the Homeless Veterans Services Protection Act of 2016.
H 6316 - Denham
Vet Bonus Act
11/15/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Provides for the Vet Bonus Act.
H 6317 - O'Rourke
Veteran Mental Health Care Expansion Act
11/15/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Provides for the Veteran Mental Health Care Expansion Act of 2016.
H 6319 - Garamendi
National Guard Pay Integrity Act
11/15/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Provides for the National Guard Pay Integrity Act.
H 632 - Tsongas
Gold Medal to Air Force Society
01/30/2015 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on HOUSE ADMINISTRATION.
Awards a gold medal on behalf of the Congress to the U.S. Air Forces Escape and Evasion Society, in recognition of the ceaseless efforts of American aircrew members to escape captivity and evade capture by the enemy Forces in occupied countries during our foreign wars, and the brave resistance organizations and patriotic nationals of those foreign countries who assisted them.
H 6320 - Veasey
Give Veterans Home Loan Choices Act
11/15/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Provides for the Give Veterans Home Loan Choices Act of 2016.
H 6371 - Johnson E
Medal of Honor
11/17/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Authorizes the President to award the Medal of Honor posthumously to Doris Miller for acts of valor during the World War II while a member of the Navy.
H 6374 - Meadows
Vietnam Service Medal
11/17/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Extends the Vietnam Service Medal to veterans of the Armed Forces who participated in the S.S. Mayaguez rescue operation.
H 6377 - Schiff
Waiver of Recoupment of Bonuses Erroneously Recieved
11/17/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Waives recoupment by the United States of certain bonuses and similar benefits erroneously received by members of the Army National Guard.
H 6380 - Hurd
Grant Funds to Hire Veterans
11/18/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968; authorizes COPS grantees to use grant funds to hire veterans as career law enforcement officers.
H 6394 - McNerney
Improve Broadband Access for Veterans Act
11/29/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Provides for the Improve Broadband Access for Veterans Act of 2016.
H 6395 - Hudson
Rosie Act
11/29/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Provides for the Rosie Act to exempt the spouses of active duty members of the Armed Forces from the determination of whether an employer is subject to the employer health insurance mandate.
H 6397 - Collins C
Military Airfields and Wind Turbine Encroachment
11/29/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Provides for the Protection of Military Airfields from Wind Turbine Encroachment Act.
H 6407 - Kilmer
VA Management Alignment Act
11/30/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Provides for the VA Management Alignment Act of 2016.
H 6416 - Roe
Laws Administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs
12/01/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 38, United States Code; makes certain improvements in the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 642 - Walorski
Beneficiary Travel for Veterans Seeking Treatment
02/13/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to provide for the eligibility for beneficiary travel for veterans seeking treatment or care for military sexual trauma in specialized outpatient or residential programs at facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 643 - Bilirakis G
Educational Assistance Programs of the Veterans Affairs
04/16/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY to full committee.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into a contract with a non-government entity to conduct a survey of individuals who have used or are using their entitlement to educational assistance under the educational assistance programs administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 654 - Jolly
Naval Station Property in Guantanamo Bay
02/02/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Prohibits the modification, termination, abandonment, or transfer of the lease by which the United States acquired the land and waters containing Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
H 658 - Meng
Department of Veteran Affairs Performance Report
02/13/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to Congress an annual report on the performance of the regional offices of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 667 - Blumenauer
Veterans Marijuana Recommendations
02/13/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Authorizes Department of Veterans Affairs health care providers to provide recommendations and opinions to veterans regarding participation in State marijuana programs.
H 675 - Abraham
Compensation for Disabled Veterans
07/29/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Increases the rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans.
H 677 - Abraham
Disabled Veterans Cost of Living Adjustments
02/10/2016 - 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 694 - O'Rourke
Combat Zone Tax Benefits for Ebola Workers
02/03/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Provides that members of the Armed Forces performing hazardous humanitarian services in West Africa to combat the spread of the Ebola virus outbreak shall be entitled to tax benefits in the same manner as if such services were performed in a combat zone.
H 732 - Ruiz
Video Conferencing Veterans' Appeals
05/14/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS to full committee (amended).
Amends title 38, United States Code, to improve the opportunity for veterans to use video conferencing for hearings before the Board of Veterans' Appeals.
H 742 - Speier
Women's Access to Contraception in the Armed Forces
02/04/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to ensure that women members of the Armed Forces and their families have access to the contraception they need in order to promote the health and readiness of all members of the Armed Forces.
H 748 - McKinley
Veterans Educational Assistance
04/14/2016 - Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY hearings held.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide additional educational assistance under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs to certain eligible individuals.
H 76 - Jackson Lee
Private Employers Tax Credit for Veteran Hires
02/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a tax credit to encourage private employers to hire veterans; amends title 38, United States Code; clarifies the reasonable efforts an employer may make under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act with respect to hiring veterans.
H 763 - LoBiondo
Veterans Health Care Facilities
02/20/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program under which eligible veterans may elect to receive hospital care and medical services at non-Department of Veterans Affairs facilities.
H 800 - O'Rourke
Veterans Disability Claims
07/09/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS to full committee (amended).
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to provide veterans the option of using an alternative appeals process to more quickly determine claims for disability compensation.
H 802 - Rogers Mike
TRICARE Chiropractic Health Care Services
11/23/2015 - 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 806 - Thompson M
Land Exchange
02/05/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Provides for a land exchange involving a parcel of real property under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Army on the site of the former Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California.
H 813 - Huffman
Secretary of the Army Review of Reservoirs
02/10/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE: Referred to Subcommittee on WATER RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT.
Supplements the Secretary of the Army's existing authorities to review the operations of reservoirs.
H 832 - Cook
Job Placement Contract for Veterans
06/25/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY to full committee.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Labor to enter into a contract for the conduct of a longitudinal study of the job counseling, training, and placement services for veterans provided by the Secretary.
H 834 - Davis S
Elementary and Secondary Education Act
04/29/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION & WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on EARLY CHILDHOOD, ELEMEN. & SECOND. EDUCATION.
Requires States and local educational agencies to report on the achievement of military-connected students in annual report cards under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.
H 854 - Takai
Compact of Free Association
03/16/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES: Referred to Subcommittee on INDIAN, INSULAR AND ALASKA NATIVE AFFAIRS.
Amends the Compact of Free Association of 1985 to provide for adequate compact-impact aid to affected States and territories.
H 868 - Stewart
TRICARE Program and Eligibility
11/23/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Provides for coordination between the TRICARE program and eligibility for making contributions to a health savings account.
H 87 - Blackburn
Shiloh National Park Boundary
06/08/2016 - To SENATE Committee on ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
Modifies the boundary of the Shiloh National Military Park located in Tennessee and Mississippi; establishes Parker's Crossroads Battlefield as an affiliated area of the National Park System.
H 90 - Brownley
Department of Veterans Affairs Budget Request Reviews
02/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct reviews of certain budget requests of the President for the medical care accounts of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 91 - Buchanan
Veteran ID Cards
07/20/2015 - Public Law No. 114-31
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to issue, upon request, veteran identification cards to certain veterans.
H 914 - Graham
Federal Recovery Coordination Program
11/23/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Directs the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to jointly operate the Federal Recovery Coordination Program.
H 915 - DelBene
Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans to Include LGBT
03/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to extend and expand the membership of the Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans to include veterans who are lesbian, gay, or bisexual and veterans who are transgender.
H 926 - Amodei
Provision of Guide Dogs for Blinded Veterans
03/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to improve the provision of guide dogs to veterans blinded by a service-connected injury.
H 941 - Kuster
Veterans Access Choice and Accountability Act
02/12/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to extend the requirement of the Secretary to furnish hospital care and medical services through non-Department of Veterans Affairs entities to veterans residing in certain locations.
H 955 - Smith A
Assistance to the Military and Forces of Ukraine
02/12/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Authorizes assistance and sustainment to the military and national security Forces of Ukraine.
H 960 - Tiberi
Daniel L. Kinnard VA Clinic
05/24/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Designates the Department of Veterans Affairs community based outpatient clinic in Newark, Ohio, as the Daniel L. Kinnard VA Clinic.
H 969 - Gibson
Exposure of Vietnam Veterans
03/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to clarify presumptions relating to the exposure of certain veterans who served in the vicinity of the Republic of Vietnam.
H 991 - Latta
Lapel Button for Children of Armed Forces
11/23/2015 - 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 992 - Latta
Disabled Veteran's Transportation Fees
03/12/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on HOMELAND SECURITY: Referred to Subcommittee on TRANSPORTATION SECURITY.
Waives the application fee for veterans with a service-connected disability rated at 50 percent or more who apply to participate in the Transportation Security Administration's PRE program.
H 993 - Lujan Grisham
Veterans Independent Living Services Programs
03/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to repeal the limitation on the number of veterans authorized to be enrolled in programs of independent living services and assistance administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 995 - Lynch
Two Minutes of Silence on Veterans Day
03/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends title 36, United States Code, to encourage the nationwide observance of two minutes of silence each Veterans Day.
HCR 106 - Cole
Authorization of Military Force Against ISIL
01/11/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Provides for the authorization for use of military force against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and its associated forces.
HCR 117 - Barletta
Use of the Capitol Grounds
04/13/2016 - In SENATE. Passed SENATE.
Authorizes the use of the Capitol Grounds for the National Peace Officers Memorial Service and the National Honor Guard and Pipe Band Exhibition.
HCR 49 - Collins D
Daisy As the Flower For Military Caregivers
05/21/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Recognizes the daisy as the flower for military caregivers.
HCR 55 - McGovern
Withdraw Armed Forces from Iraq and Syria
06/17/2015 - In HOUSE. Failed to pass HOUSE.
Directs the President, pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution, to remove United States Armed Forces deployed to Iraq or Syria on or after August 7, 2014, other than Armed Forces required to protect United States diplomatic facilities and personnel, from Iraq and Syria.
HCR 81 - Thornberry
Corrections to the Enrollment of H1735
10/07/2015 - In SENATE. Passed SENATE.
Provides for corrections to the enrollment of the bill H.R. 1735.
HCR 90 - Thornberry
Enrollment of Current Legislation
11/16/2015 - In HOUSE. HOUSE concurred in SENATE amendments.
Directs the Secretary of the Senate to make a technical correction in the enrollment of S. 1356 to change the bill to an appropriations act for military activities of the Department of Defense, for defense activities for the Department of Energy, and military personnel strengths for FY16.
HJR 27 - Schiff
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
02/02/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Authorizes the use of United States Armed Forces against the terrorist organization Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant ("ISIL").
HJR 33 - Kinzinger
Use of Armed Force against the Islamic State of Iraq
02/13/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Authorizes the use of the United States Armed Forces against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
HJR 59 - Smith Ad
Disapproval of Rule
07/08/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE: Referred to Subcommittee on WATER RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT.
Provides for congressional disapproval under Chapter 8 of Title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency relating to the definition of waters of the United States under the Clean Water Act.
HJR 61 - Davis R
Hire More Heroes Act of 2015
09/24/2015 - In SENATE. Amendment SA 2687 proposed by Senator McConnell to Amendment SA 2686.
Provides for the Hire More Heroes Act of 2015.
HJR 62 - Larson
Armed Forces Against Iran if Agreement Violation
07/29/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Authorizes the use of the Armed Forces of the United States against Iran if Iran commits a serious violation of its commitments or obligations under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
HJR 65 - Hastings A
Authorization of Use of Force Against Iran Resolution
09/08/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Provides for the authorization of use of force against Iran Resolution.
HJR 73 - Emmer
War Between Islamic State and United States
11/18/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Declares that a state of war exists between the Islamic State and the Government and the people of the United States and makes provisions to prosecute the same; authorizes the President to use the Armed Forces of the United States to carry on war against the Islamic State; and provides that to bring the conflict to a successful termination, all of the resources of the country are hereby pledged by the Congress of the United States.
HJR 77 - DeFazio
War Powers Resolution
12/15/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on RULES.
Amends the War Powers Resolution.
HJR 82 - Rohrabacher
Disapprove Sale of F-16 Aircraft to Pakistan
02/25/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Relates to the disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the Government of Pakistan of F-16 Block 52 aircraft.
HJR 84 - Perry
Armed Forces Against Islamist Extremism
03/02/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Authorizes the use of United States Armed Forces against organizations that support Islamist extremism.
HJR 90 - Lieu
Limitations on Munitions Transfers to Saudi Arabia
04/20/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Provides limitations on the transfer of certain United States munitions from the United States to Saudi Arabia.
HJR 98 - Lieu
Disapproval of Proposed Foreign Military Sale
09/20/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Relates to the disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of M1A1/A2 Abrams Tank structures and other major defense equipment.
HRES 162 - Engel
Call to Provide Military Assistance to Ukraine
03/23/2015 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Calls on the President to provide Ukraine with military assistance to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity.
HRES 223 - Woodall
Consideration of H 2028 and H 2029
04/29/2015 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2028) making appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016; provides for consideration of the bill (H.R; 2029) making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, and for other purposes; provides for proceedings during the period from May 4, 2015, through May 11, 2015.
HRES 24 - Cartwright
Rules Resolution
01/09/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on RULES.
Amends the Rules of the House of Representatives to require a reading of the names of members of the Armed Forces who died in the previous month as a result of combat.
HRES 255 - Foxx
Consideration of H1735, H36 and H2048
05/13/2015 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1735) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2016 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military constructions, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year; provides for consideration of the bill (H.R. 36) to amend title 18, United States Code, to protect pain-capable unborn children, and for other purposes; provides for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2048) to reform the authorities of the Federal Government.
HRES 260 - Byrne
Consideration of H1735
05/14/2015 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 1735) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2016 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year.
HRES 340 - Boustany
Return H1735 to Senate
06/25/2015 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Returns to the Senate H.R. 1735, a bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2016 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, with the Senate amendment thereto.
HRES 377 - Brat
National Atomic Veterans Day
08/05/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Recognizes National Atomic Veterans Day on July 16.
HRES 388 - Sessions P
Consideration of H1994 and H3236
07/29/2015 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1994) to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the removal or demotion of employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs based on performance or misconduct; provides for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3236) to provide an extension of Federal-aid highway, highway safety, motor carrier safety, transit, and other programs funded out of the Highway Trust Fund, to provide resource flexibility to the Department of Veterans Affairs for health care.
HRES 412 - Sessions P
Consideration of HRES411, H3461 and H3460
09/10/2015 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for consideration of the resolution finding that the President has not complied with section 2 of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015; provides for consideration of the bill to approve the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, signed at Vienna on a specified date, relating to the nuclear program of Iran; provides for consideration of the bill to suspend until a specified date, certain authority of the President.
HRES 449 - Byrne
Consideration of H3457 and H1735
10/01/2015 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3457) to prohibit the lifting of sanctions on Iran until the Government of Iran pays the judgments against it for acts of terrorism; provides for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (H.R. 1735) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2016 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths.
HRES 507 - Woodall
Consideration of H22
11/03/2015 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for consideration of the Senate amendments to the bill (H.R. 22) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt employees with health coverage under TRICARE or the Veterans Administration from being taken into account for purposes of determining the employers to which the employer mandate applies under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; provides for proceedings during a specified time period.
HRES 512 - Woodall
Consideration of H22
11/04/2015 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for further consideration of the Senate amendments to the bill (H.R. 22) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt employees with health coverage under TRICARE or the Veterans Administration from being taken into account for purposes of determining the employers to which the employer mandate applies under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
HRES 525 - Poe
Invoke NATO Article 5 for Paris Attacks
11/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Urges the Administration to work with North Atlantic Treaty Organization member States to invoke Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty in response to the Paris attacks.
HRES 566 - Cole
Consideration of H2029
12/17/2015 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 2029) making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016; provides for proceedings during the period from December 19, 2015, through January 4, 2016.
HRES 58 - Thornberry
Committee on Armed Services Expenses
01/27/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HOUSE ADMINISTRATION.
Provides amounts for the expenses of the Committee on Armed Services in the One Hundred Fourteenth Congress.
HRES 583 - Newhouse
Consideration of H1644 and SJR22
01/12/2016 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for consideration of bill (H.R. 1644) to amend the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to ensure transparency in the development of environmental regulations; provides for consideration of the joint resolution (S.J. res. 22) providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency relating to the definition of waters of the United States under the Federal Water.
HRES 590 - Walker
Select Committee on POW and MIA Affairs
01/25/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on RULES.
Establishes a Select Committee on POW and MIA Affairs to conduct a full investigation of all unresolved matters relating to any United States personnel unaccounted for from the Vietnam era, the Korean conflict, World War II, Cold War Missions, Persian Gulf War, Operation Iraqi Freedom, or Operation Enduring Freedom, including MIAs and POWs missing and captured.
HRES 594 - Stivers
Consideration of H3700
02/02/2016 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3700) to provide housing opportunities in the United States through modernization of various housing programs.
HRES 600 - Moulton
Right to Prevent Iran from Acquiring a Nuclear Weapon
02/03/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Reaffirms the right for the United States to use all available options, including the use of military force, to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon.
HRES 617 - Duncan Je
Litigation for Transfer of Individuals from Guantanamo
02/23/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on HOUSE ADMINISTRATION.
Provides for authority to initiate litigation for actions by the President or other executive branch officials inconsistent with their duties under the Constitution of the United States with respect to the unlawful transfer of individuals detained at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
HRES 682 - Ros-Lehtinen
Urge Training of Kurdish Peshmerga
04/14/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Urges the Department of State to provide necessary equipment and training to the men and women of the Kurdish Peshmerga in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
HRES 69 - Miller J
Veteran's Affairs Expenses
02/02/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on HOUSE ADMINISTRATION.
Provides amounts for the expenses of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs in the One Hundred Fourteenth Congress.
HRES 732 - Byrne
Consideration of H4909
05/17/2016 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4909) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2017 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year.
HRES 735 - Byrne
Consideration of H4909
05/18/2016 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 4909) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2017 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year.
HRES 736 - Cole
Consideration of H4974 and H5243
05/18/2016 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4974) making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017; provides for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5243) making appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, to strengthen public health activities in response to the Zika virus.
HRES 761 - Norton
Lack of Full Voting Rights for Certain DC Residents
05/26/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM.
Recognizes the lack of full voting rights in Congress for active duty service members, National Guard members, reservists, veterans, and their families who are District of Columbia residents.
HRES 782 - Stefanik
Service of Military Retirees Honor
06/14/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM.
Encourages the people of the United States to honor the service of military retirees who continue to serve the United States long after such retirees have completed military service.
HRES 799 - Rangel
United States Armed Forces Unaccounted Members Research
09/07/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ASIA AND THE PACIFIC.
Calls on the United States Government to resume talks with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea regarding the research, investigation, recovery, and identification of missing and unaccounted members of the United States Armed Forces from the Korean War.
HRES 814 - Young T
Military Campaign Against ISIS
07/07/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Calls on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to invoke Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty and conduct a military campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
HRES 825 - Graves S
Increased Risk of Sleep Apnea Among Soldiers
07/13/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Recognizes the increased risk of sleep apnea among soldiers returning from active duty and the benefits of continuous positive airway pressure therapy on treating obstructive sleep apnea in soldiers suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.
HRES 859 - Collins D
Consideration of H5620
09/13/2016 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for consideration of the bill H.R. 5620 to amend title 38, United States Code; provides for the removal or demotion of employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs based on performance or misconduct.
HRES 863 - Byrne
Consideration of H5351 and H5226
09/14/2016 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for consideration of H.R. 5351 to prohibit the transfer of any individual detained at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and providing for consideration of H.R 5226 to amend chapter 3 of title 5, United States Code, to require the publication of information relating to pending agency regulatory actions.
HRES 920 - Wilson J
Operation Resolute Support
09/28/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Calls for revisions to the existing rules of engagement under Operation Resolute Support in Afghanistan.
HRES 937 - Byrne
Consideration of S2943
12/01/2016 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (S. 2943) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2017 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year.
S 1004 - Kirk
Veterans Day Silence Observance
10/07/2016 - Public Law No. 114-240
Amends title 36, United States Code, to encourage the nationwide observance of two minutes of silence each Veterans Day.
S 1021 - Durbin
Grants for Degrees in Orthotics and Prosthetics
04/21/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to award grants to establish, or expand upon, master's degree programs in orthotics and prosthetics.
S 103 - Heller
Armed Forces Funds During a Funding Gap
01/07/2015 - To SENATE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Appropriates such funds as may be necessary to ensure that members of the Armed Forces, including reserve components thereof, and supporting civilian and contractor personnel continue to receive pay and allowances for active service performed when a funding gap caused by the failure to enact interim or full-year appropriations for the Armed Forces occurs, which results in the furlough of non-emergency personnel and the curtailment of Government activities and services.
S 1070 - Durbin
Post-9/11 Entitlement to Educational Assistance
04/23/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to provide for clarification regarding the children to whom entitlement to educational assistance may be transferred under Post-9/11 Educational Assistance.
S 1082 - Rubio
VA Removal or Demotion Based on Performance
10/19/2015 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to provide for the removal or demotion of employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs based on performance or misconduct.
S 1085 - Murray
Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers
06/24/2015 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Expands eligibility for the program of comprehensive assistance for family caregivers of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to expand benefits available to participants under such program, to enhance special compensation for members of the uniformed services who require assistance in everyday life.
S 1105 - Heller
Care for Dependents of Homeless Veterans
04/28/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to authorize per diem payments under comprehensive service programs for homeless veterans to furnish care to dependents of homeless veterans.
S 1117 - Johnson R
Performance of Veterans Affairs Senior Executives
06/24/2015 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to expand the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to remove senior executives of the Department of Veterans Affairs for performance or misconduct to include removal of certain other employees of the Department.
S 1118 - McCain
Military Activities of the Department of Defense
04/28/2015 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Authorizes appropriations for fiscal year 2016 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year.
S 1126 - Coons
National Guard State Partnership Program
04/29/2015 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Modifies and extends the National Guard State Partnership Program.
S 1130 - Boxer
Legal Justice Improvement Procedures for Armed Forces
04/29/2015 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to improve procedures for legal justice for members of the Armed Forces.
S 114 - Heller
Department of Veteran Affairs Research by the Public
06/03/2015 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide the public with access to research of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S 1140 - Barrasso
Definition of Waters of the United States
11/03/2015 - In SENATE. Motion to proceed to consideration of the bill withdrawn.
Requires the Secretary of the Army and the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to propose a regulation revising the definition of the term waters of the United States.
S 1152 - Whitehouse
Armed Services Mortgage and Eviction Protections
04/30/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Makes permanent the extended period of protections for members of uniformed services relating to mortgages, mortgage foreclosure, and eviction.
S 119 - Shaheen
National Recreational Pass for Veterans
03/17/2016 - Subcommittee on NATIONAL PARKS hearings held.
Amends the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act to provide for a lifetime National Recreational Pass for any veteran with a service-connected disability.
S 12 - Blunt
Health Coverage with TRICARE or Veterans Administration
01/06/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt employees with health coverage under TRICARE or the Veterans Administration from being taken into account for purposes of determining the employers to which the employer mandate applies under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
S 1203 - Heller
Veterans Benefits Delivery and Other Improvements
12/03/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Improves the furnishing of health care to veterans by the Department of Veterans Affairs; improves the processing by the Department of claims for disability compensation; provides for immunizations, chiropractic care, prosthetic and orthotic care, public access to research, intermediate care, health care provider credentialing, emergency care, women in labor, sexual trauma, compensation and other benefits, education, employment and transition, small business matters, burial, and reporting and other fees.
S 1249 - Menendez
Military Credit Protections
05/07/2015 - To SENATE Committee on BANKING, HOUSING AND URBAN AFFAIRS.
Amends the Fair Credit Reporting Act to provide protections for active duty military consumers.
S 1257 - Brown S
Collective Bargaining of Veterans Health Employees
05/07/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to modify authorities relating to the collective bargaining of employees in the Veterans Health Administration.
S 1266 - Collins
Community Programs for Base Realignment and Closure
05/11/2015 - To SENATE Committee on SMALL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP.
Expands the HUBZone program for communities affected by base realignment and closure.
S 1286 - Shaheen
Pro Bono Legal Assistance for Veterans
05/11/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to reduce the backlog of appeals of decisions of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs by facilitating pro bono legal assistance for veterans before the United States Court of Veterans Appeals and the Board of Veterans' Appeals, to provide the Secretary with authority to address unreasonably delayed claims.
S 1290 - Rounds
TRICARE Program Covered Beneficiaries
05/12/2015 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Ensures the ability of covered beneficiaries under the TRICARE program to access care under a health plan under such program in each TRICARE program region.
S 1292 - Vitter
HUBZones Disaster Areas and Base Closures
06/10/2015 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Amends the Small Business Act to treat certain qualified disaster areas as HUBZones and to extend the period for HUBZone treatment for certain base closure areas.
S 1303 - Brown S
Veterans Enrollment In Education
05/12/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to improve the enrollment of veterans in certain courses of education.
S 1313 - Brown S
TRICARE Smoking Cessation Services
05/13/2015 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Expands eligibility for reimbursement for smoking cessation services to include copayments for such services paid after fiscal year 2009 by covered beneficiaries under the TRICARE program who are eligible for Medicare.
S 1356 - Johnson R
Military Appropriations and Activities
11/25/2015 - Public Law No. 114-92
Authorizes appropriations for military activities of the Department of Defense, for construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy; prescribes military personnel strengths; provides for replacement of certain aircraft and vehicles, procurement authority, a study on the use of certain ammunition, expansion of education partnerships to support technology transfer and transition, a technology offset program, a limitation on procurement of certain fuels, and related matters.
S 1358 - Murkowski
Hmong Veterans' Service Recognition Act
05/14/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Hmong Veterans' Service Recognition Act.
S 136 - Wyden
Preference Eligibles for Treatment in the Civil Service
10/07/2015 - Public Law No. 114-62
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 1366 - Sanders
Gold Star Wives of America
05/18/2015 - To SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Amends the charter of the Gold Star Wives of America to remove the restriction on the federally chartered corporation, and directors and officers of the corporation, attempting to influence legislation.
S 1376 - McCain
Military and Defense Fiscal Year 2016 Appropriations
05/19/2015 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Authorizes appropriations for fiscal year 2016 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy; prescribes military personnel strengths for such fiscal year.
S 1386 - Cantwell
Coast Guard Icebreakers Procurement Authority
05/19/2015 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Provides multiyear procurement authority for the procurement of up to six polar icebreakers to be owned and operated by the Coast Guard.
S 1400 - Durbin
Surplus Property to Veteran-Owned Businesses
09/15/2015 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Amends the Small Business Act to direct the task force of the Office of Veterans Business Development to provide access to and manage the distribution of excess or surplus property to veteran-owned small businesses.
S 1412 - Franken
Homeless Youth and Veterans Housing Tax Credit
05/21/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to qualify homeless youth and veterans who are full-time students for purposes of the low income housing tax credit.
S 1437 - Barrasso
National Guard and Civilian Firefighting Activities
05/21/2015 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 32, United States Code, to authorize and provide flexibility for the use of the National Guard for support of civilian firefighting activities.
S 1450 - Hirono
Veterans Affairs Physicians Employment Hours
09/16/2015 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to allow the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to modify the hours of employment of physicians and physician assistants employed on a full-time basis by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S 1451 - Hirono
Veterans Affairs Pay Survivors Benefits Without Claim
09/16/2015 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to adjudicate and pay survivor's benefits without requiring the filing of a formal claim.
S 1452 - Hirono
Reimbursements For Emergency Medical Treatment
05/21/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to expand eligibility for reimbursements for emergency medical treatment and to require that the Department of Veterans Affairs be treated as a participating provider for the recovery of the costs of certain medical care.
S 1460 - Brown S
Yellow Ribbon G.I. Education Enhancement Program
09/16/2015 - 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 the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry scholarship.
S 1463 - Moran Je
Veterans Distance Requirement for Medical Services
05/26/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on BUDGET.
Amends the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to modify the distance requirement for expanded availability of hospital care and medical services for veterans through the use of agreements with non-Department of Veterans Affairs entities.
S 1477 - Rounds
Armed Forces Aircraft Platforms Future Mix Report
06/02/2015 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Requires a report on the future mix of aircraft platforms for the Armed Forces.
S 1478 - Rounds
Foreign Cyber Attacks Support Plan
06/02/2015 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Requires the Secretary of Defense to develop a comprehensive plan to support civil authorities in response to cyber attacks by foreign powers.
S 1486 - Durbin
Tax Credit to Patriot Employers
06/02/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a tax credit to patriot employers.
S 1489 - Rubio
Cuban Military Financial Transactions
06/03/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FOREIGN RELATIONS.
Strengthens support for the Cuban people; prohibits financial transactions with the Cuban military.
S 1493 - Isakson
Disabled Veterans Rates of Compensation
10/22/2015 - In SENATE. Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE.
Provides for an increase, effective December 1, 2015, in the rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans.
S 1496 - Cassidy
Veterans Affairs Employees Reprimands Records
06/03/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to retain a copy of any reprimand or admonishment received by an employee of the Department in the permanent record of the employee.
S 1498 - Wyden
Military Dogs Retired in United States
06/03/2015 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to require that military working dogs be retired in the United States.
S 151 - Heller
Secretary of Defense
01/13/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Requires the Secretary of Defense to establish a process to determine whether individuals claiming certain service in the Philippines during World War II are eligible for certain benefits despite not being on the Missouri List.
S 1517 - Blumenthal
Hiring Veterans Work Opportunity Credit
06/04/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the work opportunity credit for hiring veterans.
S 1534 - Cornyn
Harlingen Veterans Affairs Medical Center
06/09/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to ensure that the medical center of the Department of Veterans Affairs located in Harlingen, Texas, includes a full-service inpatient health care facility; redesignates such medical center.
S 1557 - Durbin
Servicemember Student Loan Affordability Act of 2015
06/11/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Provides for the Servicemember Student Loan Affordability Act of 2015.
S 1565 - Reed
Financial Protection of Servicemembers
06/11/2015 - To SENATE Committee on BANKING, HOUSING AND URBAN AFFAIRS.
Allows the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection to provide greater protection to servicemembers.
S 1567 - Peters G
Armed Forces Discharge for Mental Health Disorders
06/11/2015 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to provide for a review of the characterization or terms of discharge from the Armed Forces of individuals with mental health disorders alleged to affect terms of discharge.
S 1568 - Gardner
Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center
06/15/2015 - Public Law No. 114-25
Extends the authorization to carry out the replacement of the existing medical center of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Denver, Colorado; authorizes transfers of amounts to carry out the replacement of such medical center.
S 1587 - Kaine
Authorize Armed Forces Use Against Islamic State
06/16/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FOREIGN RELATIONS.
Authorizes the use of the United States Armed Forces against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
S 1594 - Paul Ra
Federal Flight Deck Officers Program
06/17/2015 - To SENATE Committee on COMMERCE, SCIENCE, AND TRANSPORTATION.
Improves the Federal flight deck officers program.
S 1603 - Flake
Border Jobs for Veterans Act
09/18/2015 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE. *****To SENATE for concurrence.
Recruits members of the Armed Forces who are separating from military service to serve as Customs and Border Protection Officers.
S 1611 - Thune
Coast Guard Appropriations
11/30/2015 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Authorizes appropriations for the Coast Guard for fiscal years 2016 and 2017.
S 1628 - Daines
Housing Allowance Amount for Uniformed Married Members
06/18/2015 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Preserves the current amount of basic allowance for housing for certain married members of the uniformed services.
S 1641 - Baldwin
Opioid Treatment of Veterans and Patient Advocacy
06/22/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Improves the use by the Department of Veterans Affairs of opioids in treating veterans; improves patient advocacy by the Department; expands availability of complementary and integrative health.
S 165 - Ayotte
Individuals Detained at Guantanamo Bay
02/23/2015 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Extends and enhances prohibitions and limitations with respect to the transfer or release of individuals detained at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
S 1664 - Carper
Military and Veteran Education Programs
06/24/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Counts revenues from military and veteran education programs toward the limit on Federal revenues that certain proprietary institutions of higher education are allowed to receive for purposes of Section 487 of the Higher Education Act of 1965.
S 1676 - Tester
Veterans Affairs Health Care Providers Compensation
10/06/2015 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Increases the number of graduate medical education positions treating veterans; improves the compensation of health care providers, medical directors, and directors of Veterans Integrated Service Networks of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S 1693 - Hirono
Reimbursement for Veterans Emergency Medical Treatment
09/16/2015 - 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 171 - Tester
Beneficiary Travel Program
01/13/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to provide for coverage under the beneficiary travel program of the Department of Veterans Affairs of certain disabled veterans for travel in connection with certain special disabilities rehabilitation.
S 172 - Tester
Immunization of Veterans
06/03/2015 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to provide for certain requirements relating to the immunization of veterans.
S 1721 - Blumenthal
Joint Uniform Formulary on Certain Drugs
07/08/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Requires the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a joint uniform formulary with respect to systemic pain and psychotropic drugs that are critical for the transition of an individual from receiving health care services furnished by the Secretary of Defense to health care services furnished by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
S 1731 - Murray
Homeless Veterans Services Protection Act
11/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Creates the Homeless Veterans Services Protection Act of 2015; waives the minimum period of continuous active duty in the Armed Forces for receipt of certain benefits for homeless veterans; authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish such benefits to homeless veterans with discharges or releases from service in the Armed Forces with other than dishonorable conditions; relates to training of agency personnel; requires the prescribing of related regulations.
S 1754 - Shaheen
United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
10/06/2015 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to make permanent the temporary increase in number of judges presiding over the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
S 1766 - Schatz
Servicemembers Discharged for Sexual Orientation
07/15/2015 - 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 1775 - Murphy C
Coastwise Merchant Seaman Veteran Status
07/15/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to accept additional documentation when considering the application for veterans status of an individual who performed service as a coastwise merchant seaman during World War II.
S 1797 - Heitkamp
Voluntary National Directory of Veterans
07/16/2015 - 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 1815 - Heller
Armed Forces Members Firearms
07/21/2015 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Requires a process by which members of the Armed Forces may carry a concealed personal firearm on a military installation.
S 1819 - Daines
Security At Armed Forces Recruitment Centers
07/21/2015 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Improves security at Armed Forces recruitment centers.
S 1821 - Johnson R
Service Members Firearms on Military Installations
07/21/2015 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Permits service members to carry firearms on military installations, including reserve centers and recruitment offices.
S 1823 - Moran Je
Military Personnel Firearms on Military Installations
07/21/2015 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Safeguards military personnel on Armed Forces military installations by repealing bans on military personnel carrying firearms.
S 1835 - Baldwin
Military Facilities Force Protection
07/22/2015 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Enhances military facilities force protection.
S 1839 - Paul Ra
Firearms on Military Installations
07/22/2015 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Titles 10 and 18, to permit members of the Armed Forces to possess firearms on military installations in accordance with applicable State law.
S 1855 - Hirono
Foreign Military Sales Status to the Philippines
07/23/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FOREIGN RELATIONS.
Provides special foreign military sales status to the Philippines.
S 1856 - Blumenthal
Suspension or Removal of VA Employees for Misconduct
09/16/2015 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to provide for suspension and removal of employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs for performance or misconduct that is a threat to public health or safety and to improve accountability of employees of the Department.
S 1862 - Moran Je
Grants to Veterans for Businesses Pilot Program
07/26/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Requires the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to carry out a pilot program on issuing grants to eligible veterans to start or acquire qualifying businesses.
S 1866 - Vitter
Veterans Business Outreach Center Program
09/15/2015 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Establishes the veterans' business outreach center program, to improve the programs for veterans of the Small Business Administration.
S 1870 - Moran Je
Grants to Veterans for Businesses
06/29/2016 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Amends the Small Business Act to require the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to carry out a pilot program on issuing grants to eligible veterans to start or acquire qualifying businesses.
S 1880 - Roberts
Veterans and Health Savings Accounts
07/28/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
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.
S 1885 - Blumenthal
Benefits to Homeless Veterans
10/06/2015 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to improve the provision of assistance and benefits to veterans who are homeless, at risk of becoming homeless, or occupying temporary housing.
S 1924 - Thune
Jurisdiction Transfer for Black Hills National Cemetery
08/04/2015 - To SENATE Committee on ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
Transfers administrative jurisdiction over certain Bureau of Land Management land from the Secretary of the Interior to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for inclusion in the Black Hills National Cemetery.
S 1938 - Blumenthal
VA Educational Assistance Programs
09/16/2015 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to improve the approval of certain programs of education for purposes of educational assistance provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S 1943 - Alexander L
Shiloh National Military Park Boundary
09/06/2016 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Modifies the boundary of the Shiloh National Military Park located in the State of Tennessee and Mississippi, to establish Parker's Crossroads Battlefield as an affiliated area of the National Park System.
S 1955 - Sullivan
Allotment of Land to Alaska Native Veterans
10/08/2015 - Subcommittee on PUBLIC LANDS, FORESTS, AND MINING hearings held.
Amends the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act to provide for equitable allotment of land to Alaska Native veterans.
S 1967 - Kirk
Land Conveyance
08/05/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Provides for the conveyance of land of the Illiana Health Care System of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Danville, Illinois.
S 1982 - Cardin
Korean War Memorial Wall of Remembrance
03/17/2016 - Subcommittee on NATIONAL PARKS hearings held.
Authorizes a Wall of Remembrance as part of the Korean War Veterans Memorial; allows certain private contributions to fund the Wall of Remembrance.
S 1988 - Inhofe
Security of Military Personnel
08/05/2015 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Enhances the security of military personnel at United States military installations and operating locations.
S 1991 - McCain
Choice Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs
08/05/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Eliminates the sunset date for the Choice Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs; expands eligibility for such program.
S 1992 - Rounds
Armed Forces Member Receipt of Firearms
08/05/2015 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Chapter 44 of Title 18, United States Code, to provide that a member of the Armed Forces and the spouse of that member shall have the same rights regarding the receipt of firearms at the location of any duty station of the member.
S 1993 - McCain
21st Century Conservation Service Corps
03/17/2016 - Subcommittee on NATIONAL PARKS hearings held.
Establishes the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps to place youth and veterans in the United States in national service positions to protect, restore, and enhance the great outdoors of the United States.
S 2 - Stabenow
Medal of Honor
11/15/2016 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Authorizes the award of the Medal of Honor to James C. McCloughan for acts of valor during the Vietnam War.
S 2000 - Hoeven
VA Agreements With Other Health Care Providers
08/05/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to allow the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into certain agreements with non-Department of Veterans Affairs health care providers if the Secretary is not feasibly able to provide health care in facilities of the Department or through contracts or sharing agreements.
S 2011 - Murkowski
Administration of the Outer Continental Shelf of the US
09/09/2015 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Provides for reforms of the administration of the Outer Continental Shelf of the United States; provides for a moratorium on oil and gas leasing, disposition of certain revenues, air emissions regulations, environmental impact statement requirements, certain lease terms, preservation of coastal viewsheds, a balancing of military and energy production goals, a tribal resilience program, and other matters.
S 2022 - Graham
Medal of Honor Recipients Special Pension
10/06/2015 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to increase the amount of special pension for Medal of Honor recipients.
S 2048 - Hirono
Extend Authorities Relating to Homeless Veterans
09/17/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to extend authorities relating to homeless veterans.
S 2049 - Brown S
VA Continuing Medical Education Program
05/24/2016 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Establishes in the Department of Veterans Affairs a continuing medical education program for non-Department medical professionals who treat veterans and family members of veterans to increase knowledge and recognition of medical conditions common to veterans and family members of veterans.
S 2052 - Klobuchar
Waive Veterans Copayments in Certain Circumstances
09/17/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to waive the requirement of certain veterans to make copayments for hospital care and medical services in the case of an error by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S 207 - Moran Je
Veterans Access to Health Care Facilities
01/21/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to use existing authorities to furnish health care at non-Department of Veterans Affairs facilities to veterans who live more than 40 miles driving distance from the closest medical facility of the Department that furnishes the care sought by the veteran.
S 2081 - Blumenthal
VA Compensation for Exposure to Herbicide Agents
09/25/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to extend authorities for the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to expand presumption of service connection for compensation for diseases the Secretary determines are associated with exposure to herbicide agents.
S 2082 - Isakson
Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities
09/30/2015 - Public Law No. 114-58
Creates the Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2015; extends certain expiring provisions of law administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; provides for the extension of authority regarding health care, benefits, homeless veterans, a specified medical facility project, hospital and nursing home care, child care for veterans receiving health care, veterans transportation, health care sharing incentive fund, counseling women veterans, and permanent housing.
S 210 - Casey
Armed Forces Income Tax Credits
01/21/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit against income tax for amounts paid by a spouse of a member of the Armed Forces for a new State license or certification required by reason of a permanent change in the duty station of such member to another State.
S 2106 - Brown S
VA Vocational Rehabilitation Services and Assistance
11/18/2015 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Requires 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.
S 2120 - Shaheen
Support Veterans In Contact With Criminal Justice
10/01/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a program to support veterans in contact with the criminal justice system by discouraging unnecessary criminalization of mental illness and other nonviolent crimes.
S 2130 - Cochran
DOD, DHS and Other Departments Appropriations
10/06/2015 - In SENATE. Read second time. Placed on Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Makes appropriations for Department of Defense, energy and water development, Department of Homeland Security, military construction, Department of Veterans Affairs, and Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016.
S 2134 - Tester
Veterans As Physician Assistants
11/18/2015 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to provide educational assistance to certain former members of the Armed Forces for education and training as physician assistants of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to establish pay grades and require competitive pay for physician assistants of the Department.
S 2137 - Blunt
Military Families Relocation
10/06/2015 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to provide a period for the relocation of spouses and dependents of certain members of the Armed Forces undergoing a permanent change of station in order to ease and facilitate the relocation of military families.
S 2160 - Kirk
Enlistment and Consequences of Service in Armed Forces
10/07/2015 - To SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, relating to enlistment and consequences of certain service in the Armed Forces.
S 2170 - Ernst
Treatment of Veterans Through Use of Telemedicine
11/18/2015 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to improve the ability of health care professionals to treat veterans through the use of telemedicine.
S 2175 - Tester
Role of Podiatrists in Department of Veterans Affairs
10/08/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to clarify the role of podiatrists in the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S 2179 - Blumenthal
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Health Care Agreements
10/08/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to allow the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into certain agreements with non-Department of Veterans Affairs health care providers if the Secretary is not feasibly able to provide health care in facilities of the Department or through contracts or sharing agreements.
S 218 - Enzi
Medical Training and Certification for Veterans
01/21/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Facilitates emergency medical services personnel training and certification curriculums for veterans.
S 2210 - Blumenthal
Veteran PEER Act
06/29/2016 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Provides for the Veteran PEER Act.
S 2223 - Thune
Black Hills National Cemetery
09/06/2016 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Transfers administrative jurisdiction over certain Bureau of Land Management land from the Secretary of the Interior to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for inclusion in the Black Hills National Cemetery.
S 2229 - Shaheen
VA Audit
11/03/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Requires the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct audits relating to the timely access of veterans to hospital care, medical services, and other health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S 223 - Boxer
Grants for Homeless Veteran Assistance
01/21/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a pilot program on awarding grants for provision of furniture, household items, and other assistance to homeless veterans to facilitate their transition into permanent housing.
S 2239 - Udall T
Restrict Funds In Military Involvement In Syria
11/04/2015 - To SENATE Select Committee on INTELLIGENCE.
Restricts funds related to escalating United States military involvement in Syria.
S 2251 - Warren
Supplementary Payment to Beneficiaries
11/05/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Provides for a supplementary payment to Social Security beneficiaries, supplemental security income beneficiaries, and recipients of veterans benefits.
S 2253 - Blumenthal
Veterans Affected By School Closures
11/18/2015 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to provide veterans affected by closures of educational institutions certain relief and restoration of educational benefits.
S 2263 - Blunt
Employing Veterans
11/10/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Encourages effective, voluntary private sector investments to recruit, employ, and retain men and women who have served in the United States military with annual Federal awards to private sector employers recognizing such investments.
S 2265 - Udall T
Rural Veterans Health Care
11/10/2015 - 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 2273 - Booker
Incubator and Accelerator Grant Program for Veterans
11/10/2015 - To SENATE Committee on SMALL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP.
Requires the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to establish an incubator and accelerator grant program for veterans and members of the Armed Forces.
S 2274 - Tester
Rental Assistance for Certain Indian Veterans
11/10/2015 - To SENATE Committee on INDIAN AFFAIRS.
Provides for rental assistance for homeless or at-risk Indian veterans.
S 2277 - Casey
Credit for Veteran Housing
11/10/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
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.
S 2279 - Merkley
Hiring of Veteran Health Care Workers
06/29/2016 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a program to increase efficiency in the recruitment and hiring by the Department of Veterans Affairs of health care workers that are undergoing separation from the Armed Forces, to create uniform credentialing standards for certain health care professionals of the Department.
S 2291 - Kirk
Procedures for VA Whistleblower Complaints
11/18/2015 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to establish procedures within the Department of Veterans Affairs for the processing of whistleblower complaints.
S 2316 - Blumenthal
Reissuance of Veterans Benefits
06/29/2016 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends the United States Code to expand the requirements for reissuance of veterans benefits in cases of misuse of benefits by certain fiduciaries to include misuse by all fiduciaries, and to improve oversight of fiduciaries; provides improved access to financial records for purposes of oversight by the Department of Veterans Affairs of fiduciaries.
S 2331 - Reed
Servicemembers Predispute Arbitration Agreements
11/19/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to make invalid and unenforceable predispute arbitration agreements with respect to controversies arising under provisions of such Act and to preserve the rights of servicemembers to bring class actions under such Act.
S 2334 - Cassidy
VA Biological Implants
11/30/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to adopt and implement a standard identification protocol for use in the tracking and procurement of biological implants by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S 2347 - Whitehouse
Servicemembers Mortgage Protection
12/03/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Extends temporarily the extended period of protection for members of uniformed services relating to mortgages, mortgage foreclosure, and eviction.
S 2357 - Whitehouse
Servicemember Mortgage Protection
12/03/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Extends temporarily the extended period of protection for members of uniformed services relating to relating to mortgages, mortgage foreclosure, and eviction.
S 2374 - Markey
Death Benefits
12/08/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Defense Base Act 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.
S 2383 - Hatch
Bureau of Land Management Land in Utah
09/13/2016 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Withdraws certain Bureau of Land Management land in the State of Utah from all forms of public appropriation; provides for the shared management of the withdrawn land by the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of the Air Force to facilitate enhanced weapons testing and pilot training, enhance public safety, and provide for continued public access to the withdrawn land; provides for the exchange of certain Federal land and State land.
S 2393 - Whitehouse
Foreclosure Relief and Extension for Servicemembers Act
03/31/2016 - Public Law No. 114-142
Creates the Foreclosure Relief and Extension for Servicemembers Act of 2015; extends the extended period of protection for members of the uniformed services relating to mortgages, mortgage foreclosure, and eviction.
S 24 - Feinstein
Detention Without Charge or Trail Not Authorized
01/06/2015 - To SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Clarifies that an authorization to use military force, a declaration of war, or any similar authority shall not authorize the detention without charge or trial of a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States.
S 2403 - Blunt
Relocation of Military Families
12/15/2015 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to provide a period for the relocation of spouses and dependents of certain members of the Armed Forces undergoing a permanent change of station in order to ease and facilitate the relocation of military families.
S 241 - Tester
Compensation to a Surviving Spouse of a Veteran
01/22/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to provide for the payment of temporary compensation to a surviving spouse of a veteran upon the death of the veteran.
S 2417 - Thune
Indian or Alaska Native Veteran Copayment
11/16/2016 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Amends the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to allow the Indian Health Service to cover the cost of a copayment of an Indian or Alaska Native veteran receiving medical care or services from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S 242 - Tester
Veterans Leave for Disability Treatment
07/28/2015 - In SENATE. Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE.
Amends title 5, United States Code, to provide leave to any new Federal employee who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rated at 30 percent or more for purposes of undergoing medical treatment for such disability.
S 2420 - Blumenthal
SNAP Work Opportunities and Veteran Protection
12/17/2015 - To SENATE Committee on AGRICULTURE, NUTRITION AND FORESTRY.
Creates the SNAP Work Opportunity and Veteran Protection Act of 2015; amends the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 to modify the exception to the work requirement; provides an exemption for a veteran who is participating in a specified program to further employment and rehabilitation goals.
S 2422 - Feinstein
VA Medical Facility Projects
02/05/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out certain major medical facility projects for which appropriations are being made for fiscal year 2016.
S 2429 - Ayotte
Iran Nuclear Program Report and Sanctions Relief
12/18/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FOREIGN RELATIONS.
Requires a report on the military dimensions of Iran's nuclear program; prohibits the provision of sanctions relief to Iran until Iran has verifiably ended all military dimensions of its nuclear program.
S 2437 - Mikulski
Womens Air Forces Service Pilots in Arlington Cemetery
01/11/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to provide for the burial of the cremated remains of persons who served as Women's Air Forces Service Pilots in Arlington National Cemetery.
S 244 - Tester
VA Review of Disability Compensation for Brain Injury
06/29/2016 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Requires an independent comprehensive review of the process by which the Department of Veterans Affairs assesses cognitive impairments that result from traumatic brain injury for purposes of awarding disability compensation.
S 2460 - Rounds
Reports on Military Departments and Defense Agencies
01/21/2016 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to require reports to Congress on matters of the military departments and Defense Agencies in support of the biennial strategic workforce plans of the Department of Defense.
S 2473 - Sullivan
Veterans Disability Alternative Appeals Process
03/15/2016 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to provide veterans the option of using an alternative appeals process to more quickly determine claims for disability compensation.
S 2487 - Boxer
VA Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
06/30/2016 - Public Law No. 114-188
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to identify mental health care and suicide prevention programs and metrics that are effective in treating women veterans as part of the evaluation of such programs by the Secretary.
S 249 - Cruz
Combat Zone Benefits for Ebola Services
01/22/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Provides that members of the Armed Forces performing hazardous humanitarian services in West Africa to combat the spread of the 2014 Ebola virus outbreak shall be entitled to tax benefits in the same manner as if such services were performed in a combat zone.
S 2493 - Cassidy
Eligibility for Veterans Hospital Care
02/03/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Expands eligibility for hospital care and medical services under Section 101 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act to include veterans who are a specified age or older.
S 2507 - Sullivan
Medal of Honor Special Pension
02/04/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to provide payment of Medal of Honor special pension under such Title to the surviving spouse of a deceased Medal of Honor recipient.
S 2515 - Burr
Criminal Background Checks for Military Child Care
02/09/2016 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to ensure criminal background checks of employees of the military child care system and providers of child care services and youth program services for military dependents.
S 2516 - Kirk
Army Arsenals
02/09/2016 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Revitalizes Army arsenals.
S 2520 - Klobuchar
VA Care for Newborn Children
05/24/2016 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to improve the care provided by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to newborn children.
S 2521 - Ernst
Veteran Victims of Military Sexual Assault Treatment
02/09/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to improve the treatment at non-Department of Veterans Affairs facilities of veterans who are victims of military sexual assault.
S 2523 - Paul Ra
Energy Self-Sufficiency at Fort Knox
02/09/2016 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to provide for continued energy self-sufficiency at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
S 2527 - Tester
VA Mental Health Treatment
02/10/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
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.
S 2545 - Shaheen
VA Reimbursement of Health Care Providers
02/11/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Modifies the requirements of the Department of Veterans Affairs for reimbursing health care providers under Section 101 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014.
S 2554 - Inhofe
Removal or Demotion of VA Employees
02/11/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to provide for the removal or demotion of employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs based on performance or misconduct.
S 2559 - Burr
Guantanamo Bay Lease
02/22/2016 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Prohibits the modification, termination, abandonment, or transfer of the lease by which the United States acquired the land and waters containing Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
S 2563 - Moran Je
Land Forces Minimum Strength Levels
02/22/2016 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Affirms the importance of the land forces of the United States Armed Forces; authorizes fiscal year 2016 end-strength minimum levels for the active and reserve components of such land forces.
S 2571 - Peters G
Airport Development Grants
02/24/2016 - To SENATE Committee on COMMERCE, SCIENCE, AND TRANSPORTATION.
Provides for the eligibility for airport development grants of airports that enter into certain leases with components of the Armed Forces.
S 2596 - Heller
Disabled Veterans Travel on Military Aircraft
02/25/2016 - 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 2600 - Lee M
Selective Service Act
02/25/2016 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends the Military Selective Service Act to provide that any modification to the duty to register for purposes of the Military Selective Service Act may be made only through an Act of Congress.
S 2601 - Kirk
State Controlled Substance Monitoring Programs
02/25/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to disclose certain information to state controlled substance monitoring programs.
S 2625 - Toomey
Protect Against Pedophiles and Felons in the Classroom
03/03/2016 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Protects our servicemembers' children from convicted pedophiles and other felons infiltrating the classroom.
S 2633 - Tester
Non-VA Health Care for Veterans
03/15/2016 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Improves the ability of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide health care to veterans through non-Department health care providers.
S 2646 - Burr
Veterans Choice Program
03/15/2016 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to establish the Veterans Choice Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs to improve health care provided to veterans by the Department.
S 2649 - Rounds
Veterans Health Care Costs
03/08/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Modifies the treatment of the costs of health care furnished under section 101 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to veterans covered by health-plan contracts.
S 2660 - Rounds
VA Health Care Costs Report
03/10/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide for an evaluation and report on the costs of health care furnished by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S 2661 - Brown S
Eligibility for Scholarship
03/10/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Clarifies the period of eligibility during which certain spouses are entitled to assistance under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship.
S 2672 - Collins
Reauthorize VA Program
03/14/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Reauthorizes the program of the Department of Veterans Affairs under which the Secretary of Veterans Affairs provides health services to veterans through qualifying non-Department health care providers.
S 2679 - Klobuchar
VA Center for Burn Pits Exposure
05/24/2016 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish within the Department of Veterans Affairs a center of excellence in the prevention, diagnosis, mitigation, treatment, and rehabilitation of health conditions relating to exposure to burn pits.
S 2683 - Hirono
FAA Veteran Transition Improvement Act of 2016
10/07/2016 - Public Law No. 114-242
Relates to Federal Aviation Administration Veteran Transition Improvement Act of 2016; includes disabled veteran leave in the personnel management system of the Federal Aviation Administration.
S 270 - Shaheen
Definition of Spouse for Veterans Benefits
05/13/2015 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to revise the definition of spouse for purposes of veterans benefits in recognition of new State definitions of spouse.
S 271 - Reid
Compensation for Service-connected Disability
01/27/2015 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to permit certain retired members of the uniformed services who have a service-connected disability to receive both disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs for their disability and either retired pay by reason of their years of military service or Combat-Related Special Compensation.
S 2712 - Boozman
Amounts Improperly Withheld For Tax Purposes
03/17/2016 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Restores amounts improperly withheld for tax purposes from severance payments to individuals who retired or separated from service in the Armed Forces for combat-related injuries.
S 2719 - Murray
Servicemembers and Families Protections
03/17/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to improve the protections provided to members of the uniformed services and their families.
S 2740 - Kirk
Prohibit Guantanamo Bay Transfers or Releases
04/04/2016 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Prohibits the transfer or release of individuals detained at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to state sponsors of terrorism.
S 2746 - Ayotte
Guantanamo Bay Transfer or Release of Individuals
04/05/2016 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Establishes various prohibitions regarding the transfer or release of individuals detained at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and with respect to United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay.
S 2756 - Rounds
Sanctions on Certain Iranians
04/06/2016 - To SENATE Committee on BANKING, HOUSING AND URBAN AFFAIRS.
Imposes sanctions with respect to Iranian persons responsible for knowingly engaging in significant activities undermining cybersecurity.
S 2767 - Menendez
Cadet Nurse Corps
04/07/2016 - 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 2771 - Inhofe
VA Mental Health Counselors Qualifications
04/11/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to expand the qualifications for licensed mental health counselors of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S 2772 - Baldwin
VA Copayment For Opioid Antagonists
04/11/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Eliminates the requirement that veterans pay a copayment to the Department of Veterans Affairs to receive opioid antagonists or education on the use of opioid antagonists.
S 2778 - Heinrich
Directed Energy Weapons Systems
04/12/2016 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to provide for the rapid acquisition of directed energy weapons systems by the Department of Defense.
S 2780 - Moran Je
Transfer or Release of Guantanamo Detainees
04/12/2016 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Section 1034 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 to strengthen the certification requirements relating to the transfer or release of detainees at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
S 2788 - Inhofe
Prohibit Guantanamo Bay Closure or Detainee Release
04/13/2016 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Prohibits closure of United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; prohibits the transfer or release of detainees at that Naval Station to the United States.
S 2791 - Franken
Enewetak Atoll Veterans
06/29/2016 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to provide for the treatment of veterans who participated in the cleanup of Enewetak Atoll as radiation exposed veterans for purposes of the presumption of service-connection of certain disabilities by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
S 28 - Feinstein
Use of Cluster Munitions Limitation
01/06/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FOREIGN RELATIONS.
Limits the use of cluster munitions.
S 2806 - Kirk
Military Construction and VA Appropriations
04/18/2016 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Provides for the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017.
S 2814 - McCain
DOD and Military Construction Appropriations
04/19/2016 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Authorizes appropriations for fiscal year 2017 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction; prescribes military personnel strengths for such fiscal year.
S 2825 - Collins
Domestic Source Requirements for Armed Forces Footwear
04/20/2016 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 37, United States Code, to require compliance with domestic source requirements for footwear furnished to enlisted members of the Armed Forces upon their initial entry into the Armed Forces.
S 2826 - Warner
Source Selection Process
04/20/2016 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Ensures the effective and appropriate use of the lowest price technically acceptable source selection process.
S 2828 - Wyden
VA Clinic Designation
04/20/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Designates the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs located in The Dalles, Oregon, as the Loren R. Kaufman Memorial Veterans' Clinic.
S 2851 - Thune
Disabled Veterans Cost-of-Living Adjustments
04/26/2016 - 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.
S 2853 - Shaheen
Naval Shipyards Dry Docks
04/26/2016 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Provides for the repair, recapitalization, and certification of dry docks at naval shipyards.
S 2861 - Rounds
Prescribing Practices at Military Treatment Facilities
04/27/2016 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Requires the Secretary of Defense to review and monitor prescribing practices at military treatment facilities of pharmaceutical agents for the treatment of post-traumatic stress.
S 2870 - McCaskill
Retaliation In the Military
04/28/2016 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to prevent retaliation in the military.
S 2871 - Thune
VA Choice Program Ombudsman
04/28/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Establishes the position of Choice Program Ombudsman within the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs to manage complaints regarding the provision of hospital care and medical services under section 101 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014.
S 2883 - Brown S
VA Treatment of Disabled Veterans Report
04/28/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to extend the requirement of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit a report on the capacity of the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide for the specialized treatment and rehabilitative needs of disabled veterans.
S 2888 - Burr
Janey Ensminger Act of 2016
05/24/2016 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends the Public Health Service Act with respect to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry's review and publication of illness and conditions relating to veterans stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and their family members.
S 2896 - McCain
VA Veterans Choice Program
05/24/2016 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Eliminates the sunset date for the Veterans Choice Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs; expands eligibility for such program; extends certain operating hours for pharmacies and medical facilities of the Department.
S 290 - Moran Je
Department of Veterans Affairs
12/09/2015 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Ordered to be reported as amended.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to improve the accountability of employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S 2910 - Rounds
Treatment of Fetal Anomalies
05/10/2016 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Requires the Secretary of Defense to implement processes and procedures to provide expedited treatment of fetal anomalies under the TRICARE program.
S 2913 - Franken
Selected Reserve Benefits
05/10/2016 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Titles 10 and 38, United States Code, to provide certain benefits in connection with service in the Selected Reserve for preplanned missions in support of the combatant commands.
S 2919 - Toomey
Disabled Veterans Outreach Program
05/24/2016 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to provide greater flexibility to states in carrying out the Disabled Veterans' Outreach Program and employing local veterans' employment representatives.
S 2921 - Isakson
VA Accountability
05/16/2016 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to improve the accountability of employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to improve health care and benefits for veterans.
S 2922 - Whitehouse
VA Health-Care Resources
05/11/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to provide for partnerships and contracts between the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and eligible academic affiliates for the mutually beneficial coordination, use, or exchange of health-care resources.
S 2925 - Kirk
VA Kitchens and Food Service Areas Inspection
05/12/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide for the inspection of kitchens and food service areas at medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs to ensure that the same standards for kitchens and food service areas at hospitals in the private sector are being met at kitchens and food service areas at medical facilities of the Department.
S 2933 - Baldwin
Veterans Health Care Providers
05/16/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Prohibits certain health care providers from providing non-Department health care services to veterans.
S 2943 - McCain
National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2017
12/01/2016 - In HOUSE. Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 937 Passed House.
Creates the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017; authorizes appropriations for fiscal year 2017 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy; prescribes military personnel strengths for such fiscal year.
S 2958 - Fischer
VA Partnership Agreements for New Facilities
06/29/2016 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Establishes a pilot program on partnership agreements to construct new facilities for the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S 296 - Heller
Enhancing Treatment of Small Business Concerns
01/28/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to enhance treatment of certain small business concerns for purposes of Department of Veterans Affairs contracting goals and preferences.
S 297 - Kirk
Intermediate Care Technician Pilot Program
06/03/2015 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Revives and expands the Intermediate Care Technician Pilot Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S 2970 - Johnson R
Customs and Border Protection Pay
09/06/2016 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Amends Title 5, United States Code, to expand law enforcement availability pay to employees of the Air and Marine Operations of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
S 2999 - Daines
Prohibit Guantanamo Bay Detainee Transfers
05/26/2016 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Prohibits the transfer of any individual detained at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
S 3000 - Cochran
Department of Defense Appropriations Act 2017
05/26/2016 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Makes appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017.
S 3002 - Toomey
Flag Display on National Vietnam War Veterans Day
05/26/2016 - To SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Amends Title 4, United States Code, to encourage the display of the flag of the United States on National Vietnam War Veterans Day.
S 3003 - Schatz
Philippines Military Forces Service for VA Benefits
05/26/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' 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.
S 3019 - Rounds
TRICARE Program Prenatal Surgery
06/06/2016 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Requires the Secretary of Defense to implement processes and procedures to provide expedited evaluation and treatment for prenatal surgery under the TRICARE program.
S 3023 - McCaskill
Veterans Disability Compensation Claims
06/29/2016 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Provides for the reconsideration of claims for disability compensation for veterans who were the subjects of experiments by the Department of Defense during World War II that were conducted to assess the effects of mustard gas or lewisite on people.
S 3029 - Murkowski
Rural Veterans Transportation
06/07/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Extends the authorization of appropriations to the Department of Veterans Affairs for purposes of awarding grants to veterans service organizations for the transportation of highly rural veterans.
S 3032 - Isakson
Veterans With Disabilities Compensation
06/29/2016 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Provides for an increase, effective December 1, 2016, in the rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans.
S 3033 - Markey
Atomic Veterans Service Medal
06/08/2016 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Provides for an Atomic Veterans Service Medal.
S 3035 - Heller
VA Medical Scribes
06/29/2016 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to increase the use of medical scribes to maximize the efficiency of physicians at medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S 3041 - Paul Ra
Military Selective Service Act Repeal
06/09/2016 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Repeals the Military Selective Service Act.
S 3042 - Blumenthal
Uniformed Services Members Employment Rights
06/09/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to clarify the scope of procedural rights of members of the uniformed services with respect to their employment and reemployment rights.
S 3043 - Klobuchar
VA Patient Self-Scheduling Appointment System
06/09/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program establishing a patient self-scheduling appointment system.
S 3051 - Fischer
Providing Service Dogs to Veterans
06/13/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to provide service dogs to certain veterans with severe post-traumatic stress disorder.
S 3052 - Kirk
Live Donor Operation for Veteran Transplant Procedure
06/13/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide for an operation on a live donor for purposes of conducting a transplant procedure for a veteran.
S 3055 - Burr
Dental Insurance Plan to Veterans and Dependents
07/29/2016 - Public Law No. 114-218
Amends title 38, United States Code, to provide a dental insurance plan to veterans and survivors and dependents of veterans.
S 3063 - Baldwin
Discontinue Use of Social Security Number for Identity
06/16/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to discontinue using Social Security account numbers to identify individuals.
S 3064 - Menendez
Award of Medals to Handlers of Military Working Dogs
06/16/2016 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Provides for the award of medals or other commendations to handlers of military working dogs and military working dogs.
S 3076 - Cotton
Charles Duncan Buried with Honor Act of 2016
09/26/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Relates to the Charles Duncan Buried with Honor Act of 2016; amends title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish caskets and urns for burial in cemeteries of states and tribal organizations of veterans without next of kin or sufficient resources to provide for caskets or urns.
S 3081 - Cassidy
Veterans Affairs Case-tracking Information
06/29/2016 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to provide certain employees of members of Congress with access to case-tracking information of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S 3112 - Heller
Department of Veterans Affairs Annual Report on Bonuses
06/29/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit an annual report regarding performance awards and bonuses awarded to certain high-level employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S 3121 - Whitehouse
Comprehensive Plan to Restore Aquatic Ecosystems
06/29/2016 - To SENATE Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND PUBLIC WORKS.
Requires the Secretary of the Army to carry out a comprehensive assessment and management plan to restore aquatic ecosystems in the North Atlantic coast region.
S 3132 - Fischer
Pilot Program for Service Dogs to Veterans
07/06/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to provide service dogs to certain veterans with severe post-traumatic stress disorder.
S 3141 - Rounds
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Programs
07/07/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a grant program to improve the monitoring of mental health and substance abuse treatment programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S 3154 - Baldwin
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Authorization
07/11/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, in awarding a contract for the procurement of goods or services, to give a preference to offerors that employ veterans.
S 3158 - Lee M
Economic Opportunity for Military Families
07/12/2016 - To SENATE Committee on HOMELAND SECURITY AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS.
Promotes economic opportunity for military families, to facilitate workforce attachment for military spouses in their chosen occupation across multiple geographical postings, to reduce barriers to work on military installations, to amend the District of Columbia Code to promote greater freedom in the practice of regulated occupations, to combat abuse of occupational licensing laws by economic incumbents, to promote competition, encourage innovation, protect consumers.
S 3170 - Rubio
Department of Veterans Affairs Employee Demotion
07/12/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to provide for the removal or demotion of employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs based on performance or misconduct.
S 3198 - Hatch
Adult Day Health Care Services for Veterans
07/13/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to improve the provision of adult day health care services for veterans.
S 3226 - Collins
Registry of Veterans in Radiation Cleanup Mission
07/14/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a registry of certain veterans who participated in a radiation cleanup mission in the Enewetak Atoll in the Marshall Islands during the period beginning on January 1, 1977, and ending on December 31, 1980.
S 3228 - Rubio
Coastal Area Study of Risks of Seas Level Rise
07/14/2016 - To SENATE Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND PUBLIC WORKS.
Requires the Secretary of the Army to conduct a study of coastal areas in the South Atlantic Division of the Corps of Engineers to identify risks and vulnerabilities of those areas as a result of seas level rise.
S 3246 - Hirono
Department of Veterans Affairs Operation Authority
07/14/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to extend authority for operation of the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Manila, the Republic of the Philippines.
S 3249 - Hirono
Homeless Veteran Authorities
07/14/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to extend authorities relating to homeless veterans.
S 3258 - Donnelly
Consumer Credit Reports Inclusion Delay
07/14/2016 - To SENATE Committee on BANKING, HOUSING AND URBAN AFFAIRS.
Amends the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to delay the inclusion in consumer credit reports and to establish requirements for debt collectors with respect to medical debt information of veterans due to inappropriate or delayed billing payments or reimbursements from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S 3272 - Cornyn
Armed Forces Members Tax Benefits
07/14/2016 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Provides that members of the Armed Forces performing services in the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt shall be entitled to tax benefits in the same manner as if such services were performed in a combat zone.
S 3277 - Blumenthal
Countries That Refuse Repatriation of Nationals
07/14/2016 - To SENATE Committee on FOREIGN RELATIONS.
Provides penalties for countries that systematically and unreasonably refuse or delay repatriation of certain nationals.
S 3283 - Gardner
Community-based Outpatient Clinic Designation
10/07/2016 - Public Law No. 114-243
Designates the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Pueblo, Colorado, as the PFC James Dunn VA Clinic.
S 3290 - Rubio
Zika Virus Risk to Members of the Armed Forces
09/07/2016 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Mitigates risks of the Zika virus to members of the Armed Forces and Department of Defense civilian personnel stationed in or deployed to areas affected by or that may soon be affected by the Zika virus; authorizes the Secretary of Defense to transfer funds to counter or control the Zika virus.
S 3304 - Thune
Veterans Crisis Line
09/08/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to improve the Veterans Crisis Line.
S 3328 - Blumenthal
Appeals of Decisions Regarding VA Benefit Claims
09/14/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code; reforms the rights and processes relating to appeals of decisions regarding claims for benefits under the Laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
S 3330 - Moran Je
Benefits of Employees of the VA
09/14/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Reduces the benefits of employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs who are medical professionals and were convicted of violent crimes against veterans.
S 3336 - Ernst
Arsenal Installation
09/15/2016 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Provides for arsenal installation.
S 3340 - Kirk
Burial and Funeral Services for Indigent Veterans
09/15/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code; requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into contracts with funeral homes to ensure the expeditious and respectful provision of burial and funeral services for indigent, deceased veterans and remains of deceased veterans that are unclaimed.
S 3342 - Portman
Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus Ohio
09/15/2016 - To SENATE Committee on ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
Designates the Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus, Ohio, as the National Veterans Memorial and Museum.
S 3357 - Rubio
Frauds Against Veterans
09/20/2016 - To SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Amends title 18, United States Code; provides an additional tool to prevent certain frauds against veterans.
S 3364 - Fischer
Pilot Program for Facilities Donations for Use by VA
09/20/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to accept the donation of facilities and related improvements for use by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S 3367 - Warner
Major Medical Facility Leases
09/21/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out certain major medical facility leases of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S 3377 - Boxer
Participation of Women in Foreign Security Forces
09/21/2016 - To SENATE Committee on FOREIGN RELATIONS.
Increases the participation of women in foreign security forces, specifically the military and police, with United States foreign assistance.
S 3386 - Blunt
Silver Star Service Banner Day Designation
11/30/2016 - In SENATE. Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE.
Amends title 36, United States Code; designates May 1 as Silver Star Service Banner Day.
S 3396 - Schumer
Air Force Report on Perfluorooctanoic Acid
09/27/2016 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Requires an Air Force report on perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonates (PFOS) contamination at certain military installations and require reparation for identified contaminated sites and affected areas.
S 3401 - Crapo
Health Care and Veterans
09/27/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code; consolidates and expands the provision of health care to veterans through non-Department of Veterans Affairs health care providers.
 
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