Congressional Actions Effecting Vets




 
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June 30th, 2011  
lvcabbie
 
 

Topic: Congressional Actions Effecting Vets


Scheduled for Debate: S. 894: Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2011
This bill has been added to a schedule of legislation to be considered for debate, or has been recommended by a committee to be considered.

Scheduled for Debate: S. 914: A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the waiver of the collection of copayments for telehealth and telemedicine visits of veterans, and for other purposes.
This bill has been added to a schedule of legislation to be considered for debate, or has been recommended by a committee to be considered.

Scheduled for Debate: S. 277: Caring for Camp Lejeune Veterans Act of 2011
This bill has been added to a schedule of legislation to be considered for debate, or has been recommended by a committee to be considered.

Scheduled for Debate: S. 951: Hiring Heroes Act of 2011
This bill has been added to a schedule of legislation to be considered for debate, or has been recommended by a committee to be considered.

Scheduled for Debate: S. 745: A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to protect certain veterans who would otherwise be subject to a reduction in educational assistance benefits, and for other purposes.
This bill has been added to a schedule of legislation to be considered for debate, or has been recommended by a committee to be considered.



July 17th, 2011  
lvcabbie
 
 
July 15, 2011

Introduced: H.R. 2559: To amend title 38, United States Code, to make certain improvements in the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs relating to homeless veterans, and for other purposes.
Rep. Ted Deutch [D-FL19]

Rep. Robert Schilling [R-IL17] introduced H.R. 2570: To amend title 10, United States Code, to provide for the permanent and expanded authority for Army industrial facilities to enter into certain cooperative arrangements with non-Army entities.

Rep. Dan Boren [D-OK2] introduced H.R. 2550: To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the transfer of entitlement to educational assistance under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs by deceased members of the Armed Forces.
July 21st, 2011  
lvcabbie
 
 
June 20, 2011
Sen. Jon Tester [D-MT] introduced S. 1391: A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the disability compensation evaluation procedure of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder or mental health conditions related to military sexual trauma, and for other purposes.
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July 22nd, 2011  
lvcabbie
 
 
Jul 21, 2011 - Bill Action


Rep. Thomas Rooney [R-FL16] introduced H.R. 2619: To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to ensure that law enforcement personnel charged with security functions at Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers receive active shooter training.


[Isn't this amazing?They expect govrnment-paid security guards to be able to actually hit a target?]
July 27th, 2011  
lvcabbie
 
 
Jul 26, 2011


Rep. Bill Johnson [R-OH6] introduced H.R. 2646: To authorize certain Department of Veterans Affairs major medical facility projects and leases, to extend certain expiring provisions of law, and to modify certain authorities of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.


Introduced: H.R. 2642: To prohibit the disposal of certain Department of Veterans Affairs land and improvements in the Hudson Valley Healthcare System.
Rep. Nan Hayworth [R-NY19] introduced this bill.


Introduced: H.J.Res. 74: Authorizing the limited use of the United States Armed Forces in support of the NATO mission in Libya.
Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9] introduced this bill.


Introduced: H.R. 2654: To amend the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to provide servicemembers increased protection during a funding gap.
Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5] introduced this bill.
July 31st, 2011  
lvcabbie
 
 

July 29, 2011



Introduced: H.R. 2703: To amend title 10, United States Code, to ensure that members of the uniformed services are entitled to refractive eye surgery.
Rep. John Larson [D-CT1]


Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY21] introduced H.R. 2711: To provide relief payments for non-COLA years to recipients of social security, supplemental security income, railroad retirement benefits, and veterans disability compensation or pension benefits.
August 1st, 2011  
A Can of Man
 
 
The country's running out of money and that's going to hurt everyone.
August 3rd, 2011  
lvcabbie
 
 
Well, here's some more:
Sen. John Reed [D-RI] introduced S. 1465: A bill to authorize a pilot program on enhancements of Department of Defense efforts on mental health in the National Guard and Reserves through community partnerships, and for other purposes.


Introduced: H.R. 2757: To prohibit the use of funds to maintain United States Armed Forces and military contractors in Iraq after December 31, 2011, and for other purposes.
Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA9]


Introduced: H.R. 2751: To authorize a pilot program on enhancements of Department of Defense efforts on mental health in the National Guard and Reserves through community partnerships, and for other purposes.
Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY2]


Introduced: H.R. 2720: To clarify the role of the Department of Veterans Affairs in providing a benefit or service related to the interment or funeral of a veteran, and for other purposes.
Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7]


Introduced: S. 1459: A bill to prohibit air carriers from charging a fee for the transportation of checked baggage by members of the Armed Forces traveling to or from an overseas contingency operation.
Sen. Max Baucus [D-MT]


Introduced: H.R. 2717: To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to designate one city in the United States each year as an "American World War II City", and for other purposes.
Rep. Mike McIntyre [D-NC7]


Del. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU] introduced H.R. 2733: To amend title 37, United States Code, to ensure that the basic allowance for housing in effect for a member of the National Guard is not reduced when the member transitions between active duty and full-time National Guard duty without a break in active service.


Aug 2, 2011 - Bill Action
Introduced: S. 1508: A bill to extend loan limits for programs of the Federal Housing Administration, the government-sponsored enterprises, and the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
Sen. Robert Menéndez [D-NJ]
 


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