US HB2800 | 2021-2022 | 117th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 41-5)
Status: Introduced on April 22 2021 - 25% progression
Action: 2021-10-20 - Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide veterans with the option to grant read-only access to their records in the databases of the Veterans Benefits Administration to covered congressional employees. The covered congressional employees must be employed in the office of the Member of Congress who represents the district where the veteran resides. Under the bill, a covered congressional employee is (1) a permanent, full-time employee of a Member of Congress who is responsible for assisting constituents with federal agencies and departments; (2) designated by the Member; and (3) someone who satisfies the criteria required by the VA for recognition as an agent or attorney. However, the bill specifies that a covered congressional employee may not be recognized as an agent or attorney with respect to veterans' benefit claims.

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Title

WINGMAN Act Working to Integrate Networks Guaranteeing Member Access Now Act

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History

DateChamberAction
2021-10-20HouseSubcommittee Hearings Held.
2021-07-14HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.
2021-04-22HouseReferred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
2021-04-22HouseIntroduced in House

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