US HB628 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 66-29-1)
Status: Introduced on January 16 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-10-22 - Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

WINGMAN Act Working to Integrate Networks Guaranteeing Member Access Now Act This bill 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

Sponsors

Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL]Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI]Rep. Jack Bergman [R-MI]Rep. Andy Biggs [R-AZ]
Rep. Mike Bost [R-IL]Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA]Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI]Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA]
Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA]Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA]Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI]Rep. Jeff Duncan [R-SC]
Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY]Rep. Bob Gibbs [R-OH]Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ]Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY]
Rep. Andy Harris [R-MD]Rep. Jody Hice [R-GA]Rep. Clay Higgins [R-LA]Rep. James Himes [D-CT]
Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC]Rep. David Joyce [R-OH]Rep. Steve King [R-IA]Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R-IL]
Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA]Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY]Rep. Tom Marino [R-PA]Rep. Thomas Massie [R-KY]
Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX]Rep. Mark Meadows [R-NC]Rep. Alexander Mooney [R-WV]Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA]
Rep. Scott Perry [R-PA]Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA]Rep. Amata Radewagen [D-AS]Rep. John Ratcliffe [R-TX]
Rep. Tom Rice [R-SC]Rep. Francis Rooney [R-FL]Rep. Jason Smith [R-MO]Rep. Elise Stefanik [R-NY]
Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA]Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA]Rep. Scott Tipton [R-CO]Rep. Mark Walker [R-NC]
Rep. Randy Weber [R-TX]Rep. Bradley Byrne [R-AL]Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ]Rep. Tony Cardenas [D-CA]
Rep. Charlie Crist [D-FL]Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL]Rep. Tom Emmer [R-MN]Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH]
Rep. Louie Gohmert [R-TX]Rep. Paul Mitchell [R-MI]Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY]Rep. John Rutherford [R-FL]
Rep. Gregorio Sablan [I-MP]Rep. Garland Barr [R-KY]Rep. Larry Bucshon [R-IN]Rep. Bill Flores [R-TX]
Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA]Rep. Al Lawson [D-FL]Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX]Rep. Elaine Luria [D-VA]
Rep. Michael Waltz [R-FL]Rep. Morgan Griffith [R-VA]Rep. John Curtis [R-UT]Rep. Rick Allen [R-GA]
Rep. Michael Cloud [R-TX]Rep. Joe Wilson [R-SC]Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL]Rep. Steve Chabot [R-OH]
Rep. Neal Dunn [R-FL]Rep. Brian Mast [R-FL]Rep. Nicholas Taylor [R-TX]Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick [R-PA]
Rep. Katie Hill [D-CA]Rep. Barry Loudermilk [R-GA]Rep. Ted Budd [R-NC]Rep. Susan Brooks [R-IN]
Rep. David Rouzer [R-NC]Rep. Ralph Norman [R-SC]Rep. Vicky Hartzler [R-MO]Rep. Earl Carter [R-GA]
Rep. Brian Babin [R-TX]Rep. Ross Spano [R-FL]Rep. Trent Kelly [R-MS]Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT]
Rep. Henry Johnson [D-GA]Rep. Garret Graves [R-LA]Rep. Andy Kim [D-NJ]Rep. Rebecca Sherrill [D-NJ]
Rep. Joe Cunningham [D-SC]Rep. Mo Brooks [R-AL]Rep. Greg Steube [R-FL]Rep. Josh Gottheimer [D-NJ]

History

DateChamberAction
2019-10-22HouseSubcommittee Hearings Held.
2019-02-08HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.
2019-01-16HouseReferred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
2019-01-16HouseIntroduced in House

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