Bills Pending US Congress Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee

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USSB3304Intro
25%
A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the ability of veterans to electronically submit complaints about the delivery of health care services by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
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2021-12-02
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSB3293Intro
25%
A bill to expand access of veterans to mental health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
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2021-12-01
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSB3284Intro
25%
A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a toll-free telephone helpline for veterans and other eligible individuals to use to obtain information about the benefits and services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs, a...
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2021-11-30
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USHB3730Engross
50%
Requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to establish the Advisory Committee on United States Outlying Areas and Freely Associated States to provide advice and guidance to the VA on matters relating to veterans residing in American Samoa, Gua...
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2021-11-19
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSB3255Intro
25%
A bill to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to increase the number of Vet Centers in certain States based on population metrics, and for other purposes.
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2021-11-18
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSB3261Intro
25%
A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the inclusion of certain emblems on headstones and markers furnished for veterans by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
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2021-11-18
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSB3247Intro
25%
A bill to extend certain expiring provisions of law relating to benefits provided under Department of Veterans Affairs educational assistance programs during the COVID-19 pandemic, and for other purposes.
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2021-11-18
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USHB5516Engross
50%
Implements changes related to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership (VITAL) program, which focuses on enhancing student veterans' academic success and retention by assisting with things like mental and ph...
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2021-11-17
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USHB147Engross
50%
Requires the Department of Labor, in the implementation of the Transition Assistance Program, to provide information concerning apprenticeship programs to members of the Armed Forces who are separating from active duty. The bill also requires Labor, ...
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2021-11-17
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USHB5603Engross
50%
Authorizes service members who are utilizing Department of Veterans Affairs educational assistance benefits to withdraw or take a leave of absence after they receive orders for active service or inactive-duty training. Institutions of higher educatio...
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2021-11-17
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USHB4233Engross
50%
Requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to furnish counseling, including counseling through a Vet Center, to veterans or members of the Armed Forces who are pursuing a course of education using specified Department of Defense or VA education...
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2021-11-17
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USHB4591Engross
50%
Requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to report on the costs of its Electronic Health Record Modernization Program, including by describing all expenses driven by the program.
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2021-11-17
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USHB2433Engross
50%
Authorizes specified individuals to update the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry with the cause of death of a registered individual. The Department of Veterans Affairs established the burn pit registry to allow certain veterans and service ...
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2021-11-17
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USHB4626Engross
50%
Requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to, at least once every 10 years, enter into a contract with a private sector entity or entities to conduct an independent assessment of the hospital care, medical services, and other health care furni...
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2021-11-17
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USHB5671Engross
50%
Authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to furnish a seasonal influenza vaccine to covered individuals during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Under the bill, covered individuals are veterans who are not eligible to enroll in the VA h...
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2021-11-16
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USHB3665Engross
50%
Designates the medical center of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in San Diego, California, as the Jennifer Moreno Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The bill also expresses the sense of Congress that the VA should designate a prom...
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2021-11-16
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSB3210Intro
25%
A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to extend to Black veterans of World War II, and surviving spouses and certain direct descendants of such veterans, eligibility for certain housing loans and educational assistance administered by the Sec...
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2021-11-15
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSB3194Intro
25%
A bill to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to Congress a report on mental health care furnished by the Department of Veterans Affairs in certain States and a report on funding by Vet Centers of marketing and outreach.
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2021-11-04
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSB3084Intro
25%
A bill to amend the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to provide for the termination of telephone, multichannel video programming, and internet access service contracts by servicemembers after the receipt of stop movement orders due to an emergency sit...
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2021-10-27
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSB3025Intro
25%
A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to expand health care and benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs for military sexual trauma, and for other purposes.
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2021-10-20
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSB3020Intro
25%
A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to modify the eligibility of veterans for treatment as a low-income family for purposes of enrollment in the patient enrollment system of the Department of Veterans Affairs and to guarantee health c...
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2021-10-20
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSB3017Intro
25%
A bill to expand the provision and availability of dental care furnished by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
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2021-10-20
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USSB3004Intro
25%
A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to establish new requirements for State homes for veterans that receive per diem from the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
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2021-10-19
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSB2817Intro
25%
A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to furnish readjustment counseling and related mental health services to family members of members of the Armed Forces or veterans who died by suicide, and for other purposes.
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2021-09-23
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSB2771Intro
25%
Designates the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in San Angelo, Texas, as the Colonel Charles and JoAnne Powell Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic or the Colonel Charles and JoAnne Powell VA Clinic.
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2021-09-21
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSB2786Intro
25%
A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to address the inappropriate or unlawful denial by the Department of Veterans Affairs of benefits and services for former members of the Armed Forces who were discharged or released from the active ...
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2021-09-21
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USHB1281Engross
50%
Designates the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Gaylord, Michigan, as the Navy Corpsman Steve Andrews Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Clinic.
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2021-09-21
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSB2692Intro
25%
A bill to amend title 38, United States, to modify the limitation on reimbursement for emergency treatment of amounts owed to a third party or for which the veteran is responsible under a health-plan contract.
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2021-08-10
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSB2678Intro
25%
A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to reinstate criminal penalties for persons charging veterans unauthorized fees, and for other purposes.
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2021-08-09
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSB2627Intro
25%
A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve assistance for veterans with travel necessary for counseling, mental health services, health care, and others services furnished by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
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2021-08-05
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USSB2514Intro
25%
Designates the Provo Veterans Center of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Orem, Utah, as the Col. Gail S. Halvorsen "Candy Bomber" Veterans Center.
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2021-07-28
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USHB239Engross
50%
Prohibits the Department of Veterans Affairs from requiring payment from a veteran for any contraceptive item that is required to be covered by health insurance plans without a cost-sharing requirement.
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2021-07-12
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSB2195Intro
25%
Requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to make all of its fact sheets available in English, Spanish, Tagalog, and each of the 10 most commonly spoken languages not listed. The bill also requires the VA to establish a publicly available webs...
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2021-06-23
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSB2189Intro
25%
Requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to furnish hyperbaric oxygen therapy through a provider authorized by the Veterans Community Care Program to veterans who have a traumatic brain injury or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), are at high ...
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2021-06-23
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSB2159Intro
25%
Designates the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Middleburg, Florida, as the Andrew K. Baker Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic or the A.K. Baker VA Clinic.
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2021-06-22
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSB2163Intro
25%
Requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to establish and implement a plan for reducing its backlog of requests under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The VA must request that the Office of Government Information Services of the Nationa...
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2021-06-22
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USHB1257Engross
50%
Requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to conduct a comprehensive study on access to, and use and effects of, financial and credit counseling for homeless veterans and veterans experiencing housing instability.
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2021-06-16
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSB2087Intro
25%
Expands the membership of the Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans to include veterans who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse, gender non-conforming, intersex, or queer. Among other responsibilities, the committee advises the ...
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2021-06-16
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USHB290Engross
50%
Imposes sole liability for overpayments of educational assistance under the Post-9/11 GI Bill on the individual who was eligible for such assistance in situations where the individual failed to complete a service agreement and transferred the entitle...
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2021-06-16
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USHB293Engross
50%
Requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to establish qualifications and related performance metrics for each human resources position within the Veterans Health Administration. Additionally, the bill requires the Government Accountability Office ...
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2021-06-16
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USHB2545Engross
50%
Generally aligns the position of podiatrists with that of physicians for pay and grade purposes within the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). Additionally, the bill replaces the Director of Podiatric Service position with a Podiatric Medical Direc...
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2021-06-16
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USHB2429Engross
50%
Requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to establish policies and procedures related to the accountability and staffing of its police force. Specifically, the bill requires the VA to publish specified summaries, statistics, and contact infor...
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2021-06-16
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSB2059Intro
25%
Extends from 5 to 10 years the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) pilot program under which the VA may accept donations of property or facilities from specified entities (e.g., state or local authorities).
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2021-06-15
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSB2043Intro
25%
Prohibits smoking on the premises of any Veterans Health Administration facility. The bill defines smoking as the use of cigarettes, cigars, and pipes (i.e., the heating or combustion of tobacco), as well as the use of any electronic nicotine deliver...
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2021-06-14
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSB1935Intro
25%
A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for an extension of the period of eligibility under the Department of Veterans Affairs training and rehabilitation program for veterans with service-connected disabilities by reason of school c...
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2021-05-27
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USSB1915Intro
25%
Directs the Department of Veterans Affairs to authorize veterans to fill prescriptions for a year's supply of contraceptive pills, transdermal patches, vaginal rings, or other hormonal contraceptive products.
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2021-05-27
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USSB1933Intro
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Updates the address for the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic (known as the David J. Thatcher VA Clinic) in Missoula, Montana.
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2021-05-27
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USSB1803Intro
25%
Designates the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Columbus, Georgia, as the Robert S. Poydasheff Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic or the Robert S. Poydasheff VA Clinic.
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2021-05-25
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSB1760Intro
25%
Designates the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs that will be built in Oahu, Hawaii, as the Daniel Kahikina Akaka Department of Veterans Affairs Community-Based Outpatient Clinic or the Daniel Kahikina Akaka VA C...
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2021-05-20
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USHB2494Engross
50%
Establishes the Veterans Economic Opportunity and Transition Administration to administer economic opportunity assistance programs for veterans and their dependents and survivors. Specifically, the Veterans Economic Opportunity and Transition Adminis...
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2021-05-19
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
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