Federal - HR 95

A bill to amend 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.

Introduced

January 3, 2017

Description

A bill to amend 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.

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Support

Original Sponsor 1

Co-Sponsors 15

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  • July 31, 2017 — Received in the Senate and referred to the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee. Congressional Record p. S4616

  • July 28, 2017 — Measure, as amended, passed in the House by voice vote, under suspension of the rules (two-thirds vote required). Congressional Record p. H6539

  • July 28, 2017 — Roe, R-Tenn., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended, agreed to by voice vote. Congressional Record p. H6538-H6539

  • July 28, 2017 — Reported to the House amended by the House Veterans' Affairs Committee and placed on the Union Calendar. H Rept 115-266Congressional Record p. H6571

  • July 24, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Kind, (D-Wis.)
  • July 19, 2017 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the House Veterans' Affairs Committee.

    July 19, 2017 — Committee Vote: Child Care Services for Veterans — Substitute Amendment
      Brownley, D-Calif. —

    Substitute amendment that would extend the requirement for the collection of housing loans guaranteed by the Veterans Administration from Sept. 30, 2024 to Dec. 31, 2024.

    The amendment also would extend from Sept. 30, 2024, to Sept. 30, 2026, the reduction in the amount of pension benefits for veterans covered by Medicaid plans for services furnished by nursing facilities.

    Substitute amendment that would extend the requirement for the collection of housing loans guaranteed by the Veterans Administration from Sept. 30, 2024 to Dec. 31, 2024.

    The amendment also would extend from Sept. 30, 2024, to Sept. 30, 2026, the reduction in the amount of pension benefits for veterans covered by Medicaid plans for services furnished by nursing facilities.

    Adopted by voice vote.

    July 19, 2017 — Committee Vote: Child Care Services for Veterans — Vote to Report

    Authorize the secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide child care assistance to an eligible veteran for any period that the veteran receives medical care at a VA facility or is required to travel to and from a VA facility for medical care.

    The bill also would allow the VA to pay a stipend for the payment of child care by a licensed child care center, modeled after the VA's child care subsidy program for employees. It would allow a payment directly to a private child care agency or a collaboration with a facility or program of another federal agency.

    Authorize the secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide child care assistance to an eligible veteran for any period that the veteran receives medical care at a VA facility or is required to travel to and from a VA facility for medical care.

    The bill also would allow the VA to pay a stipend for the payment of child care by a licensed child care center, modeled after the VA's child care subsidy program for employees. It would allow a payment directly to a private child care agency or a collaboration with a facility or program of another federal agency.

    Ordered reported favorably to the full House (as amended) by voice vote.
  • July 13, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Beatty, (D-Ohio)
  • July 11, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Velazquez, (D-N.Y.)
  • July 3, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    DeFazio, (D-Ore.)
  • June 28, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Cohen, (D-Tenn.)
  • June 22, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Vela, (D-Texas)
  • April 25, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Rosen, (D-Nev.)
  • April 17, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Gonzalez, (D-Texas)
  • April 6, 2017 — Subcommittee consideration and markup held by the House Veterans' Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Health.

    April 6, 2017 — Subcommittee Vote: En Bloc Measures — Vote to Approve
    Approved for full committee consideration (en bloc) by voice vote.

  • March 29, 2017 — Subcommittee hearing held by the House Veterans' Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Health.

  • March 29, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Higgins, C. (R-La.)O'Rourke, (D-Texas)
  • Jan. 3, 2017 — Original cosponsor(s): 5

    Higgins, B. (D-N.Y.)Rice, K. (D-N.Y.)Walz, (D-Minn.)
    Kuster, (D-N.H.)Takano, (D-Calif.)
  • Jan. 3, 2017 — Read twice and referred to: House Veterans' Affairs.Congressional Record p. H40