Federal - HR 6416

Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act


December 1, 2016


A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to make certain improvements in the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

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Original Sponsor 1

Co-Sponsors 5

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  • Dec. 16, 2016 — Became Public Law, PL 114-315, 130 Stat. 1536.

  • Dec. 16, 2016 — Signed by the president. Congressional Record p. H7632

  • Dec. 14, 2016 — Enrolled measure signed in the Senate. Congressional Record p. S18-S19

  • Dec. 13, 2016 — Enrolled measure signed in the House. Congressional Record p. H7587

  • Dec. 10, 2016 — Measure cleared for the president. (In the legislative day that began on Dec. 9, 2016.) Congressional Record p. S7121

  • Dec. 10, 2016 — Measure passed in the Senate by voice vote. (In the legislative day that began on Dec. 9, 2016.) Congressional Record p. S7121

  • Dec. 10, 2016 — Considered by the Senate. (In the legislative day that began on Dec. 9, 2016.) Congressional Record p. S7109-S7121

  • Dec. 8, 2016B. Lee, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.606, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E1669

  • Dec. 7, 2016 — Received in the Senate and held at the desk. Congressional Record p. S6839

  • Dec. 6, 2016 — Measure passed in the House by roll call vote 419-0, under suspension of the rules (two-thirds vote required). Congressional Record p. H7251

  • Dec. 6, 2016House Vote 606 Veterans Projects and Initiatives — Passage
    Roe, R-Tenn., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would modify numerous programs at the Veterans Affairs Department, including those related to health care, education benefits, homeless veterans and construction. The measure would expand certain services at the Veterans Health Administration and would give Medal of Honor recipients top priority for enrolling in the VA health care system; would authorize the appropriation of $531 million for the major projects account within the VA construction account; would provide for potential future VA research projects concerning the effects of toxic exposure on veterans' descendants; would change the VA definition of "homeless veteran" to include individuals fleeing domestic violence; and would make claims appeal wait times available to the public. Motion agreed to 419-0. Note: A two-thirds majority of those present and voting (280 in this case) is required for passage under suspension of the rules. Congressional Record p. H7221-H7241, H7251

  • Dec. 1, 2016 — Original cosponsor(s): 5

    Abraham, (R-La.)Bost, (R-Ill.)Radewagen, (R-A.S.)
    Bilirakis, G. (R-Fla.)Miller, J. (R-Fla.)
  • Dec. 1, 2016 — Read twice and referred to: House Armed Services, House Budget, House Veterans' Affairs.Congressional Record p. H7118