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H.R. 3471 (100th): Department of Veterans Affairs Act

About the bill

Source: Wikipedia

The Department of Veterans Affairs Act of 1988 (Pub.L. 100–527) changed the former Veterans Administration, an independent government agency established in 1930, primarily at that time to see to needs of World War I, into a Cabinet-level Department of Veterans Affairs. It was signed into law by President Ronald Reagan on October 25, 1988, but actually came into effect under the term of his successor, George H. W. Bush, on March 15, 1989.

This bill passed into law over the objection of some of President Reagan's fellow ...

Sponsor and status

Introduced:

Oct 13, 1987
100th Congress, 1987–1988

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 25, 1988

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 25, 1988.

Law:

Pub.L. 100-527

Sponsor:

Jack Brooks

Representative for Texas's 9th congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Oct 25, 1988

History

Oct 13, 1987
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Nov 10, 1987
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Nov 17, 1987
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Jul 12, 1988
 
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Oct 18, 1988
 
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate (House next)

A conference committee was formed, comprising members of both the House and Senate, to resolve the differences in how each chamber passed the bill. The Senate approved the committee's report proposing the final form of the bill for consideration in both chambers. The House must also approve the conference report. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 25, 1988
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Oct 25, 1988
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed Congress.

H.R. 3471 (100th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 100th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 1987 to Oct 22, 1988. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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