H.R. 3118 (104th): Veterans’ Health Care Eligibility Reform Act of 1996


Mar 20, 1996
104th Congress, 1995–1996


Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 9, 1996

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 9, 1996.


Pub.L. 104-262


Robert Stump

Representative for Arizona's 3rd congressional district



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Last Updated: Sep 28, 1996
Length: 35 pages

About the bill

Full Title

An Act to amend title 38, United States Code, to reform eligiblity for health care provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs, to authorize major medical facility construction projects for the Department, to improve administration of health care by the Department, and for other purposes.

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Mar 20, 1996

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May 8, 1996
Reported by Committee

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Jul 30, 1996
Passed House

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Sep 28, 1996
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Sep 28, 1996
House Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was without objection so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 9, 1996
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

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


65 cosponsors (37D, 27R, 1I) (show)
Committee Assignments

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On Motion to Suspend the Rules and pass, as amended
Jul 30, 1996 4:22 p.m.
Passed 416/0

Subject Areas
Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

H.R. 4788 (103rd) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 19, 1994

S. 1359 (Related)
Veterans’ Medical Programs Amendments of 1996

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jul 24, 1996

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