S. 1711 (104th): Veterans’ Benefits Improvements Act of 1996


Apr 29, 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. 104-275


Robert Dole

Senator from Kansas



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Last Updated: Sep 28, 1996
Length: 30 pages

About the bill

Full Title

An Act to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the benefits programs administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, to provide for a study of the Federal programs for veterans, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

9/28/1996--Passed Senate amended.TABLE OF CONTENTS: TitleI - Education Benefits Title II: Housing and Memorial Affairs Subtitle A: Housing Subtitle B: Memorial Affairs Title III: Employment and Training Subtitle A: Veterans' ... Read more >


Apr 29, 1996

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jul 24, 1996
Reported by Committee

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Sep 28, 1996
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Sep 28, 1996
Passed House

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.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1711”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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