S. 2237 (107th): Veterans Benefits Improvement Act of 2002

Introduced:

Apr 24, 2002
107th Congress, 2001–2002

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 6, 2002

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 6, 2002.

Law:

Pub.L. 107-330

Sponsor:

John “Jay” Rockefeller IV

Senator from West Virginia

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Nov 21, 2002
Length: 14 pages

About the bill

Full Title

An Act to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve authorities of the Department of Veterans Affairs relating to veterans' compensation, dependency and indemnity compensation, and pension benefits, education, benefits, housing benefits, memorial affairs benefits, life insurance benefits, and certain other benefits for veterans, to improve the administration of benefits for veterans, to make improvements in procedures relating to judicial review of veterans' claims for benefits, and for other purposes.

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History

Apr 24, 2002
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 6, 2002
 
Reported by Committee

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

Sep 26, 2002
 
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.

Nov 15, 2002
 
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.

Nov 15, 2002
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the House (Engrossed) with an Amendment.

Nov 18, 2002
 
Senate 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 by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 6, 2002
 
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. 2237”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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Votes

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