H.R. 5549 (109th): Veterans’ Choice of Representation Act of 2006

Introduced:
Jun 07, 2006 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Jeff Miller
Representative for Florida's 1st congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Jun 07, 2006
Length
6 pages
Related Bills
S. 2694 (Related)
Veterans’ Choice of Representation and Benefits Enhancement Act of 2006

Passed Senate
Last Action: Aug 03, 2006

 
Status

This bill was introduced on June 7, 2006, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jun 07, 2006
Referred to Committee Jun 07, 2006
 
Full Title

To amend title 38, United States Code, to remove certain limitations on attorney representation of claimants for veterans benefits in administrative proceedings before the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
1 cosponsors (1R) (show)
Committees

House Veterans' Affairs

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6/7/2006--Introduced.
Veterans' Choice of Representation Act of 2006 - Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to prescribe: (1) qualifications and standards of conduct for agents and attorneys acting on behalf of veterans in claim proceedings before the Department of Veterans Affairs; and (2) restrictions on fees collected for such services.
Adds to the list of reasons for which agents and attorneys may be suspended, including: (1) failure to conduct themselves with due regard for the non-adversarial nature of any proceeding; and (2) presenting frivolous claims, issues, or arguments.
Repeals the current time period limitation for the hiring or paying of an agent or attorney. Revises the time period during which attorney fee agreements may be filed with the Board of Veterans' Appeals. Allows the Secretary to review such an agreement, and order a fee reduction if the Secretary finds the fee excessive or unreasonable.

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