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

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

Passed Senate
Last Action: Aug 03, 2006


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

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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1 cosponsors (1R) (show)

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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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