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S. 3421 (109th): Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 2006

To amend title 38, United States Code, to repeal certain limitations on attorney representation of claimants for benefits under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, to expand eligibility for the Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program, to otherwise improve veterans' benefits, memorial affairs, and healthcare programs, to enhance information security programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

Larry Craig

Sponsor. Senator for Idaho. Republican.

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Last Updated: Dec 14, 2006
Length: 66 pages
Introduced:

Jun 6, 2006
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 22, 2006

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 22, 2006.

Law:

Pub.L. 109-461

History

Jun 6, 2006
 
Introduced

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Jun 22, 2006
 
Ordered Reported

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Sep 26, 2006
 
Passed Senate (House next)

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.

Dec 8, 2006
 
Passed House with Changes (back to Senate)

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

Dec 9, 2006
 
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 22, 2006
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 3421 (109th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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

This bill was introduced in the 109th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2005 to Dec 9, 2006. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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