S. 716 (109th): Vet Center Enhancement Act of 2005


Apr 6, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on December 22, 2005 but was never passed by the House.


Daniel Akaka

Senator from Hawaii



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Last Updated: Dec 22, 2005
Length: 5 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to enhance services provided by vet centers, to clarify and improve the provision of bereavement counseling by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

Vet Center Enhancement Act of 2005 - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to employ up to 50 veterans of Operations Enduring Freedom or Iraqi Freedom to provide outreach to ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Apr 6, 2005

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Sep 15, 2005
Reported by Committee

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Dec 22, 2005
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.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 716”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


5 cosponsors (5D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

Related Bills

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H.R. 5221 (Related)
Vet Center Enhancement Act of 2006

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 27, 2006

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