H.R. 5826 (110th): Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2008

Introduced:
Apr 16, 2008 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Status:
Died (Passed House)
See Instead:

S. 2617 (same title)
Signed by the President — Sep 24, 2008

Sponsor
Ciro Rodriguez
Representative for Texas's 23rd congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
May 22, 2008
Length
4 pages
Related Bills
S. 2617 (identical)

Signed by the President
Sep 24, 2008

 
Status

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on May 21, 2008 but was never passed by the Senate.

Progress
Introduced Apr 16, 2008
Referred to Committee Apr 16, 2008
Reported by Committee Apr 30, 2008
Passed House May 21, 2008
 
Full Title

To increase, effective as of December 1, 2008, the rates of disability compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for survivors of certain service-connected disabled veterans, and for other purposes.

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Votes
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass
May 21, 2008 6:23 p.m.
Passed 417/0

Cosponsors
7 cosponsors (5D, 2R) (show)
Committees

House Veterans' Affairs

Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs

Senate Veterans' Affairs

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

 
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5/21/2008--Passed House without amendment.
Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2008 - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to increase, as of December 1, 2008, the rates of veterans' disability compensation, additional compensation for dependents, the clothing allowance for certain disabled adult children, and dependency and indemnity compensation for surviving spouses and children.
Requires each such increase to be the same percentage as the increase in benefits provided under title II (Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance) of the Social Security Act, on the same effective date.

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