S. 117 (110th): Lane Evans Veterans Health and Benefits Improvement Act of 2007

Introduced:
Jan 04, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

H.R. 1354 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Mar 06, 2007

Sponsor
Barack Obama
Senator from Illinois
Party
Democrat
Text
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Last Updated
Jan 04, 2007
Length
35 pages
Related Bills
S. 3988 (109th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 28, 2006

H.R. 1354 (Related)
Lane Evans Veterans Health and Benefits Improvement Act of 2007

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 06, 2007

 
Status

This bill was introduced on January 4, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jan 04, 2007
Referred to Committee Jan 04, 2007
 
Full Title

A bill to amend titles 10 and 38, United States Code, to improve benefits and services for members of the Armed Forces, veterans of the Global War on Terrorism, and other veterans, to require reports on the effects of the Global War on Terrorism, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
15 cosponsors (14D, 1R) (show)
Committees

Senate Veterans' Affairs

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1/4/2007--Introduced.
Lane Evans Veterans Health and Benefits Improvement Act of 2007 - Makes a veteran who served on active duty during a period of war eligible for a mental health evaluation and hospital care, medical services, nursing home care, and family and marital counseling for any identified mental health condition, notwithstanding insufficient medical evidence to conclude that the condition is attributable to such service.
Requires: (1) post-deployment medical and mental health screenings to be conducted within 30 days after a deployment; (2) each member, upon discharge, to be provided an electronic copy of all military records of such member; and (3) the Secretary of Defense to ensure appropriate outreach to members of the National Guard and reserves concerning benefits and services available upon discharge or deactivation.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish and maintain a Global War on Terrorism Veterans Information System.
Requires quarterly reports from the Secretaries of Veterans Affairs, Labor, and Defense on the effects on veterans and on each such department of participation in the Global War on Terrorism.

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