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

Jan 04, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Died (Referred to Committee)
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H.R. 1354 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Mar 06, 2007

Barack Obama
Senator from Illinois
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Jan 04, 2007
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


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

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

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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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