S. 2162 (110th): Veterans’ Mental Health and Other Care Improvements Act of 2008

A bill to improve the treatment and services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs to veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and substance use disorders, and for other purposes.



Oct 15, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009


Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 10, 2008

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 10, 2008.


Pub.L. 110-387


Daniel Akaka

Senator from Hawaii



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Last Updated: Sep 29, 2008
Length: 34 pages

Incorporated Legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

H.R. 4053: Mental Health Improvements Act of 2007

Referred to Committee on Nov 1, 2007. 61% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 1233: Veterans Traumatic Brain Injury and Health Programs Improvement Act of 2007

Ordered Reported by Committee on Jun 27, 2007. 21% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 2004: A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to establish epilepsy centers of excellence in the Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

Ordered Reported by Committee on Nov 14, 2007. 83% incorporated. (compare text)


Oct 15, 2007

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Nov 14, 2007
Ordered Reported by Committee

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jun 3, 2008
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.

Sep 24, 2008
Passed House with Changes

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.

Sep 25, 2008
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the House (Engrossed) with an Amendment.

Sep 27, 2008
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.

Oct 10, 2008
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 2162 (110th) 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 110th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 3, 2009. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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