S. 2969 (110th): Veterans Health Care Authorization Act of 2008


May 1, 2008
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 26, 2008, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Daniel Akaka

Senator from Hawaii



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Last Updated: Sep 18, 2008
Length: 144 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to enhance the capacity of the Department of Veterans Affairs to recruit and retain nurses and other critical health-care professionals, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

9/18/2008--Reported to Senate amended.Veterans Health Care Authorization Act of 2008 - TitleI - Department Personnel MattersSection101 - Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to appoint personnel for health care positions ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


May 1, 2008

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 26, 2008
Reported by Committee

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

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 2969”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


Committee Assignments

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

Related Bills

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S. 252 (111th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: May 21, 2009

H.R. 6153 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 22, 2008

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