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S. 3023 (110th): Veterans’ Benefits Improvement Act of 2008

A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve and enhance compensation and pension, housing, labor and education, and insurance benefits for veterans, and for other purposes.

Daniel Akaka

Sponsor. Senator for Hawaii. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Sep 29, 2008
Length: 46 pages

May 15, 2008
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. 110-389

Incorporated Legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

S. 2640: Veterans’ Benefits Enhancement Act of 2008

Introduced on Feb 14, 2008. 24% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 3376: United States Olympic Committee Paralympic Program Act of 2008

Introduced on Jul 31, 2008. 76% incorporated. (compare text)


May 15, 2008

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Jun 26, 2008
Ordered Reported

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Sep 16, 2008
Passed Senate (House next)

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 (back to Senate)

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 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. 3023 (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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