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H.R. 1402 (113th): VA Expiring Authorities Extension Act of 2013

To amend title 38, United States Code, to extend certain expiring provisions of law, and for other purposes.

Sponsor and status

Mike Coffman

Sponsor. Representative for Colorado's 6th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Dec 20, 2013
Length: 6 pages
Mar 25, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 20, 2013

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 20, 2013.

Pub.L. 113-59

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Rep. Mark Takano Releases Year-End Report for California’s 41st Congressional District
    — Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 7, 2014

U.S. Congressman Blake Farenthold Votes to Fund VA Medical Facility Leases, Extend Payment of Monthly Assistance to Disabled Veterans
    — Rep. Blake Farenthold [R-TX27, 2011-2018] on Dec 10, 2013

Rep. Mark Takano Releases Year-End Report for Californias 41st Congressional District
    — Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 7, 2014

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Mar 25, 2013

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Apr 10, 2013
Considered by Economic Opportunity

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Dec 10, 2013
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Dec 18, 2013
Passed Senate

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.

Dec 20, 2013
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 1402 (113th) 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 113th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 2, 2015. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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