H.R. 1402: VA Expiring Authorities Extension Act of 2013

Mar 25, 2013 (113th Congress, 2013–2015)
Signed by the President on Dec 20, 2013
36% chance of being enacted
Slip Law:
This bill became Pub.L. 113-59.

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

Mar 25, 2013
Passed House
Dec 10, 2013
Passed Senate
Dec 18, 2013
Signed by the President
Dec 20, 2013
Mike Coffman
Representative for Colorado's 6th congressional district
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Last Updated
Dec 20, 2013
6 pages
Related Bills
S. 695 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 10, 2013

Full Title

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


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36% chance of being enacted.

Only about 23% of bills that made it past committee in 2011–2013 were enacted. [show factors | methodology]

On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Dec 10, 2013 4:33 p.m.
Passed 353/0

2 cosponsors (2D) (show)

House Veterans' Affairs

Economic Opportunity

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12/20/2013--Public Law.
(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the House on December 10, 2013. The summary of that version is repeated here.)
VA Expiring Authorities Extension Act of 2013 -
Section4 -
Extends through FY2015 the authorization of appropriations to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for: (1) payment by the VA Secretary of a monthly assistance allowance to disabled veterans (veterans) and members of the Armed Forces (members) training or competing for the U.S. Paralympic Team, and (2) a program for establishing and carrying out related programs and events.
Section5 -
Allows any entity with significant experience in managing large-scale adaptive sports programs (under current law, only the United States Olympic Committee) to receive VA grants for planning, developing, managing, and implementing programs to provide adaptive sports opportunities for veterans and members.
Extends funding assistance to include any such opportunities occurring during FY2010-FY2016. Requires a report from the Comptroller General on the use of such funds during the first program year after the date of enactment of this Act.
Section6 -
Extends through 2014:
(1) VA authority to transport individuals to and from VA facilities in connection with vocational rehabilitation, counseling, examination, treatment, or care;
(2) VA authority to operate a regional office in the Republic of the Philippines;
(3) the VA requirement to provide nursing home care to any veteran with a service-connected disability rated at 70% or more and in need of such care;
(4) VA authority to provide treatment, rehabilitation, and related services for seriously mentally ill and homeless veterans;
(5) VA authority to provide expanded services and housing assistance to homeless veterans;
(6) the Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans;
(7) the Veterans' Advisory Commission on Education; and
(8) the temporary authority for the performance of VA medical disability examinations by contract physicians.
Section13 -
Extends through FY2014 VA requirements resulting from default on VA-guaranteed loans.

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