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H.R. 1729 (113th): VA Claims, Operations, and Records Efficiency Act

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To direct the Secretary of Defense to provide the service records of veterans to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an efficient, electronic format.

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Sponsor and status

Ann Kirkpatrick

Sponsor. Representative for Arizona's 1st congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 25, 2013
Length: 4 pages
Apr 25, 2013
113th Congress (2013–2015)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 25, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


52 Cosponsors (49 Democrats, 3 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Cicilline Announces Co-Sponsorship for Legislative Package to Reduce Staggering VA Backlog
    — Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 3, 2013

Perlmutter Introduces WWII Resolution; Sponsors Bills to Resolve VA Claims Backlog
    — Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7] (Co-sponsor) on May 24, 2013

Swalwell Hosts Inaugural Veterans Advisory Commission Meeting with New Oakland VA Director (PHOTOS)
    — Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 15, 2014

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Apr 25, 2013

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H.R. 1729 (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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1729. This is the one from the 113th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 2, 2015. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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