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H.R. 1759 (113th): To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to Congress quarterly reports on the timeliness in which the Department of Veterans Affairs receives certain information from other departments or agencies of the United States.

The text of the bill below is as of Apr 25, 2013 (Introduced).


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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1759

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 25, 2013

(for himself,Mr. Cárdenas,Mrs. Kirkpatrick,Mr. Barber,Mrs. Negrete McLeod,Mr. Takano, andMr. Cook) introduced the following bill; which was referred to theCommittee on Veterans’ Affairs

A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to Congress quarterly reports on the timeliness in which the Department of Veterans Affairs receives certain information from other departments or agencies of the United States.

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Quarterly reports to Congress

(a)

In general

Chapter 77 of title 38, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

7735.

Quarterly reports to Congress

(a)

Reports

Not later than 30 days after the end of each fiscal quarter, theSecretaryshall submit toCongressa report on covered requests.

(b)

Matters included

Each report undersubsection (a)shall include—

(1)

the number of covered requests made during the fiscal quarter covered by the report; and

(2)

the average response time for such covered requests made during each month of such fiscal quarter, as determined based on the period beginning on the date on which theSecretarymade the request and ending on the date on which theSecretarydetermines that the request is completed.

(c)

Covered request defined

In this section, the termcovered requestmeans a request by theSecretaryto the head of another department or agency of the United States for information required by theSecretaryin adjudicating a claim for disability compensation underchapter 11 of this title.

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(b)

Clerical amendment

The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by adding after the item relating tosection 7734the following new item:

7735. Quarterly reports to Congress.

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