H.R. 671: Ruth Moore Act of 2013

Feb 13, 2013
Passed House
27% chance of being enacted
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Chellie Pingree
Representative for Maine's 1st congressional district
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Last Updated
Jun 06, 2013
9 pages
Related Bills
S. 294 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 13, 2013


This bill passed in the House on June 4, 2013 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Introduced Feb 13, 2013
Referred to Committee Feb 13, 2013
Reported by Committee May 08, 2013
Passed House Jun 04, 2013
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...

27% chance of being enacted.

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

Full Title

To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to Congress an annual report on claims for disabilities incurred or aggravated by military sexual trauma, and for other purposes.


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39 cosponsors (37D, 2R) (show)

House Veterans' Affairs

Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs

Senate Veterans' Affairs

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Library of Congress Summary

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6/4/2013--Passed House amended.
(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the House on May 17, 2013. The summary of that version is repeated here.)
Ruth Moore Act of 2013 - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to report to Congress in each of 2014 through 2018 on claims submitted for disabilities based on a covered mental health condition alleged to have been incurred or aggravated by military sexual trauma during active duty.
Includes as a covered mental health condition post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, or any other mental health diagnosis that the Secretary determines to be related to military sexual trauma.
Expresses the sense of Congress that the Secretary should update and improve VA regulations with respect to military sexual trauma by:
(1) ensuring that it is specified as an in-service stressor in determining the service-connection of PTSD, and
(2) recognizing the full range of physical and mental disabilities that can result from such trauma.
Requires each veteran submitting such a claim to be provided the most recently updated regulations concerning such trauma, as well as other information designed to aid such claims.
Extends until FY2019 the required rounding to the nearest dollar of VA basic educational assistance and survivors' and dependents' educational assistance.

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