H.R. 733: Access to Veterans Benefits Improvement Act

Introduced:
Feb 14, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
8% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Jon Runyan
Representative for New Jersey's 3rd congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Feb 14, 2013
Length
4 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 5881 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 31, 2012

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on February 14, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Feb 14, 2013
Referred to Committee Feb 14, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

57% chance of getting past committee.
8% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide certain employees of Members of Congress and certain employees of State or local governmental agencies with access to case-tracking information of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Summary

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Cosponsors
2 cosponsors (1D, 1R) (show)
Committees

House Veterans' Affairs

Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs

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Library of Congress Summary

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2/14/2013--Introduced.
Access to Veterans Benefits Improvement Act - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide veterans' case-tracking information access to employees of a Member of Congress or of a state or local governmental agency assisting veterans with benefit claims.
Directs the Secretary to ensure that such access does not:
(1) allow the employee to modify the data in the case-tracking system, and
(2) include access to medical records.
Requires such employees to complete a certification course on privacy issues before receiving such access.

House Republican Conference Summary

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