H.R. 813: Putting Veterans Funding First Act of 2013

Feb 25, 2013
Reported by Committee
75% chance of being enacted
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S. 932 (same title)
Reported by Committee — Nov 19, 2013

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Jeff Miller
Representative for Florida's 1st congressional district
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Last Updated
Sep 17, 2013
24 pages
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S. 932 (identical)

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Nov 19, 2013


The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on August 1, 2013.

Introduced Feb 25, 2013
Referred to Committee Feb 25, 2013
Reported by Committee Aug 01, 2013
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Signed by the President ...

75% 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 provide for advance appropriations for certain discretionary accounts of the Department of Veterans Affairs.


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22 cosponsors (14D, 8R) (show)

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Library of Congress Summary

The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.

9/17/2013--Reported to House amended.
Putting Veterans Funding First Act of 2013 -
Section 3 -
Authorizes the provision of advance appropriations for the following discretionary (under current law, medical care) accounts of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA): (1) Veterans Health Administration Medical Services, Medical Support and Compliance, Medical Facilities, and Medical and Prosthetic Research; (2) National Cemetery Administration; and (3) Veterans Benefits Administration, Native American Veteran Housing Loan Program.
Authorizes the provision of advance appropriations for the following VA discretionary administration accounts: (1) general operating expenses, (2) information technology systems, (3) the Office of the Inspector General, (4) construction for major and minor projects, and (5) grants for the construction of state extended care facilities and veterans cemeteries.
Section 4 -
Requires the Comptroller General, for each of FY2015-FY2017, to: (1) review the budget requests for the VA Medical Services, Medical Support and Compliance, and Medical Facilities accounts contained in the President's budget request for that fiscal year; and (2) report review results to the congressional veterans, appropriations, and budget committees.
Section 5 -
Directs the VA Secretary to submit annually to Congress a future-years veterans program reflecting estimated expenditures and proposed appropriations included in the budget for that fiscal year.
Requires each program to set forth a five-year VA plan to address the U.S. commitment to veterans and the resources necessary to meet that commitment.
Requires the Secretary, in 2017 and quadrennially thereafter, to conduct a review of the strategy for meeting such commitment and resources requirement (quadrennial veterans review).
Requires each review to be coordinated with the future-years veterans program.
Directs the Secretary to report to the veterans committees on each review.
Directs the Secretary to provide annually to the appropriate VA officials written policy guidance for the preparation and review of the planning and program recommendations and budget proposals of the VA elements of such officials.
Requires the Secretary to designate a Chief Strategy Officer to advise the Secretary on long-range VA strategy and implications.
Section 6 -
Directs the Secretary to: (1) study and report to the veterans committees on the functions and organizational structure of the Office of the Secretary and the VA, and (2) contract for an independent study covering the same matters.
Section 7 -
Prohibits the Secretary from paying any performance award to a VA Senior Executive Service employee during FY2014-FY2018.

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