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S. 1581 (113th): Survivors of Military Sexual Assault and Domestic Abuse Act of 2013

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A bill to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide counseling and treatment for sexual trauma to members of the Armed Forces, to require the Secretary to screen veterans for domestic abuse, to require the Secretary to submit reports on military sexual trauma and domestic abuse, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Bernard “Bernie” Sanders

Sponsor. Senator for Vermont. Independent.

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Last Updated: Oct 28, 2013
Length: 9 pages
Oct 28, 2013
113th Congress (2013–2015)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on November 19, 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).


1 Cosponsor (1 Democrat)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

veterans committee passes Hirono’s bipartisan measure to extend emergency care coverage for veterans
    — Sen. Mazie Hirono [D-HI] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 19, 2013

Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs Passes Bill to Name Junction City's CBOC After Lieutenant General Richard Seitz
    — Sen. Jerry Moran [R-KS] on Nov 19, 2013

Heinrich Bill To Reduce Veterans Disability Claims Backlog Clears Committee In Bipartisan Vote
    — Sen. Martin Heinrich [D-NM] on Nov 21, 2013

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Oct 28, 2013

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Nov 19, 2013
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

S. 1581 (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 S. 1581. 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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