S. 1950: Comprehensive Veterans Health and Benefits and Military Retirement Pay Restoration Act of 2014

Introduced:
Jan 16, 2014
Status:
Reported by Committee
Prognosis
28% chance of being enacted
See Instead:

S. 1982 (same title)
Reported by Committee — Feb 04, 2014

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Sponsor
Bernard “Bernie” Sanders
Junior Senator from Vermont
Party
Independent
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Last Updated
Jan 27, 2014
Length
354 pages
Related Bills
S. 1982 (Related)
Comprehensive Veterans Health and Benefits and Military Retirement Pay Restoration Act of 2014

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Feb 04, 2014

H.R. 4134 (Related)
America First Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 28, 2014

 
Status

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on January 27, 2014.

Progress
Introduced Jan 16, 2014
Reported by Committee Jan 27, 2014
Passed Senate ...
Passed House ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

28% chance of being enacted.

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

 
Full Title

A bill to improve the provision of medical services and benefits to veterans, and for other purposes.

Summary

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Cosponsors
9 cosponsors (9D) (show)
 
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Library of Congress Summary

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1/16/2014--Introduced.
Comprehensive Veterans Health and Benefits and Military Retirement Pay Restoration Act of 2014 - Amends federal veterans provisions to revise or add provisions concerning medical services and other benefits provided to veterans and/or their dependents through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) relating to the following areas:
survivor and dependent matters, including benefits for children of certain veterans born with spina bifida; education matters, including the approval of courses for purposes of the All-Volunteer Force and the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance programs; the expansion and extension of certain health care benefits, including immunizations, chiropractic care, treatment for traumatic brain injury, and wellness promotion; health care administration, including extension of the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Professional Scholarship Program; complementary and alternative medicine; mental health care, including an education program and peer support program for family members and caregivers of veterans with mental health disorders; dental care eligibility and expansion, including a program of education to promote dental health in veterans; health care related to sexual trauma, including appropriate counseling and treatment and a screening mechanism to detect incidents of domestic abuse; reproductive treatment and services, including fertility counseling as well as adoption assistance for severely wounded veterans; major medical facility leases; veterans' employment training and related services; veterans' employment, including within the federal government and as first responders; career transition services; employment and reemployment rights of members of the Armed Forces after active duty service; small business matters, including contracting and subcontracting participation goals with federal departments and agencies; administrative matters, including regional support centers for Veterans Integrated Service Networks; the revision of claims based on military sexual trauma as well as claims for dependency and indemnity compensation; jurisdictional matters, including with respect to the Board of Veterans' Appeals and the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims; and outreach and miscellaneous matters, including repeal of the provision of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 that reduces the cost-of-living adjustment to the retirement pay of members of the Armed Forces under age 62.

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