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S. 1982 (113th): Comprehensive Veterans Health and Benefits and Military Retirement Pay Restoration Act of 2014

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

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Sponsor and status

Bernard “Bernie” Sanders

Sponsor. Senator for Vermont. Independent.

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Last Updated: Feb 27, 2014
Length: 367 pages
Feb 3, 2014
113th Congress (2013–2015)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 3, 2014, 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).


29 Cosponsors (29 Democrats)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Senate Advances Bill that will Make Way for New VA Medical Facility on Oahu, Double Clinical Services for Hawaii Veterans
    — Sen. Brian Schatz [D-HI] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 25, 2014

TODAY: Heinrich To Deliver Floor Speech On Keeping Our Promise To Veterans
    — Sen. Martin Heinrich [D-NM] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 27, 2014

Inhofe working to fix veterans bill that excludes vital funding for tulsa va clinic
    — Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK, 1994-2022] on Jun 6, 2014

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Feb 3, 2014

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

S. 1982 (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. 1982. 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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