S. 633: A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for coverage under the beneficiary travel program of the Department of Veterans Affairs of certain disabled veterans for travel in connection with certain special disabilities rehabilitation, and for other purposes.

Introduced:
Mar 21, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
4% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Jon Tester
Senior Senator from Montana
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Mar 21, 2013
Length
3 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1284 (Related)
To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for coverage under the beneficiary ...

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 20, 2013

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on March 21, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Mar 21, 2013
Referred to Committee Mar 21, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed Senate ...
Passed House ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

27% chance of getting past committee.
4% chance of being enacted.

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

 
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Cosponsors
7 cosponsors (6D, 1R) (show)
Committees

Senate Veterans' Affairs

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3/21/2013--Introduced.
Authorizes payment under the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) beneficiary travel program of travel expenses in connection with medical examination, treatment, or care of a veteran with vision impairment, a spinal cord injury or disorder, or double or multiple amputations whose travel is in connection with care provided through a VA special disabilities rehabilitation program, if such care is provided:
(1) on an inpatient basis, or
(2) while a veteran is provided temporary lodging at a VA facility in order to make such care more accessible.
Requires a report from the Secretary to the congressional veterans committees on the travel program.

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