S. 927: Veterans’ Outreach Act of 2013

May 09, 2013
Referred to Committee on May 09, 2013
7% chance of being enacted
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May 09, 2013
Reported by Committee
Passed Senate
Passed House
Signed by the President
Bernard “Bernie” Sanders
Junior Senator from Vermont
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Last Updated
May 09, 2013
17 pages
Full Title

A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a demonstration project to assess the feasibility and advisability of using State and local government agencies and nonprofit organizations to increase awareness of benefits and services for veterans and to improve coordination of outreach activities relating to such benefits and services, and for other purposes.


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36% chance of getting past committee.
7% 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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Library of Congress Summary

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Veterans' Outreach Act of 2013 - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to carry out a two-year demonstration project to assess the feasibility and advisability of using state and local government agencies and nonprofit organizations to increase veteran awareness of available benefits and services, and to improve the coordination of outreach activities between the Secretary and federal, state, and local government and nonprofit providers of health care and benefit services for veterans.
Allows the Secretary to extend such program for an additional two years.
Authorizes the Secretary to enter into cooperative agreements with various state departments and agencies concerning the provision of veterans' activities.
Requires the Secretary to include, in annual VA budget justification materials, a separate statement of amounts requested for outreach activities of the VA in aggregate as well as for each of the Office of the Secretary, the Veterans Health Administration, the Veterans Benefits Administration, and the National Cemetery Administration.
Directs the Secretary to establish: (1) an advisory committee on VA outreach activities; and (2) for each VA medical center, an advisory board relating to outreach activities at such center.
Changes from biennial to annual a required report to Congress on VA outreach activities. Requires the inclusion in each report of recommendations: (1) to maximize resources for VA outreach activities, and (2) to focus such efforts on activities proven to be more effective.

House Republican Conference Summary

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