H.R. 1994: VA Accountability Act of 2015

Introduced:

Apr 23, 2015

Status:

Passed House on Jul 29, 2015

This bill passed in the House on July 29, 2015 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Sponsor:

Jeff Miller

Representative for Florida's 1st congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Jul 30, 2015
Length: 43 pages

Prognosis:

15% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the removal or demotion of employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs based on performance or misconduct, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Summary

The VA Accountability Act (H.R. 1994), which would make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to demote or fire employees based on poor performance and offer increased protection for whistleblowers, was passed in the House by a vote of 256–170. All but one of the votes against the bill came from Democrats. The White House issued ...

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History

Apr 23, 2015
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jul 15, 2015
 
Reported by Committee

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Jul 29, 2015
 
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

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