H.R. 5588: Veterans’ Compensation COLA Act of 2016

Introduced:

Jun 28, 2016
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Jul 22, 2016

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on July 22, 2016.

Law:

Pub.L. 114-197

Sponsor:

Ralph Abraham

Representative for Louisiana's 5th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Jul 15, 2016
Length: 2 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To increase, effective as of December 1, 2016, the rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans, and for other purposes.

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History

Jun 28, 2016
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jul 7, 2016
 
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

Jul 11, 2016
 
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Jul 13, 2016
 
Passed Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Jul 22, 2016
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

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