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H.R. 5588 (114th): Veterans’ Compensation COLA Act of 2016

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.

Overview

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

Incorporated Legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

S. 3032: Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2016

Introduced on Jun 8, 2016. 99% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 1493: Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2015

Passed Senate (House next) on Oct 22, 2015. 97% incorporated. (compare text)

History

Jun 28, 2016
 
Introduced

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Jul 11, 2016
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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.

H.R. 5588 (114th) 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.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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