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.
Jun 28, 2016
114th Congress, 2015–2017
Enacted — Signed by the President on Jul 22, 2016
This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on July 22, 2016.
Representative for Louisiana's 5th congressional district
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Last Updated: Jul 15, 2016
Length: 2 pages
This bill incorporates provisions from:
S. 3032: Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2016
Referred to Committee on Jun 8, 2016. 99% incorporated. (compare text)
Identical Bill — Passed Senate
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 1493 (114th), possibly in lieu of similar activity on H.R. 5588 (114th).
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Enacted — Signed by the President
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H.R. 5588 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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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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